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Not Easily Squished, hosted by Kyle M. Bondo, talks about Audio Experience (AX) Design and the emerging discipline of Podcast Design. Learn how to take your fragile podcast concept and transform it into a fierce audio experience that is Not Easily Squished!

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Not Easily Squished, hosted by Kyle M. Bondo, talks about Audio Experience (AX) Design and the emerging discipline of Podcast Design. Learn how to take your fragile podcast concept and transform it into a fierce audio experience that is Not Easily Squished!

    Podcast Design Builder Game

    Podcast Design Builder Game

    BONUS 01: Podcast Design Builder Game Kyle introduces the Podcast Design Builder Game that can be played to strengthen your creativity by forcing you to come up with a podcast idea based on established constraints.
    Download the Game Podcast Design Builder Game v0.3 [PDF]
    How to Play the Game The host invites 2-4 guests to create 10 design requirements (5-10 minutes). Each of the guests spends some time creating a rough podcast idea (5-10 minutes). Everyone shares their rough podcast idea with the host asking clarifying questions. Everyone then explores each other’s creation (Pros/Cons, Open Forum). If there needs to be a winner, the host, the guests, or the audience decides. Rules of the Game #1 – Roll dice to determine their TEN Podcast Design Requirements
    The Host rolls (1D20, 1D10, 1D6) to determine the 10 podcast design requirements. #2 – With the Requirements, take 5-10 minutes to develop a PODCAST PROTOTYPE:
    Provide Detail to each Requirement Define Their Topic Define Their Target Listener #3 – Give your Podcast a NAME:
    This podcast is called... #4 – Guests present their PODCAST PROTOTYPE high-level WHY Statement/Synopsis:
    What is this show about (high-level)? Who’s it for (target audience)? Why should we care (hook)? #5 – Guests present what their very first episode and season would be:
    Episode #1 is called... After a full season you will know Deciding the Winner (Draft) One of the hosts is the judge and the winner is decided at the end. Everyone on the show decides who wins and the winner is decided at the end. The audience decides which podcast prototype is the winner based on Social Media and Email feedback with the winner announced on Bonus Content Notable Quotes "Crispy WHY! Now with a third less calories!"
    -- Timothy Kimo Brien
    Presented by Create Art Podcast To get your art muscles strong enough to start designing podcasts, you need to listen to the Create Art Podcast. If you're like me and crave creativity, art, and learning how to find your artistic muse, then you need to join my good friend Timothy Kimo Brien as he takes a deep dive into the world of creativity with the Create Art Podcast.
    About NES Not Easily Squished, hosted by Kyle M. Bondo, talks about Audio Experience (AX) Design and the emerging discipline of Podcast Design. Learn how to take your fragile podcast concept and transform it into a fierce audio experience that is Not Easily Squished!
    NES Website: noteasilysquished.com NES Theme Music "What Are You Waiting For" by NoiseWorld NES Libsyn Episode Library NES Podcast Industry Model [PDF] NES is a Gagglepod Studios Production Thank you for listening! Be sure to check out the other Gagglepod Studios shows including Podwrecked, PAUSE for Dramatic Effect, and Create Art Podcast -- you can find all of these and more at Gagglepod.com
    Go create something great!

    • 15 min
    Dawn of the Podcast Designer

    Dawn of the Podcast Designer

    Ep.06 -- Dawn of the Podcast Designer Kyle talks about Podcast Designer as an emerging discipline and how it will be a vital skill for any studio focused on podcast content creation.
    Episode at a Glance Podcast design is an act of communication. However, a common mistake made by most podcasters is thinking of ourselves as only audio communicators. We’re fortunate to speak the audio language fluently, but we need to be able to translate that thinking into visual and performance mediums as well. In other words, we need to be bilingual. But not in the way you would expect. If you are bilingual, it means you are fluent in two languages. However, using bilingual in the context of audio communication AND visual and performance mediums is a little more nuanced. And it is the cornerstone of good podcast design.
    Notable Quotes "The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."
    -- Thomas Edison
    Presented by Create Art Podcast To get your art muscles strong enough to start designing podcasts, you need to listen to the Create Art Podcast. If you're like me and crave creativity, art, and learning how to find your artistic muse, then you need to join my good friend Timothy Kimo Brien as he takes a deep dive into the world of creativity with the Create Art Podcast.
    About NES Not Easily Squished, hosted by Kyle M. Bondo, talks about Audio Experience (AX) Design and the emerging discipline of Podcast Design. Learn how to take your fragile podcast concept and transform it into a fierce audio experience that is Not Easily Squished!
    NES Website: noteasilysquished.com NES Theme Music "What Are You Waiting For" by NoiseWorld NES Libsyn Episode Library NES Podcast Industry Model [PDF] NES is a Gagglepod Studios Production Thank you for listening! Be sure to check out the other Gagglepod Studios shows including Podwrecked, PAUSE for Dramatic Effect, and Create Art Podcast -- you can find all of these and more at Gagglepod.com
    Go create something great!

