Even the most creative souls need a helping hand sometimes. That’s why we’ve searched for 8 inspirational podcasts to give the right side of your brain a boost, whether you work in the creative industry or just want to reignite the spark.
- Artistic Endeavours
Artists Helping Artists by Lesile Saeta
Leslie Saeta discusses her own learnings, as well as interviewing others, about selling more art online and how to turn a passion project into a profit making business. Marketing is central to Saeta’s own success and the podcast covers inspirational, practical, and strategic tips on developing your artistic career in an online world.
- Genius Graphic Design
Design Matters by Debbie Millman
Plugging into a podcast is a great way to learn on the job and Milman reveals some of the most interesting perspectives from designers, artists, musicians, curators, and cultural leaders. This thought-provoking podcast claims to be the first ever focused on the world of design and creative culture.
- Photography Focus
The Candid Frame
If you’re living life through a lens, then The Candid Frame is one for you. The world’s most successful and emerging photographers discuss inspiration, technique, motivation, and the creative process. Devised by photographer, writer, and educator Ibarionex Perello, the podcast also has a blog, online courses, workshops and seminars.
- Debating Change
Intelligence Squared US Debates
Getting to grips with a new issue, or considering an opposing view, can be illuminating and that’s what makes the Intelligence Squared Debates so interesting. Two of the world’s foremost thinkers come together to debate one hot topic, with past themes ranging from clean energy and the financial crisis, to the Middle East and the death of mainstream media. Ever asked yourself “Are Men Finished?” or “Would the World Be Better Off Without Religion?” well now’s your chance to decide as you can also get online and vote.
- Copywriting Secrets
Hot Copy by Kate Toon and Belinda Weaver
A collaboration between two seasoned Australian copywriters, Hot Copy gives you the inside track on how to become a better writer and run a business doing it. The podcast is packed full of practical tips on every aspect of writing, including book publishing, email communication, copywriting, and design. Surviving as a freelancer and juggling copywriting with a family are also on the agenda as the hostsinterview people making a successful career by crafting exceptional copy.
- Ideas Worth Spreading
It might not be the newest kid on the block, but TED takes some beating when it comes to creative discourse and inspiring delivery. In TEDTalks Art you’ll hear some of the most prominent artists, designers, photographers, and architects discuss their work and the vision behind it. The videos are also free to download with subtitles in around 80 languages.
- Daily Creativity
The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry
Host Todd Henry takes a more holistic approach to creativity, with practical everyday tools designed to boost mental and physical wellbeing and help you shine. Author of the bestselling books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words, he shares tips from artists, authors, and business leaders on how to thrive in life and at work.
- Stranger Things
Have an appetite for the unusual? This podcast takes a quirky look at architecture, design, and the creative forces shaping the things we take for granted in this crazy world. With over 150 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes about “all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about.”