As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to spread we have been advised to social distance and remain at home as much as possible to prevent the spreading of the virus. After speaking with friends and listeners of the podcast, I came up with a shortlist of my favorite creative podcasts to take your mind off of the news even just for a little bit.
If you don’t know about Design Matters well this is your wake up call. Hosted by the prolific and extraordinarily amazing Debbie Millman, Design Matters has broadcasted for over 14 years about how incredibly creative people designed the arc of their lives.
Another legendary podcast in the design and creative world hosted by Roman Mars. 99% Invisible is a podcast about all the thought that goes into things we don't think about. With over 350+ episodes this podcast will definitely keep you busy and interested for some time.
Sit There & Do Nothing
Created by one of my favorite personalities in the creative industry, Meg Lewis produces her version of a not so serious meditation podcast. She offers up her part-useful, part-comedic stories and experiences to ease your anxiety and put you in a better mood. Feel free to listen to each episode more than once. They don’t get old.
Creative Pep Talk
Creative Pep Talk has been in my podcast subscriptions for some time now. Andy J. Pizza serves up his creative wisdom in a fun and relatable episodes that always sound fresh. Also, want to shoutout his amazing cover artwork snd illustrations.
Overshare: Working Not Working
Hosted by the founder of Working Not Working, Justin Gignac sits down with his favorite creatives to get past highlights and discuss the tough stuff we don’t talk about in public often. I would recommend the episodes with Shantell Martin and Jacquelyn DeJesu Center who also was a guest on our podcast.
What A Way to Make a Living
What a way to make a living is a woman lead podcast for creative people based out of the UK. Produced by Amelia Leuzzi and Dervla O’Shea they recently launched their first two episodes with guests Caterina Bianchini and Christopher Keatinge. It will be exciting to see what guests join the podcast for future episodes.
An inside look at the opinions and ideas of some of the world's most exciting creative studios. This podcast was a pleasant surprise as I have admired a ton of the creative studios on its lineup since I was a student. I really enjoyed the episodes with Collins and RoAndCo. You can listen to all of them here.
Reply All isn't a podcast specifically around the visual arts. However, it does share gorgeous and painfully human stories with bits of technology sprinkled on top that continue to make me think in ways I haven't before. I suggest starting from episode 1 but also episode #130 The Snapchat Thief is great.
Of course, if you're interested in learning from some talented individuals in the creative industry then listen to our podcast, Wellfed Creative Podcast. We speak with some of my creative heroes about their careers and what keeps them motivated to continue to grow. You can subscribe to Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
This list of creative podcasts should be the perfect spark and soundtrack to listen too while we are all dealing with this uncertain period. Stay safe and healthy.