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The Webby Podcast is a weekly program celebrating the people and phenomena that make the Internet awesome. Hosted by Webby Awards CEO David-Michel Davies, the show features conversations with Internet innovators and experts, tips from The Webbys team, and more.

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The Webby Podcast is a weekly program celebrating the people and phenomena that make the Internet awesome. Hosted by Webby Awards CEO David-Michel Davies, the show features conversations with Internet innovators and experts, tips from The Webbys team, and more.

    S6 EP 12: Building an Accessible Internet with Sinéad Burke

    S6 EP 12: Building an Accessible Internet with Sinéad Burke

    Closing out Season 6 is a very special episode with Sinéad Burke, host of "As Me, with Sinéad." At The Webbys, we spend a lot of time looking at the Internet, and determining what we want it to be. Sinéad is someone actively doing the work to create the Internet we want.

    On her show, she interviews notable guests about what it’s like to be them, how they navigate life in their bodies, and how this can help everyone better understand what its like out there for other people. She and host David-Michel Davies discuss what kickstarted her passion for accessibility advocacy, her famous TED Talk "Why Design Should Include Everyone," and more.
     
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    • 33 min
    S6 EP 11: Contextualizing the Web with Glitch’s Anil Dash

    S6 EP 11: Contextualizing the Web with Glitch’s Anil Dash

    Early Web pioneer and Glitch CEO Anil Dash has been a strong voice championing the core values of the Web since practically as long as it has existed. Along the way, he was an early executive at Movable Type, an adviser to the Obama Whitehouse’s Office of Digital Strategy, and adviser to companies like Medium and Donor’s Choose.


    Today Anil is the CEO of Glitch, a company that makes it easy to make apps, bots, art and all sorts of digital experiences, all within the Web browser, alongside a community of millions of other supportive creators.


    We talk a lot about how the sites and platforms of today could be more inclusive, more ethical and more humane, and of course about Glitch and the joy of watching people make things for the Web.. and if you know Anil, you know we also had to talk about Prince, and his Webby 5 Word Speech, Everything you think, is true. As a real Prince nerd, he helps us fill in some of the gaps of what Prince meant with those five words
     
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    • 48 min
    S6 EP 10: Waves of Design with The New York Times' Tracy Ma

    S6 EP 10: Waves of Design with The New York Times' Tracy Ma

    Our next guest is one of the most impactful graphic designers out there today, and is currently a Designer for The New York Times Styles Desk. Tracy Ma's incredible aesthetic combined with the global scale of the Times means her work not only informs but defines a lot of the visual world we live in today.


    Our next guest is one of the most impactful graphic designers out there today, and is currently a Designer for The New York Times Styles Desk. Tracy Ma's incredible aesthetic combined with the global scale of the Times means her work not only informs but defines a lot of the visual world we live in today.
     
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    • 38 min
    S6 EP 9: Beyond Museum Walls with The Met's Sofie Andersen

    S6 EP 9: Beyond Museum Walls with The Met's Sofie Andersen

    Our next guest, Sofie Andersen, has spent her career thinking about how the Internet and technology can enrich museums and museum going. Her work has transformed the experience of some of the world’s most visited museums, like the Whitney where she was the Director of Digital media and the Tate in London, into more interactive and more vibrant experiences.


    Today as Interim Head of Digital at the Met she is charged with thinking not only about how technology can improve the Met, but how it can bring the content, information and mission of the Met to people all over the world.
     
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    • 38 min
    S6 EP 8: Decentralizing the Internet with the EFF’s Cindy Cohn

    S6 EP 8: Decentralizing the Internet with the EFF’s Cindy Cohn

    Data privacy has become hot button issue for anyone using the Internet. Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a key figure in protecting the digital civil liberties of millions of people around the world. She joins The Webby Podcast to discuss her first case at the EFF, against leaving encryption capabilities in government hands, to the EFF’s current work to decentralize social networks, and more.

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    • 53 min
    S6 EP 7: Designing His Own Path in the Design World with John Maeda

    S6 EP 7: Designing His Own Path in the Design World with John Maeda

    For anyone who is part of the design world, the name John Maeda immediately commands respect. Having served as the President for the Rhode Island School of Design, transitioned to the world of Silicon Valley, and now in a new role at Publicis Sapient, our next guest has had a breadth of experience with the wildly changing worlds of design and technology. John walks us through career-defining moments like meeting his idol, legendary graphic designer Paul Rand, and what he has learned on the way, including the often exclusive nature of the tech world.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Fashionistas10 ,

Love this podcast!

Great when I want to learn something good about the internet! Inspiring what humans can do with these limitless tools of communication. Also the host has such a great voice! Wish I could
Listen to it all day 🤗

Mia Levitin ,

Super smart & pertinent

Just when I thought there couldn't be anything new under the podcast sun, David-Michel Davies of the Webbys puts his razor-sharp lens onto the world of tech.
Don't miss episode 1, with the inspiring Nancy Lublin, on using AI for good.

TrustTheProcessJawn ,

Interesting and fun

Great chats on internet culture, people, and stuff. Good listen.

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