The Consilience of Frissonaise with Nicholas Angel [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

The Consilience of Frissonaise with Nicholas Angel [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S4E29
  • 1:35:44
  • March 31st 2021

We are talking with Nicholas Angel the host of the Frissonaise Podcast. a multi-disciplinary designer, art director, and innovator! We are here to talk about design, being multidisciplinary, The magical concept of Frisson, and art in general.

Go out and find your tentacle!


The Guest Mentioned:

Vincent Van Gogh - Doctor Who

I watched it again when finding the link to share with you all, and once again for the infinite time I got frisson while watching. Teary eyed even.


0:00 Intro

3:00 History/Mindset and User Experience Design

5:00 Unboxing Experiences

10:00 Unboxing ASMR, and Frisson

15:00 Experiencing Frisson

20:00 Visceral Emotions

25:00 Being Present, Flow, and Beginner's Mind

30:00 The Golden Age of Life is Now

35:00 Being in the Now | Environment Variation

40:00 Acting in a Low Hum

44:50 stochastic gradient descent

50:00 People are More Polymathic than they think | Consilience!

55:00 Boredom Induces Curiosity

59:00 What is a polymath to you?

01:05:00 Frissonaise

01:10:00 His Fellow Geeky Co-host

01:15:00 DnD/Fallout Karma System

01:20:00 Agency or Entertainment? | Existence

01:25:00 Traveling with Epiphany

01:30:00 Outro

The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

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

Now on Season 4!

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!

TeleInnovator Discussions

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!

Don't call it a podcast, as it is much more than that. It's a polymathic audio experience!

Or in other words... a PolyCast!