Cat Noone

How and when do you listen to podcasts?

I listen to podcasts in the car and on my computer.

Podcasts are the best for me during long trips and admin work on the computer. I really love doing so when I’m sending emails, researching stuff on the internet, or checking up on work related things to make sure things are running smoothly. It’s mainly because  I could power through work and really take in what is being discussed, whereas, when designing, I end up completely zoned in and before I know it, have retained nothing from the actual episode.

What podcasts do you listen to? 

The ones that immediately come to mind are: Reboot Podcast, 99% Invisible, Twenty-Minute VC, Sequenced by Color Genomics, The Rocketship Podcast, SERIAL, and Design Details.

Are there any podcast episodes that have had a big impact on your life, business, or thinking?

With the exception of SERIAL which is most definitely for leisure and ferociously addicting, I’d say they all have an impact on me personally and professionally—and sometimes, with podcasts like Reboot, the two overlap in the best of ways.

I’m continually looking to better myself as a person, designer and founder, and I’d be lying to myself [and everyone else] if I said that each of those roles don’t affect the other.

We learn most from our own experiences, but connecting with others and hearing theirs is always beyond insightful and truly helps guide the directions we go—especially when you feel like you were able to really connect with the folks in the episode.

About Cat

Cat Noone is a designer focused on building products with meaningful experiences and advocates for the little details that make a big difference. She is the founder of Iris, a Pretty Cool Mom in Tech™, mentor for Techstars and startup advisor. In her spare time, she’s a fan of eating chocolate chip cookies and getting lost in a good read.