The Creativity Roots Podcast

The Creativity Roots Podcast

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Creativity is at the top of our basic human needs and is a natural expression of our species that has been repressed to our own detriment. Creativity Roots is an exploration of our extraordinary capacity to be creative; a movement to rediscover our natural ability to innovate. We will do this by demystifying creativity, expanding our understanding of ourselves and embracing our own potential to innovate.


Cultural Appropriation - Creativity Roots - S3E28
May 27 • 29 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 28 by Ronald Paredes Cultural appropriation its a controversy in its own term, culture doesn’t belong to anyone, it doesn’t have intellectual property so it can not be appropriated. Culture is an ever-changing and developing…
Evaluating Our Cultures - Creativity Roots - S3E27
May 17 • 15 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 27 by Ronald Paredes Cultures are alive entities that evolve, adapt, mature, and change with time. It is important not only to study, understand and preserve our cultures but also to abolish some of the practices and behaviors…
Conversation with Brendan Davis - Creativity Roots - S3E26
May 8 • 132 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 26 by Ronald Paredes Brendan Davis is a filmmaker, producer, consultant, and prolific podcaster with three active podcasts, Big Fish in The Middle Kingdom, How China Works, and If I Knew You Better, additionally he is involved…
Labor Day Episode - Follow Your Own Path - Creativity Roots - S3E25
May 1 • 22 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 25 by Ronald Paredes It is terrible to spend your entire life frustrated stuck in a job that doesn’t motivate you only to wake up at 50 years old to find out that you have wasted your entire life and you don’t even know who you…
Interview with Ronald Paredes - Co-release by Brendan Davis
Apr 30 • 74 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 24 by Brendan Davis / Ronald Paredes This is a co-release of an interview to me by Brendan Davis with the title “RONALD PAREDES | Floating in Uncertain Waters” originally posted on his podcasts “If I knew You Better” and “Big…
Change Happens Within - Creativity Roots - S3E23
Apr 21 • 40 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 23 by Ronald Paredes Note: For those listeners located in mainland China the podcast is accessible by using a VPN connection. The first quarter of 2020 has been completely overtaken by the COVID-19 pandemic that took us all by…
Conversation with Stephanie Fuccio - Creativity Roots - S2E22
Aug 27, 2019 • 63 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 22 by Ronald Paredes Stephanie Fuccio is a fellow podcaster, but not an ordinary one. She has made of her passion for podcasting, communication, connectivity, culture, and education an amazing mix that is already touching and…
Conversation with Alëna Olasyuk - Creativity Roots - S2E21
Jul 27, 2019 • 38 min
Alëna Olasyuk is an Ukrainian artist who lives and works in Beijing. She graduated from the Arts College in Khmelnytsky city and later complementing her studies at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology where she obtained degrees in arts and media.…
Conversation with Yolanda Vom Hagen - Creativity Roots - S2E20
Feb 20, 2019 • 48 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 20 by Ronald Paredes I first met Yolanda through a social media art group when she was making a call for volunteers to participate in one of her photography projects. The first time I met her in person the first impression is…
Love Induced Creativity - Creativity Roots - S2E19
Feb 13, 2019 • 11 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 19 by Ronald Paredes Note: For those listeners located in mainland China the podcast is accessible by using a VPN connection. At the moment of recording this podcast, we are celebrating Valentine’s Day and what a perfect day to…
I’m Back - Creativity Roots - S2E18
Feb 9, 2019 • 11 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 18 by Ronald Paredes After a year that closed with struggles that prevented me from producing the podcast regularly, The Creativity Roots Podcast is back with a season 2. It was difficult, but the year ended up well, with a lot…
Falling Victims of Ignorance - Creativity Roots - S1E16
Nov 8, 2018 • 14 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 16 by Ronald Paredes After all the tragic events that keep happening under our noses I can’t help to think that we have failed to ourselves, we have fallen victims of our own ignorance, our lack of education, our incapacity to…
Reflections on Education - Creativity Roots - S1E15
