32 episodes

The most common question creative people get asked is, "Where do you get your ideas?" That's what Originality is all about: exploring the wheres, hows, and whys of creative genius with K Tempest Bradford, Aleen Simms, and a diverse assortment of guests from a variety of fields. Hosted by Aleen Simms and K Tempest Bradford.

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The most common question creative people get asked is, "Where do you get your ideas?" That's what Originality is all about: exploring the wheres, hows, and whys of creative genius with K Tempest Bradford, Aleen Simms, and a diverse assortment of guests from a variety of fields. Hosted by Aleen Simms and K Tempest Bradford.

    Originality 32: Comparison is a Killer

    Originality 32: Comparison is a Killer

    2020 is here! What did you achieve in the 2010s? Tempest and Aleen talk about why they dislike this question, and interrogate what "achievement" really means. In 2020 they're reframing creative goals and what accomplishments look and feel like.

    • 51 min
    Originality 31: Being Transparent About Hating the Process

    Originality 31: Being Transparent About Hating the Process

    Rosemary Orchard joins Aleen and Tempest to talk about the writing process. Their productivity topics include getting over barriers to creativity, not holding yourself to impossible standards, and establishing a writing ritual that works for you.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Originality 30: The XOXO Episode

    Originality 30: The XOXO Episode

    Conferences are essential places to meet new people and expand your creative community, so in this episode Tempest and Aleen talk about their recent experiences at XOXO and why creating intentional community spaces at conferences like it matters.

    • 58 min
    Originality 29: Pantser, Plotter, Architect, Spy

    Originality 29: Pantser, Plotter, Architect, Spy

    It's time to talk about the F word: failure. Aleen and Tempest tackle failure, mistakes, and how to frame those experiences to be productive instead of destructive—embracing the "happy little accidents" Bob Ross taught us about.

    • 55 min
    Originality 28: 50% Art Stuff, 50% Life Stuff

    Originality 28: 50% Art Stuff, 50% Life Stuff

    This episode, Tempest and Aleen are talking about building small communities. Tempest talks to Alethea Kontis, Monica Valentinelli, Stina Leicht, and Shveta Thakrar about their own collective and how they lean each other for support and motivation.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Originality 27: Once You Know the Rules You Can Break the Rules

    Originality 27: Once You Know the Rules You Can Break the Rules

    Where is the line between inspiration and appropriation? In this episode, Aleen and Tempest talk about learning by copying—and what questions to ask yourself to ensure that your final product isn't still a copy.

    • 55 min

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