The Gently Mad

The Gently Mad is an award-nominated weekly conversation with the web industry's best and brightest. Adam goes past the public persona, giving listeners a unique entrée into the lives and experiences of guests such as Jeffrey Zeldman, Jason Santa Maria, Cameron Moll and many more.

#54: Pat Dryburgh - Part 1

October 23rd, 2014 · 99 minutes

In part 1 of Adam's conversation with Pat Dryburgh, they took a deep dive into the existential. Meaning, purpose, why we do what we do, the never-ending desire for respect and acclaim are just a few of the topics dissected in part one of this epic two-part conversation with Pat.

#53: Justin Jackson

October 17th, 2014 · 107 minutes

Adam is joined this week by Justin Jackon, a fellow podcaster, product maker and a Product Manager at for an intensely personal conversation about life and work. Justin and Adam literally talk about everything from why they like selfies to fear of failure to how to launch a product.

#52: Chandler Van De Water

October 10th, 2014 · 87 minutes

Chandler Howe Van De Water (a.k.a. the man with five names) talks with Adam about growing up in the south, why why loves employment and how he balances the desire to be a specialist in a craft and the desire to continually be learning new things. He and Adam also discuss the impact of family life on creative work and Chandler's phenomenal success …

#51: Joshua Blankenship

October 2nd, 2014 · 95 minutes

Joshua joins Adam to talk about his journey from construction worker to web designer extraordinaire. We briefly touch on cats and dogs and why Adam thinks cats are better. Also, Joshua shares some incredible stories of leadership, his role as the leader of a design team for one of America's largest churches and why he considers himself more of a m…

#50: Drew Wilson - Part 2

September 26th, 2014 · 68 minutes

In part two of this two-part conversation, Drew and Adam talk about Drew's prolific career as a maker of apps and software, what it takes to make in the web industry today and Drew's new photo filter app. Oh, and Drew's future career as a film producer.

#49: Drew Wilson

September 18th, 2014 · 80 minutes

In part one or this two-part conversation, Drew and Adam talk about their mutual love or Southern California, their families and what's really important in life. Topics included following our dreams, work/life balance and Drew's recent change in spirituality and philosophy of life.

#48: Tim Smith

August 28th, 2014 · 63 minutes

Tim Smith joined Adam this week to discuss how he got into the web industry and more specifically, podcasting. Tim is one of the Goodstuff co-founders and he Adam talked about how that came to be as well as Tim's direct influence on The Gently Mad.

#47: Chris Enns

August 21st, 2014 · 80 minutes

Adam is joined by fellow podcaster and Goodstuff co-founder, Chris Enns. They discuss, of course, podcasting, how Chris came to be a blogger and podcaster, and his web business, Lemon Productions.

#46: Justin Kropp

August 7th, 2014 · 80 minutes

Justin Kropp is on the show this week. He and Adam talk about Justin's impressive career as a web designer and how he would approach freelancing if he were to do it again today. Justin also talked about how much one particular typeface has directly impacted his career. He and Adam got into Justin's childhood in Chattanooga, grad school and what it…

#45: Dave Rupert

August 1st, 2014 · 78 minutes

Web developer extraordinaire, Dave Rupert, joins Adam this week to discuss, of course, front-end web development and podcasting. In additional web development, Dave is a well-known podcaster and he and Adam discuss their favorite shows and what makes a great podcast. Dave also talks about his life, his many side-projects, Paravel and what he loves…