Month: July 2017

Jason Hoch

Jason is the Chief Content Officer at HowStuffWorks.

HowStuffWorks is home to a veritable fuckton of content (articles, videos, podcasts) about how stuff actually works. I read an article where I learned Jason and the HowStuffWorks offices are located here in Atlanta and jumped at the chance to speak with him.

Bonus for me, he invited me to sit down and chat in the StuffYouShouldKnow podcast studio where Chuck and Josh typically record. (I sat in the Chuck chair).

Tune in as we talk about:

  • Space stuff.
  • Internet/Tech stuff.
  • HowStuffWorks stuff.
  • Wrestling stuff.
  • Podcast stuff.
  • Atlanta stuff.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

HowStuffWorks website.

StuffYouShouldKnow podcast.

Jason on LinkedIn.

Write us, er me at mattbdavis at icloud.com

 

Chris Ledford

In a stormy sea of vacation selfies, overshared memes, and baby sex announcements on my Facebook feed, Chris Ledford is a beacon of light.

He’s original, irreverent, and funny. Reading his FB posts, and later his blogs have made me legit laugh out loud, which is why I am invited him to be on the show.

Tune in to hear us discuss:

  • Fake nerds.
  • The emotional labor of stand up comedy.
  • How the internet ruins high school urban legends.
  • SteamPunks.
  • Why the burlesque scene has the strongest union in show business.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

The blog that started it all

Contact the show and let us know if you liked a guest, hated a guest, or have a guest to recommend.

You can find Matt on most platforms @MattBDavis. Also, email at mattbdavis at icloud dot com.

Ryan Gravel

While compiling “dream lists” of who I wanted to interview for this show, Ryan was always the top of the list. I am very thankful he made time for me.

Tune in to this lively chat about:

  • The origins of The BeltLine.
  • Massive city growth.
  • OTP v ITP (although those initials are never uttered).
  • MARTA.
  • Will Atlanta ever have a decent downtown?
  • The new stadium(s).
  • Cultural displacement.
  • Why he left the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

Where We Want To Live – Ryan’s book

Ted Talk about The BeltLine

Ryan’s website and blog

Jami Becker

Today’s episode is a conversation with Jami Becker from the recent Terminus Conference in Atlanta.

Jami’s bio on her company’s website reads “Jami’s DNA bleeds visionary thinker, architect and maker. Her strategic design process seeksĀ the subtle balance between imagination and the earth-tethered, using evolving technical tools as implements to express ideas and facilitate more efficient processes.”

I don’t know what that means either, so let’s dive into several topics including

  • How she was part of creating the original world of the SIMS game.
  • Various startups she’s created over the years.
  • Finding out how technology and business can improve (or destroy) our world.
  • Dispelling VR myths.
  • Gardening.
  • Running.
  • The utility/futility of business cards.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

Jami’s current gig – Nektr.io

Jami on LinkedIn

Terminus Conference and Festival

Kevin Gillespie

On the first episode of The Atlanta Podcast, we talk to Chef Kevin Gillespie. Of course we discuss his current Atlanta restaurants and his time on Top Chef, but we also get into:

  • Pit moshing at the Neutron Bomb.
  • Moving away from Atlanta to appreciate home.
  • The changing face of the Atlanta food scene.
  • Why he is ok with the limited life of a restaurant.
  • What it means to really be diverse in hiring.
  • Managing all of his additional projects.
  • and much more.

Show Notes That Nobody Reads

Gunshow website.

Revival Decatur.

Kevin’s website, including links to his social media.

Matt’s Instagram account.