The Humanitou podcast dives into what it means to be human, creative and authentic. In this podcast, the writer, poet, artist and photographer Adam Williams explores creative and big life questions, the things he thinks he knows, and where those ideas fall apart, too. The podcast features short solo episodes by Adam and longer conversations he has with fellow creatives and thinkers.
Thoughts On: Hourly vs. Value-Based Pay for Creators
In this solo episode (ep 154), Adam Williams makes the case for artists/creators being valued for their work as mystic builders of worlds rather than widget-makers on the clock. Read, listen to more and view the full artwork, "All My Sins," used in the episode thumbnail at humanitou.com.
The Intuitive Process of Creating (& General Baron Jacques)
In this solo episode (ep 153), Adam Williams talks about the building blocks of the creative process, using the intuitive flow of his "scrawl abstracts" artwork, like his digital painting “Don’t be f*****g ridiculous … I just wear stars! (General Baron Jacques),” as an example. Read, listen to more and view the full artwork, "(General Baron Jacques)," at humanitou.com.
The Last Game of Catch
In this solo episode (ep 152), Adam Williams connects the dots of two creative works he made years apart. And he shares "Catch," his poem of nostalgia and wondering about his last game of catch with "good 'ol Dad." Read, listen to more, and view the artwork, "Baseball," talked about in this episode at humanitou.com.
‘I Could Do That’
In this solo episode (ep 151), Adam Williams speaks to the misconception non-artists have who walk into galleries and dismiss artists' work with a flippant, "I could do that," with the help of musician Jack White. He talks about the difference between "I could do that" and "I did that!" Read, listen to more, and view the full artwork, "So Pretty the Flower," used in the episode thumbnail at humanitou.com.
A Reflection of Who We Are in This Moment
Overview: In this solo episode (ep 150), Adam Williams takes a look around and reflects on who he is in this moment, with the aid of legendary music producer Rick Rubin. Read and listen to more at humanitou.com.
The Price We Pay for Our Unsung Songs
In this solo episode (ep 149), Adam Williams cites psychotherapist Barry Michels' line, "It is a tragedy to die with our song unsung." He then lays out the simple and meaningful questions we all owe it to ourselves to ask to keep that tragedy from happening. Read and listen to more at humanitou.com.
Episode 117 with Victoria
This is the only episode I’ve listened to. I’ve been aware of Victoria and her work for some time now, but this podcast effectively expounded on it in a very thoughtful way. I can presume that other episodes would be equally interesting.
Heart and Ear!!!
Adam is so intentional and diligent with his interviews. He really knows how to center his guests and get to the heart of both the message and connection. Please share this podcast! It is truly one of the best out here if you want to get deep, charged and inspired!
Adam is brilliant!
I have know Adam for three years and I am blown away with the evolution of his creative adventures. He interviews and references other creative artists, but if you want a real, down to earth, honest, inspiring and motivating conversation, Adam is brilliant. He is the voice of the creative future. I look forward to hearing all of the interviews with others and his own conversations that help us overcome any and all obstacles to being the most creative people we can possibly be. Thank you so much Adam for being vulnerable, honest and real. You are truly a gift. ❤️