    • 20 min
    I, Podcast

    I, Podcast

    Ep.05 -- I, Podcast Kyle takes a page out of the essay I, Pencil, and discovers how uninhibited creative energies led to the miracle of the podcast industry.
    Episode at a Glance You may have thought about everything that goes into enticing someone to press play, but have you ever thought about the design decisions that have led up to the play button itself? There is a whole world of cooperation between people, far apart and personally unbeknownst to each other, that allows your podcast episode to reach your listener.
    This podcast industry is a marketplace that performs miracles almost every moment of every day. Today, you and I are going to take a journey. I am going to walk you through the day in the life of a podcast episode -- from ideation to listener. There are three major segments all acting in concert with each other to form what I see as the reference model to the current layout of what we CALL the Podcast Industry. These three smaller industries consist of Production, Distribution, and Consumption.
    If these three smaller industries did not act in coordination with each other, podcasting would not exist. I've created a diagram of this model to help conceptualized as you follow along.
    [PDF] Podcast Industry Model NES Design Master: Leonard E. Read Today’s Master is Leonard E. Read. Mr. Read (who lived from 1898–1983) established the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in 1946 and served as FEE’s president for 37 years. He was a strong defender of American liberty with a specific focus on individual freedom and private property rights. This is what led him to author 29 books and hundreds of essays.
    But is his powerful yet simple essay titled, “I, Pencil: My Family Tree” published back in 1958, that is his most famous work. For over 60 years hundreds of thousands of Americans of all ages have read (or heard) this simple and beautiful explanation of the miracle of the “invisible hand” by following the production of an ordinary pencil. If you are new to “I, Pencil” -- Please check out the link in my show notes to both the PDF version of the essay and an Audio version provided by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).
    [PDF] I, Pencil Essay [MP3] I, Pencil Audio Additional FEE download options Although a few of the manufacturing details and place names have changed, the principles endure. I love the principles found in "I, Pencil" -- especially when you can apply them to improving your podcast design.
    Notable Quotes "Leave all creative energies uninhibited."
    -- Leonard E. Read
    "[Markets are a] configuration of creative human energies. [Thousands] of tiny know-hows, configuring naturally and spontaneously in response to human necessity and desire. And in the absence of any human masterminding."
    -- Leonard E. Read
    "We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders."
    -- GK Chesterton
    Presented by Create Art Podcast To get your art muscles strong enough to start designing podcasts, you need to listen to the Create Art Podcast. If you're like me and crave creativity, art, and learning how to find your artistic muse, then you need to join my good friend Timothy Kimo Brien as he takes a deep dive into the world of creativity with the Create Art Podcast.
    About NES Podcasting Starts with an idea: an idea that is not easily squished! However, long before their creators ever sit down at the microphone, a podcast idea needs to hardened, tested, and found worthy. This goes beyond just content creation and delivery. It requires real thought and structure to design a podcast that will survive long enough to find an audience. Follow your host Kyle M. Bondo has he takes fragile podcast ideas and transforms them into fierce audio concepts that are Not Easily Squished!
    NES Website: noteasilysquished.com NES Theme Music: What Are You Waiting For by NoiseWorld NES Podcast Hosting: Libsyn.com NES is a Gagglepod Studios Production Thank you for listening! Be sure to check out the other

    • 39 min
    Podcasts are Bespoke by Design

    Podcasts are Bespoke by Design

    Ep.04 -- Podcasts are Bespoke by Design Kyle talks about the importance of knowing what existing formats are in your niche and how bespoke design thinking can make you stand out.
    Episode at a Glance
    When considering the creation of a new podcast there are generally two options available to you: Copy an existing format, or create your own special format. But how do you create a format that is unique enough to be different but not too unique that it scares listeners away? The answer is in understanding what existing formats are in your niche and how bespoke design thinking can make you stand out.
    Notable Quotes
    "The concept is to create something that no other podcast has anywhere in your niche. That means you need to know who is in your niche." -- Kyle M. Bondo
    That Podcast I Mentioned
    Here's to Joe Saul-Sehy and The Stacking Benjamins Show that takes "talking about money while in your Mom's basement" and shows you how the strategy of being different in your niche works.
    Presented by Create Art Podcast
    To get your art muscles strong enough to start designing podcasts, you need to listen to the Create Art Podcast. If you're like me and crave creativity, art, and learning how to find your artistic muse, then you need to join my good friend Timothy Kimo Brien as he takes a deep dive into the world of creativity with the Create Art Podcast.
    About NES
    Podcasting Starts with an idea: an idea that is not easily squished! However, long before their creators ever sit down at the microphone, a podcast idea needs to hardened, tested, and found worthy. This goes beyond just content creation and delivery. It requires real thought and structure to design a podcast that will survive long enough to find an audience. Follow your host Kyle M. Bondo has he takes fragile podcast ideas and transforms them into fierce audio concepts that are Not Easily Squished!
    NES Website: noteasilysquished.com NES Theme Music: What Are You Waiting For by NoiseWorld NES Podcast Hosting: Libsyn.com NES is a Gagglepod Studios Production
    Thank you for listening! Be sure to check out the other Gagglepod Studios shows including Podwrecked, PAUSE for Dramatic Effect, and Create Art Podcast -- you can find all of these and more at Gagglepod.com
    Go create something great!

