The Great Discontent
By The Great Discontent - Conversations with today's artists, makers, and risk-takers
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Long-form interviews for your ears, The Great Discontent podcast features in-depth conversations with today's artists, makers, and risk-takers.
||ExplicitMatt Ruby, Isabel Urbina Peña & Ping Zhu - Intuition and opportunity, working by hand, the value of personal time, and a performance||Comedian Matt Ruby performs, and creative director Isabel Urbina Peña and illustrator Ping Zhu talk to host Tina Essmaker about their very different paths, working by hand, the value of personal time, and following intuition into opportunity.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNatasha Jen & Lotta Nieminen - Trusting Our Intuition, Living with Uncertainty, and Good Accidents||Designer Natasha Jen & designer and illustrator Lotta Nieminen talk to host Tina Essmaker about trusting our intuition, living with uncertainty, and embracing accidents along the way.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDan Blackman & Robyn Kanner - The power of vulnerability, self-initiated projects, and how our priorities shape our work||Designers Dan Blackman and Robyn Kanner talk to host Tina Essmaker about the power of vulnerability, self-initiated projects, and how our priorities shape our work.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDaniel Seung Lee & Jocelyn K. Glei - Transitions, burnout, and navigating work and life at a sustainable pace||Photographer Daniel Seung Lee and writer Jocelyn K. Glei talk to host Tina Essmaker about transitioning well, recognizing burnout, and navigating work and life at a sustainable pace.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShawna X & Collin Hughes — It’s okay to be scared, we become what we think about, and challenging each other to grow||Designer Shawna X & photographer Collin Hughes talk to host Tina Essmaker about being in a relationship with each other, how they challenge each other to grow, why it’s okay to be scared, and why we become what we think about.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJulia Rothman & Jon Burgerman — Knowing your value, the dance of negotiation, and interjecting play into our work||Artists and illustrators Julia Rothman & Jon Burgerman talk to host Tina Essmaker about knowing your value as an artist, the art of negotiating with clients, and interjecting play into our work routines.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatt Small & Kelli Anderson - Recognizing our potential, overcoming fear with action, and creative satisfaction as an ongoing inquiry||Designer & developer Catt Small and artist & designer Kelli Anderson talk to host Tina Essmaker about their individual paths into design, recognizing our potential, overcoming fear with action, and why the search for creative satisfaction is an ongoing||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeredith Jenks & Alice Gao - Different paths to similar places, the business of photography, and maintaining a sense of wonder||Photographers Meredith Jenks and Alice Gao talk to host Tina Essmaker about the very different paths they took into photography, share their best business advice for aspiring photographers, and reflect on what photography has taught them about the world||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmélie Lamont & Timothy Goodman — Navigating expectations, why our faves are problematic, and finding hope after a challenging year||Designer & writer Amélie Lamont and designer & illustrator, Timothy Goodman, talk to host Tina Essmaker about navigating the expectations of others and ourselves throughout our careers, why our faves are problematic, and finding hope after a challengin||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKhoi Vinh & Ryan Fitzgibbon - Empathy in design, when the political becomes personal, and using art & design to affect social change||Principal Designer at Adobe, Khoi Vinh, and designer & Hello Mr. founder, Ryan Fitzgibbon, talk to host Tina Essmaker about the role of empathy in design, when the political becomes personal, and using art & design to affect social change.||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKevin Allison & Cindy Gallop - Risking it all, trusting ourselves, and taking charge of our lives (plus a live performance from Kevin)||Comedian & Risk! show founder Kevin Allison and entrepreneur & Make Love Not Porn founder Cindy Gallop talk to host Tina Essmaker about their biggest risks, learning to trust ourselves, and what happens when we speak up, take charge of our world, and st||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMichna & Stacy London - Career transformation, fulfillment over success, and not waiting for the perfect opportunity||DJ & producer, Michna, and stylist & author, Stacy London, talk to host Tina Essmaker about how their careers continue to transform, chasing fulfillment rather than success, and why we shouldn’t wait for the perfect opportunity.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJulia & Aaron Robbs - How our childhoods shape our beliefs about creativity, confidence requires time and practice, and the power of creative partnerships||Photographer Julia Robbs and artist & designer Aaron Robbs talk to host Tina Essmaker about how their childhoods shaped their beliefs about creativity, why confidence requires time and practice, how they first met, and the power of creative partnerships||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOlga Bell, Sara Blake & Justin Maller - Embracing intuition, overcoming the fear of change, and practicing gratitude at every stage of our careers||Musician Olga Bell, artist & illustrator Sara Blake, and digital artist Justin Maller talk to host Tina Essmaker about embracing intuition, overcoming the fear of change, and practicing gratitude at every stage of our careers.||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDamani Baker & Frank Chimero - Money equals time, rethinking the value of our work, and the risks and rewards of independent making||Director & filmmaker, Damani Baker, and designer & writer, Frank Chimero talk about why money equals time, rethinking the value of our work, and the risks and rewards of independent making.||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnil Dash & Ashley C. Ford - Empathy is a practice, encouraging inclusivity in tech and publishing, and making our time online more meaningful||Episode Summary: Entrepreneur, activist, and advocate, Anil Dash, and writer and editor, Ashley C. Ford talk about why empathy is a practice, encouraging inclusivity in tech and publishing, and making our time online more meaningful. Plus Prince puns, K||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAparna Nancherla & Debbie Millman - “Aha!” moments, the magic of connection, and finding courage instead of passion||Comedian and writer, Aparna Nancherla, and writer, educator, and artist, Debbie Millman, talk about their “Aha!” moments, the magic of connecting with our audiences, and why finding our courage is more important than finding our passion. Plus Debbie||6/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmily Oberman & Adam J Kurtz - Harness your panic, imposter syndrome, and fear as a superpower||Multi-disciplinary designer and partner at Pentagram NY, Emily Oberman, and artist and author, Adam J. Kurtz, talk about their respective creative processes, dish on experiences with imposter syndrome, and reveal how fear can be a motivator when we harn||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCheryl Dunn & Andre D. Wagner - Personal projects, the perfect shot, and creative discontent||Iconic street photographer and filmmaker, Cheryl Dunn, and fellow street photographer, Andre D. Wagner, reflect on the power of personal projects, recall their most memorable moments on the street, and reveal why they’ll never be creatively satisfied.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChip Kidd & Jen Mussari - Creative block, failure, and a surprise confession||Renowned book cover designer, Chip Kidd, and Brooklyn-based letterer, Jen Mussari, discuss their early years, get real about creative block, and challenge our ideas about failure. Plus Jen surprises Chip with a tale about how he unknowingly influenced h||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
TDG - As perfect on a podcast as it is in print (& digital!)
As a longtime fan of the TGD website, I was concerned when it went to a print product. Then, I received the first beautiful copy (and the subsequent issues) and fell deeply in love.
When, I heard TGD was launching a live series, I was insanely jealous to be missing it from out here in the Midwest. Then, I listened to their podcast and all was right in the universe.
Brad and Tina (with Ryan somewhere behind-the-scenes, no doubt!) are fantastic hosts for a laidback show on creative risks and the lives around it. Their guests are often high-profile, but also vulnerable enough to give valuable insight. The production on the podcast brings in the dynamic environment of the live events so that you don't miss a moment.
This podcast falls firmly into the 'must listen' category. Subscribe right now!
Inspired and informative, this is my go-to mag and podcast. A refill for your creative tank, TGD features some of today's most inventive and influential working artists in a fun and engaging exchange of ideas. Highly recommend.
A Great Podcast
Overjoyed that the #TGDlive series in now available! Such valuable content and so many laughs. Brilliant X