By Emerging Form
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Emerging Form is a podcast about the creative process in which a journalist (Christie Aschwanden) and a poet (Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer) discuss creative conundrums over wine. Each episode concludes with a game of two questions in which a guest joins in to help answer questions about the week's topic. Season one guests include poets, novelists, journalists, a song writer, a circus performer, a sketch artist and a winemaker.
||CleanEpisode 4: Getting Started||What keeps us from getting started on our creative projects? We have great ideas, but then we keep putting them off. In this episode, we explore how to dance with high expectations and paralysis of analysis.||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Existential Despair||So you’re writing. Or painting. Or dancing. And you’re struck by this horrible feeling: what am I doing? How am I ever going to find the form and create something beautiful out of this tangled mess that I’ve assembled?||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Is Talent Necessary?||If you’re a poet or a painter or a musician or a dancer, you have to have talent, right? Maybe, maybe not. In this episode of Emerging Form, we explore talent. What exactly is it? How do you know if you have it? Is it necessary?||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Introducing Emerging Form||Emerging Form is a podcast about the creative process. It’s a discussion between a poet and a science journalist, recorded over wine. Episode 1 introduces hosts Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Christie Aschwanden as well as the podcast’s patron saint,||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Thoughtful and thought-provoking
Such thoughtful and thought-provoking conversations between these two hosts. I loved their discussion of talent -- what is it and do you need it to succeed in a creative endeavor? -- and their exploration of "existential despair" ... a concept any writer, artist, or other creator knows all too well. Can't wait for the next episode.
I've been a subscriber for just a handful of days---if even that long---and I'm so incredibly grateful, having these podcasts in my life.
I appreciate their depth, their admissions of uncertainty, and the hosts' enthusiasm and knowledge.