The Gently Mad

An interview show about what drives us as creators and connects us as people. Each week, we explore the stories, experiences and insights of awesome people who make awesome things.


#44: Brad Frost

June 26th, 2014 · 77 minutes

Adam is joined this week by the amazingly prolific Brad Frost. Brad is probably best known as a front-end web designer and is also a talented speaker and writer. Brad talked with Adam about growing up in Pennsylvania, his love for music and how that has impacted his life and, of course, the wonderful world of front-end web development.


#43: Aaron Gustafson

June 19th, 2014 · 80 minutes

Aaron Gustafson is truly a pioneer of the web. He talks with Adam about the progression of web technology from the early days through the present, as well as some amazing stories from his previous life as a music journalist.


#42: Jack Cheng

June 12th, 2014 · 60 minutes

Adam and Jack go deep into the philosophical this week as Jack Cheng, author of the novel These Days, talks about the art and artifice of writing, the stigma of self-publishing and how he found his "thing". They also discussed how to produce work you love, finding creative satisfaction in life and why good is not the enemy of great.


#41: Mark Boulton

June 5th, 2014 · 75 minutes

Mark Boulton, a renowned designer, publisher and writer joins Adam to talk about growing up in Manchester, his early influences and how he ended up founding and then selling a very successful web shop. In addition to their shared love of minimal, type-driven design, Mark and Adam talk about the "good ol' days" when their book and music collections…


#40: Jory Raphael

May 29th, 2014 · 74 minutes

Adam is joined this week by Jory Raphael, an amazing designer, illustrator and maker of things based in Vermont. He talked with Adam about growing up with the dream of being a cartoonist, his brief acting career, and what it's like doing client work, selling products and co-founding a start-up, all at the same time.


#39: Sean McCabe

May 23rd, 2014 · 81 minutes

Sean McCabe, a well-known letterer and podcaster, talks with Adam about he got into lettering and what drove his recent transition into teaching and writing. With a book and a very successful educational product under his belt, Sean also talked about how he found his true passion and built an audience through persistence and focus.


#38: Trent Walton

May 15th, 2014 · 72 minutes

In the joining of two great southern states, Trent Walton (Texas) talks with Adam (Tennessee) about life in the web industry, writing, side projects and, of course, family. Trent also dove into the history of Paravel and what it's been like to work with a small team of insanely talented people.


#37: Leslie Jensen-Inman

May 8th, 2014 · 90 minutes

Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman is a designer and renowned educator. She talked with Adam about her life, discovering her creative side as a kindergartener, the state of web education and her new venture: Center Centre, a bricks-and-mortar user experience design school for adults.


#36: Aaron Draplin

October 17th, 2013 · 69 minutes

Aaron Draplin is a designer. He’s an incredibly earnest guy and has done some amazing work over the years. He talked with Adam about how he came to the design field, why he loves it so much and what really matters to him in life.


#35: Paul Jarvis

October 3rd, 2013 · 86 minutes

Paul Jarvis is a web designer and a writer. He talked with Adam about life in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, as well as business, staying booked, writing and his secret to staying energized and avoiding burnout.