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Creativity. What happens in that charmed moment when a genius song, painting, book or film is born? On The Brainwave Podcast, Gail Hulnick interviews writers, composers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and others about how, when, where, and why they fell in love with an idea; what they did to spark it; and what they did next.

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Creativity. What happens in that charmed moment when a genius song, painting, book or film is born? On The Brainwave Podcast, Gail Hulnick interviews writers, composers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and others about how, when, where, and why they fell in love with an idea; what they did to spark it; and what they did next.

    Author/publishing company executive Rick Bleiweiss on mystery novels, vintage projects, and marketing lessons from Gene Simmons of KISS.

    Author/publishing company executive Rick Bleiweiss on mystery novels, vintage projects, and marketing lessons from Gene Simmons of KISS.

    Rick Bleiweiss is a multi-talented, extremely prolific author, publishing executive, and music producer. He is also a role model for those of us who believe the best is always yet to come. He launched his debut novel at the age of 77 this year. It is titled Pignon Scorpion and the Barbershop Detectives and Gail contacted him to discuss the inspiration for the novel, his creative process, the marketing ideas he learned from Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS, and the guidance he would give anyone starting out.
     You can find out much more about his life, his experiences, and his books at https://www.rickbleiweiss.com 
    The Brainwave Podcast is produced and presented by WindWord Group Publishing and Media. Please visit our website at https://www.windwordgroup.com to sign up for our newsletter and receive regular information about upcoming guests, new releases, and special gifts for regular listeners and readers. 
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    • 36 min
    Poet Andrea Carter Brown on 9-11 and her book about the experience

    Poet Andrea Carter Brown on 9-11 and her book about the experience

    In this episode Gail talks with poet Andrea Carter Brown about her experiences escaping the neighborhood of the twin towers in New York City, the morning that they collapsed after airplanes crashed into them. Andrea is the author of a collection of poems titled September 12, which is the recipient of the 2022 IPPY Silver Medal in Poetry.
    You can find out more about Andrea's work at https://www.andreacarterbrown.com
    The Brainwave Podcast is produced and presented by WindWord Group Publishing and Media. Please visit our website at https://www.windwordgroup.com to sign up for our newsletter and receive regular information about upcoming guests, new releases, and special gifts for regular listeners and readers. 
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    • 41 min
    Artist Linda Riesenberg Fisler on creativity, nature, and Artistic Harmonies

    Artist Linda Riesenberg Fisler on creativity, nature, and Artistic Harmonies

    In this episode, Gail talks with visual artist/author Linda Riesenberg Fisher about the way she is inspired by nature, about the challenges new artists face in marketing their work, and about the vision she and co-founder John Anderson have for the Artistic Harmonies Association.
    Linda's website is https://lindafisler.com
    Artistic Harmonies Association can be found at https://artisticharmoniesassoc.com


    The Brainwave Podcast is produced and presented by WindWord Group Publishing and Media. Please visit our website at https://www.windwordgroup.com to sign up for our newsletter and receive regular information about upcoming guests, new releases, and special gifts for regular listeners and readers. 
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    • 43 min
    Making a Podcast. Bonus Episode.

    Making a Podcast. Bonus Episode.

    Twenty-five years ago, The Brainwave Podcast got its start as a book idea. In this bonus episode, after sixty conversations with others about where their ideas came from, Gail talks about the beginning of her podcast about creativity and about you making a podcast of your own. 
    The Brainwave Podcast is produced and presented by WindWord Group Publishing and Media. Please visit our website at https://www.windwordgroup.com to sign up for our newsletter and receive regular information about upcoming guests, new releases, and special gifts for regular listeners and readers. 
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    • 19 min
    59. Artist Carol MacConnell on fine art, painting, and creative sparks

    59. Artist Carol MacConnell on fine art, painting, and creative sparks

    My guest is artist Carol MacConnell. She creates abstracts, figurative paintings, and fluid acrylics, working with interior designers, corporate clients, and individual purchasers, from a studio/gallery in Cincinnati and from an online website www.carolmacconnell.com.
    We talk about painting, about doing abstracts, about the future of the art business, about making NFTs and about imposter syndrome.
    We started with the origin story and the process behind her painting "Company Class", which came from a photography experience. 
    The Brainwave Podcast is produced and presented by WindWord Group Publishing and Media. Please visit our website at https://www.windwordgroup.com to sign up for our newsletter and receive regular information about upcoming guests, new releases, and special gifts for regular listeners and readers. 
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    • 34 min
    Hip hop, college mathematics, and following your dreams with rapper Pro

    Hip hop, college mathematics, and following your dreams with rapper Pro

    Professor Lyrical is a rapper and award-winning emcee. He is also an associate professor of mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia. Pro has competed in numerous prestigious rap battles and won many of them. The tagline on his website reads "Cultivating Equitable Communities, Fostering Inclusive Environments, Creating Brave Spaces.
    Gail talks with him about the origin of his twin careers, about the relationship between rap music and hiphop culture, and about his advice for young people coming up.
    You can find out more about his music and his events at https://www.professorlyrical.com
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    • 41 min

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6 Ratings

catnii ,

Very professional

I very much enjoyed being a guest on Gail's podcast. Gail was so easy to speak with, so attentive and asked questions that really delved into the subject, which created an wonderful rapport between us and an interesting interview for her guests. I highly recommend all her episodes, very interesting and inspiring content! Aruna M. Lepore

EvanSternNYC ,

Engaging conversations

Gail is a fantastic interviewer who engages her guests with tremendous warmth. Highly recommended for anyone following creative pursuits.

Michelle2533 ,

Amazing

I love the idea of cataloging moments of inspiration!!! Beautifully done!