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Design is universal. We all live and work in the built world, and every object, system and environment in the built world has been designed. Clever is a podcast about design. Well, actually, it's about designers, too. Sure, they're visionaries, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, rebels and aesthetes, but above all, they're human. Designer Amy Devers and Design Milk's Jaime Derringer are having candid and revealing conversations with these super-smart people because, well, relating to the humans responsible for the objects and environments that shape our lives can result in a more meaningful connection to the built world.

Clever Amy Devers + Jaime Derringer / Design Milk

    • Arts
    • 4.6, 316 Ratings

Design is universal. We all live and work in the built world, and every object, system and environment in the built world has been designed. Clever is a podcast about design. Well, actually, it's about designers, too. Sure, they're visionaries, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, rebels and aesthetes, but above all, they're human. Designer Amy Devers and Design Milk's Jaime Derringer are having candid and revealing conversations with these super-smart people because, well, relating to the humans responsible for the objects and environments that shape our lives can result in a more meaningful connection to the built world.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 Ratings

zneliana ,

Could be better

I don’t feel comfortable when the interviewers repeatedly interrupt the stories to say anything meaningful, too many confirmation onomatopoeias. In the other hand even when I like that they ask about childhood and beginning of the guest’s career, I think the final segment when they review the talk commenting the same that the guest already said, is not necessary at all. I wanted to like this podcast but for me it still needs rethinking the way they’re conducting the interviews.

TootsiePapi ,

Meh

I really wanted to like this but I can't look past how the interviewers so regularly interupt the guests mid sentence to talk about themselves. I also could do without the last segment of each show where they recap the interview; that muddied everything for me.

marthapg ,

Great interviewees

What’s great about Clever are the folks interviewed and what they have to say about their lives. The show has three main problems, though: 1) The hosts never deviate from the same q&a format... the questions they ask are exactly the same from one guest to another. As a listener who hung on a bit too long, this got very boring. Even the summaries of the episodes look like fill-in-the-blanks. 2) The hosts often interrupt the guests mid-sentence to talk about themselves. 3) Once the interview is over, the hosts spend approximately 10 minutes gushing over a given guest and repeating everything the guest already said, but much less eloquently. The episodes are already quite long... I really wish an editor with fresh eyes would come in and give this part of the show the axe. For a long time I just remembered to hit pause before this part started, but today I decided to write this review in hopes that the show could be improved. Clever had so much potential and I love the designers, architects, etc. that are brought on to share. Here’s hoping the producers get out of their way and let them share their amazing selves with less interruption and unnecessary commentary.

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