Probably the most difficult thing about being in the creative field is that you’re expected to have fresh ideas almost constantly and provide them at a moment’s notice,, which of course almost impossible. Todd Henry’s podcast called The Accidental Creative will try to fix that and minimize that kind of situation as it gives you some helpful tips and information on how to thrive in this create-on-demand world.
Listen in and join Todd as he interviews various artists and leaders in the field such as Seth Godin, David Allen, Steve Pressfield. In each episode they address problems that people in the creative field encounter in their line work, particularly when it comes to productivity. Find out what their secrets are to stay ‘creatively engaged’ as they share ideas and practical ways for you to become prolific, brilliant, and healthy in both your life and work.
The most anticipated season, summer, is here. Why? It’s because of the films that will be shown this time. This year, we are thrilled to see so many notable flicks that we’ve been looking forward to watch.
Here are some of the movies (best and worst) to watch.
The Great Gatsby (May 10)
An all-star cast and an all-star movie soundtrack have transformed a boring old-school novel into one of the hottest films of this season. Baz Luhrmann’s theatrical direction also makes for a grand visual feast on screen.
Star Trek: Into Darkness (May 15)
One of the most popular sci-fi series of all time, Star Trek,‘s reboot has received good reviews, and the latest installment could be another hit. But critics may not like how Abrams handled the plot as well as the action scenes.
The Hangover Part III (May 24)
Expect more hilarious misadventures with the gang, though hopefully this installment would bring us something fresh as compared to the first two movies.
Fast and Furious 6 (May 24)
It seems like this series will never end. As long as it keeps racking up at the box office, there would definitely be another installment of Fast and Furious.
Man of Steel (June 24)
This could be the most anticipated film of all the films to be released this summer. We have a new Superman/Clark Kent in James Cavill! Although it’s a new reboot, hopefully this will do justice this time to one of the most influential superheroes of all time as the first remake flopped.
Monsters University (June 21)
It’s the prequel of Monsters Inc., which is said to be the worst Pixar movie to date. This time around, let’s see if it will bounce back as one of the best.
The Lone Ranger (July 5)
It’s good to see Lone Ranger on the big screen because its popularity has long since faded. Newcomer Armie Hamer plays the role of the masked man, and with Johnny Depp in the cast, we might be up for a lot of laughs.
R.I.P.D. (July 12)
In this M.I.B. meets Ghost Rider meets Ghostbusters adventure, Ryan Reynolds plays a cop who gets murdered and joins a police department in the afterlife that hunts down criminals. Jeff Bridges also stars here.
Art is one of the things that helps us in relieving stress and this podcast helps enlighten us further about its disciplines.
The featured episode discusses Czech photographer Josef Sudek’s different works. Sudek is regarded as one of the most respected and legendary photographers from the 20th century. Spanning his career for over 60 years, he is popularly known for his photograph works of Prague and his unique take on everyday subjects.
The image above was one of Sudek’s works titled The Window of My Studio, 1940-1954.
Even with all of the colorful and funny cartoon shows on cable, nothing is still quite like listening to a good old-fashioned story. Especially if it’s one that provides more than just pure entertainment for the kids, just like today’s featured podcast Mayor of Storyville with Kenny Haas. In his program, Kenny inspires his young audience to explore their creativity through stories, whether it’s writing, drawing, singing, and other talents. The show’s basically a two-in-one package; not only do the children get to enjoy a good story but they also have a source of inspiration.
Dressed in his signature light-blue dress shirt, tie, and suspenders, Kenny acts as the Mayor of Storyville who goes around visiting elementary schools and telling K-5th grade students wonderful stories with interesting characters. But it’s not just the kids that get to be entertained; even parents enjoy the tales as Kenny sometimes throws in a little reference to something that adults can relate to. Like in this featured episode shown below, where Kenny does a great impression of Christopher Walken and Thurston Howell III, which the kids aren’t likely to catch but the parents and teachers who are listening surely will.
This American Life is a weekly broadcast show that is produced by Chicago Public Media. This is the most popular podcast with 850,000 listeners downloading the episodes each week and has won major awards in broadcasting that includes three Emmys for its TV version.
In this episode, the show features stories of people who feel compelled to go out somewhere for an adventure. Andrew Forsthoefel tells his own story, when he decides to walk across America after losing his job, taking the trip from his home in Philadelphia to San Francisco! And whoa, did he make 4,000 miles!
Along the way, Andrew met a lot of people, and interviewed some of them including Bill Guy of Shady Grove, AL; Therese Jornlin of Chadds Ford, PA; Hacky Pitts of High Point, NC; Ollie Ware of Franklin, LA; Karie Fugett of Foley, AL; Emma Lou Dailey of Beatrice, AL; Otho Rogers of Melrose, NM; Chris and James Paisano of Fort Defiance, AZ.
