Listen Up & Get To Work Vol. 2

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Listen Up & Get To Work

A Curated list of Podcasts or Video to get your creative juices going,  turn a mundane day super, and gain awesome knowledge.

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Listen Up & Get to Work

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listen upI have to have something playing in the background while I work, whether its a movie, music, CBC, or a Podcast.  I have posted before what songs I was listening to while creating certain works, so I thought I would post about some of my favorite Podcasts.

They vary greatly, from business, self help, science and then on to Myths & monsters.

Marie Forleo:  This Podcast (or video if you prefer) is food for the soul. Not only does she have beautiful, encouraging, inspiring posts, but she interviews so many amazing people like Seth Godin, Cheryl Strayed and Bryce Dallas Howard.  So if you need creative guidance, head here.

Talk Nerdy:  You’ll get a good dose of smarts from this podcast.  Cara Santa Maria interviews some amazing scientists, and I have learnt so many new things, not to mention bought a lot of great books due to listening to this podcast. One of the things I love best about this podcast is how passionate everyone one is about science and the work they are doing.

Writing Excuses:  Screw expensive writing courses, just listen to these guys and you will be all set.  Seriously. He’s a better description from their website;

Writing Excuses is a fast-paced, educational podcast for writers, by writers. It airs weekly, with new episodes appearing each Sunday evening at around 6pm Eastern Time. Episodes vary in length from fifteen to twenty-five minutes, but are usually less than twenty minutes long. The tagline, “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart” isn’t super accurate, time-wise, but it’s a haiku so we’re keeping it.

Our goal is to help our listeners become better writers. Whether they write for fun or for profit, whether they’re new to the domain or old hands, Writing Excuses has something to offer. We love to write, and our listeners do, too.

Write Now:   This is my other favorite writing podcast, Sarah Werner is just so sweet, and you find yourself relating to her experiences with writing.  She also does great interviews with other writers.

Someone Knows Something:  Holy smokes, this CBC podcast is true crime at its best. The stories are heartbreaking, making you feel so much for the people living out the story and hoping the mystery will be solved.  There are two seasons, each one offering a different crime, but he periodically tweets out updates on the progress of the cases, keeping us all in the loop.

Just a Story:  Ok, this husband & wife team is so much fun to listen to, plus their content is so well researched, delving into urban legends, myths, folklore and history. This is easily one of my favorite podcasts right now and I cannot rave about it enough. They post a load of links for each podcast as well, so you can definitely fall down the rabbit hole reading all the extra content.  Love it.

I am putting these  3 all together, because they all talk about myths, folklore, urban legends and such, but all in very different ways.  They all deserve a listen, so head over and check them out: LORE, Singing Bones, Myths and Legends

This last one, I JUST started listening to, but the two episodes I’ve listen to made me follow them on iTunes and I really look forward to listening to more. It is called The Monster Guys .  This is from their About page;

D.C. McGannon & C. Michael McGannon are the humorous father/son duo known as The Monster Guys, mixing humor, horror, and all manner of comedic improv to special events. D.C. and Michael are best-selling authors, and hosts of The Monster Guys Podcast, Yokai Podcast, and Faerie Tales Podcast. Their writing has inspired an Advocacy Project to support libraries across the country, and their voices serve the voiceless addressing issues such as bullying and child literacy.


If you have some more awesome podcasts let me know! Until then, happy listening & creating!

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I don’t just take pictures, I do a lot of digital art, too.  Its typically nature themed, but they are rather different, odd, vintage and colourful.  Most of them have little backstories, or are inspired by a piece of music or podcast, show or just life. (I wrote a post on some of what I listen to here)

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IMG_20170406_073239_008I made the above artwork while listening to The Message/LifeAfter. It was rainy, gloomy and cold outside, and I did the old check-over-the-shoulder-at-unknown-noise thing a couple of times LOL! Anyway, back to the art. I had watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade a couple days ago, so I got to thinking that I should do something with a cup. NOT The Grail, but still a cup of power, a cup of offerings, libation. Then, the snake, culturally a symbol of birth, rebirth, and creation tales.  I got to really thinking that this was creativity, being born again and again from our own psyche, our own powers, pieces of us.  Some deep shit right there. LOL. I love symbolism.

But, really, most things are created this way, from things we see, hear, and, well, from within, or a Muse. Muse, another recent obsession of mine. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these pieces. And I hope your creativity finds no end, like the never-ending snake, re-making itself again and again.

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A Beautiful Podcast on Creative Living – Debbie Millman & Amanda Palmer

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So much love today for this wonderful interview by Debbie Millan and Amanda Palmer.  I just love reading and listening to Amanda Palmers stories; her attitude towards art and life is just so real and honest.

“Debbie talks to Amanda about her wild and wandering path to the rock stage, and about how behind her artistic ambitions is the drive to feel real. “What I really wanted was to feel like I was doing something that contributed and mattered, and that I was in a true conversation with the world and with other people.”

If you are a fan of Podcasts and art and creative living, etc take the time to listen to this today.

xoxo Trish

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