Welcome to Slowcooked. The show which explores what it means to be an artist. We'll be diving deep into the perspectives and thought processes of people who I hope you'll find as inspiring as I do. For 30 minutes or so we'll be swimming in the deep blue sea of the minds of musicians, filmmakers, poets, architects and storytellers from various art forms around the world.
Ep 8: Lance Weiler, Storytelling Pioneer
Louise dives into the artistic process of Lance Weiler, a storyteller working in film, TV, games and code (and founding director of Columbia University's Digital Storytelling Lab) and learns about the profound power of the pause. Lance would choose to step inside the mind of 20th century inventor and visionary Buckminster Fuller, to explore the way he was viewing and seeing the world and thinking about complex systems. Follow Lance on Twitter here or on Instagram here. You can learn more about Lance and his work via his website lanceweiler.com.
Ep 7: Christy Dena, Cross-Media Writer-Designer-Director
Louise dives into the artistic process of Christy Dena, a writer-designer-director of award winning interactive projects and events (with a PhD in Transmedia Practice) and learns how appreciating the process of Transmedia Storytelling led Christy to understanding more about herself. After spending so much time exploring what other people think, Christy would choose to step into her own future mind to explore the magical moment that would come from witnessing how her future mind thinks. You can listen to Christy's Worldbuilding lecture here, her TedxTalk on the poetics of Transmedia here, her lecture on Rituals of Online Artistic Processes here and follow her Twitter here.
Ep 6: Emily Beecham, Actress
Louise dives into the artistic process of Palme d'Or Best Actress award-winning Emily Beecham and learns how acting encourages us to be open and honest with ourselves and how Emily's intuitive observation of the behaviours of her school peers was an early catalyst for her acting process. Emily would choose to step inside the mind of musician and singer-songwriter PJ Harvey and explore PJ's imagination, empowerment and her music-making process. Follow Emily on Twitter and Instagram.
Ep 5: Debbie Wiseman OBE, Composer
Louise dives into the artistic process of composer Debbie Wiseman OBE and learns how music penetrates our hearts and communicates like an all-encompassing language and is a superpower that can connect us with ourselves and each other. Debbie would choose to step inside the mind of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a.k.a the legendary classical musician Mozart to explore how on earth someone so young, (he started composing his first piece of music at 5 years), was able to write the most unfathomably spectacular body of work? Highly recommend listening to Debbie's collab with Stephen Fry The Mythos Suite and The Musical Zodiac here. Follow Debbie on Twitter.
Ep 4: Jason Silva, TV Personality & Filmmaker
Louise dives into the artistic process of Jason Silva, Emmy-nominated TV Personality, Filmmaker, Speaker, Wordsmith, Futurist and Host of Brain Games and Origins and learns how Jason navigates the transactional everyday through his relationship with soul-stirring awe. Jason would choose to step inside the mind of Cameron Crowe, the writer and director of Almost Famous (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001) and many more films to explore what Crowe's process is when he's crafting his characters that somehow, through his artistic gift, create an affinity and deep common thread with our own internal lives. Follow Jason on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Jason also has his own podcast which I highly recommend called Flow Sessions with Jason Silva.
Ep 3: Chisara Agor, Musician & Performer
Louise dives into the artistic process of Musician & Performer Chisara Agor and learns how philosophy can empower us to walk the paths we want for ourselves. Chisara would choose to step inside the mind of author Ben Okri and explore what his process was when he was writing his novel Astonishing the Gods. Follow Chisara Agor on Instagram here or visit her website here.
So insightful and informative
There are many little nuggets of wisdom in this podcast. I highly recommend not only for creatives but everyone needs to give it a listen!
Chatting with interesting friends
This is a informative series of chats with various creatives. These are not tightly edited interviews, they’re more like a curated series of conversations heard in a coffee shop. They’re all the better for that.
I’m very much looking forward to to hearing where it’ll go in the next series.
Such a brilliant, thoughtful, innovative podcast. Can’t recommend enough 💕💕