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



Latest Episodes

#88: The Last Detail with Jason Snell

November 3rd, 2022 · 63 minutes

Today’s guest is Jason Snell, the host of several tech podcasts, and the founder of sixcolors.com, an Apple-centric website covering the intersection of technology and culture. His object is the Breville Tea Maker.

#87: We Should Probably Cut This

October 19th, 2022 · 61 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the reception of the new Material Docks, doing custom Mark Ones for other businesses, Mark Three progress, and then close the show with a Dan’s Tech Corner about the staying power of the Dynamic Island.

#86: Merciless Fundraising

September 19th, 2022 · 73 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about merciless fundraising and a special edition Mark One for St. Jude, and the new Material Docks from Studio Neat. Then the lads look back on an XOXO talk they gave 10 years ago to see if they would change anything about it.

#85: The Last Detail with Betty Chen

September 6th, 2022 · 68 minutes

Today’s guest is Betty Chen, an architecture project manager, who on the side runs the YouTube channel ARTiculations and cohosts the podcast Pictorial here on the Relay FM network. Her object is the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.

#84: Empathy Machine

August 11th, 2022 · 58 minutes

Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about The Last Detail, Mark Two Limited Edition 005, and how it feels to hire people. Then the lads discuss empathy machines and briefly touch on the book After Steve.

#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.

#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.