Creative Minds with Chad Hall

Creative Minds with Chad Hall
People are like libraries—full of stories and ideas and questions.
34 // Daniel Doyon
Feb 13 • 88 min
Chad sits down with Readwise co-founder Daniel Doyon to talk about learning to intelligently highlight, focusing a platform for learning, what happens when Tim Ferriss plugs you, bootstrapping vs venture capital, is the era of free over, how the startup…
33 // Suhita Shirodkar
Feb 6 • 78 min
Chad sits down with urban sketcher, watercolor artist, an illustrator Suhita Shirodkar to talk about handwriting, children’s art, working with watercolor, realistic art vs representative art, blogging, politics in art, and the news as a second-hand…
32 // Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
Jan 31 • 94 min
Chad sits down with rock & roll cultural historian, fandom expert, author, and former West Coast Marketing Director for Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike about moving to England following a friend’s murder, “cold calling” people…
31 // Kim Walesh
Jan 20 • 71 min
Chad sits down with San Jose Deputy City Manager and Director of Economic Development, Kim Walesh to chat about balancing the needs of all segments of a community, the bane of email, the importance of personal rituals, the joy of playing music, flow…
30 // Ryan Sebastian
Jan 12 • 75 min
Chad sits down with Urban planer & founder of Treatbot, Moveable Feast & Public Space Authority, Ryan Sebastian to talk cities, communities, immigrant strivers, and the automated future.
29 // Ian Parton
Jan 2 • 83 min
Chad sits down with Ian Parton from The Go! Team to chat about songwriting, bands, imperfection, and transcending the album cycle. We’re no longer on Patreon, because we’ve gone fully independent! Become a Holy Fool Member
Ranom Badassery X-mas Bonus
Dec 22, 2018 • 127 min
Creative Minds presents: the Random Badassery X-mas Bonus. A little something extra for you in your stocking from my other podcast: Lam and Chad have another wandering conversation, trying to understand fragments of life like x-mas movies, concussive…
28 // Ben Henderson
Dec 13, 2018 • 90 min
Chad sits down with artist, musician Ben Henderson (Brother Grand, Good Hustle, Delta Activity) to chat about Van Halen, web-cams, beginners mindset, and the beautiful, yet horrendous mutation found at the intersection of art and social media.
27 // Erin Salazar
Dec 6, 2018 • 80 min
Chad sits down with muralist, public arts activist, and founder of Exhibition District Erin Salazar to talk community, triumph from personal loss, artist fellowships, motivation, and being extraordinary.
26 // Ryan Hernandez
Nov 29, 2018 • 73 min
Chad sits down with his good friend & guitarist Ryan Hernandez (Strata, Balancing the Lion, Powerman 5000) about working musicians, coping with anxiety, band break ups and re-unions, the importance of friendship, and lots of guitarzzzzzz.
25 // Chris Garcia
Nov 15, 2018 • 76 min
Chad sits down with podcaster, zine creator, and Computer History Museum curator Chris Garcia to chat about the Zodiac Killer, Jack the Ripper, Unsolved Mysteries, the future of streaming, Tim Cook, the pulse model of innovation and much more.
24 // Drew Roulette
Nov 8, 2018 • 70 min
Chad sits down with artist, musician Drew Roulette (dredg, Dark Heavens) to chat about art, music, psychedelics, mimicry, sleepwalking, interviewers, band dynamics and more.
23 // Frances Marin Lopez
Nov 1, 2018 • 65 min
Chad sits down with artist Frances Marin Lopez to chat about the absurdity of normalcy, social media’s effect on quality, balance in relationships, introversion and more.
22 // Devonne Amos
Oct 25, 2018 • 77 min
Chad sits down with artist Devonne Amos to talk art, the importance of fundamentals, being the only child of a single mother, why Harrison Ford is like Santa Claus, how his grandmother bewildered the KKK, Saved By the Bell, and much more.
21 // Colin Frangicetto
Oct 18, 2018 • 83 min
Chad sits down with artist, musician Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive, Psychic Babble) to talk flow state, resistance, artistic freedom, psychedelics, beginner’s mindset, and more.
20 // Megan Holiday
Oct 11, 2018 • 71 min
Chad sits down with radio personality Megan Holiday (KROQ, Alt105) to talk podcasting, her struggles with addiction, sobriety, recovery, giving back, community, the importance of a positive mindset, much more.
19 // Mighty Mike McGee
Oct 4, 2018 • 69 min
Chad sits down with Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee to discuss poetry, comedy, the evolution of what’s socially acceptable, and idea of horrible people making good art (Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, etc.)
