21 episodes

Have you been saying "no" to that inner-voice begging you to be creative? Are you a working creative who has been feeling especially burned out? It's time to say yes. It's time to Create Out Loud.

Hosted by bestselling creative entrepreneur Jennifer Louden, Create Out Loud is a weekly show featuring conversations with creative people about the nitty-gritty of everyday creative life: like how to establish rituals and routines, how to navigate envy, and even how to MAKE MONEY. Yes, even the awkward stuff.

So tune in with us every week because it's time for YOU to Create Out Loud! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennifer-louden/support

Create Out Loud With Jennifer Louden Jennifer Louden

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Have you been saying "no" to that inner-voice begging you to be creative? Are you a working creative who has been feeling especially burned out? It's time to say yes. It's time to Create Out Loud.

Hosted by bestselling creative entrepreneur Jennifer Louden, Create Out Loud is a weekly show featuring conversations with creative people about the nitty-gritty of everyday creative life: like how to establish rituals and routines, how to navigate envy, and even how to MAKE MONEY. Yes, even the awkward stuff.

So tune in with us every week because it's time for YOU to Create Out Loud! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennifer-louden/support

    20 | Jen's Biggest "A-Ha" Creativity Breakthroughs From Season 1

    20 | Jen's Biggest "A-Ha" Creativity Breakthroughs From Season 1

    As much as YOU feel like you've learned a lot from season 1 of Create Out Loud, I promise you, Jen has learned JUST as much. In this very special episode, Jen's producer Jeff asks her some of HIS burning questions about Jen's biggest creative breakthroughs, and we through it back to some amazing moments with Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Rissi Palmer, and Angeline Boulley.


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    • 34 min
    19 | Poet Kate Baer On Using Your Critics To Fuel Your Art

    19 | Poet Kate Baer On Using Your Critics To Fuel Your Art

    Bestselling poet Kate Baer has a beautifully truthful relationship with motherhood, with social media, with internet trolls, and with being a woman. It's wrestling with all of this that inspires her poetry, poetry women love (and some men are threatened by) because she tells the truth.

    Listen to how Kate uses her life, and her critics, to know her truth and develop her craft. It's incredibly brave. Among other topics, Jen and Kate also discuss:

    - How social media complicates creativity but also lead partially to Kate's new poetry book

    - Why "a-ha moments" may be a myth

    - How to not get a trapped in a certain medium

    - What lead her to write her newest book (hint: it wasn't what I thought!)


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    • 37 min
    18 | Ashley Sumner On Letting Roadblocks fuel rather than derail Your Creativity

    18 | Ashley Sumner On Letting Roadblocks fuel rather than derail Your Creativity

    Shedding identities has been at the center of Ashley Sumner's creative journey and her company Quilt, and a good thing as she had to change her company's entire mission at the start of the pandemic.

    Ashley is the founder of a social media community Quilt dedicate to connection and self-care, creating a unique bridge between Jen's early work and Ashley's company Quilt. Jen and Ashley are both passionate about using story and connection to help women face the climate crisis without being crushed by despair.

    Jen and Ashley also discuss:

    - How to follow your signature themes

    - What it means to shed an identity and why it's been crucial for Ashely

    - How to quiet our souls to listen to our desires even when we are freaked out

    - How Ashley's biggest professional setback led her to Quilt


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    • 36 min
    17 | Poet Maggie Smith: How To Be Honest In Your Creativity

    17 | Poet Maggie Smith: How To Be Honest In Your Creativity

    For bestselling poet and author Maggie Smith, sometimes the secret behind making her poetry interesting, unexpected, and surprising comes to "making it weirder." Maggie's unapologetic, unabashed approach to her work is the reason her work has been read by everyone from Meryl Streep to Dr. Jill Biden.

    Maggie hits on something essential about successful creativity. How do we be truly honest in our work? Sometimes it means admitting that we DON'T want to write every day. Sometimes it means making sure you don't miss that therapy appointment. Being honest with yourself is the only way you can be certain to be honest in your work.

    In this interview, Maggie and Jen also discuss:

    - What if feels like to have written a poem that goes viral when there is a mass shooting or other horror

    - How to incorporate our everyday experiences into our writing

    - The art of paying attention

    - How to unlock a good metaphor

    - How Maggie navigated her divorce in public and how it became her best-selling book Keep Moving


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    • 50 min
    16 | Novelist Laurie Frankel: Can you Love Putting your Work out As Much As Creating It?

    16 | Novelist Laurie Frankel: Can you Love Putting your Work out As Much As Creating It?

    Isn't it wonderful to hear widely celebrated NYT's best-selling novelists talk about s****y first drafts? Laurie's acclaimed new bestseller One Two Three "wrote hard," for her, and that's OK! For Laurie, the joy comes in the process, whether it's easy, hard, smooth, bumpy, or annoying - that complicated cocktail is what makes the creative process beautiful.

    And Laurie gets candid about the other side: PUBLISHING. Sometimes "Creating Out Loud," isn't our first instinct, but it's all apart of what we do as artists. In this conversation, Jen and Laurie also discuss:

    - Laurie's passion for creative inclusion

    - Fiction v. non-fiction storytelling

    - The "Prestige" of "literature v. fiction"

    - How and why we should study our craft

    - Navigating the world of a transgender child

    - Being a story savant


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    • 44 min
    15 | Poet Tamkio Beyer On Creative Play And Freedom

    15 | Poet Tamkio Beyer On Creative Play And Freedom

    Tamiko Beyer's acclaimed poetry collection Last Days, was assembled from a collection of poetry written over the course of decade, which speaks to Tamiko's sense of open-minded freedom and patience when it comes to work. For Tamiko, the creative process is all about leaving space for play and imagination.  By relieving the pressure and intensity of "generating a product" when it comes to our work, we actually create more space to tell the truth and generate our best, most authentic work.

    In this conversation, we also discuss:

    - How creative playfulness can enact social change

    - How capitalism has corrupted the creative process

    - How to re-think book launches

    - Craft advice for writing poetry

    - How Tamiko's multi-language household informs her work


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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

happyunicorn🦄🦄😊 ,

Insightful

Through the pandemic I have found myself seeking out wisdom, positivity and comedy in my entertainment consumption. I appreciate the open heart and honesty in which each episode explores how to be creative in our whole lives. Thank you!

Fortgang like StreetGang ,

Few Podcasts Get My Attention

Full disclosure: Jen is a dear freind.
Also full disclosure: I will support my friends but RARELY do I consume their output the way I take in this podcast.
It’s original ! Not the same old, same old.
Jen is a delight. She brings on fascinating guests.
If I’ve never heard of them, it matters not.
Jen’s point of view and what she is extracting for
our edification is genius.
Anyone who occasionally sabotages their own creativity or
doubts their ability to bring their ideas to life MUST make this
podcast their magic elixir.
Listen and thrive!

Elizabeth Barbour ,

Need to listen again & take notes

Jen, I have been a fan of yours ever since going on retreat with you back in 2005. I hardly ever listen to podcasts, but I made a point to listen to your first one with Anne Lamott. You hit it out of the park! You ask the most interesting questions, and the dialogue between the two of you was priceless. I think I need to listen to it again so that I can take notes! Such great wisdom here. Anyone who is a writer or creative should give this a listen!

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