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Creativity is Inherently Generous
25: The Poet of The Body & The Tramp
Jul 21 • 103 min
Lam draws upon the final speak from Chaplin's The Great Dictator Our monthly creative challenge: mutation Speaking your mind in the moment with kindness Chad digs into section of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" Don’t get overwhelmed with choice "I am the…
24: Smellbuds, Popsicle Stick Sculptures & Questions
Jul 14 • 100 min
Lam’s low-tech challenge update Being present Keep your phone in your pocket Lam’s happy thirty challenge update The creative power of being bored Track yourself challenge How do you tell your story? Visages Villages (Faces Places) Finding the Honesty The…
23: Meryl Streep | Finding the Humanity
Jul 7 • 87 min
Lam & Chad discuss the greatest actress of our time, Meryl Streep. It’s never too late in life to start something Finding the humanity in every character The importance of remaining a learner Greatest requires leaving your comfort zone Fear is a good…
22: Don’t Give Up, Fail Forward
Jun 30 • 97 min
Why the episodes have been different lately Reframing problems as challenges the importance of understanding why we do things dealing with failures & never giving up the unrealistic expectations that we put on our friends & family Letting go of shame,…
21: 20 Questions Face/Off
Jun 24 • 112 min
We felt like doing something fun and different with his episode. What about a Q&A episode with a twist? What about a Q&A episode where we ask each other the questions? So that's exactly what we did and as result this is probably one of our more wide…
20: Redirect Your Flow
Jun 19 • 105 min
Lam is making big changes, the guys talk about creativity in life choices, artistic expression in coffee, the way we find only what we look for, having difficult conversations and Chad explains how to use mind maps to re-claim energy. —Sorry guys, we…
19: Break the Chains
Jun 7 • 104 min
In this Inspiration episode: the problem with being clever, the need for humility, the obstacle of ego, and the illusion of safety. Lam declares his love for Song Exploder and Colin Hayes. Chad ponders the utility of video game documentaries and Apple…
18: Swimming in Chaos
May 31 • 83 min
This week we cover a lot of ground from a CBD update to slowing down and being present to writing tools. Chad shares part of his newest writing workflow & Lam issues two challenges to the audience: #lowtechchallenge & #happy60challenge. Listen to find out…
17: Cheryl Strayed | Choose the Thorns
May 25 • 92 min
WARNING: Strong language & adult themes are touched on briefly in this epidosde. Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild, Torch, & Tiny Beautiful Things) is our subject this month. Strayed is a powerful force of compassion and brutal honesty. As a consequence this…
16: Interview | Drew Roulette | The Idea is the Tool
May 18 • 81 min
A Random Baddassery styled interview with artist & musician (dredg, Dark Heavens) Drew Roulette. Drew really breaks down his creative process for us, explains the importance of mistakes, shares some uniques techniques for working with acrylic paints and…
15: The Thing Itself & The Mood of Me
May 10 • 95 min
These Inspiration episodes are like a firehose they can spin off into any direction at any time. That's what makes them so much fun. This week: How to take criticism, talent vs. work, the importance of being present and Chad gives his most explicit…
14: Into the Weeds
May 3 • 111 min
Lam and Chad go deep this week. Lam has some tips for dealing with anxiety. Chad got an iPad Pro & shares his favorite creative apps before veering far off course into the subject of online privacy. It's a weird one folks. Let's get weird. Support us on…
13: Björk | How to Come Home
Apr 26 • 75 min
Possibly one of the most creatively adventurous people of all time. This week Lam & Chad talk about singer Björk. How does she take such risks and sonic adventures while maintaining a feeling of centeredness. What is her balance? What is her process? And…
12: Memoirs of a Habitual Door Closer
Apr 12 • 82 min
Lam & Chad tackle their first "inspiration" episode. What does inspiration mean any ways? The guys bring two meaningful quotation to the table and the discussion evolves from there. "To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone…
11: Our Podcast Method
Apr 5 • 111 min
Lam & Chad share they podcast journey and what they've learned. What tools work? What tools didn't? How have things changed? What is the importance of pivoting? How does all of this apply to creativity in general. This episode is paced with so much more.…
10: Frida Kahlo | Transformation of Choice
Mar 29 • 85 min
Some art cannot be removed from the life of the artist, the two are completely interwoven, and there is no better example of that than Frida Kahlo. In fact separating her art from her life would deminish it's richness. Frida had a very difficult and…
9: App-O-Rama
Mar 15 • 102 min
Without meaning to we talked a lot about apps and systems in this one. It's an area of creativity that isn't touched often enough. What apps does Lam recommend for photography? What does Chad use for notes and tasks? How do we get all the nagging stuff…
8: Neil Gaiman | The Humanity of Ideas
Mar 1 • 97 min
From Sandman to America Gods & Coraline, Neil Gaiman is an artist of both breadth and depth. Gaiman is prolific not only in creation but in medium. He brings his unique style to comics, novels, children's books, TV and film. So, where does he get his…
7: Clearing Obstacles
Feb 16 • 109 min
The first of our new mid-month episodes focused on who we are, what we are creating and what we are suing to get it done. In this episode we cover time-lapses, novel writing, minimalism, criticism, smiling, and our current favorite creative apps. Logo by…
6: Bob Dylan | Contradict Yourself
Feb 2 • 84 min
There's so much to study when tackling a subject as large and important as Bob Dylan. Over thirty albums alone! How did he survive being labeled the voice of a generation? How did he keep creating for so many decades? What were his tricks? Where did he…
5: Sir Ian McKellen | Improving with Age
Jan 3 • 100 min
First the guys talk about starting 2017 with minimalism in mind. Then they go on to discuss the great actor Sir Ian McKellen who proves that dedication to a craft and time lead to true mastery. Thought he is most well know for play Magneto in the X-men…
4: Nick Cave | Confident Collaboration
Dec 6, 2016 • 89 min
With over 20 albums under his belt with an ever-changing and impressive list of collaborators, Nick Cave exemplifies the collaborative spirit managing to allow new sounds in to his music while consistently sounding like himself. What can we learn from…
3: Isaac Asimov | Prolific Understanding
Nov 2, 2016 • 89 min
Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors to ever live, perhaps THE most prolific author to ever live. He exemplified action. Yet despite the immense quantity of his work he was able to provide equal quality, proving that the two are not mutually…
2: David Lynch | Creatively Following
Sep 20, 2016 • 84 min
Lam & Chad talk David Lynch. David Lynch is successful director but his success is rare in how little compromise he has made over the years to his vision. He's also an avid practitioner of transcendental mediation (claiming he hasn't missed a meditation…
1: The Mystery of Haruki Murakami
Aug 17, 2016 • 83 min
The first episode in our new creativity focused format. Our first subject is one of our favorite novelists: Haruki Murakami. Join us as we dig into his creative style, his influences and much more. First person/third person Magic realism Being a Japanese…