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September 9, 2019
Debbie talks to portrait painter Amy Sherald about her emotionally evocative work.
August 26, 2019
Debbie Millman talks with Pete Souza about his years as the Obama administration official photographer.
August 19, 2019
Debbie talks to illustrator Christoph Niemann about his singular career as an artistic superhero.
August 12, 2019
Debbie talks to David Lee Roth about his childhood, about his long career and his new skincare business, and about how he has avoided crashing, like so many other rock stars.
August 5, 2019
Debbie talks with Austin Kleon, who describes himself as ‘a writer who draws’.
July 29, 2019
Debbie talks to writer and activist Zoe Mendelson about the importance of sexual knowledge for women.
July 22, 2019
Debbie talks with author and therapist Lori Gottlieb about the importance of emotional awareness.
July 15, 2019
Debbie talks with designer Stephen Gates about why it’s important for a brand not to be liked by everybody.
July 8, 2019
Debbie talks with Seth, the artist behind the book Palookaville, about why his generation of cartoonists broke away from fantasy.
June 17, 2019
Debbie talks with Tea Uglow about experimental digital projects that are pushing the boundaries of tech and art.
May 27, 2019
Debbie talks with Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love about the love of her life and her latest book City of Girls.
May 20, 2019
Debbie talks with artist Shantell Martin about her unorthodox career, her collaborations, and about the business of making art.
May 13, 2019
Debbie talks to calligrapher and type designer Kris Holmes, the co-creator of the Lucida typeface family.
May 6, 2019
Debbie talks to writer Roxane Gay about loneliness, social media, and self-exposure.
April 29, 2019
Debbie talks to Cey Adams about how his days writing graffiti led to a major career as a designer for hip hop acts and as an artist.
April 8, 2019
Debbie Millman talks to journalist Anand Giridharadas about his career, about a divided America, and about tech monopolies.
April 1, 2019
Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.
March 25, 2019
Debbie talks with pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi about her career and long apprenticeship.
March 18, 2019
Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.
March 11, 2019
Debbie talks with designer Jamie Myrold about great problems to solve.
March 4, 2019
On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman designer James Victore talks about leading a creative life.
February 25, 2019
Debbie talks to designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee about joy.
February 18, 2019
Debbie talks to Dustin Yellin about his busy life making art, while also running a non-profit cultural center.
February 11, 2019
Debbie talks to designer, illustrator, and art director Kate Moross about her early success, her projects, and the importance of over-delivering.
February 4, 2019
Debbie talks to Chase Jarvis about his career as a photographer and entrepreneur.
January 28, 2019
Debbie talks to Bo Burnham about his film Eighth Grade, and the young star of that movie, Elsie Fisher.
January 21, 2019
Debbie talks to Scott Belsky about why creative conflict can lead to good decision making.
January 14, 2019
Novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro talks to Debbie Millman about her surprising genetic inheritance.
January 7, 2019
Jocelyn K. Glei talks to Debbie about how the internet can lead to burnout.
December 31, 2018
Josh Higgins talks to Debbie Millman about how to design software products that become popular with users.
December 24, 2018
Debbie talks to Alice Rawsthorn about the growing status of design.
December 17, 2018
Debbie talks to performance poet Sarah Kay about teaching people to write.
December 10, 2018
Debbie talks to illustrator Christoph Niemann about his singular career as an artistic superhero.
December 3, 2018
Debbie talks to singer-songwriter Shirley Manson about her career, her music, and the long road that got her where she is today.
November 26, 2018
Debbie talks with pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi about her career and long apprenticeship.
November 19, 2018
Debbie talks with famed photographer Albert Watson about his career and about the importance of preparing conceptually for a shoot.
November 12, 2018
Debbie talks to museum director Thelma Golden about the power of curation.
November 5, 2018
Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.
October 29, 2018
Debbie Millman talks with Pete Sousza about his years as the Obama administration official photographer.
October 22, 2018
Debbie talks to designer Paul Sahre about the power of saying no to clients, and about a meeting with Steely Dan that went off the rails.
October 15, 2018
Debbie talks to Patricia Cronin about art and politics.
October 8, 2018
Debbie talks to Michael Ovitz about his long and controversial career as a Hollywood power broker.
October 1, 2018
Debbie talks to Beth Comstock about her career at General Electric and how big companies can innovate.
September 24, 2018
Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.
September 17, 2018
Debbie talks to Brian Collins about why designers shouldn’t think of themselves as mere problem solvers.
September 10, 2018
Debbie talks for Aaron Draplin about setting up his own shop, and about making money as a designer.
September 3, 2018
Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.
August 27, 2018
Debbie talks to optimist, ethnographer, and author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.
August 20, 2018
Debbie talks to Hamilton director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.
August 13, 2018
Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.
August 6, 2018
Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.
July 30, 2018
On this episode, Debbie brings the great English designer, typographer, and art director Neville Brody to the stage.
