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In each episode of the Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder talk to a guest about some of his or her favorite uncommon and uncommonly good tools they think others should know about.

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In each episode of the Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder talk to a guest about some of his or her favorite uncommon and uncommonly good tools they think others should know about.

    209: Tywen Kelly

    209: Tywen Kelly

    Our guest this week is Tywen Kelly. Tywen is a recent college graduate living in Seattle. He is a photographer, media theorist, and official Evangelist for Pixvana, a VR video software company turned 2D video management software company. Outside of work, he’s a student of filmmaking, computational photography, and cybernetics. He’s also the son of Kevin. For show notes visit:

    • 29 min
    208: Theodore Gray

    208: Theodore Gray

    Our guest this week is Theodore Gray. Theodore is the cofounder of Wolfram Research, architect of the Mathematica Notebook System, founder of Touch Press, the BAFTA award-winning director of Disney Animated, which was the iPad app of the year in 2013, author of the million selling trilogy, The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions, and creator of a unique line of transparent mechanical models he calls Mechanical GIFs. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/theodore-gray-co-founder-of-wolfram-research-2

    • 38 min
    207: Janet Varney

    207: Janet Varney

    Our guest this week is Janet Varney. Janet is an emmy-nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. You may know her from Stan Against Evil, You’re the Worst, Fortune Rookie or as the voice of Korra on the Legend of Korra. Now you can find her on the hit sci-fi comedy podcast Voyage to the Stars. You can find her on Twitter @janetvarney. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/janet-varney-actor

    • 31 min
    206: Mark Crilley

    206: Mark Crilley

    Our guest this week is Mark Crilley. Mark has written and illustrated more than 35 books and graphic novels, and is a 14-time Eisner nominee. His instructional YouTube videos have been viewed more than 380 million times. He lives in Michigan with his wife Miki and their children, Matthew and Mio. You can find him on Twitter @markcrilley. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/mark-crilley-illustrator/

    • 34 min
    205: Jane Friedman

    205: Jane Friedman

    Our guest this week is Jane Friedman. Jane is a full-time freelancer who reports on the publishing industry for outlets like Publishers Weekly, as well as her own newsletter, The Hot Sheet. She’s especially known for helping authors understand the rather opaque business of making money at writing. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram ad YouTube @janefriedman. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/jane-friedman-publishing-consultant

    • 33 min
    204: Mark Krawczuk

    204: Mark Krawczuk

    Our guest this week is Mark Krawczuk. Mark works as a freelance producer/project manager, who leads teams of developers and creatives to make digital stuff for big companies. In his free time, Mark likes to incite street events and other creative collaborations, as well as help others with their creative projects. You can sign up for his newsletter at: http://www.krawczukindustries.com/. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/mark-krawczuk-creative-instigator

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

AWSerio ,

Good information, but...

I do like how the podcast interviews various individuals about the tools that they use to help them in their day to day work and home life. However, in the phone view of the episode descriptions, the only thing that is listed is the interviewee's mini-biography. There is no written list of the tools that are being discussed. As it is now, if something is mentioned that I want to remember, I need to be able to take notes while I am listening (a pain while I am washing dishes or driving). Fortunately, the cool tools website does have a detailed list (if I can remember who it was that I was listening to- thank you self-deleting podcast apps...), but it would be nice for the phone view of the podcast to have at least a brief list of the tools in each episode.

Adam The MechE ,

Great!

Love the website, love the podcast. I probably only buy 1-2 things per year, but I love hearing about useful things. Gets my brain working.

Llallall ,

Consistently Interesting

Lots of useful and practical information underpinning conversations that provide insights into a wide ranging series of topics. Mark and Kevin ask the questions that are relevant, helpful and interesting. Some of the guests can bring “tools” that are pretty esoteric but even when it’s over my head I enjoy the interaction.
I am a early podcast fan and have listened to many over the years and I really love this podcast. Keep up the good work. (Bonus: The website is my other Wirecutter-type resource. Love it too!)

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