Head, Heart & Hustle
By Allen Plummer
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Head, Heart & Hustle gives you insights and encouragement from real working creatives. Every episode we interview an individual who doesn’t just pretend to be creative. They’ve rolled up their sleeves and are producing great things because they need to.
||CleanCreatives should network, too||"Networking" may feel like a dirty word to many creatives and artists, but it shouldn't. Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and sign up for our newsletter.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere's why I didn't accept your LinkedIn invitation||My thoughts on the "quantity versus quality" approach to social media, especially as it relates to making connections with other artists and creatives. In short, your network is not a bunch of baseball cards. Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy you should pay attention to Uma Thurman||The New York Times op-ed regarding Uma Thurman and Harvey Weinstein is important for creatives and artists. Here's why... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/03/opinion/sunday/this-is-why-uma-thurman-is-angry.html||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy your reaction to The Last Jedi says a lot about you as an artist||If you're an artist or creative and saw The Last Jedi, your opinion of the movie says a lot about you. In this bonus episode, Allen shares his thoughts on The Last Jedi and weighs in on the love it/hate it debate among die-hard StarWars...||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoThanks for listening to Season 2||Season 2 is officially over, and Allen shares his thoughts on 2018 and what you can expect in Season 3. Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and sign up for our newsletter.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEulanda & Omo Osagiede||In this episode, I interview Eulanda & Omo Osagiede (@dipyourtoesin), London-based freelance writers and social influencers who run the travel blog Hey, Dip Your Toes In (also known as HDYTI). I love the brand they've created and was energized to...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelody Peng||In this episode, I interview Melody Peng (@Mpeng11), an actress in Los Angeles who has appeared on a variety of network and cable shows. After moving to LA for a corporate job several years ago, Melody decided to go all in on acting and...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRyan Dillon||In this episode, I interview Ryan Dillion (@oysterpig), a classically-trained chef, punk rock and hardcore musician who's been creative his whole life. Growing up in Virginia, Ryan worked in restaurants and played music throughout his formative years,..||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRamon Deslauriers||In this episode, I interview Ramon Deslauriers (ramon_d on Instagram), an artist who enjoys manipulating and taking photos for digital media. Ramon's ethereal approach to imagery is both trippy and mesmerizing, and he's heavily influenced...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJon Goldberg||In this episode, I interview Jon Goldberg, a writer and creative director in the advertising world who recently finished a series of personal essays and is working on his first novel. Although he stumbled into ad writing after attempting to break into..||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBen Haley||In this episode, I interview Ben Haley (yelahneb on Instagram), a stay-at-home dad with a lengthy list of creative experiences and projects. From producing Salon of Shame in Seattle, to taking photos, writing poetry, and playing drums, Ben has tapped...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Mowdy||In this episode, I interview James Mowdy (@JamesJetsOften), a brand consultant and creative analytic who helps opera singers build their own brands in the 21st century. James not only helps professional creatives learn storytelling and social media...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrea Letamendi||In this episode, I interview Dr. Andrea Letamendi (@ArkhamAsylumDoc), a licensed clinical psychologist who expresses her creativity through a merger of her professional knowledge with a love of comics and all things geek. She hosts podcasts, runs...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Caldwell||In this episode, I interview Rachel Caldwell, an illustrator and graphic designer who regularly finds her artwork tattooed on people around the world (or at least on people's T-shirts). As a child of painter Edward Gordon, Rachel explored her talents...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNicole Piccolomini||In this episode, I interview Nicole Piccolomini, an American-raised opera singer living in Berlin. Nicole grew up in Long Island, NY with a supportive mother who not only encouraged her love of music and Broadway but helped introduce Nicole...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatherine Baab-Muguira||In this episode, I interview Catherine Baab-Muguira (@Greedzilla1), a writer and journalist who's been published by Quartz, Fast Company, Playboy, Salon, New York Magazine, and others. Cat lives in New York City with her husband and juggles her...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Spurvey||In this episode, I interview Chris Spurvey (@ChrisSpurvey), an entrepreneur who's authored books, runs his own podcast and coaches others on selling and developing personal brands. Based in Newfoundland, Canada, Chris grew up in a strongly...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDaniel Cousins||In this episode, I interview Daniel Cousins, a New York City-based producer, performer, and 21st Century songwriter who defines his sound as supernatural electro rock. Daniel's not only been writing and performing music for years, but he acts in indie..