What Bubbles Up
By Phil and Barry
What Bubbles UpOct 31, 2021
S4E10: What Bubbles Up in...Graffiti Art!
In this episode, we are joined by Rocco Albano, a professional artist and classical art aficionado (plus VP of Customer Experience at Merkle). But in Rocco’s youth – he was PEZ, the infamous Philadelphia Graffiti artist. Today’s episode is the very personal story of Rocco’s evolution - from graffiti artist and high-school drop-out, to contemporary artist and digital experience strategist & consultant. It’s a story of the power of art to transform lives. In Rocco’s case, art was the catalyst helping him heal from childhood trauma, getting him sober (35+ years and counting), propelling him into college and into his successful professional career. During our freewheeling conversation we discuss how "unplanned moments" highlight Rocco’s path through both dark times and light, including a chance encounter with Jane Golden, an American muralist and art educator, who became a significant influence in Rocco's life. We also talk about Rocco's kinship with the artist Caravaggio, and how 'living in interesting times' can create pathways to creativity. Enjoy!
Fresca, Poppi Prebiotic Orange Soda, Starbucks Strawberry Acai Lemonade
Rocco’s Gallery: https://www.syncgallery.com/albano
Rocco’s artistic journey - https://pezroc.com/vision-of-artist-rocco-albano
The Art of Graffiti - https://pezroc.com/the-art-of-graffiti
Ghost Tag - https://pezroc.com/ghost-tag
Museum in my Backyard - in the Merkle corporate collection: https://pezroc.com/museum-in-my-backyard
Baroque Supernova - https://pezroc.com/baroque-supernova
S4E9: What Bubbles Up in....AI Toys & Gaming!
In this episode, long-time and multiple repeat guest Val Vacante, VP of Innovation at Dentsu Solutions, joins us for a drink and a chat about AI in gaming. Going all the way back to its 40-plus year origins in Pac-Man, Val discusses all the ways that gaming has sparked innovations in AI, and vice versa, including present-day experiments with companies like Niantic and Lego. We also delve into both the complexities and benefits of children interacting with AI in the state of play, and how these AI gaming experiences are informing and improving 'more serious' enterprise software experiences. Another fun and engaging conversation with Val - enjoy!
Drinks: 3 Floyds Brewing Co. LazerSnake IPA, 3 Floyds Brewing Co. Gumballhead American Pale Wheat Beer, Tito's Vodka with Kombucha and Ginger
S4E8: What Bubbles Up in...AI and the End of Design!
S4E7: What Bubbles Up in...Generative AI Storytelling!
In this episode, longtime friend and colleague Marco Ambrosio joins us for a beer and a chat about his new Generative AI storytelling platform, Magicbook. We discuss how becoming a parent inspired him to create his startup after a career in CX consulting and product innovation, and how technology and Generative AI can be a positive force in the parent-child relationship. We also touch on how fear of regret can be a bigger motivator than the fear of failure, and how science, creativity, and technology can combine to provide meaningful, positive social benefits. Enjoy!
Drinks: Cisco Brewers Inc. Gripah Grapefruit IPA, Brooklyn Brewery Bodega Run Well-Stocked IPA, Quilmes Premium Lager
S4E6: What Bubbles Up in... Global Experience Strategy
In this episode, our friend and colleague Tod Rathbone, Global Chief Strategy Officer at WongDoody, joins us for a drink and a chat about the world of Experience Strategy and its role in Digital Transformation. We frame up the two leadership mindsets of 'ambition v. fear', and explore which one led him to pivot away from advertising in order to focus solely on digital. We also discuss what Strategy means in the age of AI, the balance a strategist must strike when considering both 'what if' and 'what is', and Tod's concept of the 'the tyranny of enablement'.
Drinks: Fort Hill Brewery Fresh Pick American IPA, New Realm Brewing Company Hoptropolis Tropical IPA, Brewery Ommegang Neon Rainbows New England Hazy IPA
S4E5: What Bubbles Up in...Adobe Summit!
In this special "Quick One", Barry calls in from Las Vegas, where he is attending this year's edition of Adobe's annual Digital Experience Conference known as Adobe Summit. He tells us about all the amazing technology products Adobe is introducing this year, many of which focus on AI and Generative Art. We discuss how these technologies can impact corporate marketing efforts, and accelerate brand experiences for digital marketers large and small. We also discuss some of the keynote speakers and which ones had the greatest impact on his Summit experience. We also take a trip down memory lane, as Summit is a popular gathering place for all our former colleagues and friends, reminding us again how fortunate we are to be in this business. Enjoy!
