PageBreak Podcast | A book review podcast for designers, freelancers, and other nerds

Pagebreak is an audio podcast hosted by Liz Andrade and Niki Brown. Join us every Tuesday for a discussion on books (in our monthly 20 - 50 minute Book Shows) or blog posts (in our weekly 5 - 20 minute Snippets) that pertain to Freelance, Design, Development, Marketing and other such things.

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Pagebreak Podcast on Hiatus

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Well, we’ve been doing this podcast for almost 5 years now and we’re finally taking a hiatus.

Sorry that this was not better planned or announced. Life has just got too busy lately and we need a little break from our podcasting responsibilities.

We’ll be back… not sure when, but we’ll be back! If you miss the show, please let us know! Leave a message or send us a message on Twitter to @pagebreakpdcst. Allowing the show to take up so much of our time is a lot easier when we know we are actually talking to other humans… or cats… we like cats.

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Currently Reading: #GirlBoss

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Book #28 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.

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Currently Reading: Think Like A Freak

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Book #27 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

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Currently Reading: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

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Book #26 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk.

This is the 2nd book by Gary that we have discussed on the show. Check out out episode on The Thank You Economy

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Currently Reading: The Year Without Pants

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Book #25 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun.

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Currently Reading: Nothing.

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OK, so we set out on 2013 with the goal to get back into the swing of things with reading one book for the show every month, but we’re failing at that. Only 4 months left in this years calendar and we’ve only managed to finish 2 book shows for you.

 

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Currently Reading: The Freelancer’s Bible

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Book #23 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s The Freelancer’s Bible by Sarah Horowitz.

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Niki & Liz on ShopTalk Show #052

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Last week Niki and I were invited to spend some time talking about podcasting and design and dev with Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert of The ShopTalk Show. It was a lot of fun and we are really excited to be part of such a cool podcast! If you aren’t already a regular listener to ShopTalk, get on that.

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Currently Reading: The Tipping Point

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Book #22 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell.

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Currently Reading: Designing for Emotion

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Back in August we declared “The Shape of Design” by Frank Chimero to be book #21, but 4 months later, we are sorry to tell you we will not be recording a show for that particular book. SORRY! We did however move on to a new book and will be recording a show for you very very soon! Book #21 is Design For Emotion by Aarron Walter.

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2 Years of Pagebreak Podcast

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August 30th marks the 2nd anniversary of the first day Niki and I signed onto Skype together and recorded the first episode of Pagebreak Podcast. (Which was released online 2 weeks later)

Of course we would like to commemorate this milestone in some way — so if you have any suggestions, lets hear them! An article you would like us to discuss? A question or questions you’d like answered? We are so thankful for each and everyone one of you who have listened to the show and supported us over the past 2 years — we’re up for just about anything, so let’s hear your ideas!

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Currently Reading: The Shape of Design

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Book #21 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! You can order your copy of The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero  and read with us!

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FrontEnd Design Conference

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Yesterday the two of us got to take the stage at St. Petersburg, FL’s Palladium Theater stage and talk to the awesome group of designers and developers that showed up for day 2 of this years FrontEnd Design Conference. I wish we had thought ahead and had someone video us up there, but all we have is this awesome pic of our high-five mid talk.

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Currently Reading: The Creative Habit – Learn it and Use it for Life

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Book #20 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! You can order your copy of The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp. Order the book now and read with us!

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Currently Reading: Design Is A Job

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Book #19 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! You can order your copy of Design Is A Job by Mike Monteiro from abookapart.com.

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A Day in the Life of Tim Ferris

Remember back in Episode 9 when we read  The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris? If not, time to go take a listen! Also time to check out the latest installment of A Day in The Life on Hulu to see what Tim Ferris is up to these days.

