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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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    • 4.4 • 47 Ratings

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.

    296: Mack Reed

    296: Mack Reed

    For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/mack-reed-technologist/

    If you're enjoying the Cool Tools podcast, check out our paperback book Four Favorite Tools: Fantastic tools by 150 notable creators, available in both Color or B&W on Amazon: https://geni.us/fourfavoritetools

    Our guest this week is Mack Reed. Mack is a veteran startup technologist, recovering journalist, builder of musical instruments, Burner, and hopelessly hacky maker who wouldn't know a close tolerance unless he got his fingers caught in it, which has happened more than once. You can find Mack on Twitter and Instagram @mackreed.

    • 34 min
    295: Jim Louderback

    295: Jim Louderback

    For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/jim-louderback-web-video-pioneer/

    If you're enjoying the Cool Tools podcast, check out our paperback book Four Favorite Tools: Fantastic tools by 150 notable creators, available in both Color or B&W on Amazon: https://geni.us/fourfavoritetools

    Our guest this week is Jim Louderback. Jim runs events business VidCon at ViacomCBS. Jim joined VidCon in 2014 as editorial director, took over as CEO in 2017 and sold VidCon to Viacom in 2018. He previously built and sold video network Revision3 to Discovery, was editor-in-chief of PC Magazine and helped start cable TV network TechTV. You can sign up for his newsletter "Inside the Creator Economy” on his Linkedin profile page, and find him on Twitter and on TikTok @jlouderb.

    • 29 min
    294: Kelly Sue DeConnick

    294: Kelly Sue DeConnick

    For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/kelly-sue-deconnick-comic-book-writer/

    If you're enjoying the Cool Tools podcast, check out our paperback book Four Favorite Tools: Fantastic tools by 150 notable creators, available in both Color or B&W on Amazon: https://geni.us/fourfavoritetools

    Our guest this week is Kelly Sue DeConnick. Kelly Sue is a writer best known for comics like Marvel’s CAPTAIN MARVEL, PRETTY DEADLY (with artist Emma Ríos), BITCH PLANET (with artist Valentine De Landro), and DC Comics’s AQUAMAN. DeConnick and her husband, Matt Fraction, also consult on feature films and develop television as Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, Inc. You can find Kelly Sue on Twitter @kellysue and on Instagram @kellysued.

    • 38 min
    293: Stephanie Jaros

    293: Stephanie Jaros

    For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/stephanie-jaros-founder-of-the-threat-lab/

    If you're enjoying the Cool Tools podcast, check out our paperback book Four Favorite Tools: Fantastic tools by 150 notable creators, available in both Color or B&W on Amazon: https://geni.us/fourfavoritetools

    Our guest this week is Stephanie Jaros. Stephanie is the Director of Research for the Department of Defense Counter-Insider Threat Program and in 2018, she created The Threat Lab, which is a program dedicated to integrating the social and behavioral sciences into Insider Threat Programs.

    • 56 min
    292: Gina Clarke

    292: Gina Clarke

    For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/gina-clarke-malibu-seaside-chef/

    If you're enjoying the Cool Tools podcast, check out our paperback book Four Favorite Tools: Fantastic tools by 150 notable creators, available in both Color or B&W on Amazon: https://geni.us/fourfavoritetools

    Our guest this week is Gina Clarke of Malibu Seaside Chef, the go-to chef and catering company known as much for her celebrity clientele as her innovative menus. Based in Malibu, Gina’s clients to date include celebrities and luminaries such as U2, Justin Bieber, Seal, Kid Rock, Barbra Streisand, Josh Broliin, Joe Montana, Dak Prescot and many more. You can find Gina on Instagram @malibuseasidechef.

    • 31 min
    291: Cool Tools Team

    291: Cool Tools Team

    For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/kevin-mark-claudia-cool-tools-team/

    If you're enjoying the Cool Tools podcast, check out our paperback book Four Favorite Tools: Fantastic tools by 150 notable creators, available in both Color or B&W on Amazon: https://geni.us/fourfavoritetools

    This is a special episode of the Cool Tools podcast, because we have our regular crew of the small Cool Tools team of Claudia, Kevin, and I, and we’re each going to talk about two of our favorite tools.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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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