Track Changes

What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 33m. Bisher sind 182 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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Karen McGrane—Content and discontent


How does a content strategist see the web? This week Paul Ford and Rich Ziade talk to Karen McGrane, a user-experience expert who writes books, gives speeches, leads workshops, and takes on a variety of web projects with her agency Bond Art + Science....


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 2016-07-19  44m
 
 

Mayer Lemons—a chat about Yahoo’s recent acquisitions


Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo acquisitions: this week Paul and Rich start the discussion with a recent Gizmodo article about the fate of all 53 companies Yahoo has purchased under Mayer’s leadership. Topics covered include acqui-hires, managing up vs...


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 2016-07-12  31m
 
 

Rex Sorgatz—the other side of Fate


Has the internet changed everything? This week Rich and Paul talk to writer and media strategist Rex Sorgatz, who wrote recently about returning to his small North Dakota hometown to see how (or if!) access to the world’s information has changed...


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 2016-07-05  45m
 
 

The Silence of the Cams


Your silent Facebook feed: this week Paul and Rich talk about how video has taken over Facebook—and about how 85% of those videos are viewed silently. They debate form and content, consider user experience, and fixate on a fictional video in which...


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 2016-06-28  37m
 
 

Virginia Heffernan—Magic, Loss, and Mercy Killing Horses


Aesthetics and digital technology: this week Paul and Rich talk to writer Virginia Heffernan about her new book, Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art. The conversation covers Buddhism, Angry Birds, The 4-Hour Workweek, nuclear war, ancient philosophy,...


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 2016-06-21  53m
 
 

Paul and Rich exchange frank views


The media industry versus Silicon Valley: this week Paul and Rich set out to ostensibly talk about the ongoing saga of Gawker vs Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel (recorded just days before the Gawker bankruptcy announcement). Instead, they find themselves...


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 2016-06-14  39m
 
 

Khoi Vinh—from Subtraction to Adobe


Design and spotting talent from The New York Times to Adobe: this week Paul and Rich sit down with designer Khoi Vinh, who is currently the director of product design for mobile at Adobe. They trace his career from his early agency in New York to his...


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 2016-06-07  38m
 
 

Q&A


Google’s UX, tech in the classroom, and Spotify’s algorithms: this week Rich and Paul answer a host of listener questions and comments. Topics discussed include the abysmal UX of Google’s ad products, Amazon’s strategies for world domination,...


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 2016-05-31  29m
 
 

Natalie Podrazik—iOS developer and user-research spy


What is it like to be an iOS programmer? This week Paul and Rich talk to Natalie Podrazik about, in Paul’s words, “the gestalt of iOS programming.” Natalie traces her journey from studying comp-sci to backend programming to developing for Apple...


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 2016-05-24  42m
 
 

Meet Mercury, an automatic AMP engine for any website


What is the AMP format, and how will it affect publishers? This week Rich and Paul unveil Mercury, Postlight’s new AMP-conversion tool. As they break down Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages format, they talk about why they built Mercury—and how...


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 2016-05-18  33m