Jun 26, 2020
32 · JR — Insisting Simplicity, Frugal Practices to Achieve Financial Independence, and Permaculture Design

Insisting Simplicity's author, JR, on crafting your own routine from scratch, writing, blogging, frugal practices to achieve financial independence, permaculture design, the struggles of making a living as an artist, and more.

May 28, 2020
31 · Kean Walmsley — Fun, Freedom, Flexibility, and Family

Autodesk's Kean Walmsley (@keanw) on prioritizing fun, freedom, and flexibility, traveling and working around the world with family, blogging, teaching, remote work, and the post-COVID world.

Apr 30, 2020
30 · Sketches — Stories Are the Answer

Here's an episode in memory of Patrick Winston which opens the new Sketches series with a short piece on story understanding with artificial intelligence and my experience attending Winston's 6.034 lectures at MIT. "Don't just tell me it's a school bus. Tell me why you think it's a school bus."

Mar 31, 2020
29 · Scott Mitchell — Experimentation in the Arena

Scott Mitchell jumps in time to dissect his own experimentation life philosophy, his efforts to remove creative friction, and his worldview. An experimental episode on Scott's metaphor of the arena, experiments he's carried out over the past years, and his current solo adventure.

Feb 6, 2020
28 · A Year of Transformation

What I've learned and what's changed over the past year, and new habits that seem to be here to stick with me for years to come.

Jan 15, 2020
27 · Tatjana Dzambazova — The Art of Asking The Right Questions

Technology whisperer Tatjana Dzambazova on asking the right questions to avoid the waste of talent, connecting and inspiring others, becoming vegetarian, and the myth of a better life.

Dec 18, 2019
26 · Habits — Writing

Nono's daily writing process, tools, and techniques. This episode is part of an experimental series titled Habits in which I share how myself (and others) do certain things and why, hopefully unveiling workflows, techniques, habits, and routines that you can make use of right away.

Nov 30, 2019
25 · Nono Martínez Alonso — The Origins of Getting Simple

Nono Martínez Alonso on his story, his worldview, how and why he started Getting Simple, and the struggles and joys of making a podcast about simple living, doing less better, and crafting your own lifestyle.

Oct 28, 2019
24 · Nate Peters — Design for Good

Nate Peters on democratizing design tools and using his design skills for good, dealing with internet junk, potential misuses of machine learning, and more.

Sep 27, 2019
23 · Andrew Witt — Letting Ideas Grow

Harvard University's Andrew Witt on the power of ruminating ideas, understanding complex problems, curating signals, geometric simplicity, introspective automation, and finding time for reflection.

Aug 6, 2019
22 · Scott Young — Ultralearning, How to Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

Scott H. Young on quickly mastering hard skills, acquiring knowledge, and becoming good at things that seem impossible to you right now.

Jul 18, 2019
21 · Cristóbal Valenzuela — Machine Learning for Creators

Technologist and artist Cristóbal Valenzuela on powering your creative work with artificial intelligence, co-founding RunwayML to put machine learning in the hands of creators, and his take on simple living and creativity.

Jun 26, 2019
20 · Pier Gustafson — Drawing Fast, Thinking Slow

Artist and illustrator Pier Gustafson on living a simple life with what makes him smile, the messy creative process behind projects, clients, and deadlines, and being an artist in the twenty-first century.

May 30, 2019
19 · Panagiotis Michalatos — Slow Down From What?

Panagiotis Michalatos on the luxury of choosing to be simple and the emerging trend of simplicity, the power of intuition, questioning our creative interfaces and workflows, and his love for screens.

Apr 30, 2019
18 · Getting Lost on the Tools

Nono Martínez Alonso on forgetting who you were trying to help, the main point behind creating tools, and the case of Machina, with Jose Luis García del Castillo y López.

Mar 31, 2019
17 · Saba Ghole — On Growth Mindset

CEO of NuVu, Saba Ghole, on creating an innovation school & reinventing high school education; growth mindset; art and design as expressive mediums; changing places; simple life habits; technology; and more.

