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.

#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…

#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.