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Podcasting starts with an idea: an idea that is not easily squished! However, long before their creators ever sit down at the microphone, a podcast idea needs to hardened, tested, and found worthy. This goes beyond just content creation and delivery. It requires real thought and structure to design a podcast that will survive long enough to find an audience. Follow your host Kyle M. Bondo has he takes fragile podcast ideas and transforms them into fierce audio concepts that are Not Easily Squished!

Sep 1, 2020

BONUS 01: Podcast Design Builder Game

Kyle introduces the Podcast Design Builder Game that can be played to strengthen your creativity by forcing you to come up with a podcast idea based on established constraints.

Download the Game

Podcast Design Builder Game v0.3 [PDF]

How to Play the Game

  • The host invites 2-4 guests...


Jul 31, 2020

Ep.06 -- Dawn of the Podcast Designer

Kyle talks about Podcast Designer as an emerging discipline and how it will be a vital skill for any studio focused on podcast content creation.

Episode at a Glance

Podcast design is an act of communication. However, a common mistake made by most podcasters is thinking of ourselves...


Apr 30, 2020

Ep.05 -- I, Podcast

Kyle takes a page out of the essay I, Pencil, and discovers how uninhibited creative energies led to the miracle of the podcast industry.

Episode at a Glance

You may have thought about everything that goes into enticing someone to press play, but have you ever thought about the design decisions that...


Apr 15, 2020

Ep.04 -- Podcasts are Bespoke by Design Kyle talks about the importance of knowing what existing formats are in your niche and how bespoke design thinking can make you stand out.

Episode at a Glance

When considering the creation of a new podcast there are generally two options available to you: Copy an existing format,...


Apr 8, 2020

Ep.03 - Principles of Good Podcast Design Part 2

Kyle explores the Ten Principles of Good Design by Dieter Rams (Part 2 of 2) to see if these principles can help you determine if your podcast design is good design.

Episode at a Glance

Every design student at some point in their career has encountered Ten Principles for...