Do you ever feel like you’re in a creative slump? Like, no matter how hard you try to think of new ideas you come up blank. Been there! Perhaps sometimes this means you need to switch up your routine or take a brief hiatus. Yet, often I think we just need a breath of fresh inspiration to rejuvenate our creative souls. I’ve recently gotten into the habit of listening to podcasts throughout the day while I’m cleaning, getting ready, crafting, driving, etc. and I love it! I feel like I’m being filled with enlightenment, motivation, and new ideas! So I’ve reached out to friends to compile a list of our favorite creative podcasts, TED talks, and other sources of inspiration!
Top Ten Creative Podcasts:
Creative Empire Podcast: According to iTunes: “Created specifically for solopreneurs and small business owners. It gives them the chance to get up close and cozy with industry insiders, conference speakers, CEOs and other hard to reach success stories to figure out how others did it and how the can too.”
Side Hustle School Podcast: The thought process behind this podcast is that everyone needs to have a hobby outside of their day job. Get involved in something you’re truly passionate about and make a little extra money at the same time!
Creative Start Podcast: Learn how your favorite makers got their start and learn a few tricks of the trade!
Adventures in Design Podcast: According to iTunes: “Graphic design gossip and artistic growing pains through the eyes of two handsome DIY poster designers and their friends.” Count me in.
The Jealous Curator: Art for Your Ear: If you’ve ever wanted to jump inside of an artist’s brain and learn about their routine, they’re favorite things and basically feel like best friends, this is the podcast for you!
After the Jump: Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge and the author of the book In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs, which we just featured for out June Book Club!
Dear Handmade Life: This bi-weekly podcast features drinks and discussions on creative business, DIY, craft and design for entrepreneurs and makers. Ready for inspiration, insightful guests, delicious drink recipes and laughter?
Magic Lessons: by Elizabeth Gilbert: Author of Eat, Pray, Love, this woman knows what she is talking about!
How I Built This (NPR): Focusing on business professionals and how they crafted their unique businesses. The one with Kate and Andy Spade is a gem!
Noteworthy Ted Talks:
To mix up your ‘Netflix and Chill’:
Abstract: The Art of Design