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January 17, 2017

That went quickly! Listen in to our live event where we commemorate 100 episodes of The Busy Creator Podcast and remark on the journey. This event was a crossover with the New York City Podcast Meetup, recorded at Small City Co-working space in Brooklyn.

Joining Prescott on stage are musician Joaquin Cotler (@ShinyIslands), UX designer Rashan Casseus (@rcassues) & video publisher/entrepreneur Gabby Wallace (@GabbyAWallace). Together we discuss daily practice, creating projects and nurturing them over time, and our own experiences with podcasting.

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    Show Notes & Links
  • Small City co-working space in Brooklyn
  • Joaquin Cotler, musician, journalist, composer of The Busy Creator Podcast theme song
  • Paul ShafferClark TerryQuestlove — late night talk show band leaders through the years
  • New York City Podcast Meetup
  • Joaquin has appeared on The Busy Creator Podcast episode 41
  • John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson, guests on TBC episode 50
  • "It's a great time to go to Puerto Rico if you already have a lot of money."
    —Joaquin Cotler
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  • Creighton Mershonn & Jessi Arrington, proprietors of Small City and past guests on TBC ep 92
  • Vector Media Group, our default host of the NYC Podcast Meetup
  • Nick Spriggs, partner at Vector, guest on TBC ep 91
  • New York City Podcast Meetup is one year old
  •  New York City Podcast Meetup on Twitter
  •  New York City Podcast Meetup on Facebook
  • Prescott removed Facebook from his phone, sleeps better 
  • The Busy Creator Podcast made it to 100 episodes — they’re all here
  • Jonathan Coulton, and his Thing A Week podcast project
  • JoCo Cruise, featuring Aimee Mann, et al
  • "Busy is a four-letter word."
    —Prescott Perez-Fox
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  • Busy Beaver” is an English-language idomatic expression
  • MIT’s mascot is Tim the Beaver, nature’s engineer

    Tim The Beaver

  • Buzz The Busy Beaver is the mascot of The Busy Creator Podcast, but not modelled after Prescott
  • #HumbleBrag, a definition
  • The Busy Creator Podcast started as bi-weekly, went up to weekly, then returned to bi-weekly
  • Bi-Weekly vs. Fortnightly vs. every-other-week, semantics
  • TBC by the numbers: 3 years, 106 episodes (including B-Sides), 98 unique guests, 15 single-topic episodes, 4 monologue episodes
  • TBC by the numbers, best single day downloads: 567, 11 January 2017
  • TBC by the numbers, best monthly downloads: 10,148, November 2016
  • TBC by the numbers, lifetime downloads: 103,279, as of 16 January 2017
  • Marc Maron’s show received nearly 750,000 downloads in 24 hours when he interviewed President Obama
  • Casper Mattresses, not a sponsor
  • #TBC100 and #NYCPodMeet to see photos from the event
  • Rashan Casseus, NYC native, FIT Grad, currently a Senior UX Designer
  • Rashan & Prescott met at a fan meetup for Keith and The Girl
  • R & P participated in The Cinnamon Challenge
  • The Ice-Bucket ChallangeThe Mannequin Challenge, etc.

    Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Emeril Lagasse
  • "I make digital tools easier to use."
    —Rashan Casseus
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    "UX is the thought process of how a human being gets from point A to point B."
    —Rashan Casseus
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  • MailChimp, and their mascot Freddy
  • Disembodied Monkey Hand, the name of Joaquin’s new punk band
  • Microcopy, the words around the site on buttons, short messages, etc.
  • Eat24, and their “hungry” shopping cart
  • 90Elm, Rashan’s cousin’s t-shirt company
  • User Stories, User Interviews — tools of planning a site
  • Sayba Naturals, Prescott’s mother’s soap brand
  • Squarespace, also not a sponsor
  • "Websites are never finished, they are only abandoned."
    —Prescott Perez-Fox, paraphrasing Leonardo da Vinci
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    "Your website is done when you run out of time, or when the client says 'I want it up now'."
    —Rashan Casseus
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  • Museum of Arts and Design, NYC
  • Gabby Wallace, YouTube producer, teacher, online marketing coach — hates headphones! 
  • Keith Richards
  • Gabby defines herself as a creator. Simple.
  • "I create something every day. Most day, many things."
    —Gabby Wallace
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  • Prescott & Gabby met at Podcast Movement 2014
  • Gabby was a podcaster, has moved back to YouTube.
  • GoNaturalEnglish, a video show to learn to English
  • Friendtor, teaming up with people of complementary skills
  • Adrienne StortzKatie Quinn, cooking video producers in Brooklyn
  • Matt Cremona, woodworker
  • "I reject all that quality and editing because it takes forever!"
    —Gabby Wallace
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  • Keytar
  • Gilmore Girls, and the revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  • Gilmore Guys podcast
  • The Town Troubadour from Gilmore Girls
  • Joaquin attended CUNY J-School, earning a Master’s in Multimedia Journalism
  • Atavist, easier to use than Squarespace or WordPress
  • Roots on The Record, Joaquin’s graduate project speaking to musicians and 
  • Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz
  • Marian McPartland, 1918–2013
  • The Nerdist Podcast
  • Alicia Witt, and her episode on The Nerdist
  • The 101, traffic magnet in Los Angeles
  • Studio 360
  • Kurt Andersen
  • Ashley Milne-Tyte, previous guest on TBC ep 8
  • WBAI, the liberal talk station which plays Latin Jazz
  • Ray Barretto
  • "Way more fun than playing music is listening to other people play."
    —Joaquin Cotler
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  • The Busy Creator Podcast is switching from bi-weekly publication to a seasonal format
  • 9 Habits of Highly Creative People
  • Zapier, upcoming episode for
  • Hulse Durrell, upcoming episode for
  • Vancouver Olympics
  • New brand and website for The Busy Creator coming in the spring
  • SASS (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets), better than CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  •  Rashan Casseus on Twitter
  •  Rashan Casseus on Facebook
  •  Rashan Casseus on Instagram
  •  Rashan Casseus on LinkedIn
  •  Gabby Wallace on Twitter
  •  Gabby Wallace on Facebook
  •  Gabby Wallace on Instagram
  •  Gabby Wallace on LinkedIn
  •  Gabby Wallace on YouTube
  •  Joaquin Cotler on Twitter
  •  Joaquin Cotler on Facebook
  •  Joaquin Cotler on Instagram
  •  Joaquin Cotler on LinkedIn
  •  Joaquin Cotler on YouTube
  • Tools
  • Jira
  • Slack
  • Squarespace
  • Google Docs
  • Atavist
  • Techniques
  • Name buttons on websites in an intuitive way; say “conclude” or “done”
  • Consult a designer even when using a templated system like Squarespace
  • Take team outings as a way to get to know each other
  • Post a common planning document to keep your team accountable
  • Share your core message; if you don’t have it defined, go back to square one
  • Mix your “main bit” with casual, less rehearsed pieces
  • When discussing an “album”, call it a “record” to be more generic
  • Habits
  • Keep your skills up with family and community projects
  • Find the intersection of your creation and what people need
  • Post helpful content and videos; people will ask for your help
  • Constantly learn from others via podcasts, videos, blogs, books, etc.
  • Return to a consistent format to avoid rehearsal
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