What’s inspiring me this week?

What’s inspiring me this week?

This week I have been immersing myself in creative podcasts. I listen to them as I’m driving to and from work and I find them really inspiring. I really like ones that cover interviews with other creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers and makers and also ones which cover certain aspects of running your own business. When I started listening to podcasts there weren’t a lot to be found in this niche on iTunes but it seems now there is a lot more on offer. Everyone and their dog seems to be getting into the podcast vibe!! I will say one thing, if podcasts are something you’d like to explore, the quality does vary greatly, some of them have fantastic content but the sound quality is rubbish, which puts me off, and some are just simply annoying, but if you find one that engages you with content and composition you will find many nuggets or great information and inspiration when you press play!

Here are a few of my favourites:

After the Jump: hosted by Grace Bonney of Design Sponge fame covering interviews with the high flyers of USA design and art as well as chats with other Design Sponge staff and contributors, as well as covering some great business topics such as productivity, motivation, time-management, dealing with negativity and work-life balance. These are my favourite podcasts to listen to. In true ‘Grace’ style they are well thought out, well-prepared and packed full of useful info. The sound quality is tip top and they are a real pleasure to listen to. I’ve been listening since I discovered them in 2012 and have even gone back to re-listen to some of my favourite episodes.

What’s Your Story: hosted by social media and digital strategy expert, Meighan O’Toole these podcasts are themed around casual conversations with small business owners and entrepreneurs, such as artists and designers. It’s very down to earth with plenty of good humour. I’d kind of like to go out for a drink with Meighan, she sounds like my kinda gal!!

The Accidental Creative: hosted by Todd Henry dealing, in a very practical way, with the many issues that people working in the  ‘creative sector’ come across on a day to day basis. It helps us to see how other creative leaders and entrepreneurs deal with maintaining their productivity and passion and there are some great interviews on there and hours of listening.

So if you find yourself with nothing to listen to on a commute, a run or simply an evening in front of the fire, why not check out this selection of inspiring podcasts to stoke the fires of your own creativity?

1 Comment

  1. Anita
    September 26, 2014

    Hi Sue,

    I enjoyed reading your post :) I have been meaning to look at listening to podcasts, but haven’t got around to it yet. Your post has inspired me to try it, thanks.