By Grace Bonney
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Good Company (@goodcompanyzine) is a weekly podcast about the intersection of creativity and business. Good Company provides motivation, inspiration, practical advice, and a vital sense of connection and community for creatives at every stage of life. Each episode of Good Company will focus on honest, open conversations about the ups and downs of creative life. (Theme song by Lame Drivers http://lamedrivers.com/)
||ExplicitLIVE From SF: Building Community + Self Confidence with Shakirah Simley, Reem Assil, Windy Chien and Esmé Weijun Wang||LIVE from our San Francisco launch party at Books Inc, Shakirah Simley, Reem Assil, Windy Chien and Esmé Weijun Wang talk about imposter syndrome, building community, overcoming fear and giving yourself time to feel and learn from failure.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLIVE From Seattle: Ageism and Honesty with Shauna Ahern, Davora Lindner and Erika Dalya Massaquoi||LIVE from our Seattle launch party at The Riveter, local entrepreneurs Shaun Ahern, Erika Dalya Massaquoi and Davora Lindner talk about ageism, comparison and turning fear into creative fuel.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKathleen Hanna on Transforming Spaces with Music and Design||Musician, Artist and Activist Kathleen Hanna talks about the similarities between music and interior design (two of her loves), the importance of listening as much as speaking up, and how she's learned to give herself boundaries, time and space for crea||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Inclusion and Advocacy with People of Craft co-founders Amélie Lamont and Timothy Goodman||Amélie Lamont and Timothy Goodman discuss People of Craft, their online database showcasing creatives of color. We talk about how they met, the difference between diversity and inclusion, why the world needs more advocates (rather than allies) and why||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesigner Tuesday Bassen on Staying True to Your Voice and Values||Illustrator and owner of the eponymous size-inclusion fashion brand, Tuesday Bassen, talks about learning to become her own boss and being an effective leader. She talks about growing up in Nebraska in a family of entrepreneurs, the ups and downs of soc||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrlando Soria on Imposter Syndrome and Staying Afloat as a Creative||Designer Orlando Soria discusses his path to design, how a community of creative friends in the entertainment industry helps keep him supported and how he manages to keep an honest and transparent voice online despite the pressure to be "perfect".||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNicole Gibbons on Life, Work and the Myth of Overnight Success||Designer Nicole Gibbons discusses launching her new paint startup, Clare, and the myth of overnight success.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdam JK Discusses Life, Death and Redefining Success||Graphic designer, artist and author, Adam Kurtz (Adam JK), discusses the importance of transparency in life and work, why we should embrace tough times in order to appreciate good ones, and why the internet's ability to connect people gives him hope for||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoveis Wise Talks About Setting Intentions and Resisting Competition||Artist and designer Loveis Wise discusses the importance of setting intentions in work and life, how to resist the urge to see colleague as competition, and the importance of representation in artwork.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustina Blakeney Discusses Radical Honesty and Diversity in Design||Artist, designer, author and speaker Justina Blakeney discusses radical transparency online, the difference between perceived success and reality and the importance of diversity in design. She shares her story from studying world cultures in school to h||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGenevieve Gorder Discusses Career Longevity and Reinvention||Designer Genevieve Gorder discusses career longevity and reinvention with Grace Bonney. Genevieve talks about how she got her start on Trading Spaces over 15 years ago and how she's transformed as an artist and business woman.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Nuanced and Inspiring
God I love this podcast. It digs deep into so many issues. I like a lot of podcasts about creative business, but this one is consistently the most thoughtful and inspiring of the bunch. Grace doesn't shy away from the hard questions, and is a shining example of how to acknowledge and leverage one's privelege for good. Honestly such a role model.
Inspiration for everyone
This gem of a podcast provides thoughtful entrees to all sides of creative businesses. For someone who isn’t in the industry, I’ve really enjoyed learning about the challenges faced and ways to bring creativity into the every day. Grace is a thoughtful and welcoming host. Her focus on inclusivity and showcasing many different voices is so important in today’s world.
So happy you are back!!
I just randomly searched for ‘After the Jump’, since I missed it. And found you have a new podcast! So excited! Welcome back!