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Episode 24: Technology and Society

Episode 24: Technology and Society

May 8, 2020

We sit down with Max-Beverton Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, to discuss his work helping policy-makers address challenges around the world.

Max wanted you all to know that the world has clearly changed a lot since this podcast was recorded, but the political and technology principles discussed haven’t. The Institute Max works for has pivoted to tackling the crisis. You can find more here, and two reports on how we use tech to get through the current crisis:

Digital Policy for a Lockdown: How Tech Can Help Us Adapt to a Radically Altered World

A Price Worth Paying: Tech, Privacy and the Fight Against Covid-19

 

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Episode 23: How to Negotiate

Episode 23: How to Negotiate

February 11, 2020

We get the band back together! Our lawyer Gabe Levine joins us to reminisce about contract negotiations past and discuss the fundamentals of negotiation for designers, or anyone, really.

 

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Episode 22: Accessible Design for Everyone

Episode 22: Accessible Design for Everyone

January 17, 2020

Accessibility consultant and trainer Elle Waters joins us to talk about the importance of inclusive design, and why we aren’t there yet.

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Episode 21: Union Strong

Episode 21: Union Strong

November 26, 2019

Yonah Camacho Diamond, union organizer with the Communications Workers of America explains how unions works in the US. We discuss why tech workers might want to consider organizing and the process for doing so.

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Episode 20: Design is Gay

Episode 20: Design is Gay

November 18, 2019

John Hanawalt, designer and co-founder of the Queer Design Club, returns to Mule to tell us about his work to celebrate queer contributions to the design industry and foster community, and especially the Queer Design Count.

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Episode 19: Talking to Strangers

Episode 19: Talking to Strangers

October 24, 2019

Kio Stark, author of When Strangers Meet, TED speaker, and person who by her own admission makes strange faces, joins us to talk about the benefits of talking to people you don’t know. We talk about ways to step out of your comfort zone to experience moments of ‘fleeting intimacy’ without coming across as a sociopath. And it turns out this is all connected to research.

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Episode 18: Not Content with Content

Episode 18: Not Content with Content

September 11, 2019

Kristina Halvorson, founder of Brain Traffic and Confab: the Content Strategy Conference joins us to talk about content, and strategy, and why some people continue to be wrong on the internet. Also, what’s up with supervillain lairs?

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Episode 17: Design is the Solution?

Episode 17: Design is the Solution?

August 22, 2019

 

Design pioneer, entrepreneur, author, and longtime friend of Mule Nathan Shedroff joins us to talk about innovation, sustainability, and the Cats trailer. Nathan co-founded one of the first web services firms ever, went on to create the ground-breaking Design MBA program at California College of the Arts (CCA), and is now executive director of Seed Vault Ltd, building an independent, trusted bot economy on the blockchain.

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Episode 16: Ruined by Design

Episode 16: Ruined by Design

May 1, 2019

Mike wrote a book about ethics. We also talk inexpertly about equines and touch on the stupidity of gender reveal parties and Ayn Rand fans.

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Episode 15: Designer Yells at Cloud

Episode 15: Designer Yells at Cloud

April 11, 2019

Jeff Tidwell, entrepreneur and long-time friend of Mule joins us to talk about his latest project. Next For Me is a resource for people 50+ as they navigate new work and social contributions. We discuss ageism, opportunities to build a better society, and the relationship of kids these days to our lawns.

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