Today marks the launch of Relay FM, an independent podcast network co-founded by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett. So why is this important?
Because it means my friends are back!
Sure, that might sound weird to say about people who you’ve never met in person and only occasionally speak to in passing on Twitter or Instagram, but I spend about 4 hours a week listening (and sometimes responding) to these guys.
On July 16th, Myke announced that he would be leaving 5by5 to start a new journey in which he would be stopping his current shows. I’ll admit, I may have had a small panic attack. This meant that CMD+Space, The Prompt and The Pen Addict were all going away. Three of my favorite shows! We’ll that worry was quickly put aside when Myke said that the shows would be getting a reboot. Now, fast forward four weeks and I’m a happy camper.
I just recently got introduced to the podcast world. I had been searching for ways to learn new development techniques, hear other designer’s opinions and workflows and also fill up my 45 minute commute. Andy Weisman is actually the person that turned me on to podcasts, so a HUGE thanks to him! He follows a lot of stuff from the 5by5 network and had recommended several of them to me. Along with the shows from 5by5, I started searching for some other podcasts that tied specifically to mobile app design. That’s when I found Iterate, a podcast that focuses on mobile and app design for all iOS, Mac, Android and other platforms. It’s hosted by Marc Edwards, Rene Ritchie and Seth Clifford. Every other week they have a round table where they discuss the latest in design and tech news along with a guest where they get their background and discuss their design and/or development workflow.