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CreativeMornings Podcast

CreativeMornings Podcast

What does it mean to live a creative life? CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the global creative community, brings some of our most remarkable and inspiring archived talks—from hometown heroes to design legends to community leaders—str...Show More

56:51 | Apr 21st, 2017

“Love is the thing in life that can cause you the most horrific, terrible pain, but it’s also the only thing on the planet that can heal you.” Philanthropist Maggie Doyne spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC in July 2016 to speak on the global theme of Lov...Show More

00:40 | Apr 9th, 2018

“Everyone is creative. A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and encourage you to make the things you love. We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a d...Show More
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54:15 | Apr 14th, 2017

“We connect human-to-human and heart-to-heart by empowering the entire community… and do nothing but love, love, love.” Alan Graham took the stage at in Austin, Texas to speak on the global theme of Fantasy at the 2016 CreativeMornings Summit. In hi...Show More

51:59 | Apr 7th, 2017

“Each time that we are courageous and brave enough to take a risk we're showing to ourselves that we're worth it.” Sarah Hernholm spoke at CreativeMornings/San Diego on the global theme of Risk in April 2016. In her talk, Sarah invites us to imagine...Show More

36:58 | Mar 31st, 2017

“The creative work life requires faith—faith in our craft, faith in the process, and the most challenging of all, faith in ourselves.” Self-taught designer Bryan Todd took the stage at CreativeMornings/Louisville in September 2016 to speak on the gl...Show More

30:30 | Mar 24th, 2017

“There is hope. After everything, you are able to survive. Listen to people, ask for help, receive the help. That would be the message… to receive the help. Take it when it’s being offered.” Reeta Kroner took the stage at CreativeMornings/Helsinki ...Show More

1:00:30 | Mar 17th, 2017

“There's a larger system that you must learn to address rather than just people and that, I think, is a level of maturity that is very important to reach in learning how to live in the world.” Award-winning writer and blogger, Milisuthando Bongela g...Show More

59:49 | Mar 10th, 2017

“If you want to have a happy, successful, fulfilling, confident life, you have to commit yourself to take care of the people around you.” Simon Sinek returned to the CreativeMornings stage to speak on the global theme of Transparency at the Creative...Show More

33:19 | Mar 2nd, 2017

“Do anything that you can possibly do in life to figure out the best way for you to become exactly what you want to be.” Speaking on the global theme of Action, Jecorey “1200” Arthur took the stage at CreativeMornings/Louisville in August 2015. Jeco...Show More

1:01:55 | Feb 24th, 2017

“The greatest form of humility is to take your talent and put it in the service of other people.” Creative strategist Justin Kingsley delivered a captivating talk on the power of remaining true to one’s values and dreams. He spoke on the global them...Show More

45:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

“I think as a society we should move away from acts of balance and more toward acts of wholeness.” Katherine Wintsch spoke on the global theme of Broken at CreativeMornings/Richmond in June 2016, sharing her journey from broken to whole. In her humo...Show More

54:23 | Feb 10th, 2017

“Today and going forward, the risk of separation is so much greater than the risk of connection.” John Zinsser took the stage at CreativeMornings/Charleston in April 2016 to speak on the global theme of Risk. In his talk, John opens our eyes to some...Show More

49:48 | Feb 3rd, 2017

"If we are going to change the world, we have to be open to the perspectives of what other people are going through — whether you've experienced it firsthand or not.” Speaking on the global theme of Love, Holley Murchison took the stage at CreativeM...Show More

55:55 | Jul 15th, 2016

"Creative people are being asked to work on really important problems, problems that matter in the world, and the good news is we’re coming up with new-to-the-world solutions, and so it’s a really good time to be a designer.” Speaking on the global...Show More

50:05 | Jul 8th, 2016

“I think it’s everyone’s birth right. Allowing yourself to find the things that you love and dedicating your life to doing them.” In this talk from CreativeMornings/Los Angeles in May 2014, the renowned musician, DJ, author, photographer and activi...Show More

44:19 | Jul 1st, 2016

"Take a chance and try some things you didn't try because that may be the thing that works for you." With a style that is as abrasive as it is welcoming, Emmanuel ’DDm’ Moss is one of the most idiosyncratic voices on the burgeoning Baltimore City r...Show More

35:09 | Jun 24th, 2016

I'm not afraid to die. What I'm afraid of is becoming irrelevant, or invisible in my culture and in my society today.” Speaking on the global theme of “shock” in this CreativeMornings/Austin event from October 2015, Aralyn Hughes, a pioneer for wom...Show More

40:54 | Jun 17th, 2016

"I felt that I'd taken the easy road. Never one to set up camp in regret, I found myself face to face with giant, seemingly insurmountable, regret. I suddenly realized I had been wasting time." In this CreativeMornings/Toronto talk from December 20...Show More

