By Timothy Buck
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A weekly interview podcast about what's unusual in tech by Timothy Buck
||Clean031: A Strategic Look at Apple Day with Carolina Milanesi||For this Apple Day episode, I interviewed friend of the show and former guest, Carolina Milanesi. Carolina is an industry analyst at Creative Strategies and regular columnist for Techpinions, TIME, TechCrunch and PC Magazine. She joined me to discuss this week’s event, what was and wasn’t announced, the Apple Watch Series 4, the reasoning behind Apple’s 3-new iPhone lineup and more.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: Software Spelunking with Guilherme Rambo (Extra Episode)||Guilherme Rambo is a software spelunker and writer for 9to5Mac and an iOS developer in Brazil. He joined me for a special Apple Event predictions episode to chat about how he found rare leaked marketing images for both iPhone and Apple Watch, his expectations for Apple announcements this fall, which devices he plans to buy and more.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: Cate Huston International Spy||Cate Huston runs Jetpack engineering for Automattic and is an international speaker. In this early-morning recording, we chatted about the strange fad of “reinventing” food poorly, why she works in Ireland, the positive influence of internet raccoons, ending things well, and more.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: A Design Career, but Like Kanye with Jason Yuan||Jason Yuan is a design intern at Apple. We discussed his journey from theatre school to working in Cupertino, difficulties of breaking into the tech world, design celebrity culture, creating a Kanye book with depth, and more.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Internalized Twitter Voice with Owen Williams||The founder of Charged, Owen Williams, joined me this week to discuss his experience building a newsletter business, emerging internet business models, working in tech from Amsterdam and New Zealand, whether it’s time to end the yearly smartphone launch events, smartphone innovation in coming years, the unusual state of the smart assistant market and more.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Starting a Non-Profit from Scratch with Jean MacDonald||Jean MacDonald is the founder of App Camp for Girls, a community manager at Micro.blog, and was an early employee at Smile Software, the company behind gems like TexExpander and PDFpen. She shared what it was like to start a non-profit from scratch, how she decided to buy podcast ads in the early days of the medium, the story behind how the founders of Smile met, and more.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: Bootstrapping a High-Growth Startup with Christy Laurence||Christy Laurence is the CEO of Plann. She and I chatted about bootstrapping a high-growth startup, building a software business as a non-technical founder, and marketing tactics for organically building a global brand.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: Tech in the South with Blair Reeves||Blair Reeves is the author of Building Products for the Enterprise and a principal product manager at SAS, the largest privately owned tech company in the world. We had a fascinating conversation about the major differences between the tech scenes in Silicon Valley and the Southeastern parts of the US, as well as what makes enterprise product management unique.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Software has Misplaced its Personality with Louie Mantia||Louie Mantia is the founder of Parakeet and a former designer for Apple and the prestigious Iconfactory. He and I chatted about iconography, his wonderful obsession with Memoji, the delightful addition of new colors in macOS Mojave, the sad lack of personality in modern app design, and a few uniquely opinionated and fun-filled apps.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Apple's 4-Pronged Media Strategy with Eric Young||Eric Young works in research and strategy for NBCUniversal. His understanding of Hollywood and the media landscape along with his strongly-held views on Apple made for a great conversation about Apple’s media strategy across music, video, news, podcasts and more.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: #VoiceFirst with Cassidy Williams||Cassidy Williams, head of developer voice programs working on Alexa for Amazon. We talked about voice-first user experience, designing voice-first with a screen, building feedback loops into voice-first tools, the future of voice-first computing and more.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: The Intersection of Design, Technology and Culture with May-Li Khoe||May-Li Khoe is the VP of Design at Khan Academy and long-time Apple designer who worked on software for the first iPhone and early stage human interface design research for Force Touch, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, HomePod and more. We had a wonderful discussion about her time at Apple, the intersection of design, technology and culture, dark patterns, design with a capital D, and more.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Techno Villainy with Kelly Guimont||Kelly Guimont is my special guest this week. We discuss iOS apps on the Mac, Breaking up iTunes, Siri Shortcuts, building tools that can be used for evil and more.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Strategy, Strategy, Strategy with Ryan Jones||Ryan Jones, founder of Weather Line and Flighty, joined me after the Keynote to discuss Apple’s announcements and what they say about their strategy.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: WWDC Predictions with Carolina Milanesi||This week I sat down with Carolina Milanesi, an industry analyst at Creative Strategies and regular columnist for Techpinions, TIME, TechCrunch and PC Magazine. We had a lot of fun talking about both what we want and what we expect from Apple at WWDC next week—including Siri as a platform, hardware improvements, Apple in the home, and The Information’s scoop that Apple may be expanding NFC to more than payments.