Your Creative Push
About This Show
Your Creative Push is the podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion, even though you have a busy, full-time life. Twice a week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!
Most Recent Episode
229: Strive less and teach more (w/ Sarah Williams Goldhagen)
3 days ago
Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book, Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/sarahgoldhagen In this episode, Sarah discusses: -How her book, Welcome to Your World is a shift from the work she previously did. -“Blindsight” and how we take in information subconsciously or nonconsciously. -How there is no such thing as a neutral built environment. It is either helping you or hurting you. -The story of when she had to change her setting while writing her dissertation. -What creative people can do to put themselves in a better environment while they are creating. -Complex natural light, views of nature, and tactile experiences. -How her interest in cognitive neuroscience and inspiration from Alvar Aalto is what drove her to write the book. -Some of the big challenges that she was faced with in taking on such a big project. -Her advice to someone who is thinking about taking on a project that requires a large amount of research and learning. -How she was slammed by her colleagues after an early presentation of material from her book, and how she courageously went forward with the book anyway. -The traveling and photography that she did for the book. -The pros and cons of using pictures of architecture. Sarah's Final Push will inspire you to think about why you create and to strive less and teach more! Quotes: “People should recognize that the built environment and its quality and design, has a far greater impact on people than anybody previously realized.” “There is no such thing as a neutral streetscape, building, or
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6 days ago
Rated 4 out of
Do creative types need daily inspiration?
My first thought was- maybe not. I am a painter, my husband is a writer. We both have full time jobs, and was interested to see what's new with this new podcast. Curiously enough, the good mix of guests so far has made me wonder... do we need daily inspiration? I still think not, but this is a podcast I would like to catch up with every once in a while to see what the guests have to share.
Date published: 2016-01-22