Oct 23, 2018 • 14 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 15 by Ronald Paredes In this episode I reflect on my own experience teaching to a group of highly unmotivated and disengaged group of high school students who have turned this way by being enclosed for several years in sterile…
Don’t Chase Fame - Creativity Roots - S1E14
Oct 16, 2018 • 24 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 14 by Ronald Paredes Like money, fame should never be the purpose for doing anything in life, since the arrival of the internet the idea of fame has completely changed, everybody with a camera and an outrageous behavior now have…
Building on Criticism - Creativity Roots - S1E13
Oct 8, 2018 • 25 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 13 by Ronald Paredes Have you ever being so afraid of being judged or criticized? Criticism is one of the biggest inhibitors that creators and pretty much everybody face, every single person in this planet experienced it…
Celebrating International Podcast Day - Creativity Roots - S1E12
Sep 29, 2018 • 21 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 12 by Ronald Paredes Today is September 30th, and we are celebrating #InternationalPodcastDay. It is a good day to think about the reasons why we started podcasting, obviously we all have something we think is worth saying,…
Chef Nino Scordo - Creativity Roots - S1E11
Sep 24, 2018 • 43 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 11 by Ronald Paredes Chef Nino at the Pacific Restaurant at the Jinling Hotel in Nanjing is without a question one of the most interesting people I have met in all my years in China, his approach to producing menus, creating…
Summary on Identity - Creativity Roots - S1E10
Sep 17, 2018 • 28 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 10 by Ronald Paredes Note: For those listeners located in mainland China the podcast is accessible by using a VPN connection. Given the importance of developing a sense of identity I feel is necessary to summarize the topic and…
Benj Kinenga Mushila - Creativity Roots - S1E9
Sep 9, 2018 • 30 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 9 by Ronald Paredes Conversation with Benj Kinenga Mushila, Congolese visual artist and painter Check the Creativity Roots website www.creativityroots.com for more information about Benj Kinenga Mushila and his work. Originally…
What is your Identity - Creativity Roots - S1E8
Sep 2, 2018 • 21 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 8 by Ronald Paredes Identity is probably the most important aspect of an individual, it is what helps us identify ourselves with the different social groups we interact with, giving us a sense of belonging. Knowing who are,…
Sabine Ichikawa Ph.D. - Creativity Roots - S1E7
Aug 26, 2018 • 28 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 7 by Ronald Paredes Conversation with Sabine Ichikawa Ph.D., researcher, conference speaker, developer of programs in luxury and creative industries in Europe & Asia, currently living and working in Shanghai for the last six…
Summary Episode 1-5 - Creativity Roots - S1E6
Aug 22, 2018 • 22 min
Creativity Roots Summary Episode 1-5 by Ronald Paredes After reaching the episode number 5 I wanted to make a summary of the topic we touched in the previous episodes to remind ourselves of those things that we know so well but we tend to take for…
Define Your Success - Creativity Roots - S1E5
Aug 15, 2018 • 26 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 5 - hosted by Ronald Paredes Success is one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of our life. There are external factors that pretend to enforce on us an idea of success that is confusing and wrong, family, friends,…
Embracing Failure - Creativity Roots - S1E4
Aug 7, 2018 • 18 min
Failure can be either a perception or an attitude and it only happens in our brain and later it manifest in our life. We must understand how failure was first implanted in our mind as a concept at a very early age, how it works in our perception and how…
Brain Gymnastics - Creativity Roots - S1E3
Jul 31, 2018 • 15 min
Creativity Roots - Episode 3 - hosted by Ronald Paredes I closed the previous episode with the claim that creativity makes us better human beings, which sounds a lot like self-help voodoo, since that’s not what we are doing here, in this episode we talk…
Creativity it’s a Human Need - Creativity Roots - S1E2
Jul 24, 2018 • 14 min
I can not think of a better way to start making the case of creativity being not only an essential part of our existence but in fact a human need, than talking about Maslow and his pyramid of human needs. The American psychologist Abraham Maslow created…
The Creativity Roots Podcast - S1E1
Jul 18, 2018 • 15 min
The Creativity Roots Podcast hosted by Ronald Paredes - Episode 1 I wanted to start by giving a brief introduction about who I am, what I have been doing as a professional creative and my motivations behind hosting a creativity podcast. The idea of…