1:09:13 | Jun 10th, 2016

“The first step is being able to admit that you have a dream.” In this CreativeMornings/Chicago talk from May 2014, Dallas Clayton, a children’s book author and illustrator, public speaker, mural painter, and adventure seeker, shares some of his “k...Show More

37:12 | Jun 3rd, 2016

“It is only when you can name your prison that you can do the terrifying, but life affirming and necessary work of setting yourself free.” Katie Ford went to prison thinking it was her job to inspire the women there. A writer by trade, she voluntee...Show More

51:59 | May 27th, 2016

"Starting work without a contract is like putting on a condom after taking a home pregnancy test." Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, the company he co-founded 17 years ago. Mike writes and speaks frequently about t...Show More

37:19 | May 20th, 2016

"It's not about what you stand against, but what you stand for." Aisha Fukushima, a singer, speaker, educator, and activist, strongly believes that love work is the most ideal work. For her, it appears at the nexus of happiness and purpose, and is m...Show More

32:38 | May 13th, 2016

“Embracing and provoking conflict is one of the best things you can do for the creative process." Rochelle King is VP of Data, Insights and Design at Spotify where she manages the teams that are responsible for analytics, user research and designing...Show More

54:36 | May 6th, 2016

“I am doing something about what everybody knows and nobody ever speaks about." Cindy Gallop, an advertising expert and business consultant who characterizes her approach as 'I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business,’ is passionate a...Show More

51:44 | Apr 29th, 2016

“Demand responsibility but don’t worry at all about authority." Seth Godin, a bestselling author, entrepreneur and marketer, believes that we have a few things backwards when it comes to getting the work we want and positioning ourselves in the dire...Show More

45:38 | Dec 18th, 2015

"That's the beauty of community: we can spread love." John Forté, a classically trained violinist and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, shares his journey from humble beginnings in Brownsville to fame with the Fugees to...Show More

37:12 | Dec 11th, 2015

“I don’t care what your art is. We are all artists." Tiffany Pratt, a designer and stylist, feels the world is a blank canvas and she sprinkles possibilities everywhere she goes, into everything she does, and elevates the world to a more beautiful p...Show More

47:44 | Dec 4th, 2015

“Before you change politics, you have to change culture." Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer, whose art and collaborative projects deal with migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarch...Show More

22:17 | Nov 27th, 2015

"We need to empower ourselves to be the change." Benjamin Southworth feels that the education system failed him, and his own poor academic record was a source of humiliation and embarrassment. A passionate advocate for structural change and governme...Show More

36:26 | Nov 20th, 2015

"Oftentimes, all we have to do is make a decision to change." Steve Larosiliere is the founder and president of STOKED, an award winning development organization for underserved youth that seeks to inspire these teens through action sports. Steve ha...Show More

32:05 | Nov 13th, 2015

"It’s easy to throw out bad ideas, but to throw out really good ones is hard." Anthony Casalena, the founder and CEO of Squarespace, walks us through the process of minimalism, and how that affected Squarespace’s guiding principles. Driven by the de...Show More

54:06 | Nov 6th, 2015

"Catapulting pellets of chance into your head." Lulu Miller, the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia, covers stories that challenge our assumptions about how humans behave and organisms work – from the story of a blind woman who can see the rain but not he...Show More

41:30 | Oct 30th, 2015

"Don't worry about big ideas, just keep making stuff." Ben Chestnut, the co-founder and CEO of MailChimp, spoke at CreativeMornings/Atlanta in 2011 on one of the most poignant topics of all time: quitting your job to do what you love. He also touche...Show More

35:02 | Oct 23rd, 2015

"If we don't love our work, we don't look out for each other." Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon Sinek is a trained ethnographer and the brain behind Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. In...Show More

43:44 | Oct 16th, 2015

“If you’re not making enough mistakes, you’re not taking enough risks.” One of the most influential designers working today, Debbie Millman is also a writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the podcast Design Matters. In one of Creati...Show More

41:20 | Oct 9th, 2015

“Grab the reins and do it!” Jessica Hische, renowned letterer, illustrator, type designer, and self-described “avid internetter,” spoke at CreativeMornings/Vancouver in June 2012 and her advice is still as relevant as ever. Focusing on the intersecti...Show More

42:26 | Oct 2nd, 2015

"Purpose is the new bottom line." Casey Gerald is the co-founder and CEO of MBAs Across America, a national movement of MBAs and entrepreneurs working together to revitalize America. In June 2015, he spoke at CreativeMornings/NewYorkCity on the theme...Show More

03:00 | Sep 11th, 2015

CreativeMornings launches a podcast on Friday, October 2nd! We're excited to bring our monthly global events (in over 125 cities!) and introduce our creative community to a new audience. Here's a sneak peek at Episode 1 with Casey Gerald, the Co-Fo...Show More