A podcast dedicated to geeking out on the processes that help creative ideas become things.
Richard Wolffe of MSNBC Interview
Jared Ponchot and Jeff Robbins chat with Richard Wolffe about the difficulty of simplicity, being prolific, writing process, scaling creative endeavors, live television, and creating the new MSNBC.com.
Richard Wolffe is a journalist, an author, and an on-air personality on MSNBC and other networks. He is currently the VP and Executive Editor of MSNBC.com. He's been a columnist and writer for several publications, and has written a number of books, including three books on the Obama administration and two on spanish cooking.
John Vanderslice Interview
Jared Ponchot and Jeff Robbins chat with John Vanderslice about moments of inspiration, the dangers of editing, and the importance of fans in creativity. We also touch on his latest album Dagger Beach and loads of other insights on creativity and the creative process from his years running Tiny Telephone, a fully analog recording studio in San Francisco's mission district.
Josh Higgins Interview
Jared Ponchot and Jeff Robbins chat with Josh Higgins about his work as Design Director of the Obama 2012 Campaign. They discuss managing large creative teams, the importance of culture and lots more fascinating insights about the political campaign process.
Josh was the Design Director for President Obama's 2012 campaign, a campaign in which design, the web and technology all played a pivotal role. Prior to directing President Obama's campaign design team Josh worked in both advertising and graphic design with brands including Fender Fender Guitars, The Tony Hawk Foundation, HP, Asics Footwear, CBS Radio, Perry Ellis International, IHOP, New Castle Beer, PF Changs, Yamaha, and Life Technologies. Josh has also worked extensively for social causes like The Hurricane, So-Cal and Haiti Poster Projects.
Denise Jacobs Interview
Jared Ponchot and Jeff Robbins chat with Denise Jacobs about overcoming your inner critic and other secrets to unlocking your creativity.
Denise Jacobs is a speaker, author, and creativity evangelist who evangelizes techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to creative productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. Denise wrote The CSS Detective Guide, co-authored Smashing Book #3 and Interact with Web Standards, and has also written for a number of popular publications like alistapart.com and netmagazine.com.
John Dragonetti Interview
Jared Ponchot and Jeff Robbins chat with The Submarines male lead John Dragonetti about song writing, film scoring, simplicity, and the importance of panic in the creative process.
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Wayne Losey Interview
Jared Ponchot and Jeff Robbins chat with toy designer, creator, innovator extraordinaire Wayne Losey about the nature of client services, the DNA that lies at the center of product, brand and narrative, and the tax exempt status of jedi's in some foreign countries. Wayne helped create a number of our favorite toys and action figures for some of the top brands the world including batman, spider man, star wars, pokemon and micro machines.
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Power of Myth