70 episodes

Brian Casel hosts conversations with founder friends. We talk about startups, products, software, entrepreneurship, but also what's happening in our lives away from our screens and revenue graphs.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Brian Casel hosts conversations with founder friends. We talk about startups, products, software, entrepreneurship, but also what's happening in our lives away from our screens and revenue graphs.

    Bringing Great Design to WordPress with Mike McAllister

    Bringing Great Design to WordPress with Mike McAllister

    Mike McAllister is a designer of brands, websites, products, and WordPress goodness... Here in part 2 of our conversation, we dive into Mike's current work on OllieWP, a new product that brings great design to the WordPress ecosystem.
    We also talked about the balance of working on products with taking on selective design consulting partnerships with clients.
    This conversation was recorded on March 6th, 2024

    Brian's update was recorded on May 6th, 2024.

    Brian's Product StudioMy product studio, Instrumental Products, is where I partner with SaaS companies to provide UI, UX and custom-built pages and components to give your SaaS a modern user experience.
    Brian's YouTube channelSubscribe to my YouTube channel where I'm building products and showing the process.
    Brian's NewsletterSubscribe to my newsletter where I send my best ideas and stories from working on products.
    This Podcast on YouTubeThis podcast is on YouTube!  You can watch full episodes on video by subscribing to the FSF Podcast Channel on YouTube.

    • 36 min
    From Designing Products to Acquihired with Mike McAllister

    From Designing Products to Acquihired with Mike McAllister

    Mike McAllister has an incredible track record as a designer of brands, websites, products, and WordPress goodness... In part 1, we talked about Mike's experience building a successful WordPress products business that was acquired by WPEngine, and what he learned from the transition between indie product founder to acquihired in a large organization.
    In part 2, we'll dive into Mike's current work on OllieWP, a new product for designing in blocks in WordPress.
    This conversation was recorded on March 6th, 2024

    • 27 min
    From Products to Product Agency with Shawn Adrian of Input Logic

    From Products to Product Agency with Shawn Adrian of Input Logic

    Here's my conversation with Shawn Adrian, co-founder of Input Logic, a product design and development agency.  They're also launching their own product in 2024 in the AI journaling space, called Stilo.ai.
    This conversation was recorded on March 5th, 2024.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The 80/20 Software Consultancy Model with Daniel Coulbourne

    The 80/20 Software Consultancy Model with Daniel Coulbourne

    Brian's update was recorded on May 6th, 2024.
    Daniel Coulbourne is the cofounder of Thunk.dev and the co-host of the Talking Businessly podcast.  We had a great conversation about the "80/20 model" in software development consulting, striking a balance between working with clients and building your own products and projects. 
    This conversation was recorded on February 27th, 2024.
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    Brian's Product StudioMy product studio, Instrumental Products, is where I partner with SaaS companies to provide UI, UX and custom-built pages and components to give your SaaS a modern user experience.
    Brian's YouTube channelSubscribe to my YouTube channel where I'm building products and showing the process.
    Brian's NewsletterSubscribe to my newsletter where I send my best ideas and stories from working on products.
    This Podcast on YouTubeThis podcast is on YouTube!  You can watch full episodes on video by subscribing to the FSF Podcast Channel on YouTube.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Radical Design with Jack McDade

    Radical Design with Jack McDade

    Jack McDade is the creator of the new course, Radical Design. He's also the founder of Statamic CMS.  In this contuation of our conversation, we talked about Jack's unique approach to designing things and how he strikes a balance between fun refreshing projects like this, and running a successful product company.
    Brian and Jack's conversation was recorded on February 20th, 2024.

    Brian's update was recorded on May 6th, 2024.

    Brian's Product StudioMy product studio, Instrumental Products, is where I partner with SaaS companies to provide UI, UX and custom-built pages and components to give your SaaS a modern user experience.
    Brian's YouTube channelSubscribe to my YouTube channel where I'm building products and showing the process.
    Brian's NewsletterSubscribe to my newsletter where I send my best ideas and stories from working on products.
    This Podcast on YouTubeThis podcast is on YouTube!  You can watch full episodes on video by subscribing to the FSF Podcast Channel on YouTube.

    • 24 min
    The Story of Statamic CMS with Jack McDade

    The Story of Statamic CMS with Jack McDade

    Jack McDade is the founder of Statamic CMS and the creator of the new course, Radical Design.  In this conversation, Jack shared his story of going from film maker to full stack designer and developer to building a website CMS product.
    Brian and Jack's conversation was recorded on February 20th, 2024.

    Brian's update was recorded on May 6th, 2024.

    Brian's Product StudioMy product studio, Instrumental Products, is where I partner with SaaS companies to provide UI, UX and custom-built pages and components to give your SaaS a modern user experience.
    Brian's YouTube channelSubscribe to my YouTube channel where I'm building products and showing the process.
    Brian's NewsletterSubscribe to my newsletter where I send my best ideas and stories from working on products.
    This Podcast on YouTubeThis podcast is on YouTube!  You can watch full episodes on video by subscribing to the FSF Podcast Channel on YouTube.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

D4l12y25 ,

Off to a great start

Quickly worked this into my weekly listening. Looking forward to hearing from more great guests!

jhoward31415 ,

Better than most startup podcasts

Listened to the first few episodes and I like the unique style Brian has with the podcast. He's not overly-focused on the usual product and SaaS stuff, although that's discsussed too. He highlights the often more important outside of work conversations and his unique guests give the pod a really authentic feel. I'll be tuning in weekly!

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