114 episodes

Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it!

Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon.
Andy J. Pizza - instagram.com/andyjpizza

Creative Pep Tal‪k‬ Andy J. Pizza, Co-Loop Podcast Network

    • Design
    • 4.9 • 153 Ratings

Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it!

Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon.
Andy J. Pizza - instagram.com/andyjpizza

    313 - How to Make Creative Rules When You Don't Know What You Want with Austin Kleon

    313 - How to Make Creative Rules When You Don't Know What You Want with Austin Kleon

    This was a super cathartic chat with creative powerhouse Austin Kleon.

    In this chat we dive into some really big questions around influences, what happens when your creative heroes disappoint you and how to find what you want to do by using the shortcut of defining what you’re against.

    If you don’t know Austin - he’s the author of several incredible books including Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work and Keep Going. I think of Kleon as my older cooler creative cousin, who’s much more well read than I am! HA!

    • 53 min
    312 - Do You Know Who You Are? Find Your Creative Identity Now

    312 - Do You Know Who You Are? Find Your Creative Identity Now

    Most artists have a deep desire to be known, but you can’t tell the world who you are if you don’t know who you are. In this special episode we dive deep into a 5 step process for finding and finely crafting your creative identity.

    If you’re afraid you’re not sure who you are or you’re unsure if you’re effectively communicating who you are in your work or online - tune into this JAM PACKED PEPisode to unlock powerful and effective brand messaging.

    • 55 min
    311 - How Your Creative Journey Ripples From Personal Breakthrough with Rostam

    311 - How Your Creative Journey Ripples From Personal Breakthrough with Rostam

    TODAY ON THE SHOW WE HAVE ONE OF MY CREATIVE HEROES! Grammy award winner Rostam Batmanglij!!!! Now I bet many of you are already fans, but if you’re a fan of Haim, Frank Ocean, Carly Rae Jepson, Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX or Clairo you’ve almost certainly already enjoyed Rostam’s incredible work as a producer!

    This conversation is a deep dive into Rostam’s creative journey and there are so many takeaways and moving tidbits. Can’t wait for you to hear it!

    We talk about:
    - How Thinking Through the Lens of Synesthesia Can Spark Creativity
    - Taking Cues from Other Mediums
    - Childhood Clues to Who You Are as An Artist Today
    - How Personal Breakthrough Unlocks Creative Progress

    • 1 hr 15 min
    310 - This 4 Step Process for Finding Your Focus Unlocks Super Potent Motivation

    310 - This 4 Step Process for Finding Your Focus Unlocks Super Potent Motivation

    The worst thing about being lost is not knowing whether every step is getting you closer to being found or further away. It’s maddening! Have you ever felt this way in your creative journey? Is this dread haunting your creative process? More often than not, this is because you are lost. When you don’t know where you’re headed, you can’t know if what you’re working on is getting you closer to your goal or further away.

    The answer is not to buckle down and muscle through. You don’t need more motivation, you need clarity. Stop what you’re doing and listen to this episode to find what you want and what you should make next.

    Listen & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-pep-talk/id929743897

    Get Episode Transcripts at creative-pep-talk.simplecast.com

    • 49 min
    309 - 10 of My Favorite Creative Podcasts & The 10 Super Insights They Taught Me PART 2

    309 - 10 of My Favorite Creative Podcasts & The 10 Super Insights They Taught Me PART 2

    Part 2 of our TOP 10 Podcast COUNTDOWN!

    Listen in and hear some of my all time favorite creative podcasts, specific episodes of theirs I love and even specific tips, tactics and mindset shifts from these episodes! These insights have been SUPERCHARGING my creativity lately.

    OK! HUGE NEWS!! We just launched our very own CREATIVE PODCAST NETWORK!!! The Co-Loop Podcast Network is NOW LIVE: co-podcast.co

    What podcasts inspire you? This is the question I get maybe more than any other. SO! I’ve decided to answer this question in a BIG WAY. First by creating a directory of my favorite shows by launching our very own podcast network!

    And secondly by creating a two part episode where we discuss the 5 podcasts we chose to be part of our network and 5 other shows that aren’t on the network but incredibly inspiring anyway!

    • 49 min
    308 - 10 of My Favorite Creative Podcasts & The 10 Super Insights They Taught Me PART 1

    308 - 10 of My Favorite Creative Podcasts & The 10 Super Insights They Taught Me PART 1

    Listen in and hear some of my all time favorite creative podcasts, specific episodes of theirs I love and even specific tips, tactics and mindset shifts from these episodes! These insights have been SUPERCHARGING my creativity lately.

    OK! HUGE NEWS!! We just launched our very own CREATIVE PODCAST NETWORK!!! The Co-Loop Podcast Network is NOW LIVE: co-podcast.co

    What podcasts inspire you? This is the question I get maybe more than any other. SO! I’ve decided to answer this question in a BIG WAY. First by creating a directory of my favorite shows by launching our very own podcast network!

    And secondly by creating a two part episode where we discuss the 5 podcasts we chose to be part of our network and 5 other shows that aren’t on the network but incredibly inspiring anyway!

    Part TWO will drop tomorrow!

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Jessica_Toronto ,

So inspiring!

Andy has a generous heart and a deep understanding of the creative mind. He’s full of enthusiasm and wisdom, and every time I listen to this podcast, I leave knowing that the world is full of infinite possibilities. So happy a friend recommended this podcast to me!
Thanks Andy!!

RAGG_Des ,

A plethora of information

Love the show

Sleepy mother ,

So appreciated

I appreciate this motivating podcast so much. I’m always so excited to listen to the next one as soon as I finishing listening to one. Thank you Andy!

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