18 episodes

A podcast about Practices, Systems, and Rituals for a Creative Life, hosted by Cody Cook-Parrott.New episodes weekly on Wednesdays. Learn more at codycookparrott.com/commonshapes

Common Shapes Cody Cook-Parrott

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 69 Ratings

A podcast about Practices, Systems, and Rituals for a Creative Life, hosted by Cody Cook-Parrott.New episodes weekly on Wednesdays. Learn more at codycookparrott.com/commonshapes

    A Flexible Office Hello 👋

    A Flexible Office Hello 👋

    Hello Common Shapes listeners. 🔸 I wanted to pop in with a little mini-episode to check in between seasons and share a few updates. Take a few minutes to hear why I changed my name and how you can join us in Flexible Office this spring. 🔹LINKSGet the Creative Ideation PortalSign up for my weekly newsletter, Monday MondayFind all these links & more at codycookparrott.com/commonshapes 🖱️ Join me in Flexible Office: A Digital Co-working Space for all of us. We begin April 2nd!

    • 7 min
    Cultivating Creative Seasons with Jacqueline Suskin

    Cultivating Creative Seasons with Jacqueline Suskin

    This week on Common Shapes podcast, I’m deep in conversation with poet, teacher, and my dear friend, Jacqueline Suskin.Jacqueline is a poet and educator who has been teaching workshops, writing books, hosting retreats and creating spontaneous poetry around the world since 2009. She’s published eight books, and her most recent one, A Year In Practice, was just released with Sounds True press.Together we talk about seasonal practices, radically reconnecting with the Earth, Fern Gully, writing m...

    • 50 min
    How to Tell the Truth with Fariha Róisín

    How to Tell the Truth with Fariha Róisín

    This week on Common Shapes podcast, I’m joined by my dear friend Fariha Róisín for a conversation at the intersections of writing, politics, care, and liberation.Fariha is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Ontario, Canada and raised in Sydney, Australia. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being. She’s the author of five books and writes the Substack newsletter, How to Cure a Ghost.In this episode, Fariha shares...

    • 50 min
    The Importance of the Personal Essay

    The Importance of the Personal Essay

    I’ve been writing personal essays for over a decade, and I believe that my personal essay practice allowed me to leave social media.So in today’s episode, I share how I blend the personal, the poetic, and the political in my writing. And I unpack how that supports me in speaking up and sharing my work without shying away from what’s happening in the world.I hope this episode inspires you to share your writing with the people. Tune in to learn about—The importance of your life storyHow to shar...

    • 38 min
    Leaving Instagram or Exiting the Portal of the Validation Loop

    Leaving Instagram or Exiting the Portal of the Validation Loop

    Welcome to season two of Common Shapes! Since last season, I took a big step in my life and logged out of Instagram for good.So in this episode, I’m going to share why I left and how I did it. Not from a place of knowing-it-all, but by asking the question, “what does it actually mean to be done with social media?”I hope this episode inspires you to take supportive steps that are right for you. Tune in to learn about—What it’s like to leave InstagramThe portal of the validation loopA big busin...

    • 32 min
    Embracing Your Everchanging Job Description

    Embracing Your Everchanging Job Description

    Making this podcast brought me into a business ecosystem crisis. Very little of my output changed, but my inner understanding of my work needed to shift.So in today’s episode, I’m sharing how my job description has changed since I launched this show. And I’m exploring how shifting your job description can transform your relationship to your work.Tune in to learn about—How to discover what you’re devoted toWhat are the themes of your jobWhat is not your jobHow to write your job descriptionAlig...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

jillathrilla ,

Marlee makes it all so simple

I’m bursting with inspiration after listening to a few of Marlee’s episodes. They GET how to live a realistic creative life and show up as your authentic self, and they help you get there too, step by step. Thank you for your wisdom and for teaching me more about how to weave my values into how I show up online, and as an authentic artist.

V.E. Haddad ,

Subscribed forever

Thank you mar + co for creating such a generative thinking and listening space in the podcast world! I feel a great sense of inspiration and clarity after each episode. So looking forward to more!

E. Falasco ,

Common Shapes Is A Guiding Light

This podcast has felt like a such a powerful guiding light to me as a both an artist and human being. Since discovering this via sub-stack newsletter I’ve felt deeper clarity about the way I view my work as a writer, music practice, and the way my work can become not only sustenance for me but the world around us. Thank you for being so powerful, illuminating and deeply human. I am excited to start the creative ideation portal and to use the tools you’ve given as a way to connect more deeply to all of my creative pursuits.

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