18 // Marc Ruiz
Sep 27, 2018 • 65 min
Chad sits down with his friend Marc Ruiz to talk about screenwriting, blogging, photography, imposter syndrome, and having a child with cancer.
17 // Daniel Garcia
Sep 20, 2018 • 55 min
Chad sits down with Content Magazine curator Daniel Garcia and we talk about running a magazine, photography, parenting, limitations, mindfulness and the battle against perfectionism.
16 // David Knight
Sep 13, 2018 • 66 min
Chad sits down with musician David Knight and we talk about music, moving to Malaysia, negotiating personal politics, grief and the effects of age on the creative process.
15 // Vinny Le Pés
Sep 6, 2018 • 60 min
Chad sits down with photographer & YouTuber Vinny Le Pés. A talk that starts out about notebooks and journaling leads us into the longer conversation of digital vs analog, input overload, intention, film photography, over-organizing, social media and more.
14 // Taking Breaks
Jun 28, 2018 • 12 min
Chad plans for a break to prepare for a new interview focused format which seems like the perfect time to talk about the importance of taking breaks. Some of our favorites guest from this season come back to tell us their thoughts on resting the brain and…
13 // CRUELS
Jun 8, 2018 • 54 min
Chad sits down with his good friend producer/artist Giovanni Giusti (CRUELS, The Limousines) to talk creativity, channeling grief, arguing with strangers online, cultivating ignorance for mental health, dangerous plants, AI, automation, analog synths and…
12 // Re-scoping Anger
Jun 1, 2018 • 11 min
What if anger doesn’t have to be a destructive thing? What if it can mean something else? Something​ bigger?
11 // How Do We Find the Time? Part 2
May 25, 2018 • 48 min
The second part of our series on TIME. In this episode, Chad talks with two very busy & extraordinary women: actress, podcaster Alyshia Ochse & activist, business owner Celeste Walker. They discuss time, motherhood and much more.
10 // The By-products of a Fool
May 16, 2018 • 33 min
We often make foolish assumptions and with time they become rules that we live by, but when examined they may, in fact, be things that are holding us back and keeping us from our purpose.
9 // How Do We Find the Time? Part 1
May 3, 2018 • 19 min
The number one reason people give for not creating more is TIME. This is part one of a two part series dedicated to TIME. In part 1 Chad talks to an old friend, and we hear from YA author Debby Dodds and painter Roxanne Blackwood.
8 // How Do We Know When We Are Done?
Mar 29, 2018 • 19 min
How do we know when something is finished? This episode searches for the answer the idea of completion through conversations with musician John Miller (The Holy Dark) & artist Lou Bermingham.
A Quick Update
Feb 28, 2018 • 3 min
3 minutes - 3 news items
7 // The Green Square
Feb 13, 2018 • 10 min
In honor of the February Monthly Creative Challenge prompt of Memories, Chad delves into a personal memory and explores the power that nostalgia, silence, and memory hold. This episode also reminds us of the transformative power wielded in a child’s mind.
6 // My Creative Detours
Jan 29, 2018 • 12 min
A little something fun for the new year: a little bit confessional, a little bit satire and a little bit digital chaos. An experiment with what could be done in a solo format. A fully scripted piece of satire.
5 // State of the Podcast 2018
Jan 24, 2018 • 16 min
A new name, a new website, some exciting news, some requests and some info about what we have planned for the future
4 // Making Things Tangible
Dec 15, 2017 • 26 min
While exploring the process of bringing ideas to life; giving flesh to the imaginary, Chad talks to entrepreneur & owner of Limón Salon Carlos Letelier, and Blizzard Entertainment 3D Texture Artist Ian Ameling.
3 // Confrontation of Fear
Nov 5, 2017 • 18 min
Fear is the greatest enemy to creativity. What are you afraid of? What does it prevent you from doing? Where does fear live and how to we begin to defeat it?
2 // Hacking Creativity
Sep 26, 2017 • 17 min
So, what exactly is a Hacker Dojo? Hacker Dojo is a Silicon Valley secret and it was kind of the perfect place for us to begin expanding the ways that we understand what creativity is and how it works. Find out what artists and technologists have in…
1 // Looking Back to Move Forward
Aug 27, 2017 • 37 min
At the time of putting this episode together Random Badassery was dead (my co-host Lam Nguyen was no longer able to continue.) This episode served as a goodbye to that podcast and a hello to a new direction. Random Badassery actually returned a year…