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Pagebreak Podcast at The Front-End Design Conference

Last summer we were all aboat visiting Vancouver Canada for the Interlink Conference  — so this year we’re heading to St. Petersburg Florida for the Front-End Design Conference on June 8th and 9th! There are some awesome talks scheduled for the main day of the Con on Friday and then Saturday holds attendee presentations — including a little something entitled How Side Projects Can Save Your Creative Sanity by GUESS WHO!??!?! (HINT: us!)

Of course we plan to record some Snippets during our visit covering a few of the conference talks! We’re both jazzed and looking forward to hanging out with some rad people! See you there!  :) Note image above if you haven’t met us before and want to be able to recognize us!

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Front End Design Conference

Guess What?!?! Liz and I will be at the Front End Design Conference in St. Petersburg Florida June 8th & 9th. While we are there soaking up the sun, design and dev talks and meeting awesome people – we will also be recording a live show! If you are around and want to hang out, be a part of the show, throw back a few brews and chat – we would love to meet you! High-Five!

Stay tuned for more details and news!

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Currently Reading: The Manual Issue 2

Book #18 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! You can order your copy of The Manual: Issue #2 (a collection of design-centric stories by Alex Charchar, Mark Boulton, Cennydd Bowles, Josh Brewer, Karen Mcgrane, Jon Mcnaught and Trent Walton) at  alwaysreadthemanual.com.

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Challenge Accepted!

After announcing on Twitter Wednesday that Niki and I were gearing up to do some recording, our buddy Nick Snyder sent out this challenge to us, “Big ups if you can include any of the following: Thingamajig, broatmeal, dy-no-mite, bump that, holy fish tacos!

You’ll hear how we did on the March 20th release of Snippet 56 when we discuss Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century by Jonah Lehrer at Wired.com.

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Pagebreak Listener Survey

Hello beloved Pagebreak Podcast Listeners!

We are gearing up to start work on a re-design of the Pagebreak Podcast website and we need your input! Please go to pagebreakpodcast.com/survey and fill out the short questionare! It is completely anonymous and should only take you a few minutes. Thanks for the help! :)

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Niki Brown on East Wing Podcast

Check out Niki talking about design, development, teaching, and PODCASTING on episode 2 of The East Wing Podcast with Tim Smith.

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Currently Reading: Poke the Box

Book #17 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! This our second Seth Godin read, back in Episode #6 we discussed All Marketers Are Liars. You can order your copy of Poke the Box  by Seth Godin.  Get it off Amazon and read along with us, or listen to the audio book!

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Currently Reading: The Cheese Monkeys

Book #16 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s our first Fiction selection, and it’s what we’ll be reading during the Pagebreak winter break. Join us for new shows starting at the beginning of February!

You can order your copy of The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters by Chop Kidd.  Get it off Amazon and read along with us, or listen to the audio book!


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Currently Reading: Managing Oneself

Book #15 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks!

You can order your copy of Managing Oneself  by Peter F. Drucker.  Get it off Amazon and read along with us, or listen to the audio book!


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Currently Reading: The Elements of Content Strategy

Book #14 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks!

You can order your copy of The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane. Get it the Ebook or Paperback through A Book Apart and read along with us!


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Web Design & Development Podcasts

A few days ago Noupe.com published a round-up list of design industry centered podcasts to check out — and guess who was included? (HINT: us!)

Thanks to Noupe for bunching us in with this stellar group of shows! Head over to the post and give all these shows a listen….

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Barry Schwartz on The Paradox of Choice at TED


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An Interview with Liz & Niki

We recently talked with Mike Payne for an interview with Skoolige.com! Check it out…

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Currently Reading: The Paradox of Choice

Book #13 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks!

You can order your copy of The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz . Get it for your Kindle or Nook and read along with us, or listen to the audio book!


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Currently Reading: Ordering Disorder

Book #12 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks!

You can order your copy of Ordering Disorder by Khoi Vinh or get it for your Kindle or Nook and read along with us!

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Pagebreak Podcast In The Flesh

So remember last month when we were in Canada and we recorded those Snippets about the Interlink Conference?  We’ll we also streamed the whole thing live online via the CRAPPY internet connection at our hotel… which I am pretty sure ONLY Kevin Thompson actually saw — so for everyone else, here it is.

