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The Rissington Podcast

27 EpisodesProduced by Jon Hicks & John Oxton-KingWebsite

Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.We are your exper… read more

27 Episodes | 2007 - 2020

2019 - Preflight checks

September 11th, 2019

1:53

Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We …

Episode 24 - "You'd be good at glassblowing!"

January 30th, 2020

53:28

We recorded this episode just after the UK General Election in December 2019, so our moods were a little sombre. Answering your lovely questions …

Episode 23 - If you see someone without a smile

November 20th, 2019

56:29

Two days, two dinners and two locations later, this time we cover design systems, UX science, Greggs sausage rolls, the future of the web and …

Episode 22 - Bonus - Mental health

November 4th, 2019

17:47

We recorded lots of little experimental sections for episode 22 to see if anything stuck. Many of them probably won't see the light of day but we did just want to share a bit where we talk about mental health issues.

Episode 22 – It's bulb time!

October 24th, 2019

43:52

Attempts to improve the audio this time but still a few plosives in places. Pop!

It's all the usual gubbings: Housekeeping; Font of the Week; UX Technique of the Week and of course Listener Questions. If we didn't …

Episode 21 - Housekeeping & warming up after a 10 year break

September 23rd, 2019

45:10

10 years of housekeeping is discussed, whilst John OK fails to concentrate on anything but the recording process and practicing his heavy breathing …

Episode 20

February 25th, 2009

1:03:09

Stupidly, we recorded this one when we were both knackered, and it shows. It’s the longest we’ve done yet, and we’ve had to edit it to within an inch of it’s life to make it vaguely listenable! Anyway, for better or for …

Episode 19 - The Xmas Special

December 21st, 2008

1:19:00

We wish you a merry festive period and a satisfactorily refreshing New Year.

Can you spot all 3 subtle earworms in this podcast?

Linky-poos

Episode 18

December 11th, 2008

1:01:42

After the 3rd recording attempt, we’ve sorted out our recording problems, and we’re back with a backlog-clearing, hour long marathon!

Loads of links below, first however, we need to post the information from Steve …

Episode 17

September 18th, 2008

30:59

Recorded on the 7th July, and finally edited and released! Hopefully, we’ll record a new one next week…

Episode 16

September 1st, 2008

42:17

“Earworms”

Summer break is over and we’ve finally had a chance to edit a show recorded back in June! We were blessed with plenty of flying aircraft noise in this episode, so it all sounds nice and authentic. Also I …

Episode 15

July 4th, 2008

42:16

The one where we meet “The One They Call Fido Gesiwuj”

Link Poos

Episode 14

June 17th, 2008

35:03

Comin’ atch from the ‘wolds!

This episodes Linky Poos

Not many linkys this week – there more abstract concepts than usual.

Episode 13

June 9th, 2008

41:13

The episode in which we give you space for reflection.

This episode’s linky-poos:

Episode 12

May 29th, 2008

41:13

Being the episode where all 4 of us in Team Rissington share 2 mics. We also implement a swear-box, with donations going to our breakfast baps and …

Episode 11

May 21st, 2008

34:37

The Texpattern appreciation episode or, if you prefer, the diss Paul Boag episode.

Link-Poos:

Episode 10

May 15th, 2008

36:36

The outtakes are in episode.

In an attempt to streamline the process and get more episodes out more often we are experimenting with no editing. We’ve also ditched the .m4a version for the time being, hurrah!

This …

Episode 9

May 9th, 2008

35:05

Recorded weeks ago, but finally edited!

This episodes link-poos:

Episode 8

April 1st, 2008

42:20

This show was recorded back in February, but only now have we had the chance to edit it and get it out. This one features Mr Clayson more, which is a …

Episode 7

February 14th, 2008

41:57

The links for this week’s show include an interesting Gelaskins one of which is now stuck to John Oxton’s MacBook.

Episode 8 will be a little while coming; we’re going to do it properly this time!

Episode 6

January 29th, 2008

43:03

Relax, we’re still podcasting! Just because we don’t knock them out in our sleep like Mr Boag, doesn’t mean we’ve stopped. Quality not quantity …

Episode 5

November 30th, 2007

38:06

Back at you with another questions-only episode. Also we have a new website n’shit, replete with desktop and iphone wallpaper of the 1940’s poster style site design.

Questions answered this time around include “Lord of …

Episode 4

November 8th, 2007

22:06

A quicker, slimmer, episode this month – no extras, just the questions! We’re busy working on a ‘proper’ Rissington Podcast site (as well as all the stuff that pays of course), so we’ll keep this post short.

In the …

Episode Three - The Radiohead (I wish I was) Special

October 19th, 2007

33:42

With the imminent release tomorrow of ‘In Rainbows’, the new album by Radiohead, the Rissingtion Podcast hosts are too excited for words. Well, OK, we mananged a few of them – we ask just one question this week: …

Episode 2, the 'difficult episode'

October 2nd, 2007

44:40

After a suprisingly successful week, reaching #3 in the iTunes Technology podcast chart, and #82 in the overall podcast chart, it’s safe to say the …

Episode 1

September 20th, 2007

30:05

After the lovely warm reception to the Pilot Episode, we present the first ‘proper’ episode! It looks like we’re now committing ourselves to doing this!

As well as the usual round of listeners questions (including The …

2007 - The Pilot Episode

September 14th, 2007

15:11

In the inaugural podcast, listeners questions come courtesy of members of a secret society founded in the 1920s, we attempt our first joke provided by the RAF, and the featured typeface is the elegant Mostra. It’s the …

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