33 episodes

Creatives always seem to get a bad rap. They’re too strange, too unconventional, too sensitive, too fickle, too disorganized, too... misunderstood?

Join hosts Kate and Jess each week to explore the stories behind famous (and not-so-famous) creatives that have somehow changed the course of history. From globally renowned artists to unfamiliar risk-takers, our hosts will cover these fascinating stories to figure out — are creatives really the worst?

Creatives Are The Worst Kate Rooney; Jess Guffey

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Creatives always seem to get a bad rap. They’re too strange, too unconventional, too sensitive, too fickle, too disorganized, too... misunderstood?

Join hosts Kate and Jess each week to explore the stories behind famous (and not-so-famous) creatives that have somehow changed the course of history. From globally renowned artists to unfamiliar risk-takers, our hosts will cover these fascinating stories to figure out — are creatives really the worst?

    RuPaul

    RuPaul

    RuPaul Andre Charles was born in San Diego, California, before moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 15 to study in the performing arts.


    After contributing to several smaller creative projects over the years, he finally broke through to the mainstream with the dance hit “Supermodel (You Better Work)” in 1993.


    RuPaul would go on to become the most famous drag queen in the world, an Emmy award-winning host of multiple hit television shows, and a bonafide household name.


    This week, we’re asking the question: Is RuPaul the worst?

    • 50 min
    Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac was formed in London in 1967; the brainchild of guitarist Peter Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood.


    They would record several albums and endure countless personnel changes before guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks would eventually join in 1974.


    This lineup would lead the band to worldwide success and widespread acclaim, but their creative environment was anything but healthy. Addiction, drama, infidelity, and “rumours” seemed to follow them wherever they went.


    This week, we’re asking the question: Is Fleetwood Mac the worst?

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Salvador Dalí

    Salvador Dalí

    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech was born in Figueres, Spain in 1904.


    He began painting at a young age, but after embracing the surreal, he would become one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, known simply as Salvador Dalí.


    His bizarre paintings made him a global phenomenon, but his eccentric behavior and wild personality would leave an even stranger legacy long after his death.


    This week, we’re asking the question: Is Salvador Dalí the worst?

    • 57 min
    Space Mountain

    Space Mountain

    When Walt Disney first approached designer John Hench in 1964 with the idea for a futuristic thrill ride, they had no idea that they would be creating one of the most popular and enduring theme park attractions of all time.


    After 9 years of development, Space Mountain would finally open in 1975, and it continues to amaze guests around the world to this day.


    This week's episode is an in-depth look at the development and legacy of one of the most magical theme park attractions in history; Space Mountain.

    • 29 min
    John Hughes

    John Hughes

    John Wilden Hughes Jr. was a quiet kid from a Midwestern town, who would become one of the most prolific filmmakers in American history.


    He began his career at an ad agency before he got his first creative break as a writer for National Lampoon magazine.


    Hughes would go on to create a string of films that defined American cinema including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, and many more.


    He would retire from the public eye before his untimely death in 2009, but questions about his legacy still linger today.


    This week, we’re asking the question: Is John Hughes the worst?

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    “Who you gonna call?”


    In 1984, a Hollywood studio took a massive risk, spending millions of dollars on an ambitious science-fiction comedy film.


    Ghostbusters was the brainchild of Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, who starred in the film alongside SNL alumni Bill Murray.


    Director Ivan Reitman would bring the script to life, filming iconic scenes throughout New York City, on an extremely tight production schedule.


    The result was unlike any comedy created before or since and is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.


    This week’s episode is all about how “lightning in a bottle” was captured in the 1984 film, Ghostbusters.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ande1005 ,

So interesting and insightful!

I love the premise of this podcast — learn about some of the most creative minds of all time, appreciate their mind and their work, and find common bonds between them. Kate and Jess are so relatable and fun to listen to. Cant wait to see which creative is next!

Thenshesaid ,

Eh

I was excited about the concept of this podcast. I was especially into the fact that there was an episode about JD Salinger. I am of course biased because he is my favorite author (his short stories, not so much The Catcher in the Rye). I understand that not everything would be covered but I expected the things that were covered would be accurate. The moment Franny and Zooey was described as two stories about Franny and “her sister, Zoey” I knew that there wasn’t much research here. There is also a time where one of the hosts said that they don’t like to comment on age gaps when referring to Charlie and Oona Chapman and then do just that when referring to Salinger and his eighteen year old girlfriend. I’ll probably give another episode a listen but to be honest, after the inaccuracies in this episode I don’t think I’ll be able to trust that what I’m hearing is actually true. Such a bummer.

vivalacake ,

Insightful and hilarious

If you ever need something to talk about at parties, listen to this podcast! There are so many cool tidbits of info you can drop into any conversation. This podcast is super fun, but also really interesting to hear about creative individuals and the creative process. Design Pickle is doing podcasting right!!

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