Drinks: Evil Genius Beer Company Stacy's Mom American IPA, High Quality H2O
S4E4: What Bubbles Up in...Thinking Big!
Drinks: Lord Hobo Brewing Company Boomsauce Double IPA, DuClaw Brewing Co. Regular Beer American Craft Lager, Iced Tea
S4E3: What Bubbles Up in...Generative Art!
Drinks: Progression Brewing Co. The Adults Are Talking New England IPA, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Distorted Perception Juicy IPA, Ground Breaker Gluten Free Inclusion Dry Hopped Pale Ale
S4E2: WBU Quick One... CES Recap
In this Quick One, Val Vacante, VP of Solutions Innovation at Dentsu, returns once again for a recap of everything she saw at this year's CES. We discuss all the cool innovations in wearables, AI-driven technology, and of course, massive televisions. We also talk about Dentsu NXT Space, an innovative platform created by Dentsu in collaboration with Microsoft, LinkedIn, and HeadOffice.Space for Web3 test-and-learn approaches to retail challenges. Enjoy!
Drinks: Bay State Brewing Company Becky Likes the Smell Imperial IPA, Trader Joe's Brewing Company Josephs Brau Winter Ride Doppelbock, Kosmic Kombucha with Ginger and Tito's Vodka
S4 E1: What Bubbles Up in...Season 4!
Join Phil and Barry as they crack open a cold one and discuss what's in store for WBU listeners in this fourth season of What Bubbles Up!
Drinks: Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Crimson Cru Red Ale
S3 E17: What Bubbles Up in...2022: A Year in Flights!
You’ve heard of beer flights. Well, get ready for a podcast flight! Join Phil and Barry as they host their annual Year in Flights episode and sample a collection of great moments from their third season of podcast interviews, each clip paired with a different craft beer. It’s been a fantastic year, and we share the stats to prove it! Thanks for listening, commenting, sharing, and joining us for every episode on this crazy ride. Happy holidays and we’ll see you all in 2023 with a new season of What Bubbles Up!
Barry - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery Green State Lager, Von Trapp Brewing Bohemian Pilsner, Lagunitas Brewing Co. Super Cluster Mega-IPA, Troeg's Independent Brewing Mad Elf Ale
Phil - Aslin Beer Co. Berliner Weisse w/ Passion Fruit & Mango, Quattro Goombas Black Widow Schwarzbier, Bell's Brewery Hopslam Ale, Campanology Brewing Barrel Aged Stout
S3 E16: What Bubbles Up in...Cinematic Storytelling!
Drinks: Cisco Brewers Wandering Haze Hazy IPA, Terrapin Beer Company Hopsecutioner IPA Coke Zero
Links: Rat Park, available now in paperback and audio versions - https://a.co/d/fjgS4kw
S3 E14: What Bubbles Up in...Sharing Expertise!
When you've had a decades-long career, and eventually reach the point when you want to figure out what's next, what do you do? You write a book! And that is exactly what our guest, Dan Roche, decided to do. With a 20+-year career consulting for the Federal Government, Non-Profits, NGO's, and Public Services, Dan devoted his attention and energy into taking all of that knowledge and packaging it up into his first book, a consumable and highly entertaining guide titled, "The Total Beginner’s Handbook for Doing Business with the Government". We discuss how this idea came about, why this was the right time to do it, and what he hopes people can learn from it. We also discuss how the editing process is often more arduous than the writing process, how starting without an outline sometimes allows for the most creativity, and why betting on oneself is always a good idea. Drinks: Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale, Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA, Champion Brewing Company Cavalier Lager Links: https://danroche.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BLG2PQG7/
S3 E15: What Bubbles Up in...Video Game Writing!
In this, our annual Halloween episode, returning guest, novelist, horror writer, and CEO of Cold Room Entertainment David Bergantino joins us for a drink and a chat about writing for video games. In this conversation, we discuss how writing games requires non-linear "world building", making it decidedly different than writing for any other medium. We also talk about how AI-driven tools like GPT3 and Dall-E have both transformed the genre, and made great storytelling even more of a differentiator than before. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
Drinks: Havoc Mead Psychopomp Sour Cherry Mead, 3 Floyds Brewing Company Zombie Dust Undead Pale Ale, Cellarest Beer Project Won't You Be My Neighbor
S3 E13: What Bubbles Up in... Career Management!
