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Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds
54 minutes | 2 days ago
Mo Willems - Art as A Passion and Business and Learning to Stay A Child at Heart
Today we spoke with Mo Willems, the New York Times best-selling children’s author, illustrator, animator, and playwright. He’s known for his characters such as The Pigeon, Elephant, Piggie, and many more. In our conversation we talked about how a character is a child’s best friend and how children often are the best critics, noticing details in books that adults seldom see. We dive deep in the various forms of creativity and how it can be applied in different forms, so take a listen! You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFolds And check out the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ix6szTyjg3vmx1sIj-VfwSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | 9 days ago
Maegan Morrow - Music as Medicine and The Science of How Our Bodies Need Rhythm
Today, we chatted with Maegan Morrow, a cutting edge music therapist showing that music can be used for more than just enjoyment. In our conversation, we discuss how the human body reacts physically to beats and music, showing that music and rhythm is essential to certain processes. Maegan is most known for her work with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, using music to help Gabby to speak after she suffered from brain damage from an assassination attempt. You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFoldsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | 16 days ago
Marianne Williamson - Using Spirituality to Overcome Writer’s Block and Discovering the Past to Change the World
Today, we spoke with Marianne Williamson, the author of 13 books and counting. Marianne has a unique approach to creativity with how she infuses spirituality into her process. This mindfulness influences her work, and we had a really interesting conversation about why we create art - in a deeper, more metaphysical way. You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFoldsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | 23 days ago
Caleb Teicher - Living as A Part Time Artist and Expanding the Scope of Your Medium
Today, we spoke with Caleb Teicher, a dancer and choreographer based in New York City. We chatted about being a creative while also being a human being, how artists get and grow ideas, and finding new approaches and perspectives in defined mediums, such as dance. You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFoldsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | a month ago
Jon Batiste - Matching Technique with Creativity and How Discipline Differs from Drive
Today, we talked to Jon Batiste, musician and band leader for Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We chatted about music theory, staying motivated in quarantine, and ways to carve out time for your art. You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFoldsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | a month ago
Agustín Fuentes - Discovering the Evolution of Creativity and Why Monkeys Steal Things
Today, we talked to anthropologist Augustín Fuentes about how creativity drives society forward. We also chat about creativity being evolutionary, how society causes writer's block, and monkeys stealing my glasses. You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFoldsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 minutes | 3 months ago
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