Podcast: Waxing Poetic with Cards Against Humanity Creator Max Temkin

Cards Against Humanity building

Max Temkin is not your average human. He formerly advised on the Obama for America campaign, worked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and is also the creator of the much-loved game Cards Against Humanity

Max and his team’s approach to creativity is rather simple. They think of weird ideas until something makes them laugh. Beyond that, it’s exploring which of those new ideas might not work. They talk it out until something sticks. A rather novel approach to business on the whole, one could argue. 

The secret to the success of Cards Against Humanity might just be Max and his trusty Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2 pencil. As every new idea he has, he writes it down with this preferred writing implement. I’ve already ordered a box.

On this episode of the Threadless Podcast, we talked to Max about Chicago, his love for magic, the newly founded Mural Registry, and many other random (but important) topics. Ever wonder how Rock the Vote got started? Want to know why you should listen to birdsong when traveling? Interested in mastering a new skill? Have a listen.

Shoutout to Flashpoint Chicago for letting us record our podcast at their school. While we know very little about audio and editing, our friends at Flashpoint know exactly how to make us sound dang good, and we love them for it!

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