Jenna Templeton shares the podcasts she’s listening to that nurture her inner creative.
Since downloading the podcast app a few months ago, a whole new world has opened up – and all I have to do is listen. I’ve already come across some amazing podcasts full of inspiration and discovered likeminded people who are happy to share their knowledge on a whole range of creative topics.
Here are a few of my favourites:
1. Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert was the first book I read this year. I couldn’t put it down. Elizabeth’s ‘Magic Lessons’ podcast delves into some of her key topics featured in Big Magic even more – focusing on creativity, fear and self-reinvention.
2. The Minutes with Mel and Patience
I love this channel – comedian Mel Buttle and Patience Hodgson from the Australian band The Grates make a hilarious duo with no topic off the table. They share their thoughts on motherhood, the comedic industry, band life, parking fines, childbirth and pregnancy. It’s so good that at times you feel like you’re listening to two close friends having a chin-wag that you want to be part of.
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Patience about navigating motherhood, de-cluttering, her go-to reads and the experiences and life knowledge she hopes to pass on to her daughter, Soda.
3. So You Want To Be A Writer? By Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait – Australian Writers’ Centre
Journalists and authors Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait share their tips, advice and experiences in the world of writing, blogging and publishing. This is great for any budding or professional writer wanting to learn from the best and get involved with the local writers’ community.
4. The Wheeler Centre
I discovered this channel after listening to one of their latest podcasts – an interview with the iconic Australian artist Ken Done. I’m a big fan of Ken Done’s work, so it was great listening to him talk about his life, travel adventures and advertising and painting career. Some of the stories also feature in his new biography Ken Done – Life Coloured In, a book I immensely enjoyed. This podcast channel also features more talks with other Australian authors. It’s wonderful to hear interviews with some of the greats!
5. The Lively Show by Jess Lively
Jess Lively chats to some of my personal favourite creatives, business owners, bloggers and all round amazing women doing inspiring things such as: Jen Gotch (Ban.do), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project), Joy Cho (Oh Joy!) and Brené Brown (Rising Strong). Jess always knows the perfect questions to ask and makes her guests feel comfortable to share their struggles, successes and lessons learned.
6. Elise Gets Crafty by Elise Blaha Cripe
This one is for the crafters! Elise chats to an array of creative business owners, bloggers, entrepreneurs and crafty folks and shares tidbits on building a creative business, taking risks, building brands, growing a social media community, productivity tools and following your own creative path.
Words: Jenna Templeton