    • 13 min
    Principles of Good Podcast Design Part 2

    Principles of Good Podcast Design Part 2

    Ep.03 - Principles of Good Podcast Design Part 2
    Kyle explores the Ten Principles of Good Design by Dieter Rams (Part 2 of 2) to see if these principles can help you determine if your podcast design is good design.
    Episode at a Glance
    Every design student at some point in their career has encountered Ten Principles for Good Design by Dieter Rams. Rams was an infamous German industrial designer and the Chief Design Officer at Braun for over 30 years. In fact, many of the consumer products Rams created for Brauns are still used today. He was also well known for his “Less but Better” minimalist aesthetic and for being one of the first designers who strived to be environmentally friendly before it was cool. Rams knows design. But does his design philosophy -- created almost half a century ago -- a relevant tool for podcast creative engineers to use even today?
    Ten Principles of Good Design (6-10) Kyle explores the last 5 principles of the Ten Principles of Good Design in Part 2 of this two-part series:
    Number 6. Good design is honest Number 7. Good design is long-lasting Number 8. Good design is thorough down to the last detail Number 9. Good design is environmentally-friendly Number 10. Good design is as little design as possible Notable Quotes in this episode:
    "Less is Better" -- Dieter Rams
    Sources
    Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good Design Dieter Rams – 6 Interesting Facts Presented by Create Art Podcast
    To get your art muscles strong enough to start designing podcasts, you need to listen to the Create Art Podcast. If you're like me and crave creativity, art, and learning how to find your artistic muse, then you need to join my good friend Timothy Kimo Brien as he takes a deep dive into the world of creativity with the Create Art Podcast.
    About NES
    Podcasting Starts with an idea: an idea that is not easily squished! However, long before their creators ever sit down at the microphone, a podcast idea needs to hardened, tested, and found worthy. This goes beyond just content creation and delivery. It requires real thought and structure to design a podcast that will survive long enough to find an audience. Follow your host Kyle M. Bondo has he takes fragile podcast ideas and transforms them into fierce audio concepts that are Not Easily Squished!
    NES Website: noteasilysquished.com NES Theme Music: What Are You Waiting For by NoiseWorld NES Podcast Hosting: Libsyn.com NES is a Gagglepod Studios Production
    Thank you for listening! Be sure to check out the other Gagglepod Studios shows including Podwrecked, PAUSE for Dramatic Effect, and Create Art Podcast -- you can find all of these and more at Gagglepod.com
    Go create something great!

    • 19 min
    Principles of Good Podcast Design Part 1

    Principles of Good Podcast Design Part 1

    Ep.02 - Principles of Good Podcast Design Part 1
    Kyle explores the Ten Principles of Good Design by Dieter Rams to see if these principles can help you determine if your podcast design is good design.
    Episode at a Glance
    Every design student at some point in their career has encountered Ten Principles for Good Design by Dieter Rams. Rams was an infamous German industrial designer and the Chief Design Officer at Braun for over 30 years. In fact, many of the consumer products Rams created for Brauns are still used today. He was also well known for his “Less but Better” minimalist aesthetic and for being one of the first designers who strived to be environmentally friendly before it was cool. Rams knows design. But does his design philosophy -- created almost half a century ago -- a relevant tool for podcast creative engineers to use even today?
    Ten Principles of Good Design (1-5) Kyle explores the first 5 principles of the Ten Principles of Good Design in Part 1 of this two-part series:
    Number 1. Good design is innovative Number 2. Good design makes a product useful Number 3. Good design is aesthetic Number 4. Good design makes a product understandable Number 5. Good design is unobtrusive Notable Quotes in this episode:
    "Less is Better" -- Dieter Rams
    Sources
    Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good Design Dieter Rams – 6 Interesting Facts Presented by Create Art Podcast
    To get your art muscles strong enough to start designing podcasts, you need to listen to the Create Art Podcast. If you're like me and crave creativity, art, and learning how to find your artistic muse, then you need to join my good friend Timothy Kimo Brien as he takes a deep dive into the world of creativity with the Create Art Podcast.
    About NES
    Podcasting Starts with an idea: an idea that is not easily squished! However, long before their creators ever sit down at the microphone, a podcast idea needs to hardened, tested, and found worthy. This goes beyond just content creation and delivery. It requires real thought and structure to design a podcast that will survive long enough to find an audience. Follow your host Kyle M. Bondo has he takes fragile podcast ideas and transforms them into fierce audio concepts that are Not Easily Squished!
    NES Website: noteasilysquished.com NES Theme Music: What Are You Waiting For by NoiseWorld NES Podcast Hosting: Libsyn.com NES is a Gagglepod Studios Production
    Thank you for listening! Be sure to check out the other Gagglepod Studios shows including Podwrecked, PAUSE for Dramatic Effect, and Create Art Podcast -- you can find all of these and more at Gagglepod.com
    Go create something great!

    • 22 min

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