Feb 28, 2019
16 · Matt Jezyk — The War for Attention

Tesla's Matt Jezyk on his rituals to slow down and stay afloat amongst all the things competing for your attention; embracing change and automation; techniques to be more creative; the rationale behind his ten-year life cycles; why he just transitioned from Autodesk to Tesla; and a lot more.

Jan 29, 2019
15 · Antonio García Guerra — A Holistic Approach to Yourself

Antonio García Guerra, PhD from the University of Oxford, on the importance of physical activity, social time, and information to be more creative and perform at your maximum cognitive capacity.

Dec 20, 2018
14 · Craig Long — The Unexpected Life Plan

Craig Long on how life is in the moments you didn't expect, quieting your inner intensity, helping others achieve complex goals when they don't know where to start, remote working, and disconnecting from technology.

Nov 19, 2018
13 · Ben Fry — Co-creator of Processing

Co-creator of "Processing" and founder of Fathom Information Design — Ben Fry (@ben_fry) — on the beginnings of the Processing programming environment, the use of information design and visualization to understand complicated data problems, and his approach to design, life, & work.

Oct 10, 2018
12 · Jiyoo Jye — The Challenge of Art

Artist, designer, and educator Jiyoo Jye on the struggles of making art and choosing your projects; education at an innovation school as a creative; when to share your work and the role of feedback; media consumption and technology; and her approach to a simpler, greener life.

Sep 4, 2018
11 · Nathan Melenbrink — Who Decides What's Important to You?

Researcher Nathan Melenbrink on his research on simple robots, teaching, his efforts to bring news neutrality to the internet, liking new things, acquiring taste, and much more.

Aug 15, 2018
10 · Nono Martínez Alonso — Who's Up Next?

Host Nono Martínez Alonso gives a brief overview of what's new and what's coming to Getting Simple over the next months. Discover who's up next on The Getting Simple Podcast in September, October, and November 2018.

Aug 1, 2018
9 · Ian Keough — How to Make Better Decisions Faster

Hypar's Ian Keough on automating the generation of the built environment to help stakeholders make better decisions faster, writing code from his garage.

Jul 1, 2018
8 · Saurabh Mhatre — Space-saving Deployable Mechanisms

Saurabh Mhatre talks about the simplicity behind deployable systems, the chaos of taking pictures, mindful photography, material science, social media, productivity tools, and more.

Jun 16, 2018
7 · Julia Hayden — How You Affect the Planet

Julia Hayden talks about how our actions affect the planet, ways to fight our throw-away society and minimize waste, her love for tiny houses, and a lot more.

May 1, 2018
6 · Peter Boyer — Running Away from Centralized and Addictive Technologies

Peter Boyer (@ptrbyr) talks about his efforts to run away from notifications and centralized technologies toward decentralized, encrypted-by-default alternatives; and also about self-driving cars, being in relation with nature, addictive technologies, uses of machine learning for design, and a lot more.

Apr 1, 2018
5 · Andrés Colubri — A Personal Narrative to Bring Your Interests Together

Andrés Colubri (@codeanticode) shares with us how he manages to do seemingly different things—such as art, computational biology, or open-source development—by connecting them around one overarching theme.

Mar 1, 2018
4 · Jacob Hamman — Virtual Reality & Life Habits to Prevent and Reverse Alzheimer's Disease

Jacob Hamman (@jcbhmmn) shares with us how virtual reality and healthy life habits can help prevent and reverse Alzheimer's disease.

Feb 1, 2018
3 · Jose Luis García del Castillo y López — Will Robots Simplify Your Life?

Jose Luis (@garciadelcast) and Nono talk about providing alternative access to robot control, learning from open source software, the joy of being an educator, simple living, eating healthy, and more.

Jan 1, 2018
2 · Zach Kron — Putting More Ideas Into The Things We Make

Zach Kron (@zachkron) talks with Nono about how new digital tools allow designers to work (and wether these tools make our lives simpler), and about life habits, boredom, constant connectivity and disconnection, digital clutter, and more.

Dec 1, 2017
1 · James Melouney — How to Lead Your Best Life

Author James Melouney on the art of success, self-motivation, positive habits, and purpose.