"Candidates Apply. Remarkable Hires Get Found." Such is the tagline of Portfolio Rocket, the career management firm founded by this episode's special guest, Loren Greiff. Loren joins us for a conversation as part of our four-part miniseries geared toward stewarding a Creative career during difficult times. In this episode, Loren talks about how to best position yourself to pursue jobs that are never posted to any job boards. We discuss how most people still don't know how to sell themselves, and how Simon Sinek's approach to organizational culture can help build a compelling personal value proposition for prospective employers. We also discuss how far one's passion and personality can go toward securing your next job, and dispel (and confirm) some myths, legends, and conventional wisdom about getting hired. Enjoy!
Drinks: San Pellegrino Pomegranate & Orange Sparkling Water, Polar Starfruit Lemonade Seltzer, GT Kombucha Guava Goddess
S3 E12: What Bubbles Up in..Following Your Passion!
In this episode, we are joined by Scott Gieske, a designer and creative director, who, after 25 years in the agency and consulting world, pursued his passion for fine art, and has never been happier. We discuss the path Scott took as a creative professional, and the events that inspired Scott and gave him the confidence to pursue his dream. We also discuss the commercial aspects of his thriving art store, and the pitfalls of pursuing your passion without a plan. Enjoy!
Drinks: Goose Island 312 Summer Shandy, 3 Floyds Brewing Lazersnake Indiana Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
S3 E11: What Bubbles Up in... Career Strategy!
So many talented folks are suddenly finding themselves searching for their next opportunity, which begs the question, "how does a creative professional bulletproof their career"? Luckily, this episode's guest has the answers.
Joining Barry and Phil for a drink and a chat is Lee Andrese, Vice President of Learning and Development at Onward Search and a long-time career strategist and advocate for creative professionals. In this episode, we discuss the value of bringing a product- and value-based mindset to the employer-employee relationship. We also discuss how behaving more like a front-end developer can help keep creative professionals relevant in their careers, and how doing so is more important than ever now that cradle-to-grave jobs no longer exist. Enjoy!
Drinks: Paulaner München Lager, 3 Floyds Brewing Lazersnake Indiana Pale Ale, Sodastream Carbonated Water
S3 E10: What Bubbles Up in...Side Hustles!
Eiko Kawano, Director of Product Design at Loblaw Digital, joins us for a drink and a chat about the benefits of doing creative work outside of her "day job". When not leading teams in the pursuit of award-winning digital experiences, Eiko is a seasoned writer, with 3 novels and a novella under her belt. In this conversation, we discuss how Eiko's diligent pursuit of her writing side hustle refuels her for the work she does day-to-day, and in turn helps her be a better leader by encouraging her teams to do the same. We also discuss how pursuing creativity helps people identify themselves more holistically than just by their occupation alone, and somehow, we veer into the subject of...space vampires?? You'll just have to listen to figure that one out. Enjoy!
Drinks: Narragansett Brewing Co. Fresh Catch Golden Ale, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Mind Haze New England IPA, Mill Street Organic Original Organic Lager
Please consider donating to the GoFundMe campaign in support of the victims of the Ireland's Four Courts tragedy: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-victims-of-irelands-four-courts-tragedy?qid=36b1c8b5f260411a12fd6e5c7ce0de07
...and to the venue: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-irelands-4-courts?qid=5385f7188e0da320520bcd25eeed7814
S3 E9: What Bubbles Up in... Creative Leadership!
In this very special episode, Barry and Phil are joined by none other than Jesse James Garrett, co-founder of formative UX Design agency Adaptive Path and author of the seminal book, "The Elements of User Experience". Jesse takes us through his journey from designer, to entrepreneur, to business leader, to corporate executive, and finally to his current pursuit of providing Creative Leadership coaching. We discuss why being a Creative Leader is different than other types of leadership, the dynamic between team-leading and team-building, and, on the 1-year anniversary of his infamous FastCo article, what attributes do and do not make for great creative leadership today. This is an inspiring and hopeful conversation with one of the true luminaries of the design world. Enjoy!
