Modern Smart Homes and Interdisciplinary Lifestyles with Thomas Joy [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

Modern Smart Homes and Interdisciplinary Lifestyles with Thomas Joy [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S3E34
  • 1:44:20
  • November 30th 2020

Today it was a JOY to have on Thomas Joy on the PolyCast. The Creative Director of Beacon Agency, an award-winning marketing agency specializing in the Smart Home and IoT industries.



0:00 Intro

3:00 Being a Productive Creative

5:00 Having the freedom to push ideas

10:00 The Narrative of Marketing

15:00 Accelerated Change

20:00 The Way of the Lawyer in the UK

25:00 Smart Life Podcast

30:00 Issues of Marketing for the Smart Market

35:00 Working from Home

40:00 Making the Smart home as basic as a regular home

45:00 Being Interdisciplinary

49:30 What is a polymath to you?

55:00 Forging their business path

01:00:00 Generational Priorities

01:05:00 Smart Homes

01:10:00 Benefits for Elderly

01:15:00 Smart Villages and Tiny Homes

01:20:00 Productivity

01:25:00 Scrappy Marketing Agency

01:30:00 Power Grids

01:35:00 Responding to the Pandemic

01:40:00 Outro

The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

This show is for the polymathic, the entrepreneurial, the multipotentialites, and the Innovators!

Now on Season 5!!

PolyInnovator (The overarching personal brand that the PolyCast is under), means Innovation Polymath, or future global changemaker. Created a Modular Degree curated with online courses and micro-credentials. You will find topics wide ranging in interests!

PolyInnovator works in #OmniContent sprints, which are like multi/omni channel episodes. So each release gets a OmniBlog Post, TeleInnovator Video, and PolyCast upload! :D


Between the OmniContent, and the guest interviews I have on the show, there are multiple formats for the #PolyCast. It can get a little confusing, so here is the series that you will see:

Fireside Micro-PolyCast

Bits of idea bursts, rants, explanations, and simply short form 3-10min episodes.


These don't happen often, but they are the medium sized episodes that may have a didactic feel to them. They are solocasts, with a bit of flare.


Each episode of the Omnicontent series starts with a blog post, turns into a slideshow, then a video, and with the video I extract the audio and turn it into a PolyCast!

The Polymath PolyCast Interviews

The interview and guest arm of the show, these episodes tend to be much longer, as they are interview discussions. They have been great, and the nuggets of knowledge anyone can get from them have been insanely awesome. Go take a listen!

If you would prefer the video version:

All in all they keep a similar polymathic feel, and stay true to the "Niche".... However the subniches can be essentially anything. Meaning the topics could be as well, so don't worry if one episode doesn't fit the bill. I'm sure another one will hit it out of the park!