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Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 15 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.

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    • 4.6 • 117 Ratings

Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 15 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.

    Jessica Nordell

    Jessica Nordell

    Jessica Nordell—science and cultural journalist—explores ways of changing pernicious thought patterns to eliminate unconscious bias for a more just world.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Best of Design Matters: Rickie Lee Jones

    Best of Design Matters: Rickie Lee Jones

    Long a believer in the impossible, Rickie Lee Jones has lived an extraordinary life of song. Here, she reflects on five decades of making music.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Best of Design Matters: Catherine Opie

    Best of Design Matters: Catherine Opie

    At 8 years old, Catherine Opie realized “that history is made within an image culture”—and here, she discusses her incredible life as a photographer driven by culture.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Antwaun Sargent

    Antwaun Sargent

    Writer, editor, and curator Antwaun Sargent joins to talk about his remarkable career, positioned at the center of the explosion of interest in art made by Black Americans.

    • 57 min
    Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds—award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature—discusses his prolific writing career that inspires young readers to discover their own stories.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Chip Kidd

    Chip Kidd

    Chip Kidd—award-winning designer, musician, author, and all around rock star—joins for his fifth time to talk about his recent projects and so much more.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

EarthlingSprite ,

Bright, warm and compassionate

I love you, Debbie Millman! Just listened to your interviews with Ira Glass and Marilyn Minter... both totally inspiring, as usual. Your thoughtfulness, insight, intelligence and compassion are so enjoyable to behold. Thank you

cocolaco ,

Favourite Podcast

Debbie asks interesting questions and she gets interesting answers. This is my go-to podcast when I have a spare moment. I love her attitude and I always learn something!

Shona H ,

Debbie Dives Deep

Debbie Millman is one of THE best interviewers on the planet. She dives right in at the start of each interview and has clearly done ALOT of research ! What I love the most is how she uses it to ask questions that not only enthral the listener but bring out the best in her guests. Like a miner who finds little gold nuggets, Debbie Millman digs deep and enlists a quirky sense of humour to bring Design Matters into a league of its own ! Can you tell it’s my fave podcast?!!

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