Drinks: Lawson's Finest Liquids Triple Sunshine Imperial IPA, Dogfish Head Brewing Co. Slightly Mighty Low-Cal IPA, Blackhammer Brewing Zoom Room Romance Belgian Tripel
Leadership Coaching: https://jessejamesgarrett.com/
The FastCo Article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90642462/ux-design-is-more-successful-than-ever-but-its-leaders-are-losing-hope
S3 E8: What Bubbles Up in...Information Architecture!
In this episode, the inimitable Dan Brown, Principal and Co-Founder at EightShapes, joins us for a chat and a drink about the world of Information Architecture. Dan talks about how the IA domain has evolved over the years, and how his company has evolved with it. In the process, we discuss what is needed to make good ideas come to life now that the skills and tools required to build well-constructed products have converged so much over the years. We also discuss the ways that designing projects has changed, from titles and casting, to documentation, and everything in between. Enjoy!
Drinks: Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Devil's Backbone Lime Margerita, High Quality H2O
Designing Together: https://tinyurl.com/WBUDanBrown1
Communicating Design: https://tinyurl.com/WBUDanBrown2
Practical Design Discovery: https://abookapart.com/products/practical-design-discovery
Surviving Design Projects: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/surviving-design-projects-v2
IA Lenses: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/information-architecture-lenses
A Lens A Day: https://open.spotify.com/show/2saemBQZKAzRGuDhO9y8Hi?si=37500f0ea9e049e9
S3 E7: What Bubbles Up in...Social Media!
In this episode, Merkle's Director of Social and Content, Nick Verlaney, joins us for a chat and a drink about all things social media. Nick runs down why each of the top social platforms were, are, and still can be great ideas. We also discuss the ways that businesses can uniquely take advantage of all the benefits that social provides, while avoiding the pitfalls and 'dark truths' that often come with those strategies. And as we reveal, one great idea is to join Barry and Nick for Merkle's Fast Currents LinkedIn Live series, starting May 5th. Enjoy!
Drinks: Amherst Brewing Company Jess IPA, Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA, Boulevard Brewing Company Dark Truth Imperial Stout
Links: https://www.merkleinc.com/, https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6924479661884280832/
S3 E6: What Bubbles Up in...SXSW 2022!
What were the best ideas at SXSW this year? Valerie Vacante, Director of Strategy and Product Innovation at Merkle, joins us for a drink and a chat live from Austin, Texas with her observations on the 2022 South by Southwest Festival. Val runs down her 5 favorite new product and service ideas of the week and dishes on other discussions, events and presentations from the festival. We cover everything from the Metaverse, the Future of Work and the rise of digital-physical experiences to the phenomenon of "Retro Revival". Enjoy!
Drinks: Tröeg's Brewing Company Perpetual IPA, Three Notch'd Brewing Ghost of the James American Pale Ale, Sparkling Water
S3 E5: What Bubbles Up in... Music Production!
In this episode, Jack Bradley, Executive Producer and Partner at HiFi Project, joins us for a drink and a chat about the ever-changing world of commercial music production. We discus how to give constructive feedback (even when you don't have a music background), how to think through the dreaded "buy" vs. "borrow" vs. "create" question, and how much much it costs to license one of Annie Lennox's most well-known songs. Enjoy!
Drinks: Wormtown Brewery Be Hoppy IPA, Precarious Beer Project You Freakin' Out Bro? German Pilsner, Dorchester Brewing Company Neponset Gold Golden Ale
S3 E4: What Bubbles Up in...Content Marketing!
In this episode, Andi Robinson, Global Digital Content & Brand Leader at Corteva Agriscience, joins us for a drink and a chat about successful content marketing strategies. Andi gives us some great ideas about how to launch successful content marketing campaigns, how to operationalize consistent messaging in a decentralized, global company, and shares with us why content isn't just king, but rather the entire kingdom. Enjoy!
Drinks: Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile Sour Ale, Devil's Backbone Brewing Co. Backbone Premium Lager, Diet Coke
S3 E3: What Bubbles Up in...Web 3.0!
In this episode, Dave Meeker, Head of Design & Innovation and Global Chief Innovation Officer for Dentsu Americas, joins us for a drink and a chat about design in a world enabled by Web 3.0. Dave gives us his honest take on the Metaverse, tells us why "shiny object syndrome" can be the right place to start inventing the future, and delivers a wild and entertaining history lesson on the web from 1.0 to present day. Enjoy!
