51 episodes

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.

The Brainwave Podcast with Gail Hulnick Gail Hulnick

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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.

    Songwriting, opera, Sweden, and composer/musician IVA

    Songwriting, opera, Sweden, and composer/musician IVA

    IVA is the stage name of the talented singer/songwriter/composer who spoke with Gail for Episode 51 of The Brainwave Podcast. She shares her inspiration for her latest song "Run", talks about the impact of the pandemic on her creative work, and discusses the journey that led to the writing of her opera "Inside Out". She trained as a classical soprano at the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, and is a graduate of Princeton's performance program. At the end of her conservatory training, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study her ancestors' music in Sweden, where she lived for six years.

    You can find out more about her career and music at https://ivavoice.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
    Billy the Kid, writing inspiration, sending a book to the moon and novelist Michael Blouin

    Billy the Kid, writing inspiration, sending a book to the moon and novelist Michael Blouin

    Award-winning novelist Michael Blouin has a new book out about Billy the Kid, which he calls revisionist history, seen through a feminist lens. We talk about the creative spark, about finding inspiration in the lives of icons like Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, and about the thrill of being invited to send one of your books on a moon mission.
    You can find out more about Mike's work at www.michaelblouinwriter.com



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    • 41 min
    Design, diversity, the creative process, and architect Clara Wineberg

    Design, diversity, the creative process, and architect Clara Wineberg

    My guest today is Clara Wineberg, Executive Director of the Boston office of SCB, a national architecture and design firm. She’s been part of hundreds of projects but we’ve decided to talk about the origins of one in particular -- The Laurel, the tallest residential building in Philadelphia, at 48 stories, located on Rittenhouse Square, a very prominent location in that city. We talk about the way the shape of a building site affects the creative inspiration for a design; about architects’ desire to manifest themselves through the built environment; and about the opportunity for diversity to flourish as the demand for architects services increases.
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    • 43 min
    Portraits of Peace, searching for hope in a divided America, and photographer/author John Noltner

    Portraits of Peace, searching for hope in a divided America, and photographer/author John Noltner

    John Noltner is an award-winning photographer who has driven 40,000 miles across America to collect stories and images for a book titled Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America. It is published by Broadleaf Books.
    We talk about creative solutions to the problems facing us, the stories of people who have overcome adversity, and the meaning of peace.
    You can find out more about John's books, his presentations, and exhibits at www.apomm.net
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    • 36 min
    Writing a memoir, remembering the 1970s, and author Sari Fordham

    Writing a memoir, remembering the 1970s, and author Sari Fordham

    Author Sari Fordham found her  mother's letters home from her time as an ex-pat in Uganda and that set her on a journey to write a memoir titled Wait for God to Notice. In Episode 47 of The Brainwave Podcast, she talks with Gail about her feelings on finding those letters, the decision to write a book, and her family's reactions to the revelations in the memoir.

    You can find out more about Sari's work at www.sarifordham.com
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    • 39 min
    Historical fiction, Teddy Roosevelt, fact-checking, and author James A.Ross

    Historical fiction, Teddy Roosevelt, fact-checking, and author James A.Ross

    Writers of historical fiction make millions of creative choices about how much truth and how much fiction to include. From his cabin in Wyoming, author James A. Ross talks with Gail about his novel Hunting Teddy Roosevelt and the way that a suggestion from his agent led to the discovery that set him on the road to its publication.
    In the interview, we hear about the detailed research for the book, about the accuracy that some readers expect, and about the importance of knowing history.
    You can discover more at www.jamesrossauthor.com
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Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

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!

i-fearless ,

Inspiring!

This is such a great discussion for creatives who need to be constantly inspired with new ideas. It’s really useful for staying out of a creative rut to hear how other artists and creative people find their ideas and then run with them. Can’t wait for the regular release of new episodes!

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