The Language of Creativity Podcast
By Steven Leavitt
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What does it mean to be creative in a world that seems obsessed with conformity? Through interviews with creatives from every field, the Language of Creativity Podcast aims to discover the connection between art and living as seen through the eyes of the artist. Come take a journey with us as we explore the inner lives of musicians, photographers, graphic artists, filmmakers, educators, stunt performers, chefs, engineers, cinematographers, architects, choreographers, and the people who stand beside them in their quest toward greatness. Hear in their own words, what it is that propels them forward in their creative lives. It is through the very language of these artists that we will learn from the pitfalls and discover the fulfillment that comes from living out creativity in daily life. From their stories we hope to uncover the secrets that can help us navigate our own lives as we seek to engage the world through creativity and divergent thinking. If we look deep inside, we are all creatives at heart.
||CleanPerfect Pitch – Chris Elchico (Concert Saxaphonist/Clarinetist) Ep.7||Concert clarinetist and soprano saxophone player, Chris Elchico joins Steven Leavitt to talk about his experience being a classical musician, music teacher, and local coffee shop barista. Chris discusses the role of the classical musician, and what it||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt as a Reflection of the Soul - Mathias Manser (Visual Artist) Ep.6||Featured Art: “Ring of Fire” Featured Music: Improvisation on Acoustic Guitar performed by Mathias Manser In this thought-provoking interview, digital media artist Mathias Manser opens up about his creative process and journey as an artist. This di||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming The Photographer – Nat Magnuson (part 2) Ep.5||How do you define success? In our second interview with landscape photographer Nat Magnuson, we dig into the story behind his life-long love of photography. An avid backpacker, Nat has been taking photos of the outdoors since he was a child. His photos,||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Creative Space – Nat Magnuson (part 1) Ep.4||Steve hosts an engaging conversation with his long-time friend, Nat Magnuson. Nat is a photographer, songwriter, pianist, perpetual student, and a natural teacher. As a Hollywood set dresser, Nat found an outlet for his exceptional attention to detail.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's in a Name? – Michael Zimmerlich (founder of 80/20 Records) Ep.3||In this episode, Steve chats with Michael Zimmerlich, the founder and president of 80/20 Records. Michael formed this independent record label and management company in 2008 basing it off of the Pareto principle, giving 80% of royalties to artists. As t||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping Empathetic Society – Indie Jen Fischer (Filmmaker) Ep.2||This episode contains intense thematic elements ***listener discretion advised*** Indie Jen Fischer started her creative journey as a pianist, but eventually began her own production company, Think Ten Media Group, with her partner Ramon Hamilton. In th||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNaming the Podcast – Adam Sears (of Lobate Scarp)||Adam Sears, of the progressive rock band Lobate Scarp, helps Steve name his new podcast! Together, they discuss the value of creating meaningful work that can make an impression on others or make the world a better place. Many starting out in the music||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Always insightful and inspiring
Steven Leavitt’s podcast is very aptly titled. If ever there was something universally understandable, it would be creativity. And yet, creativity remains something that is so frustratingly difficult to pin down.
I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but this series has, for me, become something to look forward to. It understands that there’s no single path to artistic truth, but through its conversations it is always searching for a foothold nonetheless.