Less Than or Equal is a podcast dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of geeks facing inequality in their industries. Hosted by Aleen Simms.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!
In the final (for now!) episode of Less Than Or Equal, the tables are turned! Hear Jean MacDonald interview Aleen.
Alicia and Aleen talk about learning how to write iOS apps, the many facets and considerations of writing an app for victims of domestic violence, empowering women, and what it's like to be filmed for an Apple promotional video.
Thursday and Aleen talk about writing, the importance of style guides, and Thursday's project: The Responsible Communication Style Guide.
Stephen joins Aleen to talk about Relay FM, diversity, the importance of community, and his life as the parent of a child with cancer.
Steven and Aleen talk about his path to Apple journalism, the difficulties of writing about accessibility, and the tools he uses to write.
Virginia tells Aleen about her paths to both art and tech, confidence, and the importance of community.
Important message with geeky people
Aleen is fantastic in bringing amazing, geeky guests to your ears. Hear their stories, their struggles, and how we're all working to make the world a better place. Equality can be a sensitive subject and Aleen handles it very well. Props!
Aleen is Amplifying New Perspectives
Excellent work from Aleen to get more voices heard. If you've noticed an overwhelmingly white, cis-male voice in podcasting and want something more, this is the show for you.
Nothing about the description of this show would have made me subscribe. I'm a heterosexual, white guy, and though I was never against diversity it wasn't something I would have looked for as a podcast.
However a friend said he was in this show and I listened. Then I ended up going back and now I think I've listened to every episode. I love how when Aleen interviews someone you get the feeling of who they are, she is really good at what she does. I've thought about things from this show that I never would have thought about on my own. It's helped me be more conscientious about the feelings of those I work with who may come from different backgrounds.
I recommend this podcast more than almost any other, to a variety of people.