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: A Bit of a Privacy Minefield with Paul and Mark Johnson||Mark and Paul Johnson are friends of mine and the founders of an education platform company called Pathwright. They joined me to talk about how we see technology impacting education over the next 50 years, how Google Duplex could replace the need for tools like Zapier, the downstream effects of self-driving cars, what we want to see from Apple at WWDC and more.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Building Better Products with Ryan Glasgow||The founder of UserLeap and my friend, Ryan Glasgow came on the show this week. We dove deep into how product managers distill user feedback into actionable insights, and we also talked about Twitter upping the character limit, Facebook's mistakes, antitrust, blockchain and more.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Being Yourself is Differentiating with Matt Birchler||This week I’m excited to have chatted with Matt Birchler of Birchtree. We discussed how we get our tech news, building a brand on the internet, and what we’ve learned over our many years trying to do just that. Then we closed out the show focusing on shifts in the culture of privacy.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Social Media is a Lie with Georgia Dow||Georgia Dow brought her unique perspective as both a psychotherapist and a tech writer for iMore to the show. We discussed the intersection of social media and mental health, privacy, the robotpocolypse and more.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Kinda All Over the Place with Josh Centers||Josh Centers joined me to discuss Apple’s path under Tim Cook, the power of consistently creating and sharing what you create, the impact of technology on politics and more. Josh is a writer over at Tidbits and an author of several books on technology that you can find at Takecontrolbooks.com.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Apple, Education and Chattanooga with Bradley Chambers||This week I sat down with Bradley Chambers to discuss Apple and eduction. Bradley brings a unique perspective on this topic as both the Director of IT at a school in Tennessee and a regular technology writer for 9to5Mac and The Sweet Setup.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Construction and Roosters with Ben Bajarin||My special guest this week is Ben Bajarin, the founder of Techpinions and principal analyst at Creative Strategies where he leads primary research into consumer technology. We discussed Apple’s strategy to position the iPad for education (not necessarily the education market), the possibility of talent drain from Facebook, positive movement toward diversity in tech and more.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Machine-Learning Powered Personalized Products with Sonya Mann||This week’s guest was Sonya Mann, staff reporter for Inc. and an all around interesting person. We talked personalized products powered by machine-learning, living in San Francisco, the fintech company she finds most interesting at the moment, and more.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Small Features that Delight||Small features certainly have the power to delight, and sadly, those types of features can also be described as something unusual in tech right now. In episode 008, I talk about 3 little things that have brought delight to me in recent weeks.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: An Introduction to Design Systems with Marco Suarez||In this week’s show I sat down with Marco Suarez, Design Systems head at InVision and former designer for Etsy and MailChimp. We discussed his decision to be a remote worker, and we dove into the topic of Design Systems—what they are, how they work and the many benefits they provide to each team involved in making products.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: A Learning Experience||Does the launch of the HomePod show that Apple has learned from their mistakes with the original Apple Watch? In this week's show I take a look at this question and compare the launches of these 2 high-profile Apple products.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Recovering Audiophile Talks HomePod with Peter Cao||Peter Cao, editor from 9to5Mac and 9to5Google, joined me for this week's show. He shared his perspective of the HomePod, as a self-proclaimed 'recovering audiophile', and we discussed Apple’s declining software quality, the delay of AirPlay 2 and one thing Peter finds unusual in tech right now.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Tech and Making Comics with Benjamin Schipper||Benjamin Schipper joins Timothy to discuss his unique perspective of technology as a comic writer and artist. We discuss the tools he uses to run his business, the powerful pros and cons of social media and more.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Musings about HomePod||In this week's episode I talk about my new HomePod, Echos and the smart home setup in our San Francisco apartment.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: What is Accessibility? with Steven Aquino||Steven Aquino joins Timothy to discuss accessibility—what it is, and why accessibility is a hugely important for the future of voice-first tech.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Hello, World!||In this short inaugural episode, Timothy talks about his goals for Unco, the different formats the show will take, and one thing that is unusual in tech.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A thoughtful look at tech trends today
I've just listened to Timothy's first two episdoes and it looks like this podcast is going to be great. Timothy picks great guests, asks the right questions, and then listens (so I can listen too). Can't wait for more episodes!
Thoughtful, Positive, and Enjoyable!
Tim does a great job of asking the right questions and then simply listening. He thoughtfully interacts with the hosts and lets the conversation naturally develop.
His guests have been great, too! They’re the type of people you’d want to hang out with.
Unlike Tech News shows, UNCO stays positive and enjoyable. If you like pleasant, informative conversations about tech with really interesting, informed guests, subscribe.
Smart and straightforward
Tim keeps things laid back and friendly, but he and his guests still come up with hard-hitting observations about the state of the tech world. Especially if you are interested in the Apple ecosystem, this podcast is a must.