Brand New Ways
By Jen Leonard | Writer, Speaker, Design Thinker
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Brand New Ways is a podcast for instigators and rebel hearts seeking creative perspectives on life and how we live it, brought to you by journalist and designer Jen Leonard. Each week, tune in as she gets curious with movers and shakers across art, design, science, politics, business and beyond.
||Clean29: Artist & Textile Designer Dana Haim||The magic of nature, losing our sense of time, remembering to be grateful, getting into an exercise groove, and the joy of making pom poms! In this episode, I talk to artist and textile designer Dana Haim, whose mission is to spark joy through the...||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: Emmy-nominated Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain||Brain power, the science of character, what connects us as human beings, and the always important weekly date night. In this episode, I talk to übermensch Tiffany Shlain, founder of The Webby Awards and creator of the AOL Originals series "The...||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27: Visual Storytellers Faun Chapin & Meg Paradise | Guts & Glory||Nancy Drew, John Waters, Queen Bey, Helvetica – the perfume, and their dream of one day opening a speakeasy-inspired design studio. In this episode, I talk to Faun Chapin and Meg Paradise, the ginger-haired power duo behind Guts & Glory, a...||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: SFGirlbyBay Blogger Victoria Smith||Fitness, friendship, driving fast, wearing kaftans, and comedians in cars getting coffee. In this episode, I talk to Victoria Smith, photographer, stylist, and editor of the internationally popular design blog sfgirlbybay, one of the west...||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Experimental Typographer Oded Ezer||Animated gifs, Arctic Monkeys, retreating to the sea, painting the moon, and eliminating nationalities in the name of living in harmony. In this episode, I talk to Oded Ezer, graphic artist, typographer, and conceptual artist (known as "Cat Chap")....||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Craftivist Collective Founder Sarah Corbett||Mogwai, chocolate, embroidered hankies, cheeky puns, and sparking conversations about social justice one stitch at a time. In this episode, I talk to cross-stitcher and activist Sarah Corbett, who’s the founder of Craftivist Collective, a...||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23: Designer, Illustrator & Art Director Timothy Goodman||Kanye West, Lena Dunham, Chris Rock, personal mentors as catalysts for discovering your life's work, and breaking out of boxes that limit you. In this episode, I talk to designer, illustrator and art director Timothy Goodman, who recently...||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Designer & Illustrator Don Clark||Vintage baseball gear, stackable monster toys, Scooby Doo, Foo Fighters, and blazing your own trail. In this episode, I talk to designer and illustrator Don Clark, who founded Invisible Creature with his brother Ryan in...||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21: Serial Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal||Three essential questions aspiring social entrepreneurs need to ask themselves, gender equality, and innovating below the belt. In this episode, I talk to force of nature Miki Agrawal, author of Do Cool Sh*t and founder of Wild (a...||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Collaborative Artists Hillerbrand+Magsamen||Suburban fluxus, Wes Anderson films, carpet crop circles, and the complex (and often comedic) dynamics of family life within a consumer culture. In this episode, I talk to Hillerbrand+Magsamen, a husband and wife collaborative artistic team...||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Scientist & Winepreneur Corey Miller||Kid Cudi, The Alchemist, and the lost art of collecting wine and revisiting it over time. In this episode I talk to scientist and entrepreneur Corey Miller, who’s an MD and PhD, as well as the Founder and CEO of Bare Bottle, a San...||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18: Eating Designer Marije Vogelzang||Meals, rituals, magic realism, and the rare privilege of showing s**t at Milan Design Week. In this episode I talk to "eating designer" Marije Vogelzang who is the head of the new Design Academy Eindhoven Food Non Food department....||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Hip Hop Therapist Tomás Alvarez III||The Matrix, The Alchemist, KRS-One, and community-defined strategies for sustainable change. In this episode I talk to social worker and "hip hop therapy" pioneer Tomás Alvarez III who is the Founder and CEO of Beats Rhymes and Life, an...||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Skateistan Founder Oliver Percovich||Local solutions for local problems, youth-directed education, and young girls dominating the skateboarding culture in Afghanistan. In this episode I talk to skateboarder and social entrepreneur Oliver Percovich who's the Founder and Executive...||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: Fine Artist & Illustrator Lisa Congdon||Inventing challenges for yourself, listening to Bulgarian folk music, and getting good at something by doing it over and over and over and over. In this episode I talk to fine artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon who's best known for her...