Can You Take this Photo Please is hosted by award-winning comedian Justin Hamilton and multi-skilled Bron Robinson, featuring hilarious tales, sketches, and stories about anything under the sun.
This episode features comedian Ronny Chieng as guest. His onstage persona is very funny yet relaxed, not at all aggressive. But when he isn’t in the limelight, he’s just as laid-back and easy to get along with. As what Justin emphasizes, there are stand-up comedians that people don’t like when they’re already off-stage, and good thing Ronny Chieng isn’t one of them.
Chieng discusses how he discovers and creates his written material which is narrative in style, entertaining the most ridiculous questions, how he started out being a stand-up comedian from watching Seinfeld, his background (half-Malaysian, half-Chinese), and his other experiences on and off the stage.
Listen now and enjoy more than a couple of laughs with the show!
Who doesn’t love a good trivia game? After all, it’s fun and you get to learn little interesting tidbits of info about anything and everything under the sun. But it can be even more fun if you throw in a bunch of comedians to answer the questions. Think about it, have you ever watched a celebrity special of a particular game show? If not, consider Hollywood Squares — I don’t know about you but for me, it’s fun to watch because of the funny side comments, rhetoric, and one-liners that the celebrities say just before giving the real answers, especially if they’re comedic actors.
That’s what Steve Frech’s podcast titled What Do You Know? is like. It’s what you might get if you crossed Hollywood Squares with Whose Line Is It Anyway. It’s a comedy quiz show wherein a panel consisting of four comedians are asked a series of questions by Steve about a particular theme (each episode has a different theme), and points are rewarded not just for giving the correct answers but also for making him and the audience laugh.
In this particular episode, which was recorded on March 31st, the theme is Las Vegas. That means the panelists are going to be asked questions that have something to do with Sin City. Hence we’re going to find out much they know about it and its history.
Talking With My Mouth Full is a fairly new podcast program created by David Leite as a means to bring to life his site’s (Leite’s Culinaria) writers, cookbook authors, and other LC staffs, and also to get even more closer to its readers through guesting and calling-in. It is a show where he and his co-host Renee Schettler Rossi would, as their mission statement goes, “educate and entertain cooks and readers of all levels who are interested in the diverse world of food.”
To tell you a little something about your hosts, David is a food writer and owner of Leite’s Culinaria, a food blog site. He has shared his opinion in numerous publications such as Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet, Bon Apetit, Saveur, and several others. He also has appeared on The Today Show and is a regular guest on WTNH-TV.
His partner Renee, on the other hand, is the site’s editor-in-chief and like David, she too, has made writing contributions to publications like The Washington Post and Martha Stewart Living. Her writing and editing skills have gained her recognition from NPR, Association of Food Journalists, and The Best American Recipes cookbook series.
The podcast has a 20-30 minutes runtime and in each episode, David and Renee, together with their guests, will question, laugh, and quibble their way through all manners of culinary conundrums, obsessions, fads, and fancies.
In their latest episode, which aired on May 6, they are joined by Lisa Fain, who talks about the right way to make chicken-fried steak, and a little bit about cream gravy vs. brown gravy. The interview will then be followed by a quick conversation with Beth Kujawski of Chicago who calls in and talks to the duo about how they like their brownies: cakey or fudgy, crispy edges or soft insides, coco or chocolate, etc. Listen up now, and see how our moms have shaped the way we eat!
Anyone who has worked in an office environment will be able to relate to today’s featured podcast. If you know someone at work who might be a brown-noser, butt-kisser, backstabber, cut-throater or basically any type of co-worker who has a penchant for being one of the annoying characters in the office then you might want to listen closely to what Brandon Moser has to say in his program called The Office Politics Ninja.
Come to think of it, you don’t even really have to be working in an office setup to be able to relate with the topics that the show tackles, because you can find the aforementioned personalities in any type of work environment. Anyway, Moser is a renowned speaker, author, consultant and radio host who’ll be sharing with you some very helpful tips on how to deal with the types of people that can make your life at work more toxic than it already is.
In its debut episode, Moser will talk about how you can make one of the more commonly used office tools to thwart aggressive email attacks, dodge political positioning. Find out the secrets and the best-kept email tricks of office bad guys and learn how to use it against them.
Download and listen to it over at iTunes. Feel free to check out its official website too.
Pain and Gain is the latest film by acclaimed director Michael Bay which stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. This is Bay’s version of a low-budget style indie film despite showing off big muscles and ammo on view. The action-comedy tale is based on the true story of a group of personal trainers in Miami back in the 90′s.
The story was inspired by real-life troubles they experienced, kidnapping, extortion and murder after chasing an American dream that went terribly wrong. The film features a lot of violence that include shooting, chasing, fighting, and torture, as well as gratuitous sex and sexism, and drug use.
So this film is not your typical wholesome action-comedy flick, so parents should be wary of allowing their children to see this.