Long-form interviews for your ears, The Great Discontent podcast features in-depth conversations with today's artists, makers, and risk-takers.
Matt Ruby, Isabel Urbina Peña & Ping Zhu - Intuition and opportunity, working by hand, the value of personal time, and a performance
Comedian Matt Ruby performs, and creative director Isabel Urbina Peña and illustrator Ping Zhu talk to host Tina Essmaker about their very different paths, working by hand, the value of personal time, and following intuition into opportunity.
Natasha Jen & Lotta Nieminen - Trusting Our Intuition, Living with Uncertainty, and Good Accidents
Designer Natasha Jen & designer and illustrator Lotta Nieminen talk to host Tina Essmaker about trusting our intuition, living with uncertainty, and embracing accidents along the way.
Dan Blackman & Robyn Kanner - The power of vulnerability, self-initiated projects, and how our priorities shape our work
Designers Dan Blackman and Robyn Kanner talk to host Tina Essmaker about the power of vulnerability, self-initiated projects, and how our priorities shape our work.
Daniel Seung Lee & Jocelyn K. Glei - Transitions, burnout, and navigating work and life at a sustainable pace
Photographer Daniel Seung Lee and writer Jocelyn K. Glei talk to host Tina Essmaker about transitioning well, recognizing burnout, and navigating work and life at a sustainable pace.
Shawna X & Collin Hughes — It’s okay to be scared, we become what we think about, and challenging each other to grow
Designer Shawna X & photographer Collin Hughes talk to host Tina Essmaker about being in a relationship with each other, how they challenge each other to grow, why it’s okay to be scared, and why we become what we think about.
Julia Rothman & Jon Burgerman — Knowing your value, the dance of negotiation, and interjecting play into our work
Artists and illustrators Julia Rothman & Jon Burgerman talk to host Tina Essmaker about knowing your value as an artist, the art of negotiating with clients, and interjecting play into our work routines.
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Interesting guest and considered questions. More focused on topics and discussion rather than just the guests' personal background. The Dan Blackman and Robyn Kanner episode is great. Another notable talk is with the always amazing Kelli Anderson and Catt Small. Has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts.
Impactful and meaningful conversation
Love listening to this podcast. The hosts always pull out the best in their guests and dive deep into issues that creatives face on a daily basis, along with general society.
Really enjoying this podcast
Easy listening, informative, and insightful!