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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, Alex talks to Luke Burgis about his book Wanting: The power of mimetic desire in every day life.
Medicine or Poison: How to use storytelling for good w/ Jesse Bryan of Belief Agency (#094)
How This Designer Makes Over $1M Per Year... By Accident w/ Brett of DesignJoy (#093)
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.
In this episode, Oliver talks to Alex about the importance of managing time with your limits, finitude, and mortality in mind.
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.
How self-compassion can help you become a kinder, fiercer, and more passionate creators.
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.