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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 • 1.2K 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.

    Kathleen Hanna

    Kathleen Hanna

    Punk singer, artist, and the front-woman of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna has spent the last three decades as a trailblazer in the punk feminist movement. She joins guest host Roxane Gay to talk about her new memoir and storied career making art and music. 

    • 42 min
    Adam Moss

    Adam Moss

    Adam Moss is widely known as one of the great magazine editors of his generation, remaking and reshaping The New York Times and New York magazine into the most significant print and digital publications of our time. He joins to discuss his illustrious career as an author, editor, and artist.

    • 1 hr
    Suzan-Lori Parks

    Suzan-Lori Parks

    Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave,” Suzan-Lori Parks is the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Topdog/Underdog. She joins to discuss her long and illustrious career as a playwright, musician, and novelist.

    • 47 min
    Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

    Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

    New York Times bestselling, award-winning author and educator Emily Nagoski is one of the most exceptional minds at work today on the science of sexual connection, intimacy, and arousal. She joins to discuss her remarkable career and new book, “Come Together.”

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Amy Lin

    Amy Lin

    Writer Amy Lin deconstructs grief in her new memoir ‘Here After,’ a beautifully visceral and emotionally intimate depiction of young widowhood. She joins to discuss the science of grief and how she coped in the wake of her inexplicable loss.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Nell Irvin Painter

    Nell Irvin Painter

    Throughout her prolific writing career, Nell Irvin Painter has published works on such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Malcolm X. Her unique vantage on American history pushes the boundaries of personal narrative and academic authorship and asks readers to reconsider ideas of race, politics, and identity. She joins to discuss her legendary career as a distinguished historian, award-winning author, and artist.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Kathy Designs ,

Love Listening While Creating

Thanks for infusing my life with such incredibly creative and thought provoking guests. I’ve been listening in my studio for years and always inspires me to keep going.

cmdm ,

wow…what charm and…

real curiosity and fun…i love that debbie listens and lets the guests shine but when she does get personal, it fits right in…never miss an episode…

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Love Debbie!

I enjoy soaking in every podcast I get a chance to listen to. Thank you for the design inspiration and most importantly, being such a lovely human being.

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