Design Matters

with Debbie Millman

The world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.

And remember, we can talk about making a difference, we can make a difference, or we can do both.


Design Matters: Kevin Kelly

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Digital visionary, bestselling author, founder of the popular Cool Tools website, and Co-Founder and Senior Maverick of Wired magazine—Kevin Kelly joins to talk about his career, his new book, and his radical optimism about the future of our world and humanity.

Design Matters: Gloria Steinem

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Gloria Steinem talks about her legendary career as an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, co-founder of one of the most significant magazines of the 21st century, and an activist whose work has impacted the place women and girls now have in the world.

Best of Design Matters: Steven Heller

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The legendary author joins to discuss his book ‘Growing Up Underground,’ an entertaining and humorous coming-of-age story at the center of New York’s youth culture in the 1960s and 1970s.

Best of Design Matters: Candice Carty-Williams

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Author of the bestselling book “Queenie”—Candice Carty-Williams joins a very special guest host, Roxane Gay, to talk about her latest novel “People Person” which follows the Pennington family, a cadre of five half-siblings forced together in the wake of a dramatic event.

Best of Design Matters: Adam Grant

In an illuminating and cerebral discussion, Adam Grant discusses his new book “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know”—and the value of checking in and checking up on yourself.