Drinks: Fort Hill Brewery Farmer's Fresh IPA, Virginia Beer Co. Saving Daylight American Wheat Ale, Espresso with Jameson Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Creme
Links: https://www.isobar.com www.dentsu.com www.merkle.com
S3 E2: What Bubbles Up in... CES 2022!
What were the best ideas at CES this year? Val Vacante, Director of Strategy and Product Innovation at Merkle, joins us for a drink and chat about her observations from Vegas and the 2022 Consumer Electronics Showcase. Val runs down her 5 favorite new products and dishes on a few other "interesting" concepts as well. We cover everything from contactless commerce and immersive digital experiences to the difference between "cool" and "innovative" new products. Enjoy!
Drinks: Stella Artois Belgian Pilsner, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Christmas Morning Stout, Prosecco and Strawberries
S3 E1: What Bubbles Up in...New Year's Resolutions!
Join Phil and Barry as they crack open a cold one and discuss their New Year's Resolutions for the third season of What Bubbles Up!
Drinks: Bent Water Brewing Company Thunder Funk IPA, Ithaca Beer Company Flower Power IPA
S2 E17: What Bubbles Up in...2021: A Year in Flights!
You’ve heard of beer flights. Well, get ready for a podcast flight! Join Phil and Barry as they host their annual Year in Flights episode and sample a collection of great moments from their second season of podcast interviews, each clip paired with a different craft beer. It’s been another wild year! Thanks for listening, commenting, sharing and joining us for every episode on this crazy ride. Happy holidays and we’ll see you all in 2022 with a new season of What Bubbles Up!
Phil - Calvert Brewing Co. Wokie Imperial Cream Ale, Aslin Beer Co. Power Moves IPA, Center of the Universe Brewing Co. El Duderino White Russian Stout, Hardywood Brewing Co. Kentucky Christmas Morning Imperial Stout, Calvert Brewing Co. Excellent Adventure IPA
Barry - Brooklyn Brewery Stonewall Inn IPA, Proclamation Ale Co. Derivative Pale Ale, Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, Knockabout Beer Co. Game Night, Troeg's Independent Brewing The Mad Elf
S2 E16: What Bubbles Up in... Horror SFX!
In this season's (belated) installment of our annual Halloween episode, make-up and visual effects artist Stephen Imhoff joins us for a drink and a conversation about the science and artistry of his creepy effects for some well-known horror and sci-fi features. We delve into the inspiration and collaboration required for a well-conceived visual effect as he shares all his deep dark secrets about black goop, blood halos, and his partnership with Clive Barker in creating an all-new take on Pinhead for the 30th Anniversary of "Hellraiser". Enjoy!
Drinks: Foley Brothers Brewery Citra Ale, Heineken Lager Beer, Aviation Gin and Fever Tree Tonic
S2 E15: What Bubbles Up in...Graphic Novels & Kickstarter!
In this episode, Producer and Storyteller Cole Kerrigan joins us for a beer and a chat about his Kickstarter campaign to fund “Mega Galactic”, a multi-platform science fiction concept starting with a Graphic Novel. Cole discusses the concept’s origin from a dream and a long Raman lunch, what it’s like to write for dinosaurs in outer space, and the ideas that make up his successful Kickstarter campaign. The campaign is closing soon, so listen and donate today!
Drinks: Cape Cod Beer Red Right Return Amber Ale, DC Brau The Corruption IPA, Trader Joe's Brewing Co. Howling Gourds Pumpkin Ale
S2 E14: What Bubbles Up in...Computational Design!
In this episode, Adam Morse - Designer, Technologist, and CEO of Components.ai - joins us for a drink and a chat about the complexities and efficiencies of computational design. We discuss the art and science of using scripts to generate the parameters of known UI patterns, how computing the design actually puts more control in the hands of a designer, and how choosing what NOT to do is the secret to successful design and business. In the process, Barry regales us with his knowledge of hip-hop. Enjoy!
Drinks: Cambridge Brewing Co. Working Class Hero Farmhouse Ale, Center of the Universe Oktoberfest, Glutenberg IPA
S2 E13: What Bubbles Up in… Songwriting!
In this episode, singer/songwriter Jill McCracken joins us for a drink and a laugh about the craft of songwriting. We discuss the art and therapy of writing and performing songs, how a band's collective performance strengthens the songwriter's original idea, and how serious self-editing is the secret to yielding a stronger creative product. Enjoy!
