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Sep 20, 2022

On this post-Summer break episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas welcome design and strategy leader Melanie Kahl to discuss how we might design more comfortable shared digital spaces. 

Using Melanie's recent article "Cozy in the Crowd" as a jumping off point, Bill and Lauren speak...


Oct 13, 2021

In this episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas welcome Nancy White back to the show. Nancy is a true polymath, involved in shaping the early online community and collaboration movement and also deeply versed in group facilitation. Nancy is the Founder of Full Circle Associates and has a long...


Jul 27, 2021

In this episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill and Lauren speak with returning guest Jim Cashel about the progress of the "Great Connecting" - the global rollout of broadband Internet - during the COVID19 pandemic. 

The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the role of the Internet during COVID lockdowns,...


Jun 13, 2021

On this episode of the Cohere podcast, Lauren and Bill welcome author and community strategist Carrie Melissa Jones.

Carrie has been managing online communities since the early 2000s. Over the course of her career, she has trained, advised, and coached leaders of thousands of online communities. Carrie is the coauthor...


Jun 1, 2021

On this episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas are joined by pioneering community strategist and manager Gail Ann Williams.

Gail watched the dawn of online communities through her participation and eventual leadership position at the WELL - one of the first successful large-scale online...