The best podcasts for creative minded people

Our Favorite Podcasts for Creatives

As many of us now have a little extra time at home, you might be trying to find ways to get inspired, even if you can’t go too far from home. To help you spend more time listening and less time aimlessly browsing for your next listen, we’ve pulled together a list of our favorite podcasts for creatives. These podcasts will stir your imagination, no matter what type of things you’re making. 

Whether you’re a writer, artist, chef, entrepreneur, or gardener, you are creative. Everyone is creative. These podcasts will help awaken your creativity, and push you to make something, however that looks for you. 

The Creative Pep Talk Podcast

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The Creative Pep Talk is just all-around amazing. Let Andy J. Miller help you find the balance between business and art as you learn what it means to build a successful creative career.  This podcast emphasizes how to develop yourself as a creative entrepreneur through stories, interviews, and fun blurbs. At the end of each episode, you’ll feel inspired and confident to go out and make something awesome! 

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Episode 257: How to Know What to Make Today to Attract the Right People

In this episode, Andy J. Miller poses the question: “Do you ever waste the little time you have worrying about whether you’re making the right thing INSTEAD of actually making it?”. Andy then walks you through how to stop overthinking your work and wasting creative time, and instead suggests to create work with the right intentions. He also encourages you to commit to who you are as an artist. Take the time to elaborate on the individuality of you as an artist and what type of work you wish to create.


Design Matters

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Founded in 2005 by Debbie Millman, this podcast has almost 300 episodes in its library, ensuring that you won’t run out of content anytime soon. As one of the world’s first podcasts, and quite possibly the first podcast in the “art” vertical, this is a must-listen series of interviews. If you have a favorite artist or illustrator in the industry, it’s very likely you’ll be able to find an episode that features them.

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Episode 284: Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische is a lettering artist, author, and illustrator, and one of the top artists in her industry. Listen to her tell her story, talk about being an artist as well as a parent, and share her struggles along the way. 


Art for your Ear

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Art for Your Ear is a podcast hosted by Danielle Krysa, better known as the woman behind The Jealous Curator. Danielle started the art blog, The Jealous Curator, in 2009. This blog became a place where she shared art that “made her jealous”. Over time she realized how much she loved highlighting the work of others and helping them get discovered. Art for your Ear is a podcast that takes the next step, as you listen to Danielle brings you the stories of some of her favorite artists. 

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Episode 64: Ashley Longshore, an Artreprenuers Fempire

Listen to the story of how Ashley Longshore found her voice in her art.  Ashley works in New Orleans, and her honesty and conversational nature draws you in as you listen to her art journey. She started painting as a teenager, mainly because it was one of the few things she hadn’t tried yet. Through creating, she found happiness and confidence with herself.


Well Made 

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Well Made is a podcast produced by Lumi, a packaging supply solution. Stephan Ango, cofounder of the brand, interviews the people behind the online brands you love. You’ll get to learn the origin stories, trials, tribulations, and successes these founders experienced as they built the companies that are now considered household names. If you’re inspired by hearing the journeys of other entrepreneurs and creatives, this podcast is for you.

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Episode 79: Sitting is Timeless with Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell

In 2014, Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell founded Floyd, a ready-to-assemble, flat-pack furniture company.  Their hope is to combat consumerist culture by creating well-made furniture that will last. The started with a table leg that could be attached to any flat surface, and have now expanded to a whole realm of furniture for the home. Learn how they did it by listening to this interview. It will hopefully serve as a great reminder that it’s okay to start small with an MVP. 


Accession

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Finding the words to express your love for art can be hard. Are you missing that spark when looking at a work of art? This podcast will open the doors to seeing how beautiful art can be. As T.H. Ponders says, art only contains half of the magic. You, as the viewer, are the other half! Everyone as a place in the world of art!

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Episode 22: Moving Pieces

This podcast walks us through the largest collection of sculptor Alexander Calder’s art, which is in Tower Two in the National Gallery in Washington D.C. T.H. Ponders discusses his interpretation and feelings while being in this gallery, and also tells the story of Alexander Calder himself. 


A Piece of Work

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Do you have questions about modern and contemporary art? This is the podcast for you! Abbi Jacobson explores MoMA and a variety of art from Pop art to performance art by exploring behind the scenes and talking with artists, curators, and friends. This podcast helps you appreciate art, even if you don’t know where to start!

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Episode 1: Hannibal Buress Really Wants to Touch the Art

Since there’s only 10 episodes published, we recommend starting from the beginning! In episode 1, Abbi Jacobson and comedian Hannibal Buress explore sculptures by Dada and Surrealist artists. Anne Temkin, a chief curator at MoMA, also joins the pod and dives into the ins and outs of Duchamp’s works. This episode gives a light-hearted but informative explanation of what it’s like to be a creator.


Beyond the Studio

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This podcast focuses on the behind the scenes work of visual artists, including how they support and sustain themselves and their creative works. These artists share how they connect the dots in their own lives which gives us the information to feel empowered and become more confident in our own creative life. 

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Episode 46: Amanda & Nicole talk Digital Boundaries and Social Media

Is social media a useful tool that is helping you connect and grow? Or is it an unhealthy distraction that is actually isolating you from your community? This episode helps draw the line and create Digital Boundaries that help you figure out your best practice as an artist.


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