||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: Shop Owners Buck Johnston & Camp Bosworth||Living on the Mexican-American border, buying a church on a whim, and listening to daytime disco. In this episode I talk to designer Buck Johnston and artist Camp Bosworth, the delightful duo behind the Wrong Store in Marfa, Texas –...||4/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: Swimwear Designer Malia Mills||The positivity of saying no, the problem with the adage "the customer is always right," and the importance of a power stance. Especially while wearing a bikini. In this episode I talk to fashion designer Malia Mills who's the Hawaii-born, New...||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: SynthBio Designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg||Sharing pints with Brian Eno, riding a horse through the streets of London, and the digestive tract as a new space for design. In this episode I talk to designer and artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg who uses experimental...||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Community Designer Zahra Ebrahim||The importance of taking risks, the serious business of making a funny list, and giving yourself permission to trip. In this episode I talk to designer and professor Zahra Ebrahim, the Founder and Principal of the design think tank and...||4/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Transport Designer Dan Sturges||Pink rooms, stink rooms, BMW response squads, and the wonderful world of little vehicles. In this episode I talk to car designer and transportation guru Dan Sturges who, for the past 30 years, has been relentlessly working on comprehensive...||3/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Artistic Director Diane Downs||Jazz pedagogy, hangin’ out with the chickens, and the hilarity of working with children. In this episode I talk to educator and artistic director Diane Downs, the founder of The Louisville Leopard Percussionists and a big believer in...||3/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Psychosynthetist Dr. Piero Ferrucci||Fellini, our need for beauty, and the connections between neuroscience and the inner experience. In this episode, I talk to psychotherapist and philosopher Piero Ferrucci, the nephew of Aldous Huxley and a student and collaborator of Italian...||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Cartoonist Mimi Pond||The era of humor books, vintage restaurant ware and characters you shouldn’t root for but you find yourself rooting for anyway. In this episode, I talk to comic book illustrator Mimi Pond, author of the fictionalized memoir Over...||3/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Filmmaker Coury Deeb||Guatemalan b-boys, American sleepers, and the lengths one goes to go get a good story. In this episode, I talk to filmmaker Coury Deeb, the thrill-seeking founder of Louisville-based Nadus Films, a non-profit creative agency whose vision is to...||3/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Play Champion Jill Vialet||Susan Sontag, The Rolling Stones, and “rock, paper, scissors” as a conflict resolution strategy. In this episode I talk to Jill Vialet, CEO and Founder of Playworks, a national non-profit that believes in the power of play to bring...||2/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Anti-Aging Crusader Aubrey de Grey||Rejuvenating hot tubs, the possibility of humans living for 1,000 years, and a global crusade to defeat aging. In this episode, I talk to scientist Aubrey de Grey, biomedical gerontologist who serves as the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder...||2/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Goal-Setting Guru Barbara Sher||Encounter groups, success teams, the futility of positive thinking, and how to get what you really, really want. In this episode, I talk to author and life coach Barbara Sher, a global authority on identifying goals, finding drive and...||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Super Citizen Antanas Mockus||The Beatles, Franz Kafka, law enforcement through cultural means, and surprising commonalities with Flava Flav of Public Enemy. In this episode I talk to mathematician and philosopher Antanas Mockus, a former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia....||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: Painter + Puppeteer Wayne White||Mary Poppins, Bob Dylan, Harriet the Spy, and whether or not art can have a sense of humor. In this episode, I talk to artist Wayne White, a Pop Art renaissance man from rural Tennessee. For the past 30 years he's been incredibly prolific, having...||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m a binge listener. I may need rehab.
I LOVE your podcast! I am trying to savor each interview like my favorite dessert, but without luck… I’m pretty much binge listening to your podcasts. I felt like you could have mic dropped after interviewing Dr. Piero Ferrucci – what a lovely soul and you are a wonderful interviewer for establishing such a thoughtful connection with him. Thank you for interviewing such deeply fascinating people and for being such an attentive interviewer.
I’m addicted! My favorite new podcast. I love the guest choices and the interviews are great!
Fresh and Sassy!
I love Jen's fresh approach to the same old topics! This podcast is great for those of us who don't fit in the typical business mold!
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