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Spark & Fire
Epic Creative Stories
Creativity. It’s as mysterious and elusive to humans as love. We stalk it. We crave it. We try to bring it out in ourselves. Every creative work you’ve ever loved has a hero’s journey behind it. Whether it’s a book or a building. A movie, a mural, a musical. It starts with a spark. Then: Endless iteration. Inevitable setbacks. Magical people who appear to help. And the breakthrough idea — that takes on a life all its own. On Spark & Fire, for the first time ever, you’ll hear what was happening in the mind of a creator as they brought their iconic work to life. But...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 273 ratings
Ruben. The force of nature
This story is shared by millions of Latinos who were shaped and enlightened by this guy trying to spoon feed us with his wisdom and his flavor.
MagikMoe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/21
Incredible stories
This podcast is full of inspiration! Thank you for telling these amazing stories that truly spark the creativity in all of us.
Opete95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
Window to Wonderful
Thank you for inviting so many awesome storytellers and creating a format that allows them to give life to their own stories. June Cohen is the perfect host. Everyone of the episodes has helped me relaize something different about my own creative journey. Simply wonderful!
Lanceinokc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/21
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