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The R and D Show is a periodic

podcast that explores all areas

of Research & Development

with host Matt Hermstedt


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The R and D Show is a periodic

podcast that explores all areas

of Research & Development

with host Matt Hermstedt


Go To Podcast

Welcome to The R and D Show! On this weekly podcast, I chat with experts in all areas of Research & Development. The topics will vary greatly - technical areas such as hardware, software, chemistry, etc., processes, book reviews, best practices. If it has anything to do with R&D, it's fair game for the show. I operate under the assumption that if I find it interesting, you will too. I will especially try to root out topics that I know little to nothing about so we can all learn together.

You can find all the episodes in the index below.

Use these links to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher:

 Each episode is a blog post. So please comment, ask questions, and let me know what you think and what you would like to have on the show.

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PodCast Index

PodCast Index

Podcast Index

019 - IX, UX, We All X

Jason Whitney was there when the the User Experience revolution started and has been on the front lines ever since.

018 - Jobs to Be Done with Tony Ulwick

JTBD is the best tool for R&D since Stage-Gate (see Episode 8). With market success rates off the charts, you need to get on board with this!

017 - Are You a Sexy Boss?

Find out if you are, and if not, how to become one in my interview with Heather Ann Havenwood.

016 - Putting the Easy in Hardware

Jason Carman returns to the show to answer my thought provoking and classy question "Why does hardware take so frickin long?"

015 - Desperate for Approvals

Stephanie Barrows from Intertek paints the landscape of approvals and certifications.

014 - A PMBOK Primer

My take on the bible of project management.

013 - It's the R and D Show Mashup

A little fun this week with all the show intros thus far.

012 -  How to Reinvent your Company

Joanne Hyland of the rInnovation Group teaches me the Discovery, Incubation, and Acceleration approach to future proofing companies.

011 - Scrum, Agile, and Tasty Cupcakes

Josh Roberts returns to teach about Agile team management methods with a little bit of karate thrown in.

010 - A Conversation about Conversations

Elan from the Breakthrough International Group gives us the secrets to changing culture and getting breakthrough results.

009 - From Polar Research to Space Elevators

My wide ranging and fascinating chat with adventurer and author Dr. Robert Williscroft.

008 - Stage-Gate with Bob Cooper!!!

The founding father of the Stage-Gate process and one of the most influential figures in R&D for decades - Dr Bob Cooper!!

007 - A Quality Episode

Quality Management expert Barry Schmall and I discuss the role of quality in new product development and the benefits it brings.

006 - Book Review - Zero to One

Matt Reviews Peter Thiel's book Zero to One

005 - R and D Toolbox - Software Simulation

Mike Farleigh from ANSYS and I talk about software simulation and virtual prototyping.

004 - Agile, an Introduction

Josh Roberts gives the straight skinny on Agile. 

003 - V is for V Model

My interview with Nile Fairfield as we explore the V-Model which sits at the core of design and development.

002 - Software, a Baby Step

Software guru Mark Vogt schools me on many topics around software.

001 - What the Heck is R&D?

My interview with Jason Carman exploring the definition of R&D. Jason has a decade of experience bringing new products to the market.

000 - The Show about The Show

In this show, I give an overview about what you can expect from the R and D show as far as format and content.