Howard Look, President and CEO of Tidepool, is my guest this week. We cover his time at TiVo as a Vice President of Software and User Experience and his role as Vice President of Software at Pixar before getting to Tidepool. Tidepool is a non-profit developing an open source platform that will serve as the hub for previously isolated and siloed diabetes data. This is a really big deal. Enjoy!
I’m joined Nate Heintzman this week, and our primary topic is Google Glass. Specifically, Nate is working on a project called Glucose Glass that looks to integrate data from external diabetes devices in an intuitive and seamless way. We discuss the project, obstacles to success, and what the future of diabetes data could look like if open access were a reality. We also cover the origins of Insulindepence, as Nate is one of the co-founders. Enjoy!
I’m joined this week by fellow diabetes advocate, Heather Gabel. We discuss Heather’s takeaways from Medtronic’s Diabetes Advocates Forum, her diabetes diagnosis and discovery of the diabetes community, as well as the evolution of her writing style on her diabetes blog. We also cover her work at the Diabetes Hands Foundation and something called Pug Life. Enjoy!
Ben Kuchera, Polygon’s Opinions Editor, is my guest this week. We discuss Ben’s family including the balance of work and five children, as well as finding a new appreciation for video games through his children’s experiences. We also cover his time at Penny Arcade and the expansion of his writing to topics beyond video games. Finally we cover Ben’s transition to Polygon and what we can expect in 2014. Enjoy!
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and releasing Episode 1 of Republique, Ryan Payton is my guest this week. We discuss the final hours of his team’s $500,000 Kickstarter, the development of Republique, and the reception to Episode 1. We also discuss the benefits of being featured on the App Store, dealing with development and distribution curveballs, and the notion of a gaming development legacy. Enjoy!
Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek is back on the podcast this week talking about the adjustments he’s made now that he’s working from Chicago, his expanding role in producing video content for the site, the growth of the “Bombin’ the AM” and “Interview Dumptruck” podcasts, and we have a brief chat about the state of the current generation of consoles. Enjoy!
This week I’m catching up with Parris Lilly, now of Gamertag Radio. We discuss the similarities in our moves to California and life in The Golden State. Parris also talks about the changes in his quality of life since he switched jobs. Finally, we discuss his “coming out of retirement” to join Gamertag Radio, impressions of the next generation of gaming consoles, and the possibilities of SteamOS. Enjoy!
From the Westlake Village Four Seasons Hotel, a bunch of people with and associated with diabetes have gathered to discuss Medtronic’s 2014 Diabetes Advocates Forum. We stay on topic for the most part, covering expectations and reactions to the first day of the gathering. We also tangent off into a bunch of random places, which isn’t out of the ordinary for a group like this. Come for the laughter, stay for the Diet Coke and Twizzlers. Enjoy!
Hello faithful listeners. I moved to San Francisco last week. Dayle and I spend the next few minutes explaining what this means for us, and for you. I’ll get back to a regular podcast next week. Here’s to an exciting 2014!
Liza Bernstein, three-time breast cancer survivor and Medicine X ePatient Advisor is my guest this week. We discuss her bouts with breast cancer, why each diagnosis was an entirely unique experience, the value of online support groups, and the potential of offline support groups. We also discuss Liza’s experiences with Medicine X, while not-so-subtly encouraging potential ePatient scholars to apply for the 2014 conference. Enjoy.