13 comments

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 6 years ago

    I wanted to listen to this, but then I saw the episode lasts 2 hours.

    I would love a shorter, more focused (and edited!) podcast about design news or design debates. In my experience, most podcast episodes over 45 minutes are going to be at least a little watered down.

    3 points
    • Benjamin Kowalski, over 6 years ago

      OnTheGrid is probably the best podcast (in my opinion) being made about design and related issues today. This is a long episode because it's discussing 5 essays of in depth writing on a complicated subject.

      Serious discussions take time and commitment. It's a great episode and I recommend taking the time to learn from it.

      8 points
    • Oz LozanoOz Lozano, over 6 years ago

      I would love a shorter, more focused (and edited!) podcast about design news or design debates.

      Not to sound snide, but maybe you should start one. I'm happy with the long format (onthegrid, design details), but would dig a shorter 30-45min one too.

      0 points
      • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 6 years ago

        I wanted to start a Sidebar podcast… but then it would have to be 5 minutes long to keep with the site's theme, and that may be too short…

        3 points
    • Matt McInerneyMatt McInerney, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      Our episodes usually are that length (45-60mins) but there was just no way to cover what we wanted in that time.

      Eli was generous enough to give us 2 hours of his time, but I honestly could have spent 4 hours discussing this. There are plenty of things we didn't get to touch on that the essays do.

      And to be honest, I had to hang back a bit myself just to let the conversation move forward.

      Also, I spend a lot of time editing the shows. On the Grid is absolutely edited.

      4 points
      • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 6 years ago

        I honestly could have spent 4 hours discussing this.

        I'm sure you could, but my point is you shouldn't. I think good editing and knowing what to cut is what makes really great podcasts stand out.

        I guess you could say that when it comes to podcasts, I like the minimalist approach ;)

        0 points
        • Matt McInerneyMatt McInerney, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

          I said could, because we made a decision to stop at a certain point. So we didn't.

          I made cuts but I really don't think there was more to take out without being dishonest to the conversation.

          Out of curiosity, did you end up listening to the episode?

          2 points
          • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 6 years ago

            I haven't found the time to yet. That was my point, when you put out 2 hour-long episodes, a lot of people are never going to listen to them just because they don't have the time.

            0 points
          • Benjamin Kowalski, over 6 years ago

            Don't succumb to those who don't want to give serious thought to serious topics! Even busy people can find the time if they are seriously interested. I listened to half on my commute to work and half while eating lunch.

            1 point
            • Matt McInerneyMatt McInerney, over 6 years ago

              I'm a busy as anyone (subcategory guy without kids). I listen to a lot of long podcasts. I also edit a long podcast. It can be done.

              1 point
        • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 6 years ago

          I don't know, I'm 50 minutes in from my morning commute and it doesn't feel strained for content at all. But maybe I'm one of those people who could talk about it for four hours as well.

          1 point
  • Hunter MHunter M, over 6 years ago

    A short design podcast would be welcome, sure, but On the Grid is fantastic and I wish it was longer. Great work Matt, Andy, and Dan.

    2 points