The Dent Podcast: Lee LeFever on Explanation

Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft and author of “The Art of Explanation,” a book that dicsusses pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. Lee was kind enough to join us as the guest for Episode 1 of the Dent Podcast, a series of long-form interviews where Steve and I sit down with authors and thought leaders who are doing interesting work in fields that relate to putting a dent in the universe.

In this episode, we talk with Lee about explanation — what it is to explain something, how to craft an effective explanation, and why it’s important. A bird’s eye view of the conversation might look like this:

  • 00:00 – Introductions
  • 10:00 – The bias of expertise & the curse of knowledge
  • 20:00 – Addressing pain points
  • 30:00 – Scripting your explanations
  • 40:00 – Take home tips and goodbyes