So, ’tis the season to be looking for new ways to grow and learn yes? Having good stimuli in your life is an essential part of being a healthy creative. It helps us in our creative process so we can make better ‘stuff.’
Podcasts are a huge source of stimuli for me. A podcast, for those who don’t know or don’t use them, is like a radio of show of various different topics, interviews, or stories split off in to episodes. Usually short and sweet and full of good info to feed your brain. And also, it’s free! (Huge bonus!)
Here are a few podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis and will continue to listen to for 2014:
The Accidental Creative Podcast.
Stemming from his book The Accidental Creative, Todd Henry uses this space to spin-off ideas and interviews with awesome people. This one is one of my favorites because it’s spot on. Every time. A must listen.
It’s a podcast done by two Australian guys (Which makes it fun.) they talk about various topics from science news, current events, and UFOS 🙂 This show’s huge advantage is that it is REALLY well done. The sound quality is unbelievable and these guys are incredible storytellers. I listen to this one to take my brain out the norm. Obviously.
This American Life.
Weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show “This American Life.”Ira Glass. Brilliant storytelling. It’s just good.
An unbelievable resource for leaders and entrepreneurs. It’s full of interviews with top leaders and entrepreneurs with bouts of wisdom from Dave Ramsey on how he started his business and built it to what it is today. Great podcast with a crazy huge back catalog to go through. This one should keep you busy 🙂
Seth Godin’s Start-up School.
An unbelievable FREE resource for entrepreneurs and artists. This is audio from a course he did with entrepreneurs, answering questions and having a conversation with them about starting their crazy ideas. Unscripted. Unrehearsed. Brilliant.
These are just a drop in the bucket of what’s available. Go on iTunes and checkout podcasts today if you haven’t already and see what you can find. Or you can find all of these online and listen to them in your browser. Easy way to feed your creativity in 2014 🙂
What’s your favorite podcast?