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Currently Reading: My So-Called Freelance Life

Book #11 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks!

You can order your copy of My So-Called Freelance Life by Michelle Goodman or get it for your Kindle and read along with us!

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In Real Life

Check out the rest of my pictures from Vancouver BC on Flickr!

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Vancouver, eh?

Hey Friends! We’ll be arriving in Vancouver BC, Canada tomorrow afternoon to attend the Interlink Conference! If you live in Vancouver or will be in town for the conference, leave a comment or send us a tweet to @pagebreakpdcst and lets hang!

We also are planning to do some IRL face-to-face shows and plan to broadcast them LIVE via Justin.TV — follow us on Twitter and we’ll announce when the show starts but tentatively, I’m thinking…

Friday Evening (sometime between 6PM and 9PM PST): Snippets on Conference Talks

Saturday (not sure what time): Episode 10: Designers Don’t Read

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Currently Reading: Designers Don’t Read

The book for May has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

 

You can order your copy of Designers Don’t Read by Austin Howe on Amazon or get it for your Kindle and read along with us!

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Currently Reading: The 4 Hour Work Week

The book for April has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

You can order your copy of The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss on Amazon, get it for your Kindle, or purchase the audiobook and read/listen along with us!


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Pagebreak Podcast at Interlink Conference

 

Well, it ain’t any part of the “official” conference events, BUT Niki and I will both be in Vancouver this June for the Interlink Conference and while in town plan to record the first ever live episode. If you’re going to be there and are interested in hanging out with us while we drink some beers and talk about… whatever we’ll be talking about, let us know! There are still conference tickets available, and we’d love to hang out with you!

More details on this crazy idea of ours as we get close to June! :)

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Gary Vaynerchuk Q&A: Thank You Economy Book Tour

Hit Elliot Bay Book Store this Saturday to see Gary Vaynerchuk as he passed through town for his Thank You Economy book tour. He talked about his book and business ideas, did an extended Q&A session and signed a bunch of books. I have here just some highlights from the Q&A you guys might enjoy as you finish reading the book and Niki and I get ready to record episode #8!

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Live Video Chat with Gary Vaynerchuk Tomorrow!

Hey, Liz here… I just got some cool news I wanted to share — GoodReads is hosting a Live Video chat tomorrow with Gary Vaynerchuk, author of The Thank You Economy, the book Niki and I are reading for Episode #8. (I just FINISHED about 20 minutes ago!!!)

Gary is a very passionate and knowledgeable guy, so if you are able to make time to join in on the video chat — do it! Join Gary tomorrow — Monday, March 21st promptly at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PST.

I’ll send out a reminder via Twitter tomorrow, so make sure you are following @pagebreakpdcst

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Pagebreak Listeners at SxSW

Hey everyone, if you happen to be in Austin this weekend for SxSW — be on the looking out for Niki! If you see her, say Hi!

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Currently Reading: Thank You Economy

The book for March has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

The book doesn’t officially release until March 8th, but you can pre-order your copy of Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk on Amazon or get it for your Kindle and read along with us! You could also try and get your hands on the copy we will be giving away! That’s right, we’re giving one away!

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20 Questions with Niki

You missing the sound of Niki’s voice while you wait for Episode #7 to come out next week? I thought so! Here you go, check out her appearance on 20 Questions with Colin Oakes.

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Currently Reading: Here Comes Everybody

The book for February has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

Buy Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations on Amazon or get it for your Kindle and read along with us, we’ll be discussing this book during the last week of February!

If you have suggestions for future books to be read for the show, questions for us or just something you need to say — contact us on Twitter, join our GoodReads Pagebreak Podcast group or send us an email.

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Winner of Hardboiled Web Design Giveaway!

Congratulations to @jimmynotjim, James Wilson from Boston, MA!

You’re the winner of the Hardboiled Web Design PDF Book giveaway! :) Hope you enjoy the read as much as Niki and I did!

