Professional Geek Podcast
About This Show
Professional Geek is a podcast where hosts Blaire Knight-Graves and Mark Beers interview professionals with geeky tendencies from various industries. Featured you will hear stand up comedians, video game writers, music composers, accountants, copywriters, Foley artists, journalists, sales people, actors, directors, publicists, authors and much, much more. Our guests will offer listeners sage advice for how to break into your chosen industry, and tell some funny stories of how they got into the jobs they’re in now. Each episode includes a discussion on the different ways that being a geek can help you become a better professional, and advice on everything from copyright law to networking, and turning your favorite thing into your career.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 18: Max Temkin
Max Temkin joins hosts Blaire Knight-Graves and Mark Beers as our latest guest. Max is a designer for political campaigns and games. Max, along with 7 of his grade school friends, are the creative minds behind the hit party game Cards Against Humanity. Max has lent his design talents to such clients as Obama for America, Hillary for America, Jonathan Coulton and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition to Cards Against Humanity, Max’s designs can also be seen through his contributions to the creation of games such as “Secret Hitler”, “Slap .45”, “Humans vs. Zombies” and “Table Flip”. He also serves on the board of “The Chicago Design Museum” as well as “Friends of the Bloomington Trail” and sits on the National Advisory committee for DonorsChoose.net. Most recently he is one of the co-founders of “Black Box”, a new independent shipping company. In this episode Max discusses with our hosts his idea of professionalism, his experience designing games, his contributions to marketing stunts, his philosophy on the lack of the secure workplace environment, and the current political climate. Visit www.professionalgeekpodcast.com for more information.