January 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
Shelby Lorman is a writer, illustrator, and comedian who created the Instagram account and book Awards For Good Boys. In this episode Shelby and I discuss building community as an artist and commentator, how that relationship changes as your following grows, and the challenges of creator and fandom in the age of social media.
December 28th, 2020 | 42 mins 55 secs
Margot Bloomstein is a freelance content strategist and the author of Content Strategy At Work as well as the upcoming Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap. In this episode we talk about how trust has failed in the modern day, a framework for organizations to build trust, and how trust can empower your community.
December 4th, 2020 | 52 mins 22 secs
Jess Sand is a freelance digital experience expert and the group host of the Content + UX Slack, a digital community of web professionals which currently stands at just under 10,000 members. In this episode we talk about how this community formed, the unique challenges surrounding communities of practice, and how the needs of a community change as it scales.
November 25th, 2020 | 41 mins 25 secs
In 2010, two-time Survivor player Rob Cesternino began Rob Has A Podcast, a podcast network dedicated to in-depth coverage of scripted and reality TV shows. In this episode, Rob talks about the community that has grown around RHAP, what has led to its success, and what the future holds.
November 17th, 2020 | 34 mins 44 secs
Jasmine Sun is a writer exploring social and information ecosystems. In this episode we talk about cities as platforms, how the gig economy has replaced social infrastructure, and what our communities can learn from city planners.
October 27th, 2020 | 48 mins 44 secs
Angie Byron is a Senior Director Of Product And Community Development at Acquia, but she's arguably best known for being a contributor and core maintainer for the open source content management system Drupal. In this episode Angie talks about her journey through burnout, and what people can do to help identify and prevent these issues from happening in their own communities.
October 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
Meg Bolger is a facilitator and co-author of Unlocking The Magic Of Facilitation. In this episode we talk about ways to approach topics of social justice in our communities, whether or not memes are useful, and how we can work to create a more beautiful and just world
October 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
Lisa Welchman is a digital governance consultant and the author of Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design. In this podcast we discuss the growth cycles of organizations, changes in governance since Managing Chaos was released, and how corporate governance models can help communities of any size.
September 23rd, 2020 | 51 mins 17 secs
community, feminism, music, punk
Shawna Potter is the lead singer for the punk band War on Women and the author of Making Spaces Safer on AK Press. In this podcast we talk about the punk rock community, the importance of all-ages scenes, and how to create safer spaces for everyone.
September 14th, 2020 | 47 mins 20 secs
Tenessa Gemelke and Kristina Halvorson are the driving forces behind Confab, a content strategy and user experience conference that has just completed its tenth year. Since its creation, Confab has stood out from other tech conferences by creating a diverse and vibrant community for its attendees and speakers. In this episode Tenessa and Kristina talk about Confab's history, transitioning Confab to an online event, and their brand new conference Button.
September 1st, 2020 | 43 mins 35 secs
Lisa Maria Marquis is an independent consultant in content-driven information architecture, working to help teams understand, organize, and structure their web content for empowering user experiences. In this conversation, we talk about private digital communities and the place they play in people's lives.
August 31st, 2020 | 40 mins 14 secs
David Dylan Thomas is a content strategy advocate at ThinkCompany in Philadelphia and the host of the cognitive bias podcast, David gave a talk this year at Confab called Conversation Design To Save Civil Discourse, and it's hard to think of a topic that's more pressing for our communities right now. In this podcast we talk about how the phrasing of questions influences answers, the ways design influences discourse, and how capitalism is ruining everything.