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Dot Grid

Dot Grid Podcast

Dot Grid is a podcast by and for people who love technology of any era or level of timelessness. People who love sharpening pencils and writing HTML, who take notes on an iPad or a legal pad. We explore topics that involve both analog and digital — p...Show More
Episode 20: BombCyclone.men

1:25:18 | Jan 14th, 2018

2017 is finally over, and Will and Andy are talking about new year resolutions for 2018. Specifically, the mechanics of them: how do you set resolutions? How do you keep track of them? How well do you keep them? That, plus lots of chatting about pape...Show More
Episode 19: Cuz I’m the MF’in Teacher, That’s Why

1:27:52 | Nov 6th, 2017

Will and Andy be talking ‘bout that Apple Watch and dem Fitbits. Also, Soviet-era pocket watches, apparently.
Episode 18: There is a Fire in Bedroom Two

1:35:29 | Oct 6th, 2017

Today, after a long talk about video games and, er, internet coming-of-age stories, Will and Andy talk about “smart home” devices — wi-fi enabled lightbulbs, digital assistant dinguses, sentient refrigerators and fancy speakers. Andy confesses his ho...Show More
Episode 17: Podcasters Got Opinions

1:24:03 | Aug 17th, 2017

Will and Andy are talking about subscriptions, both analog and digital. This is especially relevant as of late, as big apps like Day One and Ulysses have decided to switch to the subscription model. What mental processes do we go through when making ...Show More
Episode 16: A Notebook with a Manbun

1:39:41 | Jul 13th, 2017

Will and Andy are back! Again! And this time, they’re making a commitment to staying back for you, the listeners. Today’s episode catches you up on what’s new in their lives, personally and professionally, and what tools and workflows they’re using t...Show More
Episode 15: I Can't Believe This is Actually Happening

1:16:36 | Jul 28th, 2016

Will and Andy are back. They pick up right where they left off, chatting like it hasn't been almost a year or something. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Episode 14: Digital Online Audio Publication

1:27:17 | Aug 20th, 2015

Will and Andy sit down to (finally!) record another episode, and this time, they're talking about work. Specifically, how they work, what they use, and how much coffee it takes to get going in the morning.
Episode 13: Like Uber, but for Pictures

59:37 | Jul 22nd, 2015

In this episode, Will and Andy step around the junk piles and into the world of clutter — both in their houses and in their computers. They talk about saving old files, explore some feels around archiving and digitizing family photos, and how to deci...Show More
Episode 12: App Sand Mandalas

1:25:54 | Jul 6th, 2015

To celebrate Will's first-ever MacBook, he and Andy spend some time talking about the apps that are must-haves for them, and what they install first when setting up a new computer. From backup programs to launchers, there's a lot of Mac talk going on...Show More
Episode 11: Reading

1:27:37 | Jun 29th, 2015

Better late than never, Will and Andy dig an episode out of the vault to talk about reading in all its analog and digital glory.
Episode 10: Prosumer Giffer with Dr. Chase Nordengren

1:02:08 | Jun 11th, 2015

This week, Will and Andy sit down with Dr. Chase Nordengren to talk about the analog and digital tools he used when writing his dissertation. They also talk about how quickly some digital tools change while analog tools are just as reliable as always...Show More
Episode 9: The Elusive Intangible with Joey Cofone of Baron Fig

1:08:32 | May 28th, 2015

Will and Andy are lucky enough to sit down and talk with Joey Cofone, co-founder and designer at Baron Fig, seller of fine analog and digital notebooks. Baron Fig just released a note taking app, making the transition from purely analog products to d...Show More
Episode 8: To-Do Lists and Awkward Internet Hugs

1:40:00 | Apr 23rd, 2015

This week, our hosts talk about the MULTITUDE of tools available to manage to-do lists and reminders. More often than not, they will both have changed their minds by the time you read this.
Episode 7: Ambient Noise with Mike Rohde

1:10:37 | Apr 10th, 2015

Andy and Will were honored to sit down with the Sketchnote General Mike Rohde for this episode. Well, to be honest, Will sat down with him and because of the WONDERFUL hotel lobby wifi, Andy couldn't even phone it in this time.
Episode 6: GIF Sommelier

1:24:34 | Mar 26th, 2015

Andy spends 84 minutes talking about GIFs. Will listens and realizes he has so much to learn about tiny, animated images.
Episode 5: Reasons to Keep Livin' with Aaron Draplin

1:20:54 | Mar 12th, 2015

This week, Will and Andy go to design school with Mr. Aaron Draplin! He talks about the tools he uses, both digital and analog, and even does an on-the-spot pocket dump! And, of course, we talk about Field Notes and get an inside scoops on the newest...Show More
Episode 4: Never Enough Snark

1:29:17 | Feb 27th, 2015

This week, the boys sit down with author/podcaster/ poop connoisseur Harry Marks to talk about converting analog into digital and where to keep all that... stuff. We also announce the winner of the Day One giveaway and (of course) spend time in our o...Show More
Episode 3: It's About Markdown, Harry

1:30:20 | Feb 12th, 2015

Andy and Will talk about Markdown. It's an episode completely about Markdown. Seriously. Oh, Will mentions his new Field Notes, and there's a GIVEAWAY!!! But mainly Markdown.
Episode 2: Johnny Gamber is my Analog Spirit Animal

1:10:15 | Jan 25th, 2015

Andy and Will talk about journaling digitally and on paper. Also, we talk about teenage slang, App.Net, GIF management workflows, and one super FLEEK milkshake.
Episode 1: A Series of Firsts

1:45:07 | Jan 14th, 2015

Will + Andy + Analog + Digital = Let's GO.