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I have been fortunate enough to get to navelgaze, opine, and/or thought-lead on a number of podcasts.

Similarly, sometimes I or my projects are covered in the press. I find this less consequential but slightly more fun.

#24
Stripe Blog

In what is the silliest deployment of my name ever, I am quoted as a fervent enthusiast of Stripe's home-grown type checker for Ruby.

3/28/2022
#23
The Socialized Recluse

I chat with Tyler Weaver about newsletters as a medium, why and how I run Buttondown, and what makes a great app (or video game.)

3/23/2022
#22
Keep Going

I kvetched with DZ and Benedict about the (sometimes real, sometimes faux) dichotomy between 'foundations' and 'features', and ranted more broadly about various approaches to non-deterministic product development.

11/9/2021
#21
Workspaces

My patented double desk is featured on full display, alongside Telly and a smattering of details that reveal how big of an Apple fanboy I really am.

11/8/2021
#20
/r/SaaS

I answer a host of questions about starting and building Buttondown on Reddit's AMA platform.

6/24/2021
#19
Coding Cat

I chat about Buttondown and productivity!

6/15/2021
#18
The Los Angeles Times

I opine at length about the "oligopoly problem" plaguing newsletters (or, I guess, email writ large.)

6/14/2021
#17
Business Insider

I chatted with Kylie Robinson about why and how I built Buttondown, and what it's like to run a growing business in a very frothy market.

4/16/2021
#16
Daring Fireball

Buttondown got fireballed :)

2/26/2021
#15
Daring Fireball

...and then Spoonbill did, on the same day.

2/26/2021
#14
Running in Production

I talk about the nuts and bolts of running Buttondown, both in terms of stack and metrics and (fun) horror stories.

2/15/2021
#13
Divinations

Spoonbill is analyzed and dissected in depth by a major business newsletter.

2/9/2021
#12
The Margins

I am blissfully name-dropped (and mistakenly referred to as "industrious"!) by Can Duruk in reference to the larger newsletter ecosystem.

11/23/2020
#11
Medialyte

I chatted with Mark Stenberg about the burgeoning "creator industry", why emails are, uh, not the perfect platform, and what I think is missing from the shift to a patronage-based economy.

9/4/2020
#10
The Top

Nathan and I talk about Buttondown's marketing approach and financial metrics.

8/18/2020
#9
Level Up

I chat about how I find time to work on my projects (and how I approach work-life balance in general.)

8/4/2020
#8
Newsletter Crew

Yaroslaw and I discuss the newsletter industry: how to choose a niche, how (and why) to monetize, and the common traits I notice across successful newsletters.

6/22/2020
#7
MintMakers

I chat about my career, how I work on projects, and tips for aspiring developers & founders.

4/10/2020
#6
The Atlantic

Buttondown's mentioned as an also-ran in the burgeoning email newsletters space. (Hey, I'll take the SEO!)

10/7/2019
#5
Productivity in Tech

I chat about how I juggle and prioritize projects and also about my love for Python.

2/11/2019
#4
Dense Discovery

Buttondown is linked (very briefly) in one of the first big traffic funnels of its early life.

2/1/2018
#3
Vox (again)

Spoonbill's first press mention.

1/28/2018
#2
Vox

Tinyletter β€” Buttondown's biggest competition in 2018 β€” was facing a lot of heat because the service had been mentioned as being sunset. I got to take advantage of this.

1/5/2018
#1
Gizmodo

My first press clipping! I built a very fun and silly Twilio app that would respond to emojis with corgi pictures and it went briefly extremely viral.

10/17/2015
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