Podcasts I listen to:
- Feeling Good – Psychiatrist and Author David Burns discusses mood improvement tips and exercises.
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin – Gretchen (author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies) and her sister Elizabeth Craft (TV writer) discuss habits
- Happier in Hollywood – Liz Craft and Sarah Fain discuss the struggles as TV writers in the male-dominated entertainment industry.
- Awesome Etiquette – The great-grandchildren of etiquette author Emily Post discuss modern manners in the digital age based on the tenants of consideration, respect, and honest.
- Getting Things Done – Productivity tips from author and consultant David Allen.
- TED Radio Hour – TED Talks adapted for audio
- The James Altucher Show
- The Upgrade by Lifehacker
- Slate’s Dear Prudence – Life advice from columnist Mallory Ortberg
- Windows Weekly – I’m both a Mac and Windows user. Power tips for power users of Microsoft’s operating syste
- Pop Culture Happy Hour
- InDesign Secrets
- By The Book – Jolenta Greenberg and her friend Kristen Meinzer live by the practices of a self-help book each episode to find out which ones might work
- Hidden Brain
- HBR IdeaCast – Business and management ideas from Harvard Business Review.
- PBS NewsHour – Rated as one of the more objective sources of news coverage.
- Hello From the Magic Tavern – A man falls through a dimensional portal behind a Burger King into a magic land filled with wizards, magical monsters, and adventurers. Starring Chicago Improvisers.
- That’s How I Remember It – Actors flawlessly recreate perfectly exactly movies they’ve seen and haven’t seen from memory on the spot.
- A Way with Words – A call-in show about the English language linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, word games, grammar, regional dialects and word history.
- The Marie Forleo Podcast
- Radical Candor – Workplace advice
- I Hate My Boss – Workplace advice
- The Dinner Party Download
- If I Were You
- Dear Sugars
- Get-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More
- The Savvy Psychologist’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health
- Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
- The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous
- Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life
- Planet Money
- Recode Decode with Kara Swisher
- Recode Media with Peter Kafka
- Katie Couric
- Judge John Hodgman
- Anna Faris Is Unqualified
- The Backline – An Improv Podcast
- This Week in Google
- All About Android
- The Accidental Creative
- Side Hustle School
- The Mortified Podcast
- Myths and Legends
- Hannah and Matt Know It All
- Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane
- improv4humans with Matt Besser
- The American Life
- Design Matters with Debbie Millman
- Marvel Cinematic Universe – Covering Marvel Comics films.
- FiveThirtyEight – Politics through the eyes of statistics and probability
Also check out my podcast Uncanny Creativity. What are your favorite podcasts? Any I missed that need to be included?
A few quotes that help me have more fun: When overgeneralizing, be curious about what’s new and different: “All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.” Alexandre Dumas fils When it’s all or nothing, explore the what’s in between: “We must stand firm between two kinds of madness: the belief that we can do anything; and the belief that we can do nothing.” Alain When magnifying the bad and minimizing the good: “Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.” Richelle E. Goodrich Jumping to conclusions and imagining the other’s thoughts and possible terrible ... Read more
You might think being creative on demand is “hard”. Here’s what I’ve learned on the job. I’m sad that society heavily sells this idea that creativity is “too hard” That we are constantly being indoctrinated into it. Adults spout tropes about the difficulty of creativity, sounding like children talking about monsters under their bed. No evidence of a monster, just fear. (See also: Face the Fear of Failure) Hard is one of my least favorite words. Most of the time considering difficulty is impractical. When you catch yourself doing it, take it as a sign to practice. Pondering how easy ... Read more
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.
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