One Footer in the Grave

With one foot in the door of their retirement home for senior web designers, Paul Boag, Andy Clarke, Jon Hicks, and Marcus Lillington get together once a month to distract each other from everyday life and work.

The show’s funny and frivolous and the chaps have a genuinely unique chemistry and will entertain you if you work on the web and even if you don’t.

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8: Norfolk an’ chance

In this new episode, Andy bought a watch which isn’t as expensive as the divorce he narrowly avoided after. Jon sadly missed his bird nerd holiday but bought himself a camera. Paul’s wife crushed his expensive headphones so he bought new ones. The chaps then talk about the things they buy which give them joy and what they’d do if or when they retire.

7: Soggy looking swamp

In this new episode, Andy, Jon, Paul, and Marcus discuss the first stage of Paul’s latest motorhome and midlife crisis. They talk about what they like to do when they’re not working and wrap things up by suggesting what Andy should do for his hobby.

6: Savoy cabbage and the kalettes

It’s a new year and a new episode where the chaps make excuses about why they haven’t recorded recently. They discuss Paul’s impetuous decision, which vegetables can go to hell and why plenty of people we know are leaving freelancing and taking proper jobs.

5: Mary’s gone blind. Again

In this new episode, Andy, Jon, Paul, and Marcus discuss their summers and how it felt to leave Brexit Island behind. They talk about how it feels when kids leave home and then (sometimes) move back. Then, they wrap things up by admitting to their TV watching guilty pleasures.

4: Wrapped in disappointment

In this new episode, Andy moans about the sad fact that sweet peanuts aren’t what they used to be. The chaps discuss what they add to peanut butter—banana, jam, Marmite, or even mayonnaise—to make their deliciously nutty combinations. They talk about electric cycling and why the classic ’70s Chopper would make the perfect electric bike today. Finally, the chaps reveal which celebrity autographs they collected for Andy’s challenge.

3: Per calendar month

In the new episode, find out which of the four chaps thinks they’re the most productive and who likes to nap in the afternoon. They talk about signs of getting old, cosmetic surgery, and whether their bladders are mighty enough to sit through Avengers Endgame. Plus, you can find out who tackled Andy’s challenge from last episode.

2: Segwaytastic

In the new episode, the four chaps get topical and talk about the Basecamp founders’ controversial decision to not allow political discussions in company channels. But, don’t worry, it’s not all serious, as you can find out if they succeeded in Andy’s last challenge or if, in fact, they could be bothered to try.

1: Here to see some potatoes

In the first episode of their brand new show, the four chaps talk about getting back to travelling, planning imaginary trips until they can, and Paul’s plans for a year-long America road trip.

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The chaps

Paul Boag

Paul advises on every area of digital transformation and user experience. He’s written six books on topics such as conversion rate optimisation and digital transformation.


Andy Clarke

Andy’s a well-known web designer who’s written several popular books on art direction and website design including Transcending CSS, Hardboiled Web Design, and Art Direction for the Web.


Jon Hicks

Jon’s a gentleman graphic artist who wears many hats. He’s most known for his logo work for Firefox, MailChimp and Shopify, but his skills cover a much broader spectrum.


Marcus Lillington

Marcus is a former pop-star who now runs the design agency Headscape and consults with their clients on business analysis, UX design, and content strategy.