Drinks: Uinta Brewing Co. Detour Double IPA, Blue Point Brewing Company Toasted Lager, Random White Wine
S2 E12: What Bubbles Up in… International Design!
In this episode, Lance Shields, Director of International Design at Adobe, joins us for a drink and a chat about designing for international users. We discuss the "90/10" rule of design, the concept of working small in a big place, and we revisit the benefits of Design Safaris - aka: traveling to other locations to spend time with and truly understand how other people think, work, and behave. Enjoy everyone!
Drinks: Sugar-Free Vitamin Water XXX, Stone Brewing Scorpion Bowl IPA, Russian River Pliny the Elder
Links: www.adobe.com, https://modular.adobe.com/quick-mockup, https://modular.adobe.com/presentation
S2 E11: What Bubbles Up in… Design Culture!
In this episode, Dan Mall, CEO and Founder of SuperFriendly, joins us for a far-reaching conversation about building prolific design teams, how to create a British Coffee House innovation culture, why rewarding the ‘worst’ ideas can beget the best ideas, and how stealing and remixing Gordon Ramsey’s scrambled egg recipe is the secret to getting good at anything. Enjoy everyone!
Drinks: Coca-Cola Classic, Whalers Rhode Island American Pale Ale, Victory Brewing Company Summer Love Golden Ale
S2 E10: What Bubbles Up in… Storytelling!
Novelist and Creative Director Kathy Hepinstall Parks saddles up to the WBU microphone for a tequila shot and some priceless advice on listening to your inner horse brain "Clyde", how to write green and not red, and the power of making your metaphors work for you. Cheers, and enjoy the energy and vibrations everyone!
Drinks: La Gritona Reposado Tequila, Bell's Brewery Oberon American Wheat Ale, Peak Brewing Company, Hazy IPA
S2 E9: What Bubbles Up in...Blogging!
As he surpasses 3,000 posts, Round Seventeen Blogger and Creative Director Rich Siegel joins us for a drink and raucous chat about the power of writing to turn the tables on fake Nigerian Prince internet scammers, to get you occasionally banned from Facebook, and to turn a blank page into an endless opportunity to express every aspect of the joy and wonder of life.
Drinks: Berkshire Brewing Company Russian Imperial Stout, Old Ox Brewery Hoppy Place West Coast IPA, Bulleit Rye Whiskey
S2E8: What Bubbles Up in...Inclusive Design!
Misty Bell Stiers, VP Creative Director of Inclusion at Citi, joins us for a chat and a drink about designing inclusive experiences. We discuss the differences between Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusivity, why companies are finally leaning into DEI initiatives, and what it means to be a friendly neighborhood hope dealer.
Drinks: Cambridge Brewing Co. Flower Child IPA, Guiness Irish Dry Stout, Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice
Links: "Witch, Please" https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948062038/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_F3xJAbZ1V9J11
S2E6 Part 2: What Bubbles Up in... Animation & Illustration
In part 2 of our special 2-part illustration episode, Storyboard Artist Tony Santo joins us for a drink and a chat about animating for Disney, EA Sports and storyboarding feature-length films. We discuss the power of creativity to make a first impression, how to collaborate with a personality like the inimitable Tony Kaye, and what it's like to work on Mulan and many of the most beloved characters from the magical world of Disney.
Links: https://www.tonysanto.com, https://eliteanimationacademy.com/
Drinks: Evil Twin Brewing NOMADer WEISSE, Charm City Meadworks Semi-Sweet Barrel Aged Honey Wine, Kahlua & Milk
S2E6 Part 1: What Bubbles Up in... Comic Book Illustration!
In part 1 of this special 2-part episode about the world of illustration, Comic Book Illustrator Tim Shinn joins us for a drink and a chat about drawing Batman, Deadman and other beloved characters from the DC, Marvel, and Star Wars universes. We discuss how sticking to the basics can prepare you for any medium, how collaboration yields the best results, and finally put to rest age-old debates about which comic book characters are the most powerful.
