148 episodes

Stories of people challenging the convention to make what matters most -- and why we should do the same. Hosted by me, Jay Acunzo. I write, speak, and make shows about creativity at work and business for good, after years spent in media and marketing jobs at places like ESPN, Google, and HubSpot.

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 135 Ratings

Stories of people challenging the convention to make what matters most -- and why we should do the same. Hosted by me, Jay Acunzo. I write, speak, and make shows about creativity at work and business for good, after years spent in media and marketing jobs at places like ESPN, Google, and HubSpot.

    A New Experiment: One-Shots (#1: Making Bad)

    A New Experiment: One-Shots (#1: Making Bad)

    Trying something new to ensure more people can go on this journey towards making things that make a difference.

    • 16 min
    The Gap

    The Gap

    The most inspiring-yet-frustrating quote about creativity -- and the launch of our new exploration on creativity and creative careers. And in a very special twist, I'm joined by a chorus of creative voices.

    • 39 min
    Experts vs. Explorers

    Experts vs. Explorers

    Today, we wade into some uncomfortable waters, like the problems with experts and expertise (or at least Expert Overload), and what we really experience when we "run out of good ideas."

    • 54 min
    Voices

    Voices

    Finding best practices isn't the goal. Finding the best approach for YOU is. But if you're going to do that, you have to consciously add what best practices omit: YOU! Today, one of the most delightful stories we've told about a group of people who did exactly that.

    • 27 min
    Sarah Cooper Time Machine

    Sarah Cooper Time Machine

    Years before Sarah Cooper's rise to mainstream fame, she was featured on Unthinkable. (We know this show was REALLY her big break. You're welcome, Sarah.)

    • 23 min
    Break the Wheel (ft. Tim Urban, Wait But Why)

    Break the Wheel (ft. Tim Urban, Wait But Why)

    Tim Urban's blog Wait But Why ignores almost every best practice. Should we? Is it that simple? (Spoiler alert: No, but there's a story here...)

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

I love discovering new ideas here

Unthinkable is easily one of the most genuine and value-packed podcast for creators and entrepreneurs of any stage. This show needs to be part of your weekly content diet.

I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and the sincere humility of Jay to give all this amazing knowledge to the listeners for free. Thanks for all you do and keep up the incredible work! 🙌

Max Branding ,

There is no one like Jay

And no one who creates and teaches like Jay. Listen to an episode. You will be hooked. He's a true original storyteller and understands "making a difference" better than anyone. Awesome podcast from an awesome guy

What a gal Friday ,

Therapeutic and educational

Unthinkable is like having a therapist while learning how to be the best version of you. I love the content. It’s very engaging. I’m a new listener, so I’m looking forward to listening to all the episodes I’ve missed. Wish I had found this podcast sooner!

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