Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves
I’m so excited about this new series of episodes on the Hidden Brain Podcast, called ‘You 2.0.’ Not because it’s a new subject — self improvement, personal growth… it seems every other article headline I see is about being a 'better you’ (or maybe it’s just my newsfeed). But if anyone can shed new perspective on a well-covered theme, it’s Hidden Brain’s Shankar Vidantam. Because understanding ourselves — our brains — is key to developing a fuller and happier life.
If you are a creative who's curious and loves expanding your design horizons, you will probably really dig this podcast. Unless podcasts aren't your thing, but then you should give it a try, anyway.
Debbie Millman has been creating her Design Matters podcast for 12 years, and her experience as an interviewer helps make this one of the best podcasts there is on the subject of creativity and design. There are 281 episodes available on the website (216 in iTunes). Debbie interviews top-shelf names in the large design world, plenty of recognizable names like Clement Mok or Jonathan Adler, but chances are that most of them are people you probably never heard of before, who are doing really interesting and creative things. It's also refreshing to hear a podcast with just as many talented women interviewed as men.
Since I just found yet another great resource to tweet about thanks to Todd Henry and The Accidental Creative podcast, I figured I need to give a shoutout and spread the word about this show that I recently just discovered even though it's been around since 2011. Todd talks to incredibly interesting people about creative-related things in most of the shows, and he's got great insights himself. I've found it to be a pretty inspirational podcast to listen to, and have gotten insights from every episode I've listened to. I never have enough time to listen to all the podcasts in my feed, but this one is worth making time for. Todd Henry writes books and speaks on creativity and creative-type stuff, and leads workshops with creative teams. If podcasts aren't your thing, he also has a few books to help you be more - you guessed it - creative.
Do you have a goal or a project that you aren’t making as much headway on as you'd like? Or do you feel like you’re swimming in circles and not moving forward? Regardless of how experienced you are in your career, there will be times that you feel stuck. 5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way (And Do Your Work) I heard this fantastic podcast from the Accidental Creative recently, and thought I'd share it (and my own recap for those who don't listen to podcasts) because this is a topic that comes up frequently when I speak with other creatives (although you don't need to be a designer to find these ideas useful).