Podcasts are the creative person’s best friend. Whether you’re playing them in the background while you’re making art or using them as art procrastination, you might as well listen to podcasts that inspire you to be creative.
Here are 7 podcasts featuring experts offering their wisdom about design, professional geekery, art and how to rejuvenate and reenergize your creative muscles (all available for free through iTunes and Soundcloud):
The New Yorker Fiction Podcast with Deborah Treisman
A podcast that does a monthly reading and conversation with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, it’s been running for 8 years and has featured both veteran and contemporary writers from around the world.
Nerdette with Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen
Like the female version of the Nerdist podcast meets This American Life. Nerdette strikes a healthy balance between talking to professionals in the geeky field like Felicia Day and Dan Savage, but also features interviews with creative professionals who are pop-culture staples – like cast members from Hamilton and Stephen King – and topics that range anywhere from sex to rock n roll to science and society.
Mostly Lit Podcast with Ra’ifah
Alex Reads, Rai, and Derek W, in their journey to keep up with the millennial experience, explore the intersection between literature, wellness and black pop-culture. The podcast is a mix of all your favourite topics in one place.
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today’s biggest luminaries.
Gross been host of Fresh Air since 1975 and isn’t afraid to ask tough questions. But Gross sets an atmosphere in which her guests volunteer the answers rather than surrendering them.
Artists Helping Artists with Leslie Saeta
Each week, host Leslie Saeta discusses a specific topic that addresses how to sell more art on-line, along with guest artists, gallerists, and others sharing their knowledge of the business side of art.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
The “first and longest running podcast about design,” Debbie Millman’s Design Matters podcast interviews professionals from every corner of the creative design world to examine creative culture from every angle possible.
On Being with Krista Tippett
This podcast considers the ‘big questions of life’ through interviews with creatives. It reminds one that our human condition is so much more vast than we could ever fathom and that the answers to the secrets of our existence are mere approximations, at best.
The Lively Show with Jess Lively
It’s driven by her signature “value-based intentions,” which she can help you apply to your career, relationships, personal goals and more.
There you have it. Regularly listening to these awesome women interview people and share ways to get things done is sure to get your creatives juices running.
Are there more creative podcasts by women you love listening to? Please share with us!