July 23, 2018
“...The thing about your fifties is you have power...all those people you grew up with, they’re in their fifties too and they’ve got power, so they can actually give you some decent work.”
July 16, 2018
Debbie talks to author and art director Steven Heller live on stage.
July 9, 2018
Debbie talks to the great type designer Matthew Carter live on stage.
July 2, 2018
Debbie Millman brings artist Laurie Anderson live on stage to discuss her career, art, life, and politics.
June 25, 2018
Debbie talks to portrait painter Amy Sherald about her emotionally evocative work.
June 18, 2018
On this episode Debbie talks to Lewis Lapham about his long career in journalism and the media landscape today.
June 11, 2018
Debbie talks to writer Carmen Maria Machado about her writing, life, career, and the importance of ego.
June 4, 2018
Debbie talks to Aminatou Sow about her podcast and her career in tech.
May 28, 2018
Debbie talks to muscian, playwright, and activist Erin McKeown about the ups and downs in her career, and about writing a musical for the first time.
May 21, 2018
Debbie talks to author and conflict resolution mediator Priya Parker about meetings and gatherings and why so many of them don’t work.
May 14, 2018
Debbie talks to performance artist and dancer Jack Ferver about his career in dance theater and the politics in his work.
May 7, 2018
Debbie Millman talks with author and editor Pamela Paul about books and book reviewing.
April 30, 2018
Debbie Millman talks to journalist Anand Giridharadas about his career, about a divided America, and about tech monopolies.
April 23, 2018
Debbie talks to astrophysicist David Spergel about the origins of the universe.
April 16, 2018
Debbie talks to Edel Rodriguez about his career and his celebrated illustrations of Donald Trump.
April 9, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to Simon Doonan about his unlikely career and his formula for creative window displays.
April 2, 2018
Debbie talks to Richard Haines about his late blooming career as an illustrator.
March 26, 2018
On this episode Debbie talks to Nick Law about working through failure.
March 19, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks with set designer David Korins about his impressive career on Broadway, his design process, and his latest projects.
March 12, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to Sukey Novogratz about meditation and recovery from trauma.
March 5, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to interactive designer Edwin Schlossberg about his career and about the time he asked a Vatican archivist why they had cataloged so little of their historical treasures.
February 26, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to experimental psychologist and author Steven Pinker about measuring human happiness..
February 19, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to musician Kaki King about performing and composing.
February 12, 2018
On this episode, Debbie talks to David Cay Johnston about the fun of investigative journalism.
January 15, 2018
Debbie looks back at some of her favorite highlights of 2017 including Thomas Kail, Elizabeth Alexander, Mike Mills, Sarah Jones, Anil Dash, and Brian Koppelman.
December 26, 2017
Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.
December 18, 2017
Debbie talks to TED founder Richard Saul Wurman about learning and education.
December 11, 2017
Debbie talks to performance artist Marina Abramović about her career, her art, and her incredible body of work.
December 11, 2017
Debbie talks to podcast host, comic, and comedy writer Catie Lazarus about comedy, and about the grey area of comedians telling off-color jokes.
December 4, 2017
Debbie talks to four time New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss about depression, suicide, and major changes in his life.
November 27, 2017
Debbie talks to artist and filmmaker Mike Mills about his career and his formative influences.
November 20, 2017
Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.
November 13, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to writer Kenny Fries about living with, and writing about disability.
November 6, 2017
Debbie talks to novelist Emma Donoghue about gender, race, and the value of fiction.
October 30, 2017
Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.
October 23, 2017
Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.
October 16, 2017
Debbie talks to director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.
October 9, 2017
Debbie talks to James Victore about his apprenticeship in graphic design, about the role of opinion in his work, and about his suspicions of surface beauty and polish.
October 2, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to Marian Bantjes about her daring typography and her highly ornamental design.
September 25, 2017
Debbie talked to Massimo Vignelli about his favorite typeface, his fight against vulgarity and meaningless design, and what he means by forceful design.
September 11, 2017
Debbie talks to Billions show runner Brian Koppelman about why he became a writer after years as a record promoter and producer.
September 4, 2017
Debbie talks to poet Eileen Myles about poetry, fame, and politics.
August 28, 2017
Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex. “People therefore find it bizarrely difficult to talk about sex with the people they’re having it with while they are actually having it.”
August 21, 2017
Debbie Millman talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health.
August 14, 2017
Debbie talks to Gail Bichler about magazine design and the role of the magazine cover in the digital age.
August 7, 2017
Debbie talks to Alison Bechdel about how identifying herself as a lesbian when she was young led her into a career as a cartoonist.
July 31, 2017
Debbie talks with artist and writer Lisa Congdon about how she sometimes felt like an imposter.
July 24, 2017
Debbie talks to Anil Dash about politics, technology, and culture.
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