The Impromptu


The Impromptu is a weekly podcast, hosted by Michael Norton and Alex Knight. It’s a multi-faceted show discussing how technology, design, and economics converge on topics that matter most to us. We examine the creative process and how the decisions we make, shape our perceptions and lives.

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  • 16: The Zeitgeist of Gaming Difficulty

    This week Michael and Alex examine the cultural significance of gaming difficulty during the 80s and early 90s and how the art of game making has evolved over the last 20 years.

  • 15: In Dedication to Satoru Iwata

    Synopsis: This week Michael and Alex decided to talk about the tragic loss of a titan in the video game industry: Mr. Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo Japan. We attempted […]

  • 14: We’re Late To This

    Synopsis: Michael and Alex come back after a hiatus with an incredibly overdue (late) episode covering WWDC, E3, and the future of gaming with respect to VR. Duration: 1:02:06 Present: […]

  • 13: I’ve Been Sitting in The Sun All Day

    Synopsis: Aleen from Less Than Or Equal podcast joins us once again. We discussed a variety of interesting topics, from the Konami/Kojima disaster, Black Widow being erased from her own […]

  • 12: Avocados at Law

    Synopsis: Alex eases listeners into a very brief conversation about Apple Watch by trolling everyone with the sad Jean-Luc Picard flute song. Skip to the 22 minute mark if you […]