267 episodes

Welcome to 'The Creative Condition' podcast: an ongoing exploration of human creativity, hosted by The New York Times, Adidas, and Premier League illustrator and author Ben Tallon.
Creativity is an often misunderstood pillar of human happiness, something far bigger than artistic talent and crucial for fulfilling lives and careers. Little by little, Ben builds an archive of valuable stories, experiences, and tips to help you maximise yours.
Featuring exclusive interviews with experts and thought leaders, including illustrators, rock stars, artists, sensitivity experts, designers, emergency service workers, Olympic gold medal winners, comedians, microbiologists, photographers, fighters, and many others.
Supported by founding sponsor illustrationx.com
Also supported by the Ukrainian Institute https://ui.org.ua

The Creative Condition podcast Ben Tallon

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    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

Welcome to 'The Creative Condition' podcast: an ongoing exploration of human creativity, hosted by The New York Times, Adidas, and Premier League illustrator and author Ben Tallon.
Creativity is an often misunderstood pillar of human happiness, something far bigger than artistic talent and crucial for fulfilling lives and careers. Little by little, Ben builds an archive of valuable stories, experiences, and tips to help you maximise yours.
Featuring exclusive interviews with experts and thought leaders, including illustrators, rock stars, artists, sensitivity experts, designers, emergency service workers, Olympic gold medal winners, comedians, microbiologists, photographers, fighters, and many others.
Supported by founding sponsor illustrationx.com
Also supported by the Ukrainian Institute https://ui.org.ua

    HIGHLIGHTS of episode 229 with BBC football commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball

    HIGHLIGHTS of episode 229 with BBC football commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball

    This week's episode HIGHLIGHTS for those who can't spare the time for the long-form FULL episode. Enjoy!Radio remains a timeless and unique medium in the age of abundant TV and film streaming services. There's an intimacy and a human quality that has seen it endure despite countless technological advances, and it invites the imagination of the listeners in a way no TV broadcast ever could.Football commentary represents arguably the most passionate form of commentary, but what of the creativit...

    • 28 min
    5 things we learned about creativity from: BBC 5 Live football commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball

    5 things we learned about creativity from: BBC 5 Live football commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball

    The first in a new series of takeaway episodes in which I distill 5 key takeaway tips about creativity from this week's guest conversation.The full conversation is available now on episode 229, and you can see the video version of this podcast on The Creative Condition Youtube channel.Sponsored as ever by https://illustrationx.com who have a superb new quarterly illustration trends report here: https://www.illustrationx.com/uk/news/5992/trendx_-_april_2024and the Ukrainian Institute https://u...

    • 8 min
    Ep 229: Football commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball on sports broadcasting, responsive creativity, adapting in the moment, and owning your personality

    Ep 229: Football commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball on sports broadcasting, responsive creativity, adapting in the moment, and owning your personality

    Radio remains a timeless and unique medium in the age of abundant TV and film streaming services. There's an intimacy and a human quality that has seen it endure despite countless technological advances, and it invites the imagination of the listeners in a way no TV broadcast ever could. Football commentary represents arguably the most passionate form of commentary, but what of the creativity of the people whose trained voices take us as close to the action as possible without stepping foot i...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 228: The problem with perfectionism in a creative environment with University of Chicago professor & author of 'Flawed' Greg Chasson

    Ep 228: The problem with perfectionism in a creative environment with University of Chicago professor & author of 'Flawed' Greg Chasson

    Perfectionism can be extremely damaging to creativity. We live in the age of data, in which the bottom line creates a culture of fear. Here uncertainty is the enemy, and algorithmic creativity is causing a dramatic level rise in the sea of same. In the creative industry, this could be a death sentence, so I spoke to Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and author of 'Flawed' Greg Chasson at length about the neuroscience and effects of perfectionism.As a man with a ca...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 227: DRAMA! A conversation with drama teacher Abby Lucas about the untapped mental health & education fuel

    Ep 227: DRAMA! A conversation with drama teacher Abby Lucas about the untapped mental health & education fuel

    Abby Lucas teaches drama and English at secondary/high school level in the midst of a growing mental health crisis. She sees the the positive impact it has on young people, their wellbeing, their communication skills, their learning, and their ability to take control of their lives.But she is only able to teach it within the curriculum for one hour each week.We discuss the tragic educational and wellbeing omission that is drama, the benefits of expanding its presence in the curriculum, and ou...

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep 226: Shoplifting Ian Wright. What my Woolworth's ban taught me about creativity

    Ep 226: Shoplifting Ian Wright. What my Woolworth's ban taught me about creativity

    It took me a long time to acknowledge the shame of being caught shoplifting. At age 13, I stole an Ian Wright football figurine and got caught, earning me a UK-wide ban from Woolworth's department store.It took years to own this one, but when I did, I saw so many lessons in the importance of the shadow self, what such missteps can teach us about our personality, and its value in our creativity.Sponsored as ever by https://illustrationx.com who have a superb new quarterly illustration trends r...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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What a great show!

Ben is so open and vulnerable such a well of great insights for the creative community! Check it out!

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Fantastic podcast for creatives

If you're in the creative industry, this podcast is a must-listen. You'll gain a ton of insights after each episode. Keep up the awesome work!

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