Creativity Drill with Jonathan & Dawn Rundman - Jonathan Rundman
By Jonathan Rundman
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Dr. Dawn Rundman is a developmental psychologist. Jonathan Rundman is a musician. They’re married. Join the Rundmans as they hang out with cool guests and talk about life in the creative arts.
||CleanLiz Lee Heinecke||Scientist, author, TV presenter, teacher, musician, and visual artist Liz Lee Heinecke, Kitchen Pantry Scientist, stops by for a visit. Liz's passion for science and education has taken her on many inspiring adventures. We discuss the importance of finding your niche, the value of collaboration, and what it means to be a role model.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClint Schnekloth returns!||Author, speaker, theologian, and pastor Clint Schnekloth returns for a second appearance on our podcast! We discuss the impact of Clint's first book, boundary-pushing in the arts, and the problem of leaders who don't want to be too interesting. Also: Humans always fall in love with robots.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoseanne Cheng||Author and educator Roseanne Cheng and the Rundmans are neighbors, and they meet for the first time live on the podcast! She writes young adult novels, and helps schools and parents to teach literature to kids. Her organized and practical approach to a creative life is inspiring! Plus she shares her favorite word "ostensibly," and Jonathan shares his least favorite word "great."||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJake Armerding||Songwriter, fiddler in the bluegrass supergroup Barnstar, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jake Armerding exudes inspiration, wisdom, and maturity! A must-hear for musicians, performers ...and everybody else, too! We discuss industry conferences like Folk Alliance and SXSW, confidence, humility, the need for mentors, and the power of mystique. Take notes!||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTia Salmela Keobounpheng||Designer and jewelry artist Tia Salmela Keobounpheng of Silvercocoon officially meets the Rundmans after years of peripheral acquaintanceship. Discussion topics include: the discovery of an artist's creative voice, the freelancer's strategies on social media, how new technology can lead to a creative epiphany, parenting, and our shared Nordic heritage. Also, stewardship of artistic materials...you have to eat the donut hole!||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Baum and Michael Bridges of Lost And Found||Songwriters, musicians, and performers George Baum and Michael Bridges of the duo Lost And Found join us at the eve of their band's retirement. We discuss their unconventional 29-year career, their prioritizing of the Three Ms (message, money, and music), various lessons learned from KISS, and their stated goal as a band: "that strangers would become friends."||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeth Roberts||Poet (and Jonathan's cousin!) Beth Roberts is our first family-member podcast guest! We discuss hyperbole, poetic license, the raising of personal artistic standards, and Jonathan's struggle to balance artistic passion with the paranoia over inward wankery. Plus, Beth reads to us two poems: the new "Sober," and "Learning to Spell" from her 2001 book BRIEF MORAL HISTORY IN BLUE.||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary Mack||Comedian, folk humorist, and musician Mary Mack was on our earliest wish-list for guests on our podcast, so we're thrilled to have her on this episode! You've seen her on NBC's Last Comic Standing, heard her on NPR's Wits and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and smelled her annual Holiday Meat Raffle variety show wafting down from Minneapolis. She's funny and inspiring. Listen!||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDawn Trautman||Actor, dancer, singer, and life coach Dawn Trautman brings her laser focus and inspirational vibes to the Rundman kitchen table. A must-listen episode for the freelance performer, we discuss the myth of the overnight sensation, how to build a personal brand, advice for rural Midwesterners who want to work in showbiz on the coasts, life on the road, and what it's like to audition for a broadway show. "I cannot not lead!" Jonathan and the Dawns, unabashed! Get ready.||10/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaj Ruler||Voiceover artist, improv comedian, and actor Taj Ruler brings her sparkle and insight to the Rundman kitchen table. Taj shares the "yes, and" philosophy of improv comedy, and provides a glimpse behind the scenes of a commercial voiceover recording session. Plus, we discuss vulnerability, safety, euphoria, chasing the dragon, and being an introvert in showbiz!||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustin Roberts||Grammy-nominated recording artist, songwriter, and children's musician Justin Roberts visits the Rundman kitchen amidst his gigs at the Minnesota State Fair. Justin discusses his career from college rock to kindie rock, with many insights from along the journey: The awesome Chicago music scene in the 1990s! A life-changing interaction with renown scholar Martin Marty! Artist advocacy from Chicago to Washington DC! And throngs of adoring intergenerational fans! I lost the tooth I lost!||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBenjamin James Kelly||Bassist, touring musician, producer, and aspiring fashion designer Ben Kelly meets the Rundmans for the first time. This conversation goes from zero to sixty immediately, and Ben wastes no time digging into some very surprising and provocative topics! We discuss how being in a band is like pulling off a heist, the contraction of "entrepreneur" and "producer," Ben's faith that the system will work, and reflections on how the grass is always greener on the other side. And, we keep talking about boats. Fast-paced fun abounds. Get ready.