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Creative Ops is a podcast for creative people, by creative people. Artists, musicians, small business owners, and more talk about themselves, the awesome things they create, and their creative processes.

Creative Ops Christopher Tallon

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Creative Ops is a podcast for creative people, by creative people. Artists, musicians, small business owners, and more talk about themselves, the awesome things they create, and their creative processes.

    Creative Ops | Ep.46 | Fable the Poet - Creatively Affecting Change

    Creative Ops | Ep.46 | Fable the Poet - Creatively Affecting Change

    Fable the Poet (aka Marcel Price) became the Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, MI in 2017. At the time, he was GR's first black PL. He was the first PL to not graduate from college. On top of that he was also the youngest PL in city history. Now he works with The Diatribe, mainly focusing on improving the south side and educating people about GENTRIFICATION and REDLINING. Check out The 49507 Project.


    Marcel Price / Fable the Poet: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter


    The Diatribe: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, SUPPORT!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Creative Ops | Ep.45 | A Beginner‘s Guide to Self-Publishing w/ Joshua Marsella

    Creative Ops | Ep.45 | A Beginner‘s Guide to Self-Publishing w/ Joshua Marsella

    Hey folks!


    My writing buddies who are farther along in their careers are helping me out with some publishing DOs and DON'Ts. As I get good advice, I'll share it. Here's bits of a phone conversation I had with the amazing Joshua Marsella. So listen up if you're thinking of self-publishing, or if you're curious what goes into it.


    Follow Joshua Marsella on social media @JoshuaMarsella on Twitter, @joshua_marsella on instagram, and buy his books on his Amazon page!


    Thanks everyone. Happy Thanksgiving! (Even to the Canadians!)

    • 22 min
    Creative Ops | Ep.44 | Kirk Ross - Host of A TALK IN THE ATTIC

    Creative Ops | Ep.44 | Kirk Ross - Host of A TALK IN THE ATTIC

    My buddy and fellow podcaster|musician|writer Kirk Ross joined me (or rather I joined him (we were in his studio)) for a fun talk. Unlike the first time he was on the show, I actually interviewed him this time.


    Get to know the man. Learn about (then go listen to) his wonderful podcast, A Talk in the Attic. Maybe even follow @atalkintheattic on your favorite social media!


    The song from A Talk in the Attic was used with permission. Shout out to the inimitable HILTON (@hiltonallcaps on IG) for putting together such a badass tune for Kirk's show!


    Catch up with me, CT, on all social media @TallonWrites, and also on www.christophertallon.com.


    Later!

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Solo Ops | Ep43 | Where have I been? Where are the ads? Where‘s my audience? What‘s going on?!?!

    Solo Ops | Ep43 | Where have I been? Where are the ads? Where‘s my audience? What‘s going on?!?!

    Hey folks. Welcome to this week's solo. I've been gone for a minute. Wanna know where? Well I'm telling you anyway.


    Tune in for show updates, teasers of upcoming guests, an explanation of why I said goodbye to my advertisers, some news on my upcoming novel, and a call to action for YOU to get engaged with the show!


    Hit me up @TallonWrites on all social media, or at www.christophertallon1@gmail.com if you have something to say about the show, or if you're interested in getting your voice on the opening credits!!!!


    UPCOMING GUESTS:


    Kirk Ross from A Talk in the Attic @atalkintheattic on social media

    Fable the Poet @fablethepoet on social media; www.fablethepoet.com; and also does great things with @the_diatribe on social media or www.thediatribe.org


     

    • 10 min
    Creative Ops | Ep42 | Alexis Flakes - Host, Producer, Editor, CREATIVE!

    Creative Ops | Ep42 | Alexis Flakes - Host, Producer, Editor, CREATIVE!

    Alexis Flakes wears many hats: digital content producer/editor/host, yoga teacher, jewelry designer, community advocate, entrepreneur, and MORE.


    She talks about growing up black in a predominantly white, Michigan suburb, going to school out east, settling down in Harlem, getting into the digital creative sphere, her creative process, and all her ambitious dreams and goals.


    See more of Alexis at:


    www.alexisflakes.com


    Follow Alexis on Instagram @flakeslikefrosted


    Get Bold Jewels


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    Follow me (Christopher Tallon - the host) at:


    www.christophertallon.com


    Instagram


    Facebook


    Twitter

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Creative Ops | Ep41 | Christopher Tallon: Imposter or Bad Motherf**ker?

    Creative Ops | Ep41 | Christopher Tallon: Imposter or Bad Motherf**ker?

    Creative people (if not all people) deal with imposter syndrome. I talked to Alexis Flakes about it for next week's episode and it really got me thinking. I wrote a blog about it the other day (on wwww.christophertallon.com/blog) and decided to continue the trend here on this: the podcast for creative people, by creative people.


    Find out about imposter syndrome, what it looks like, where it comes from, and a few strategies to help you stay calm and keep creating.


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    There's some original music by yours truly, a little music from last week's interview with Joe from The Legal Immigrants, and a tiny snippet of my next guest. Hope to see you back for that one.


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    Good people of Ontario, Canada. I meant to say Thanks eh! on the show and forgot. Lots of love to the Canadian listeners. (Michigan is so close that I consider us cousins!)

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Clay Alchemist ,

Delightful tangents

Loved the former teachers episode the most so far. ;)

Chris Calcagno ,

Cool podcast

👍🤘

Kirk in Grand Rapids ,

A fun podcast all about creativity

The host exudes creativity and does a great job drilling down to the sparks of his respective guests. Definitely recommend!

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