9 episodes

The New York Times Best-Selling author of Amelia Rules! and The Dumbest Idea Ever! explores creativity, art, comic books and more, with a focus on entertaining while inspiring the listener's own creativity.

Jimmy Gownley's Dumb Ideas Jimmy Gownley

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

The New York Times Best-Selling author of Amelia Rules! and The Dumbest Idea Ever! explores creativity, art, comic books and more, with a focus on entertaining while inspiring the listener's own creativity.

    Episode 009 A Very Ninja Christmas

    Episode 009 A Very Ninja Christmas

    And here it is: the 2008 stage version of the Amelia Rules! musical, a Very Ninja Christmas. Songs by Michael Cohen. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 008 A Very Jimmy Christmas

    Episode 008 A Very Jimmy Christmas

    Happy Holidays! We're back with a pair of surprise episodes so Christmassy, they should be Claymation. In this episode, I reminisce with Composer Michael Cohen and Amelia actress Kay Perkins as we discuss the Amelia Rules! Musical. 

    • 35 min
    Episode 007: What to Expect When You are Expecting to Expect Something and You Just Don't Know What to Expect

    Episode 007: What to Expect When You are Expecting to Expect Something and You Just Don't Know What to Expect

    In this episode, Jimmy talks about Avengers Infinity War... honestly! Also... the death (and return???) of Amelia McBride!!!!! PLUS a post-credit scene in the Mighty Marvel Manner. Also, Jimmy discusses how to manage expectations in your career... and talks about the time he was hijacked and forced at stale pizza point to listen to Crank Yankers in the desert outside Las Vegas.

    • 26 min
    Episode 006: How to Turn Other People's Misery Into Profit... But in a Nice Way!

    Episode 006: How to Turn Other People's Misery Into Profit... But in a Nice Way!

    Jimmy takes you page by page through one of the most popular Amelia stories in order to show you where each idea came from, and how you can use similar techniques to fuel your own stories. Also in Comic Book Zen... a haunting, cautionary tale of Comic Book Hubris!!!

    • 31 min
    Episode 005: Where Ideas Come From

    Episode 005: Where Ideas Come From

    Jimmy answers the ultimate question about creativity! Just where in the heck do ideas come from anyway?!! Plus, he does SPOT ON impressions of both Alan Moore AND Neil Gaiman!

    • 25 min
    Episode 004: Strawberry Feels Forever

    Episode 004: Strawberry Feels Forever

    In this episode, Jimmy discusses how Strawberry Fields Forever impacted his creative life, and how best to channel your own creativity so that it reaches it's ideal audience. Also, the pros and cons of trying to beat up a truck!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Edit Tool ,

Outstanding!

The podcasts has a great soundtrack for each episode (the opening, the break and end), Ms McBride is back and she's a great hostess for each individual episode and Jimmy shares us his wisdom on how you, the audience, can succeed in your dreams.
Each episode is filled with witty humour, Jimmy Gownley's stories from his youth and his experiences and he even gives a special episode on the infamous "Sneeze Barf Incident".

Fun for everyone. Highly recommend it

Top Podcasts In Visual Arts