24 episodes

Hosted by Viv Kruckow of Rust Creative, Rhythm & Words explores the rhythm of our twenties. Each week, Viv welcomes on a special guest to share their experiences and reflect on the rhythms that guide them.

Rhythm & Words Rust Creative

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

Hosted by Viv Kruckow of Rust Creative, Rhythm & Words explores the rhythm of our twenties. Each week, Viv welcomes on a special guest to share their experiences and reflect on the rhythms that guide them.

    Ben Stewart on songwriting, overcoming self-sabotage and staying true to yourself and what you create

    Ben Stewart on songwriting, overcoming self-sabotage and staying true to yourself and what you create

    On today's episode host Viv Kruckow chats to Ben Stewart, who is a songwriter, the frontman of Slowly Slowly, and the mastermind behind Congrats. We dive deep into Ben's experiences with writing music, overcoming self sabotage and staying true to yourself and your art.

    We hope you love this episode as much as we do. Ben shares openly about his approach to songwriting and its evolution, the process of making albums and showing up for his creativity.

    We also chat about Ben's early musical influences, the magic of gigs, what a rescheduled 2020 meant for Ben and his music, liking what you create, having others back your work and so much more.

    To follow along with Ben's journey and support his work, find him on Instagram on Congrats and Slowly Slowly.

    Find us on the internet:
    🌊 Instagram
    🌊 Website

    〰️ Shop the Creative's Companion, a tool for exploring the inner depths of your creativity and self.

    To book a creativity coaching session with Viv, head to Rust Creative, or to see more of her writing, browse vivkruckow.com.

    Beautiful branding by Jasmine Dowling ❤️

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Talise Burton on navigating perfectionism as a Black creator, writing a fiction novel and trusting her creativity

    Talise Burton on navigating perfectionism as a Black creator, writing a fiction novel and trusting her creativity

    On today's episode host Viv Kruckow chats to writer and creativity coach, Talise Burton. We dive deep into Talise's experiences with writing, creativity, perfectionism and coming back home to herself.

    We hope you love this episode as much as we do. Talise shares openly about her experience as a Black creator in college and beyond, writing fiction from an early age, and the challenges and magic that have risen from working on her first novel.

    We also chat about how perfectionism manifests for BIPOC creators, navigating self doubt around your work, how Talise repaired her relationship with her creativity after studying, and why we've thrown the word 'practical' in the bin.

    To follow along with Talise's journey and support her work, find her on Instagram.

    Find us on the internet:
    🌊 Instagram
    🌊 Website

    〰️ Shop the Creative's Companion, a tool for exploring the inner depths of your creativity and self.

    If you, or another twenty-something you know, would like to get involved in future episodes, please reach out via email.

    To book a creativity coaching session with Viv, head to Rust Creative, or to see more of her writing, browse vivkruckow.com.

    Beautiful branding by Jasmine Dowling ❤️

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Maiah Stewardson on growing up in the performing arts, finding community and navigating self doubt

    Maiah Stewardson on growing up in the performing arts, finding community and navigating self doubt

    On today's episode host Viv Kruckow chats to actor, writer, director and podcast host, Maiah Stewardson. We dive deep into Maiah's experience as an actor in Australia, and growing up in the performing arts industry.

    We hope you love this episode as much as we do. Maiah shares openly about her experiences with performing arts as a child and teenager, finding her community, working on creative projects and expanding into writing and directing.

    We also chat about the effects of COVID on the arts, navigating self doubt, what the audition process is like for a young actor, Maiah's habits to support her creativity and more.

    To follow along with Maiah's journey, and support her work, find her on Instagram.
    Listen to Maiah's podcast, The Social Distance Pod.

    Find us on the internet:
    🌊 Instagram
    🌊 Website

    〰️ Shop the Creative's Companion, a tool for exploring the inner depths of your creativity and self.

    If you, or another twenty-something you know, would like to get involved in future episodes, please reach out via email.

    To book a creativity coaching session with Viv, head to Rust Creative, or to see more of her writing, browse vivkruckow.com.

