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Announcing Awkward Silences: A User Interviews Podcast

Mary Gribbons, Wistia’s Senior UX Research Manager, shares how she gets great research participants by using User Interviews.

Carrie Boyd

We are so incredibly excited to announce the launch of the official User Interviews podcast, Awkward Silences.

We’re big podcast fans, it’s 2018-pushing-2019 after all, and we saw an opportunity to create a space to nerd out about user research, make some friends, and continue building and engaging our audience. We want Awkward Silences to be an irreverent yet genuine place for conversation around a topic we love and know many of you do too.

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We’ve been (kinda sorta) talking about doing this podcast for over a year, so here’s our first episode, actually, finally! This episode introduces the hosts, Erin May, VP of Marketing, and JH Forester, VP of Product, and the concept behind the podcast itself. Why does this thing exist? What do we hope to accomplish? Among other things, we want to celebrate the craft of user research, dive deep into topics that fascinate you, and use the medium of conversation to explore new ideas. But you’ll have to listen to the episode to get the full scoop.

Our intro and outro music is by Fragile Gang, where our amazing Project Coordinator Jessica is the drummer. We’re incredibly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for the podcast. Check them out here.

Our sound editing and production is by me, Carrie Boyd. I’m the Content Creator here at User Interviews. I work on creating amazing content you’ll love reading, listening to, and watching. (That’s the hope anyway!) If you want to be a guest on the podcast, please email me at carrie@userinterviews.com.


We’re planning to launch 1-2 episodes each month to start, so keep an eye out for future episodes with actual guests. Our next episode is an interview with Jaclyn Perrone, Design Director at thoughtbot. We’ll be sending it your way next week, subscribe to our newsletter to get all the updates. You can also subscribe to us on Anchor here.

Carrie Boyd

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Carrie Boyd is a Content Creator at User Interviews. She loves writing, traveling, and learning new things. You can typically find her hunched over her computer with a cup of coffee the size of her face.

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