Top 12 Best Creativity Podcasts
If you are anything like me, you will have discovered how convenient and informative podcasts can be.
Unlike a lot of other information on the internet, podcasts can be a great source of information direct from the mouth of an expert.
Even better, because podcasts are audio, you can listen to them in the background while doing something else, like commuting, doing housework or just walking.
Nowadays, there are even a few great podcasts about creativity.
Here is a list of the best podcasts about creativity, being a professional creative and becoming more creative:
- #1: Idea to Value – Creativity and Innovation with Nick Skillicorn
- #2: The Chase Jarvis Live show
- #3: Accidental Creative with Todd Henry
- #4: Creative Elements with Jay Clouse
- #5: 99% Invisible with Roman Mars
- #6: Design Matters with Debbie Millman
- #7: Fueling Creativity with Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew J. Worwood
- #8: 2Bobs – Conversations on the Art of Creative Entrepreneurship with David C. Baker and Blair Enns
- #9: The Futur with Chris Do
- #10: The Moment with Brian Koppelman
- #11: Conan O’Brien needs a Friend
- #12 Supercreativity with James Taylor
With more than 150 episodes, this podcast seeks to highlight the science of what makes ideas work, by interviewing researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators about what it takes to understand creativity, how it works and how to use it to make your business innovations more successful.
I am the host of this podcast, but with over 150 episodes interviewing the world’s most respected thought leaders on Creativity research and innovation, there are insights here that you will not find anywhere else.
Interviews are very conversational, highlighting the background and history of each guest, as well as the big insights they have on becoming more creative and doing more with your ideas.
If you are looking for a podcast on the science of creativity, this is the best one.
Chase Jarvis is a world renowned Photographer, and also the founder of Creative Live, one of the best online training communities for creative skills.
He is also the author of Creative Calling, a book on what it takes to get over the hurdles to starting your own creative journey and potentially making it a career.
The podcast is a mix of interviews with prominent creatives, entrepreneurs and artists about their own work, interspersed with shorter episodes about specific advise on building creative habits and mindsets.
I have followed Todd Henry and the Accidental Creative podcast for many years, and it is one of the most informative and varied podcasts out there for anyone trying to develop their own creativity.
The podcast comes primarily from the perspective of professional creatives, and people who make a living from their ideas.
Creative Elements explores how your favorite creators do what they do.
Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the nitty-gritty of how the world’s best creators like Seth Godin, James Clear, Austin Kleon, and Lauren Hom make a living from their art and creativity.
You’ll hear the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive – elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints.
Each podcast episode also has beautiful hand-drawn images, which fit with the style and personality of the show.
99% Invisible is a sound-rich, narrative podcast hosted by Roman Mars about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
With approximately 500 million downloads, 99pi is one of the most popular podcasts on creativity in the world, and spans a wealth of design landscapes.
This is definitely a podcast to listen to for inspiration and new knowledge about how the world is put together, and how seemingly unrelated things are connected.
Design Matters was started as a radio show by world-famous designer Debbie Millman in 2005. It is known as one of the first podcasts in the world.
Since then, it has grown into the standard-setter for what conversations about design should be like.
It describes itself as the world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.
Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator and curator.
Debbie is the author of six books, including two collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits.
The Fueling Creativity Podcast captures the conversational coffee break room dialogue between cutting-edge educators, practitioners, and researchers in the field of education and creativity.
Like the traditional coffee break, these 20-minute sessions are quick and energizing.
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood, these rich and informed discussions will initiate deeper thinking on what creativity means for educators across the grades.
#8: 2Bobs – Conversations on the Art of Creative Entrepreneurship with David C. Baker and Blair Enns
If you are a creative professional, and want to take your business performance to the next level, then this conversation-based podcast is an excellent source of insights.
Topics include pricing your creative services, dealing with challenging clients, improving your internal processes and marketing your creative services more effectively.
In each episode, Blair and David take turns interviewing each other on a particular theme, for 20-35 minutes. Both of them love working with entrepreneurial creatives and you’ll see their admiration bleed all over the conversation.
The Futur is a group founded by Chris Do which aims to help anyone become a professional creative, and improve their skills in not only creating, but making a business out of their creativity.
A combination between insights from the Futur team, as well as interviews with industry experts, this podcast is focused on the various ways to scale a creative business.
And occasionally they really go into depth on Typography and fonts for some reason…
Brian Koppelman has a long and storied career in Hollywood as a showrunner.
He interviews a variety of stars and professionals about the pivotal moments that fueled their fascinating creative careers.
I have to admit, I am a big fan of Conan O’Brien. After making a name for himself as a writer on Saturday Night Live and the Simpsons, he has been a mainstay of the late night American Talkshow comedy circuit for several decades.
But apparently, he is so unpopular that he needs to invite people from Hollywood on to his Podcast in order to speak with them, and try to become their friend. Or so goes the premise of this podcast.
In reality, Conan and his team talk with a variety of stars and professionals from the Media, including Hollywood actors, comedians and producers of popular shows. He also speaks with fans.
While not just a show about creativity, you will learn a lot about the creative process from these in-depth discussions about what it takes to make it as a creative professional.
Like myself, James Taylor is a speaker on Creativity who travels the world talking with clients about improving their creativity, and what the future may hold.
In the Supercreativity podcast, James often speaks with experts from various industries about what the future might bring, as well as how to set up and scale a creative business.
So those are the best podcasts about creativity, and podcasts for creative businesses and entrepreneurs.
Did I miss any of your favourite podcasts?
Do you know of any other podcasts about creativity?
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