||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNoah Scalin||In this episode, I interview Noah Scalin, an artist who first gained notoriety a little over a decade ago with his Webby Award-winning Skull-A-Day project (during which he produced a different piece of art containing a skull every day for a...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoSeason 2 starts Sept 5th||New episodes of the podcast are coming September 5th! Here's a quick update on what we'll have for listeners this fall.||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer Hiatus||Hey, folks. Spring is here, and that means more time outdoors and better weather. For me, it also means coaching Little League and planning a summer vacation. I'm also busy at work on the podcast; planning a bunch of interviews and editing a few...||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristen Kurtis||In this episode, I interview Kristen Kurtis (@KristenKurtis), morning show host and DJ at WXPN, a prominent independent radio station in Philadelphia. Kristen grew up surrounded by music and creativity, which translated into a lifelong love of music,...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharif Renno||In this episode, I interview Sharif Renno (@SharifRenno), a self-taught woodworker who manages to design and build furniture and art in his spare time. Although he started out playing in his high school band, the Wisconsin native also had an early...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRob Muller||In this episode, I interview Rob Muller (@RotoTok), a lifelong musician, professional drummer, and music producer who also happens to enjoy photography. As someone who's signed three record contracts, Rob and I had a great chat about the...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Boring||In this episode, I interview Matt Boring (@TheBoringChef), a chef, professional gamer, and all-round Renaissance Man. To be honest, I had a tough time keeping up with all of Matt's projects and interests. A lifelong learner, Matt had a...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNicolette Orlemans||In this episode, I interview Nicolette Orlemans (@Nicolette_O), a travel blogger and founder of Culture With Travel (@CultureWithTrav). Born in the Netherlands, Nicolette moved to the U.S. as a child and spent much of her life traveling the...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeith Boswell||In this episode, I interview Keith Boswell (@keithboswell), an extremely creative individual with a unique hobby; collecting toys and posting them on Instagram. Keith and I had a chance to sit down for an interview while attending a conference...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrandy Mann||In this episode, I interview Brandy Mann (@BrandyEMann and @MannlyMama), a "Mommy Blogger" whose creative outlet evolved out of experiences in her personal life. As a successful professional living in Raleigh, NC, Brandy juggles a demanding job with...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeg Shearer||In this episode, I interview my colleague, designer and illustrator Meg Shearer (@MegsArtTweet). Meg and I have worked together for years, and although she's professionally trained as a designer, her real love is illustration,...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Ward||In this episode, I interview my good friend Brian Ward (@BWard028), a producer for Shout! Factory in Los Angeles. Like CeCe Pleasants, the profile of our first episode, Brian spent some of his teen years in Richmond, VA and worked at an amusement...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarch to Sugar||In this episode, we talk with John Piljer and Matt Taddei, two buddies in Phoenixville, PA who have been recording under the name Starch to Sugar since 2010. These great musicians not only agreed to be interviewed but volunteered to write and...||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArielle Tannenbaum||In this episode, I interview Arielle Tannenbaum (@ariellemargot), a Community Champion at Buffer who's also a health coach and community advocate. Arielle grew up dancing and founded a dance festival in college, and today she remains passionate about...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCeCe Pleasants||In this first episode, I reached out to my long-time friend CeCe Pleasants (@CeCePleasants), a successful, Emmy-nominated comedy writer who's worked with Arsenio Hall, Ellen DeGeneres, Carlos Mencia, Paul F Tompkins, and others. She's currently...||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Introduction||Want to know what the podcast is about? Start here for a brief overview and introduction. In this episode, your host Allen Plummer (@MktrAllen) shares his own background and creative outlets, as well as how the idea for Head, Heart & Hustle...||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Nice insight, positive messages
Each podcast is a positive message that hit home. Nice Insight!
Real, raw conversations with people pursuing side hustles they're passionate about. Allen has a great laidback conversational style that puts interviewees at ease and gets them to share their stories. Allen interviewed me for the podcast, and I continue to listen and be inspired by the other stories.
Every day I'm hustlin'
Allen and his crew are delivering some fantastic stories about folks like me and you who long to make something new, but don't know where to start. Get motivated listening to his chats with artists, writers, producers etc. who share their strengths and struggles - more often than not, the first thing you gotta do is show up *every day*, even (and especially) if you're the only person who you'll be disappointing if you don't.
HHH podcasts have a friendly, casual vibe that's easy on the brain without putting you to sleep. This isn't step-by-step - creativity is messy, and the stories are non-linear at times by design. Have a listen, dust off that old, unfinished project on your desk and give it some love - even if that means dumping it for something even better!