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13 Oct 2021 ~ 3 min read

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Kyle M. Bondo - Mission 22

Hi, I’m Kyle. I’m a UX Designer, Software Engineer and Podcaster based in Fort Worth, Texas.

This site is my portfolio, catalog of ideas, and experiments that drive me. I’m known best for making podcasts (Merchants of Dirt, War Yankee, PAUSE for Dramatic Effect), teaching new podcasters how to get into podcasting (Podwrecked, Gagglepod), and creating Oncetold, the podcasting host for new podcasters.

I love user experience design, wicked design thinking, low-fidelity wireframing, podcasting, emerging technology, and leading teams excited in making a small dent in the universe. My problem-solving skills were honed from years of chaos management in the US Navy and parenting - both surprisingly similar. You can see some of my work on GitHub.

I’ve been podcasting for over 7 years now and have been working on processes and software that simplify the complicated world of podcasting. This inspired me to develop my first podcasting media platform called Oncetold, a simplified toolkit for building podcasts.

Before Oncetold was Gagglepod, a podcast design studio I co-founded with Timothy Kimo Brien. Through Gagglepod we held hundreds of meetups and virtual coaching seminars that taught new podcasters how to create shows, use audio technology, and build good podcasts. Out of Gagglepod, Tim and I started Podwrecked, a podcast to help podcasters survive their podcast, and helped me become a featured speaker at several conferences including Podfest Expo, Podcast Global, Independent Podcast Conference (ICON), Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference (MAPCON), GalaxyCon and several WordCamps. View several of my most recent talks on my Gagglepod YouTube Channel.

Once upon a time, I took on the NaPodPoMo challenge to make an Audio Drama. The end result was PAUSE for Dramatic Effect, a 17-episode serial podcast that let me have fun with writing, directing, producing, and even voice acting.

I am a big American Civil War enthusiast and created War Yankee, a history podcast that explores the Overland Campaign of 1864, as a way to explore the battlefields that surrounded my home in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Finally, I’ve founded a few small businesses in my day. One of these companies was Reckoneer. I built Reckoneer from a blog into an outdoor racing company, that taught new race directors the business of endurance racing, race promotion and event production. It was through Reckoneer that I started podcasting with the creation of my highly successful podcast Merchants of Dirt.

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Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm a UX Designer, Software Engineer and Podcaster based in Fort Worth, Texas. You can listen to me on War Yankee, see some of my work on GitHub, or read more about me on my website.