A show about entrepreneurship, product design, and the ups and downs of running a small indie business.



Latest Episodes

#83: The Last Detail with Adam Lisagor

August 2nd, 2022 · 55 minutes

New side quest! On The Last Detail, Tom and Dan invite a guest on to chat about an object that is meaningful to them. They dive deep into that object, discussing the design, the manufacturing process, the good, and bad, and everything in-between.

Today’s guest is Adam Lisagor, the founder of Sandwich Video, the preeminent studio for creating vi…

#82: Design is Compromise

July 18th, 2022 · 59 minutes

Myke chats with Tom and Dan about their thoughts on the Mark Three campaign and their new pen tray. Then, Myke discusses some struggles with manufacturing a new paper product, and the show is closed with a Dan’s Tech Corner.

#81: Mark Three

June 29th, 2022 · 30 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the launch of the latest Studio Neat product: the Mark Three.

#80: Jony Ive’s Favorite Things

May 18th, 2022 · 38 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan give a (last?) Mark Two shipping update, then chat about Jony Ive’s favorite things.

#79: An Ever-Widening Funnel

April 21st, 2022 · 51 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about forecasting costs and inventory management. Some listener feedback prompts a brief Movie Corner, and then we attempt to create a new iPhone-gate controversy in Dan’s Tech Corner.

#78: Daylight Adjustment Number

March 24th, 2022 · 66 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan discuss the orange Mark One, and the new Mac Studio and Studio Display. Then, having triumphantly solved the temperature scale in the previous episode, the trio move to fixing Daylight Saving(s) Time.

#77: Frozen, Comfortable, Bubble

February 23rd, 2022 · 60 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about Mark Two, discuss supply chain woes, and then dive into two, yes two, Dan’s Tech Corners.

#76: Tom’s Future Corner

January 12th, 2022 · 54 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat some more about Facebook advertising, how Mark Two fulfillment is going, the future of product design for small businesses, and Sir Jony Ive’s Terra Carta seal.

#75: We Got to Finish Something

December 16th, 2021 · 52 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about a surprise high production Highball ad, the beginning of Mark Two shipments, and the Cortex Mark One pen.

#74: Biannual Holiday Gift Giving Guide(lines)

November 18th, 2021 · 55 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan each select 3 items they think would make good gifts this holiday season.