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, putting 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.
Aug 1, 2018
9 · Ian Keough — How to Make Better Decisions Faster
Ian Keough (@ikeough) is the founder of Hypar. He writes code from his garage to automate the generation of the built environment to help stakeholders make better decisions faster. Trained as a fine artist and architect—and known as The Father of Dynamo—Ian believes efficiency breeds quality and automation yields better, higher-quality products. This episode uncovers the Ian Keough beyond Dynamo—including his life habits, tactics to get into the flow state and avoid distractions, his new adventure to disrupt the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, and a lot more.
Jul 1, 2018
8 · Space-saving Deployable Mechanisms with Saurabh Mhatre
Saurabh Mhatre (@sm8928) 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 · How You Affect the Planet with Julia Hayden
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 · Running Away from Centralized and Addictive Technologies with Peter Boyer
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 · A Personal Narrative to Bring Your Interests Together with Andrés Colubri
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 · Virtual Reality and Life Habits to Prevent and Reverse Alzheimer's Disease with Jacob Hamman
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 · Will Robots Simplify Your Life with Jose Luis García del Castillo y López
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 · Putting More Ideas Into The Things We Make with Zach Kron
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 · How to Lead Your Best Life with James Melouney
James Melouney (@jmelouney) is the author of the book The Art of Success, a book to help others lead their best life. In this interview, Nono and James talk about self-motivation, positive habits, and purpose.