||8/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE from Heartwood Conference Center 2015||Panel discussion recorded before a live audience! Guests include Joel & Aimée Pakan of TANGLED BLUE, Holly Hansen of ZOO ANIMAL, New Testament scholar Dr. Audrey West, and potter/musician/professor Keith J. Williams. Topics include improvisation, hiddenness, going on hiatus, the influence of tools and technology, self-care, and the value of high stakes art. Lots of wisdom from cool people, recorded during the inaugural Faith Creative retreat in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.||8/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Casimir returns!||Lawyer, scientist, and unapologetic nerd David Casimir adds "armchair futurist" to his list of descriptors! Dave's return appearance at the Rundmans' kitchen table features discussions about the singularity, medical advances, the Silicon Valley dot com boom of the '90s, and many other creativity-related topics, all with a frosting of optimism. Are these conversations themselves a luxury? I am the chemicals in my body! Good grief!||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Patrick||Producer, musician, and songwriter Matt Patrick gives us some perspective from the other side of the studio glass. Very practical advice abounds for musicians and recording artists, as well as for anyone in the creative arts. Cool fact: Matt is the producer for Jonathan's 2015 album LOOK UP!||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKjellgren Alkire||Art professor and multi-media stuff-maker Kjellgren Alkire shares his inspiring thoughts with the Rundmans. Lots of wisdom in this episode: Talent and inspiration don't exist! Good art comes from generosity! And Jonathan confesses his seething masculinity issues.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlie McCarron||Musician, songwriter, curator, and host of the Composer Quest podcast Charlie McCarron visits the Rundman kitchen. Discussion topics include: balancing creativity and business, exploring all genres, advice for podcasting, and Jonathan's lack of soul. This episode proves how podcasting and art brings complete strangers together!||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTripp Fuller||Theologian, philosopher, writer, musician, and veteran podcaster Tripp Fuller visits Minnesota from California. We discuss Heidegger's thoughts on authenticity, pitching a comedy to Fox television, the impact of '90s rock bands like Counting Crows and Bill Mallonee & Vigilantes Of Love, and reaching optimism via brutal honesty.||5/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason DeBose||Photographer Jason DeBose talks to the Rundmans about his journey from being a network TV producer in Hollywood to becoming a gallery-show photographer in Helsinki (and beyond). Special connections in this show for Finns and Yoopers!||5/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Spring||Comedy writer, actor, and co-founder of Four Humors Theater company Matt Spring sits down at the Rundmans' kitchen table. Discussion includes: lessons learned from Skeletor, writing for animated characters, and how years as an aquatics director at a swimming pool can inform a career in theater.||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Casimir||Scientist, lawyer, musician and unapologetic nerd David Casimir joins the Rundmans for a fascinating conversation. Discussed: the effects of deliberate personal energy management, growing up with an artistic parent, and the mysterious altruism that motivates us to protect intellectual property.||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew DeYoung||Author, blogger, and podcast host Andrew DeYoung talks to the Rundmans about how he got a literary agent, the value of an editor, and what it's like to write for Huffington Post!||4/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan the Story Man / Daniel Maurer||Author, speaker, and freelance writer Dan Maurer talks with the Rundmans about his book Sobriety: A Graphic Novel, and shares his own dramatic story of transformation.||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Bruxvoort Colligan||Songwriter, musician, and community song leader Richard Bruxvoort Colligan talks to the Rundmans about how the artist's life is a life of trust. Also discussed: smashed guitars, raising children as a full-time musician, and how community singing is performance art.||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClint Schnekloth||Author, speaker, theologian, and pastor Clint Schnekloth talks with the Rundmans about his book Mediating Faith, plus his thoughts on social media, virtual reality, and online community.||3/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKelly Newcomer||Painter, illustrator, and designer Kelly Newcomer talks to the Rundmans about her career, her fascination with peaceful technology, and why art is like a baby. Get cute, techno, and creative with Kelly!||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking for creative inspiration and wisdom?
This podcast offers so many nuggets of wisdom and practical advice for anyone attempting to live a creative life. Hearing from all types of artists (painters, designers, musicians, poets...) gives a lot of varied insight into different creative processes. I love listening to this!
Very casual…maybe too casual
I like casual podcasts, but this one is a bit too casual for what I expected. The constant hum, the added reverb, and lack of acoustic treatment makes this on the bottom of the list of podcast I listen to — just because of the production value.… I still listen though. I heard about it from Composer Quest.
I’m not giving super low star rating, so I hope you can forgive my criticism.
One of my favorites
This is hands down one of my favorite podcasts. It's all the creative talk you'd look for in a podcast, meets the casualness of "You Made it Weird."
The hosts are very down to earth, and the guests all work in fields where creativity is essential.
This is the only podcast I listen to where I find myself trying to apply and consider the approaches and concepts that are brought up in the interview.
Each episode covers a bit about the guest, an exchange of ideas and approaches, and a breakdown their creative processes.
I was a little skeptical at first to subscribe (I'm subscribed to an unholy amount already), but it is now one of my favorite podcasts.