Make Something Cool | Podcast

Make Something Cool is a podcast where I interview elite creators about their pathway to success. In each episode, you’ll hear the tactics, tips, and resources they used to get there.

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How Podcasting Can Save The World w/ Isaac Lee (#099)

In this episode, Isaac talks to Alex about how he got into the audio and podcasting space, the lack of good resources available for those interested in podcasting, what makes podcasts magical, and why he's (still) a Clippers fan.

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How To Build A Brand Identity That Matters w/ Mike Smith (#098)

In this episode, Mike talks to Alex about how skate culture launched him into his career, why brand identity matters, how he's learned to embrace systems that are disposable, and what happens when a brand has no soul.

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Why You're Not Owed Anything And How To Find Your Authentic Voice w/ Vuhlandes (#097)

In this episode, Vuhlandes shares with Alex why no other city feels like home, how he trains his eyes every day to see things through a camera lens, how documenting what he sees is sometimes controversial, and how he's learned that no one owes him anything.

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Why "Logic" Is Holding You Back From Your Next Creative Breakthrough w/ Rory Sutherland of Ogilvy (#096)

In this episode, Rory talks with Alex about how we're not as logical as we think, how we tend to post-rationalize the past, why he would rather go to the Double Tree Hotel than the Marriott, and why sometimes the opposite of a good idea is a very good one.

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Why You Want What Other Creators Have: Inside Mimetic Desire w/ Luke Burgis

In this episode, Alex talks to Luke Burgis about his book Wanting: The power of mimetic desire in every day life.

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Medicine or Poison: How to use storytelling for good w/ Jesse Bryan of Belief Agency (#094)

Medicine or Poison: How to use storytelling for good w/ Jesse Bryan of Belief Agency (#094)

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How This Designer Makes Over $1M Per Year... By Accident w/ Brett of DesignJoy (#093)

How This Designer Makes Over $1M Per Year... By Accident w/ Brett of DesignJoy (#093)

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Raw Lessons on Creative Work That I Learned in My Twenties (#092)

In this episode, Alex shares some lessons he learned in his twenties that he'll carry with him for the rest of his life. The full thread can be read below.

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Four Thousand Weeks & Embracing Better Productivity with Oliver Burkeman (#090)

In this episode, Oliver talks to Alex about the importance of managing time with your limits, finitude, and mortality in mind.

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Storytelling, Judging Your Past Work, and Finding Your Creative Voice w/ Ryan Booth (#089)

In this episode, Ryan talks about his approach to storytelling, finding the good in his past creative work, and how he found his visual identity at a photography workshop in Cambodia.

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How To Find Self-Compassion In Your Creative Work w/ Dr. Kristin Neff (#088)

How self-compassion can help you become a kinder, fiercer, and more passionate creators.

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2022 Goals, New Sponsor, and Find Something Cool (#087)

In this episode, Alex talks about the goals and reflections he's had for 2022, introduces a new sponsor (Riverside), and announces the launch of Find Something Cool, a new weekly newsletter.