Reviews
I’ve loved Nightvale and Alice Isn’t Dead for ages. Getting writing insights from the geniuses behind those works has been insanely helpful. Every writer, podcaster and artist should listen!
11Leonora1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/20
I’m a big fan of Night Vale and now a big fan of this show. The hosts talk intelligently about a wide range of topics related to creativity and the writing process, and they do so very well. I highly recommend this podcast.
JoeMcCauley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/20
Intelligent, useful and well delivered content that provides a range of possibilities for that challenging, exciting, scary, overwhelming moment when i have an idea and a desire to bring it to fruition, but...where to start, how to start, how not to talk myself into a state of paralyzing...Read full review »
Megsmannn via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/25/20
I love that so much of their advice is good across platforms! My favourite episode is Feedback, it has given me more confidence in giving feedback and recognizing what feedback I want or need. I knew starting the podcast that it would be good( I mean come on, it’s Nightvale!!) but didn’t realize...Read full review »
elles221 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/27/19
I love this podcast not only because I get cool insight into how night vale is written but also it just gets my creative juices flowing. It’s great when you have writers block or feel complacent about art because just listening to these two guys talk about creating gives me the bug!!! Also I’ve...Read full review »
meowitsraygun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/19
Fantastic commute podcast! It's a concentrated advice-chat that not only leaves me thinking about the topic of the episode, but about how I can apply that to my creative projects. I love that the writing experience talks about everything from novels to short stories to live-shows to theatre...Read full review »
MBerry15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/19
Have really enjoyed listening and its helped me think more at how to craft my own future podcast and write for an audience
Judarius via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/19
What a brilliant podcast! I’m finding inspiration, practical tips, and prompts. This is simple, friendly writing advice. Enormously helpful. Fun! Thanks!
K80fab via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/19
This podcast hasn’t even started yet but I know that coming from Night Vale Presents means that this will be amazing. The recent episode on intimacy reminded me of a podcast called the walk. I legitimately thought that this would be the consume assignment.
WilliamHaberworth via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/28/19
The problem with thinking that writing is hard is that it keeps you from actually writing. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the creators and writers of Welcome To Night Vale, pick a subject, dissect it, then give you two assignments: consume something and create something. The create assignment is...Read full review »
Criswell Weatherman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/19
I am entrepreneur, your talk has directly linked to my life. That it is not about result it is about act.. about constant creation. Great talk.. great motivation.
Hsjjahaus via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/19
There is something so refreshing and inspiring in the way these two talk about art and writing. You can tell they care a lot about what they create and that’s why their advice holds so much weight!
wlizard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/19
Such an incredible show. As a writer, it has grown me so much. Each episode teaches me so many lessons and gives me so much clarity on vital topics. I love that the focus is not on growing a following or “making it” fame wise, but on growing on our craft. This is the first podcast on the topic of...Read full review »
Ananicholsss via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/19
Every time I think another episode of Start With This is going to air soon I start refreshing my podcast app over and over. I’ve listened to all the episodes multiple times and have done all the assignments. The podcast has concrete and specific information about the act of creating art. The...Read full review »
Dr_Mary_Crowell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/19
Life is busy. We don’t have time to do all the things we *need to do, let alone those we would *like to do. But the “likes” are important for keeping us sane, so after listening to this podcast, I was encouraged to carve out time for that Someday project. I’m a visual artist, not a writer, but I...Read full review »
ms_t225 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/19
This is an interesting little show on creativity by some great creators, but it’s definitely targeted strongly at writers. If you want some outside motivation for writing practice, this is a good show, but creative practice in other media is not much of a focus
trikeman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/19
This show consistently gives me the motivation to sit down and work on a creative project I’ve been putting off. It’s calming and measured, and the advice helps remind that a creator needs to trust in themselves. A good anchor for anyone who wants to make things.
pseudoclever via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/19
I love the encouraging, laid back yet realistic approach they take. This got me so fired up and excited to jump in and start with this. Suddenly the world opened up and things started to feel a whole heck of a lot more possible! A must listen to all those who have been banging their head against...Read full review »
agent nipps via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/07/19
Eh
Was excited after the first episode, but the second was a let-down. I kept zoning out. Seems like they’re just rambling rather than talking about actual creativity/inspiration...and this doesn’t apply to everyone
Notmakinganickname via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/19
The best cure for hero worship and the built in self doubt that is being a creative. Hearing your inspiration talk about the true reality of creating reminds me I can do this. The best master class.
apolloinfurs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/19
I’ve been looking for this type of podcast all over and I found this podcast finally. The conversation they have is so relevant and is so true to everything I do and think.
Nitrate Nether via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/19
Excellent show for writers or artists of any kind. It’ll remind you how much work it takes to get where you wanna go—and that’s so necessary to hear sometimes. (A lot of the times.) We forget how much practice it takes to express ourselves artfully. These guys aren’t reinventing the wheel or...Read full review »
sarahmo21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/19
Very encouraging with seasoned writers to host. They have the right voice to get you working on your next opus magnum piece.
🐇Gromit🐇 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/19
I've just finished the first episode and am really excited. The tips were relevant and helpfu. The idea of something to consume and something to create at the end? Absolute genius. It helped me keep the podcast with me once the episode ended. A great way to take the tips and start creating....Read full review »
jennydecki via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/19
Excellent pod for anyone in a creative field (current or aspiring!)
Chachina via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/19
Listening to this was so inspiring. I have been struggling with acting upon my ideas and transforming them from thoughts and dreams into an actual draft or piece for my entire life and I have just recently been able to stop being so discouraged when everything doesn’t turn out perfectly. I have...Read full review »
Sydnaaaa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/19
I like this so far! Glad to begin an art advice/inspiration podcast at its start. Can't wait for more!Read full review »
iLoveInuYasha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/19
I hadn’t written fiction since I was at school twenty years ago, but I listened to this podcast and the first challenge was to work on your pet “creative project” for ten minutes a day. Well, I didn’t have a pet project but I sat and wrote for the required time and found it so enjoyable. My...Read full review »
shelleyminder via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/19
I listened to the first episode and really enjoyed the discussion of the creative process from the two accomplished and very human creators of Night Vale. Thank you so much to the creators for making this and sharing it. Very much looking forward to more episodes. Thank you!
Not Always So via Apple Podcasts · Thailand · 03/24/19
This podcast is encouraging, welcoming and realistic about the creative process. Jeffrey and Joseph explode myths about what it means to be a creator and an artist, and give clear and easy steps to get started actually making something. I’m joining the Start With This Community today. Together...Read full review »
Today we will change the world via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/23/19
I am so excited to hear more. What a great approach to creativity!
Dirt city via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/19
Nightvale presents has never once disappointed me and that’s still true today! This is incredibly motivating and I’m excited to see more of it!
Happy anime fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/19
This podcast is the best podcast I have ever heard. It is so inspirational! ♥️
cassidraeannafrost via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/19
I’m telling my creative writing professor about this! I’m really excited to listen in on two of my favorite authors and get inspired.
samllama27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/19/19
Looking forward to listening
VanessaVane via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/17/19
I’m so excited for this! I have a feeling it’s going to be an absolute blast.
Sepp GW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/19
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