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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 • 11 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.

    Ep.88 | The End of Creative Ops(?) - w/ commentary by his holiness, Kirk Ross

    Ep.88 | The End of Creative Ops(?) - w/ commentary by his holiness, Kirk Ross

    Welp,
    This might be the end of the line for Creative Ops, folks.
    Listen to find out what's happening, then have a say in this big change on Facebook or Instagram and let me know what YOU think about all this...
    . . .
    Shout out to the inimitable Kirk Ross, from the one and only A TALK IN THE ATTIC,  for letting me know what he thinks of my little ordeal and sharing a little bit of what's going on over at Creative Ops brother-podcast on the opposite end of town.
    The TROPHY HUSBANDS shall return...

    • 24 min
    Ep.87 | Brennen Matthews - Author of ”Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66”

    Ep.87 | Brennen Matthews - Author of ”Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66”

    In times where our divisions are highlighted in the media constantly, Brennen Matthews book, "Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66", offers a different, more united version of America. One through the lens of a family who, by according to some "SHOULD have been" victims of prejudicial treatment (an African bi-racial family in America), saw nothing but beauty all throughout middle-America and its inhabitants and travelers.
    Hear about his experiences working in charity, journalism, and how he and his wife decided to take a road trip across a country native to NEITHER of them with their young son, which was then documented beautifully in Brennen Matthews book, "Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66", which he talks about researching, traveling, and writing about. Amongst other things.
    . . .
    BRENNEN MATTHEWS
    Get your copy of: Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66 on Amazon.
    Visit www.brennenmatthews.com, check out his IG and FB, and keep the travel train going at ROUTE MAGAZINE!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep.86 | Josh Adams is funny as f--k!

    Ep.86 | Josh Adams is funny as f--k!

    Seriously though...Josh Adams really is funny as f--k!
    Get your weekly creative inspiration as we hear from a Detroit kid who had NFL dreams, but wound up in the locker room and on the field with the Lions, AND had a highlight on the jumbotron at Ford Field as the comedian who roasted the Detroit Lions on HBO's Hard Knocks. He's got jokes, but also wisdom and insights from his time as a professional creative and businessman. Embrace your pace. Celebrate the Yes's AND the No's. Work hard and wait for your opportunity. Let it come to you. Enjoy the ride.
    Check out Josh Adams on Facebook @JoshAdamszzz, and on Instagram @joshadamszzz. Listen to the Josh Adams Podcast on Apple. And check out his friend and Detroit legend (RIP) Coolaide's set on YouTube.
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep.85 | Andrea Shaner - How to Be on TV!

    Ep.85 | Andrea Shaner - How to Be on TV!

    Andrea Shaner is the producer of the Fox17 Morning Mix in Grand Rapids, MI. It's a "West Michigan lifestyle show with a little bit of everything from weather to local shops to crafting" that's on every M-F starting at 9am EST.
    Andrea started in high school AV, dreamed of being a meteorologist, became a news producer, then developed the Morning Mix. Here's her story and insights for creatives trying to get FEATURED on TV, not just a how-to  for those seeking to work in the television industry.
    Big shout out to A TALK IN THE ATTIC and Kirk Ross, for letting me use their studio to record this one!
    . . .
    Andrea Shaner Links
    Instagram: @andreamshaner
    Facebook: @andrea.shaner.1
    Fox17 Morning Mix Links
    www.fox17online.com/morning-mix
    IG: @fox17morningmix
    FB: @MorningMix17
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCFCwefQY-2ysva39CmaRJqg
    . . .
    Go to www.christophertallon.com for show info, host info, blogs, social links, Everywhere BUT Bookstores tour stops, and links for Christopher Tallon's sci-fi/horror novel, Switchers.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep.84 | Brandon Dante Copeland does EVERYTHING!

    Ep.84 | Brandon Dante Copeland does EVERYTHING!

    Some call him Brandon, some call him Dante, some call him Dante Cope. I'll introduce him by his full legal name, you call him want you want, I guess...
    Brandon Dante Copeland is a multi-talented musician (mainly sax, but other wind instruments, too), beat maker, rapper, producer, who also plays guitar, keys, and a little drums. Originally from Jackson, MI, he now lives in Grand Rapids and is a key member of the artistic and musical community. He also hosts art, music, and community events in the downtown GR area. A very cool guy doing very cool things.
    . . .
    Come to the 106 Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI, Thursdays thru mid-December 2022 (Except Thanksgiving, duh...) for THE THING TO DO THURSDAYS!!!
    . . .
    Catch up with the man here:
    IG: @dantecope
    FB: @dantecope
    Twitter: @dantecope
    Spotify: Les Créatif
    Apple Music: Dante Cope; Les Créatif
     

    • 59 min
    Ep.83 | Pedro ”The Roadie” Rodriguez is BACK ON THE ROAD!!!

    Ep.83 | Pedro ”The Roadie” Rodriguez is BACK ON THE ROAD!!!

    I called Pedro to talk to him voice-to-voice for the first time since we did the last podcast back on Ep.27 of the podcast. Back in the day, as they say.
    Places you can check out Pedro:
    Pedro is still doing his music as Namo Maitre on Twitch:
    Twitch.tv/namomaitri

    On Tour with KMFDM:
    DATES AND TICKET INFO

    FOLLOW:

    Pedro on IG: @pedrotheroadie
     


    Karuna Art Collective on IG: @karunacollectiveart
     


    Pedro on FB: @pedrotheroadie
     


    Karuna Art Collective on FB: @karunacollectiveart
     



    Listen to Namo Maitre:
     

    Spotify


    iTunes


    YouTube

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Jodwriter ,

Great, Engaging, Honest, Inspiring

The production alone makes this show better than so many I’ve listened to. The monologue episodes are especially inspiring and fun. Guest interviews are all over the board and range from heady to comedic. Absolutely worth a listen for anybody in the creative arts.

TheBoyFromMarsella ,

The perfect podcast for creatives!

This is a terrific podcast for people that enjoy hearing about the creative process, which I am! Chris has a down-to-Earth approach with his guests and gets them to open up about how they conceive of their ideas and what it takes to have a finished product. Highly recommend!

Clay Alchemist ,

Delightful tangents

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

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