Thanks to everyone who followed us on Twitter during the contest — and I hope that if it was this giveaway that made you aware of the podcast that we have been able to win you over as a regular listener! ;)

We are looking to do more book giveaways in the future, so stay tuned!

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Currently Reading: All Marketers Are Liars

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The book for January has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

Buy All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World by Seth Godin and read along with us, we’ll be discussing this book during the last week of January!

If you have suggestions for future books to be read for the show, questions for us or just something you need to say — contact us on Twitter, join our GoodReads Pagebreak Podcast group or send us an email.

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Video Interview with Andy Clarke

Back in November the author of Hardboiled Web Design was on The Big Web Show and he has some really interesting ideas! If you haven’t read the book at all, this video could be a good introduction for you to some of his ideas about web design. Check it out!

Also we’d like to get you guys involved in the show! If you have questions for Andy about being Hardboiled… or for Niki and me about the book — send tweets to @pagebreakpdcst!

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Hardboiled Web Design: Andy Clarke at DIBI Conference 2010

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Andy Clarke speaking at the DIBI Web Conference on the 28th April 2010 at The Sage Gateshead in the North East of England.

Andy talked about Hardboiled Web Design, the pre-cursor to his now released book which you can get from Five Simple Steps.

Audio and slides available here.

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Currently Reading: Hardboiled Web Design

The book for December has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

Buy Hardboiled Web Design as a PDF download now and read along with us, we’ll be discussing this book during the last week of December! If you’d prefer the paperback, get your pre-order in now!

If you have suggestions for future books to be read for the show, questions for us or just something you need to say — contact us on Twitter, join our GoodReads Pagebreak Podcast group or send us an email.

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Speak Human on our Flickr

Getting ready to record episode 5 of @pagebreakpdcst!!

Yesterday we recorded episode #4 and here is the evidence on our Flickr pages.

Niki is a drunk, so she had a beer while we recorded, but that’s OK cause she’s on Eastern time. Being as I am 3 hours behind her, I was still drinking coffee… maybe that explains these crazy eyes in my photo?

I highlighted and tabbed the shit out of this book!

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Videos from Eric Karjaluoto’s

Niki and I will not be releasing a Snippet this week. Here in the United States we are gearing up to celebrate Thanksgiving, which means both of need ample time to stretch out stomachs for the bounty of grub that is about to invade our gullets! (Plus we need to finish reading “Speak Human”!)

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Currently Reading: Speak Human

The book for November has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

Buy Speak Human: Outmarket the Big Guys by Getting Personal on Amazon or get it for your Kindle and read along with us, we’ll be discussing this book during the last week of November!

If you have suggestions for future books to be read for the show, questions for us or just something you need to say — contact us on Twitter, join our GoodReads Pagebreak Podcast group or send us an email.

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Currently Reading: Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

The book for October has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

Buy Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability on Amazon or get it for your Kindle and read along with us, we’ll be discussing this book during the last week of October!

If you have suggestions for future books to be read for the show, questions for us or just something you need to say — contact us on Twitter, join our GoodReads Pagebreak Podcast group or send us an email.

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Marketing Masterpiece Theater: Ignore Everybody

This video should get you warmed up for this weeks upcoming episode, enjoy. :)

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Pagebreak Podcast on the Internets!

Over the month we’ve got on board with some of the social networks so that we can stay in touch with those of you listening to Pagebreak Podcast, take your pick at which network works best for you – and if there is an online community you think Pagebreak Podcast should be a part of, let us know about it!

Follow us on Twitter!
Like us on Facebook!
Become friends with Liz and Niki on GoodReads and join the Pagebreak Podcast group on GoodReads!

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Currently Reading: Ignore Everybody & 39 Other Keys to Creativity

The book for Episode 2 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it all month.

Buy Ignore Everybody & 39 Other Keys to Creativity Amazon and read along with us, we’ll be recording episode 2 the last week of this month!

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