Drinks: Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. Cosmic Distortion Double IPA, Crooked Run Brewing Co. Verdant Force Double IPA, Starr Hill Brewery Grateful Pale Ale
S2 E5: What Bubbles Up in...Mission-Driven Design
Drinks: Bent Water Brewing Company Thunderfunk IPA, Escutcheon Brewery Agonic Line Lager, Southbound Brewing Co. Scattered Sun Belgina Witbier
S2 E4: What Bubbles Up in...Video Production!
Drinks: Lord Hobo Brewing Co. Angelica Hazy IPA, Ardent Craft Ales IPA X, Maine Beer Co. A Tiny Beautiful Something
S2 E3: What Bubbles Up in...The Future of AI
Drinks: Kona Ale Golden Big Wave, Billsburgh Brewery Tourist Trap IPA, La Croix Watermelon
S2 E2: What Bubbles Up in...Craft Brewing
Jake Endres, Owner and Founder of Crooked Run Brewing in Sterling, VA, joins us as we sample his brewery's wares and discuss how brewing beer is like cooking, how the craft brewing community keeps each other on its toes, and how to survive a pandemic when your business relies on people being together.
Drinks: Crooked Run Verdant Force DIPA, Crooked Run Sail Belgian-Style Singel Ale, Blue Jacket Lost Weekend IPA
S2 E1: What Bubbles Up in...Our Second Season
Join Phil and Barry as they crack open a cold one and discuss what's in store for the second season of What Bubbles Up!
Beers: Wachusett Brewing Company Sir Veza, Union Craft Brewing's Duckpin Pale Ale
S1 E15: What Bubbles Up in....The Year 2020
You’ve heard of beer flights. Well, get ready for a podcast flight. Join Phil and Barry as they sample a collection of great moments from our first season of podcast interviews, each clip paired with a different craft beer. It’s been a wild year! Thanks for listening, commenting, sharing and joining us for every episode on this crazy ride. Happy holidays and we’ll see you all in 2021 with a new season of What Bubbles Up!
Phil - Center of the Universe Chameleon IPA, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery Nuclear Nugget Honey IPA, Hardywood Brewing Co. Christmas Pancakes Imperial Stout, Goose Island Bourbon County Kentucky Fog Stout
Barry - Bell's Official Hazy IPA, Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA, Jack's Abbey Amber Lager, Peak Organic Brewing Fresh Cut Dry Hop Pilsner
S1 E14: What Bubbles Up in… Marketing Transformation
Anthony Yell, Chief Creative Officer of Razorfish, joins us for a drink and a discussion of how relaunching a renowned agency brand (in the middle of a pandemic), making time for “walk and talks” to develop talent, and traveling the world to experience different cultures are his secrets to making the work better.
Drinks: Six Points Brewery Sweet Action NYC Pale Ale, Singlecut Beersmiths Starship Double Dry Hop IPA, Michter’s 10 Year Old American Whiskey
S1 E13: What Bubbles Up in… Purpose Driven Marketing
S1 E12: What Bubbles Up in...Conversational Experiences
Shyamala Prayaga, Autonomous Digital Assistant Vision Lead at Ford Motors joins us for a drink and a talk about designing voice experiences for the cars of the future, the multiple skills required to create cognitive experiences, and why all digital assistants have a personality. Got a suggestion for the pod? Email us at email@example.com
Drinks: Fosters Lager, Precarious Beer Project No Tag Backs DIPA, and good ol’ H2O
S1 E11: What Bubbles Up in... Horror!
In this special Halloween episode, horror novelist and video game writer David Bergantino joins us for a drink and a chat about all of his spooky writing experiences, from crafting the novelization of Wes Craven's 'New Nightmare', to his frightening take on Shakespeare, and then, oddly enough, his blood-soaked journey into creating video games in the world of Disney.
Drinks: Stone IPA, Golden Road Brewing (Were)Wolf Pup Session IPA
Wes Craven's New Nightmare: A Novel - https://www.amazon.com/Wes-Cravens-New-Nightmare-Novel/dp/0812551664/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=wes+craven+new+nightmare+book&qid=1602567472&sr=8-1
Bard's Blood Series - https://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-II-Ophelias-Revenge-Bards/dp/0743456246/ref=sr_1_12?crid=30YL5UMIUI7SR&dchild=1&keywords=david+bergantino&qid=1602567537&sprefix=David+Bergantino%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-12
Feed My Alien - https://www.dreamfab.com/feed-my-alien/
Cold Room Entertainment – “You have everything to fear” http://www.coldroomentertainment.com/about/