    Beautiful branding by Jasmine Dowling ❤️

    • 48 min
    Maggie Zhou on finding her way as a writer, growing up online and slow fashion advocacy

    Maggie Zhou on finding her way as a writer, growing up online and slow fashion advocacy

    On today's episode host Viv Kruckow chats to writer, content creator, slow fashion advocate, podcast co-host and all round creative slashie, Maggie Zhou. We dive deep into Maggie's experience finding her way as a gen z writer and growing up online.

    We hope you love this episode as much as we do. Maggie shares openly about her experiences establishing herself as a writer, studying media, unpaid internships, and growing up online.

    We also chat about teenage nostalgia, juggling work and studies, transparency online, slow fashion advocacy, size privilege and more.

    To follow along with Maggie's journey, and support her work, find her on Instagram.
    Listen to Maggie's podcast, Culture Club.
    Learn more about your favourite brands with Good On You.

    Find us on the internet:
    🌊 Instagram
    🌊 Website

    〰️ Shop the Creative Hats range, designed as a celebration of being creative.

    To book a creativity coaching session with Viv, head to Rust Creative, or to see more of her writing, browse vivkruckow.com.

    Beautiful branding by Jasmine Dowling ❤️

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sarah Puckeridge on creating and launching a physical product, building a brand and redefining success

    Sarah Puckeridge on creating and launching a physical product, building a brand and redefining success

    On today's episode host Viv Kruckow chats to creative business-woman, designer and coach, Sarah Puckeridge. We dive deep into Sarah's experiences with creating and launching products for her activewear brand, Kamuka.

    We hope you love this episode as much as we do. Sarah shares openly about her experience with starting Kamuka at the age of 20, creating the brand's first product, growing the collection and navigating setbacks and hurdles during launch periods.

    We also chat about the power of having mentors and reaching out for help, choosing to close a thriving business, defining success and so much more.

    To follow along with Sarah's journey, and support her work, find her on Instagram.
    For heart-led design work, business coaching and content creation, visit The Sparkk.

    Find us on the internet:
    🌊 Instagram
    🌊 Website

    〰️ Shop our Creative Hats range, designed as a celebration of being creative.

    If you, or another twenty-something you know, would like to get involved in future episodes, please reach out via email.

    To book a creativity coaching session with Viv, head to Rust Creative, or to see more of her writing, browse vivkruckow.com.

    Beautiful branding by Jasmine Dowling ❤️

    • 58 min
    Rachael Akhidenor on self exploration, wearable activism and disrupting the wellness industry

    Rachael Akhidenor on self exploration, wearable activism and disrupting the wellness industry

    On today's episode host Viv Kruckow chats to freelance writer, soon-to-be lawyer, and Self Care™ Originals Founder, Rachael Akhidenor. We dive deep into Rachael's experiences with wellness, and how they led her to creating "an ethical clothing label steeped in advocacy and activism".

    We hope you love this episode as much as we do. Rachael shares openly about her experience with the wellness industry as a Woman of Colour, self exploration through her teens and early twenties, navigating anxiety through university and building Self Care™ Originals into the brand it is today.

    We also chat about perceptions of the wellness industry, why self care is more than a buzzword, holding brands accountable, conscious consumerism and so much more.

    To follow along with Rachael's journey, and support her work, find her on Instagram.
    Shop Self Care™ Originals Merch Tees.
    Join the Self Care™ Originals community.

    Find us on the internet:
    🌊 Instagram
    🌊 Website

    〰️ Shop the Creative's Companion, a tool for exploring the inner depths of your creativity and self.

    If you, or another twenty-something woman you know, would like to get involved in future episodes, please reach out via email.

    To book a creativity coaching session with Viv, head to Rust Creative, or to see more of her writing, you can browse on vivkruckow.com.

    Beautiful branding by Jasmine Dowling ❤️

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Stephamyjane ,

A source of light and inspiration! ⚡️

This podcast is magic in my ears and a big hug for my soul. It offers me so much insight and guidance for my own business and life. Viv is an incredible host, with such delightful and powerful energy which just adds more sparkle to this podcast!

Amitycreated ,

Hooked from the first episode!

I LOVE the vibe of this podcast. So relatable and so much value. Can’t wait to hear more ❤️

FindingFoodFreedom ,

One Episode and I Love It Already

Only one episode in and already I’m hooked. I found the conversation flowed beautifully and despite being aimed towards women in their 20’s this conversation was relevant to anyone of any age. A must listen.

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