#18 – We Should Be Architects

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In our eighteenth episode, ex-Pikachu Craig Wiggins joins us for drinks and chat about jobs, consulting, designing vs. developing, just doing stuff, and generally being a good autodidact’s handmaiden.

The drinks:

Brian drank Coney Island Human Blockhead Imperial American Bock by Schmaltz

Judy drank tea (and may have nipped a little cough syrup on the side)

Craig drank Nero’s Appechio Red Ale by Amarcord Birra Artigianale

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#17 – Going Meta

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For our one-year anniversary episode, we podcasted about podcasting — how The ToolBar and Emergent Radio were born, which tools we use, how our philosophies have changed, and lessons we’ve learned over the first year.

And… one more big thank-you to all of our guests during the first year: Kevin Thorn, Julie Dirksen, Diane Elkins, Jason Early, Aaron Silvers, David Kelly, and Steve Flowers.

Special thanks to Craig Wiggins (@oxala75), as well, for interacting and pushing us forward (and forcing his people to listen).

The drinks:

Brian drank Yellow Snow IPA* from Rogue

Judy drank Organic Hopworks IPA from HUB

* The real story, from the nice folks at Rogue Brewery: “Yellow Snow is the same product that we have brewed for the past 10 yrs…..maybe you remember the original edition back in 2001 and 2002 which actually was a Pale Ale. Yellow Snow has been an IPA since 2003.”

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#16 – Tying Down the Flappy Elements

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Our friend Steve Flowers was kind enough to drop by to talk about a whole lot of things: organizational change, digital solutions, Tin Can, and — most significantly — establishing a library of design patterns for instructional design. If you want to talk more with him, contact him (@xpconcept) on Twitter or head on over to one of our new favorite blogs, androidgogy, which just happens to be written by him.

The drinks

Brian drank St. Arnold’s Homefront IPA.

Judy drank Ten-Penny by Rogue (and Nike).

Steve drank tea.

The links

#15 – Insert Beer Name Here

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Brian and Judy sit down with the coolest, smartest BLL-drinker we know: David Kelly. We talk curation, conferences, and — as always — moving our field forward.

The Drinks

Brian drank Left Coast Board Walk Saison Ale.

Judy drank Orchard White from The Bruery.

David drank Bud Light Lime (but Budweiser will get no link love from The ToolBar).

The Links

#14 – Phoning it In

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A brief episode about Project Tin Can, next-generation SCORM, activity streams and much more, with our special guest and friend, Aaron “The Beard” Silvers. Stick around for the second half, in which Aaron talks about positivity, Up To All Of Us, entrepreneurship, experience design, pushing the community forward, and much more. Oh, and a special announcement about DevLearn 2012. Pour yourself a drink and settle in.

Aaron wants to make sure it’s abundantly clear that his thoughts are his own, not ADL’s.

About Tin Can: They are taking an agile approach. They also want community feedback and involvement. It will be better if you get involved.

The Drinks

Aaron drank Root.

Brian drank Raven Mad and Hop Henge.

Judy drank Genius Loci’s 2006 Pinot Noir.

The Links

 

#12: Go Be Awesome

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In this very special guest episode, we talk with Jason Early, founder of Gruntmonkey, about being a Designer. Plain and simple.

The Drinks

Jason drank: Grimbergen Dubbel.

Brian drank: Left Coast Brewing Company Una Mas Amber.

Judy drank: Fremont Brewery Interurban IPA.

The Links

#11: A Light Episode — Just Not a Bud Light Lime Episode

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Judy and Brian catch up on the happenings over the last few months and talk about what we’re going to talk about soon. And also Next Generation SCORM.

The drinks:

Brian drank Guinness.

Judy drank Le Freak Ale.

The links:

#10: Accessibility. Don’t Be a Jerk.

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Brian and Judy drink and talk with special guest Diane Elkins, who breaks down accessibility vs. usable accessibility… and answers the burning question, “Can’t I just put a transcript on it?”

The drinks:

Brian drank St. Arnold’s Sailing Santa

Judy drank Collaboration #2

Diane drank apple cider and Captain Morgan

The links: