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Stories about people who break from best practices in their work. Each episode reveals why trusting their intuition or taking the unconventional path felt logical, instead of risky or rebellious. Remember: Finding best practices isn't the goal. Finding the best approach for you is. Hosted by Jay Acunzo (author, speaker, ex-Google, and creator of 10+ shows about creativity at work).

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Stories about people who break from best practices in their work. Each episode reveals why trusting their intuition or taking the unconventional path felt logical, instead of risky or rebellious. Remember: Finding best practices isn't the goal. Finding the best approach for you is. Hosted by Jay Acunzo (author, speaker, ex-Google, and creator of 10+ shows about creativity at work).

    Best of Unthinkable: Grado Shouldn't Exist (It's Thriving)

    Best of Unthinkable: Grado Shouldn't Exist (It's Thriving)

    Today, we go inside Grado Labs, a company that manufactures premium-level headphones ... by hand.

    • 30 min
    3 Clips: The Cathartic Creative Journey of Neil Pasricha's 3 Books

    3 Clips: The Cathartic Creative Journey of Neil Pasricha's 3 Books

    What does it take to make a basic interview podcast stand way out? We talk to Neil Pasricha, who deconstructs his show, a few little pieces at a time.

    • 54 min
    Best Of Unthinkable: Constraints and Creativity

    Best Of Unthinkable: Constraints and Creativity

    Today, stories about constraints and creativity from a couple surprising places.

    • 27 min
    I Made It: Joanna Wiebe Takes Us Inside a Timeless Writing Project

    I Made It: Joanna Wiebe Takes Us Inside a Timeless Writing Project

    In this episode of "I Made It," one of the world's most sought-after copywriters and writing teachers goes inside the project that started it all.

    • 42 min
    Best of Unthinkable: Carving the White Whale

    Best of Unthinkable: Carving the White Whale

    The story of one side project's tension, turmoil, and terrible ending. The creator wouldn't have it any other way.

    • 30 min
    BONUS: The Book Writing Process with Ryan Hawk

    BONUS: The Book Writing Process with Ryan Hawk

    I'm joined by Ryan Hawk, author of Welcome to Management and host of The Learning Leader Show, as we go deep inside the book writing process and writing in general.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

What a gal Friday ,

Therapeutic and educational

Unthinkable is like having a therapist while learning how to be the best version of you. I love the content. It’s very engaging. I’m a new listener, so I’m looking forward to listening to all the episodes I’ve missed. Wish I had found this podcast sooner!

a_creative_life ,

Fresh, creative, thought-provoking TREASURE!

I stumbled upon this podcast after meeting Jay on an airport shuttle. Little did I know that I'd stumbled into a TREASURE! The production values are off the chain. As a podcaster myself, I know what goes into creating an episode like one of these, and I am blown away. Truly unthinkable! But beyond the production values, I've learned a ton from listening. Jay goes beyond the "usual suspects" and makes me THINK. Truly valuable. I hope he keeps cranking 'em out. I'll keep listening as long as he does!

DrPeteStegman ,

The best show about creativity + content marketing

This is a show about making. It's not about best practices or how-tos. Instead it's about people who make stuff. Jay's the anti-guru who lets his subjects and their work speak for themselves. He's your guide into their world. This is what makes this podcast the best content marketing podcast around. It's about stories and people.

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