Chasing Creative is all about how everyday people can make creativity a priority in their daily lives. We're talking to regular people who have insights and action steps you can take TODAY to make your creative plans happen. Whether you’re squeezing creative pursuits into your kids' naptimes or in the evening after working a 9-5, we're here to give you the inside scoop on how regular people are chasing creative.
2020 in Books
2020 hasn't been kind to most of us, but books are always there to see us through. Listen in to hear how 2020 changed our reading habits, the books we loved (and didn't), and what's next for our reading lives—and the podcast!—in 2021.
S7 E4: Kayla Craig on listening well and advocating for vulnerable people
In today’s episode, we chat with Kayla Craig about what it looks like to advocate for the more vulnerable people around you. As a journalist, Kayla learned the value of listening well and choosing to hear a story and act on it. As a mom, Kayla knows just how important the stories we read and tell and see in our own lives affect everything about them -- and she has some tips for adding diverse voices to your shopping list this year.
S7 E4: Ari Tison on Lifting Up Underrepresented Voices
Ari Tison is an award-winning writer with poems and short works published in Yellow Medicine Review, The Under Review, and Rock & Sling. She is also the editor for Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop's Broadside Competition. Ari lives and works on Dakota and Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) lands in St. Paul, MN. Join us as she shares action steps for lifting up underrepresented voices in the literary community, especially Indigenous people and those who are incarcerated.
S7 E3: Dani Bruflodt on hydration, social justice, and political engagement
Deep in a pandemic, an election cycle, and a world that looks vastly different than six months ago, we’re all a little worn out these days. But we also need to press ahead like never before. We wanted to talk to Dani Bruflodt on how she summons the energy to engage online around social justice, politics, and making a difference in the world -- and how hydration is her secret weapon to get it all done with some energy left over.
Dani Bruflodt is a writer and creator who “talks loud on the internet”. She’s a native Minnesotan currently living the Universal-Healthcare dream life in Copenhagen, Denmark, and she would love for you to drink some water.
S7 E2: Simone Griffin on Counseling and Creativity
We’re welcoming counselor, writer, and calligrapher Simone Griffin to the show today. Join us as she shares about the overlap between counseling and creativity, and how art—both our own and others’—can improve our mental health. Be sure to check out Simone’s newsletter, Christ + Counseling, and her devotional workbook, Glimmers of Hope.
S7 E1: Using Creativity to Make a Difference
Ashley and Abbigail are back with Season 7 of Chasing Creative and introduce the topic of this new season: using creativity to make a difference. They catch up on what life looks like for them, how creativity is happening (or not) in these pandemic days, and discuss the books they've read this summer that have left an impact.
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Such a great podcast for moms
I am a writer and stay at home mom with little ones, and it is great to hear from two other moms who are struggling to make time to work on their own creative projects. They share their experiences, resources, and interviews to help other in their busy lives.
Enjoyment at work
I work at a place where it’s okay to have your headphones on for 8 hours throughout your shift. I never was a podcast listener until now and I’m glad I came across this show. I am a creator and want to become full time/part time in it to my full capacity however I’m not there yet. This podcast helps by giving me tips, advice and great books to read as well! The only thing that I would suggest is to add a African American creator and to please stop with the crescendo speaking. You ladies are lovely, but I noticed that every time you both bring up an example your voices and tones go into a musical crescendo which is often and can be a rather annoying. I listen to you ladies everyday so hearing that a lot from you two bothers me. Keep up the great work because I love the show.
Insight into different creative types
While chasing creative in my own life, I'm so glad I found this podcast! They have great guests and ask great questions. It helps me feel hopeful when there's just so much going on in my life that I find it hard to fit in creativity.