The best podcast about jobs — "Hey, Cool Job!"
The best minipod about mental health and creativity - "Hey, Cool Life!"
Hey, Cool Job! Episode 39: Artist And Author Adam J. Kurtz
I talked to absolute ledge and internet iconoclast Adam J. Kurtz AKA @ AdamJK AGES AGO but figured Cyber Monday was the perfect time to unleash this. Mostly because we both find the entire concept of Cyber Monday sort of hilarious? In any case, we get really vulnerable and honest about how success can be weirdly tinged with shame and dish about our feeeeeeeelings around money. I love this man and find tremendous comfort in his illustrations and aphorisms.
Hey, Cool Job! Episode 38: Art Director Eric Hu
A conversation about mental health, physical health and the second coming-of-age that you experience as an artist of color. Plus, how to hone your own voice and vision as you learn how to stop emulating others. And how—deadass—Eric was almost an accountant.
Hey, Cool Job! Episode 37: Artist and Art Director Hassan Rahim
A beautiful, tender conversation about artistic process, anxiety and self-fulfillment. And how emails are so stressful and IG DMs are better.
Hey, Cool Job Episode 36: SNL's Bowen Yang
Hey, Cool Job Episode 36: SNL's Bowen Yang by Mary H.K. Choi
Hey, Cool Job Episode 35: Of A Kind's Erica Cerulo And Claire Mazur
Hey, Cool Job Episode 35: Of A Kind's Erica Cerulo And Claire Mazur by Mary H.K. Choi
Hey, Cool Life! Episode 25; 1/26/19
Hey, Cool Life! is a #micropod about mental health and creativity recorded by Mary H.K. Choi. Episode 25 is about resentments and the crucial data you collect when you stand up for yourself.
These give me life.
As someone who has been going through depression and anxiety, it’s so incredibly gratifying to hear you speak and describe your emotions and internal monologue to yourself. I speak to myself the same way. Coupled with the calming beats, hearing you describe those thoughts and feelings so precisely and eloquently helps bring me back to balance and reality on topics that usually set my mind racing. I feel weirdly empowered hearing you go through similar things and still continue to work and be excellent at what you. So thank you!
These micro pods tho! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾✨✨✨✨
The conversations are expansive, both in that Mary H.K. Choi is a phenomenal interviewer and that they literally nudge me into ways of seeing I didn’t know i needed. The best of the Internet.
Also, Hey cool life is so good and necessary. the music sounds like a exploratory moment in a 2007 transformation montage and i feel that!