Derek DelGaudio and his one-man show, In and Of Itself, offers a masterclass in how to customize any story we find to fit our unique situation, goals, audience, and message.
Hrishikesh Hirway, musician and creator/host of Song Exploder, dissects clips from his show. Plus, we explore the overlap of grand ideals and the daily grind, both found when doing creative work.
How did we arrive at a place where so many creators view AI tools like ChatGPT as a killer robot coming to beat down their doors and crush them? Why do we worry these tools are greater masters of our craft than we are?
We celebrate 200 episodes by facing a scary question about the show, then exploring the riddle underpinning every creator's work.
Inside a project, which represents a movement, which represents some hope for reconciling creativity, community, and capitalism.
There's a difference between good storytellers and effective storytellers. Understanding that difference can make all the difference in the world the next time you communicate with anyone.
Want to exceed the expectations of your audience? Get ready for a paradox. Maybe the best way forward is, in a sense, to never try to exceed their expectations.
Nothing is boring. Everywhere around us are small stories with big meaning, if only we'd stop to notice before using that material in our work to inspire our audiences.
Revisiting the eye-opening, ever-changing story of the Savannah Bananas, a small baseball team making a big ruckus.
In a new short-form monologue episode, we explore the world's most powerful storytelling technique.
What if neither working harder or working smarter is the solution? If you're wondering what's even left to try, that's what we learn today.
2 Pages with MBS is a refreshing twist on the typical interview show about success in work in life. Recently, host Michael Bungay Stanier asked a certain someone to appear.
In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot, a list of questions to ask when looking to learn from, hire, or collaborate with others.
The finale of our MINI-Series, exploring the tiny pockets of creative work that create big emotional responses, with sound designer and artist James T. Green.
Part 3 of our MINI-Series, with comedy writer Matt Buechele (The Tonight Show, Netflix).
In our second MINI-Series story, we continue investigating the little pockets of work that resonate deeply. This episode, webcomics and how tiny squares on Instagram and make us feel seen, validated, and not alone.
In this new miniseries called MINI-Series, we’re investigating the little pockets of work that resonate deeply. First up, copywriting and how the words we write can make people feel seen.
This episode we’re exploring our “maker monsters” -- internal barriers which we must wrestle with, befriend, or defeat in order to ship more and better work.
Announcing a new initiative to help you elevate your creativity and see better results from your work.
In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot: In the Margins, Jay reflects on the lessons from one of his favorite childhood teachers, and what that taught him about control.
One company's mission to increase the signal of the internet, starting by serving writers. In an era defined by egos running wild, maybe the most useful tool of generous creators is a little self-delusion.
A story about breaking old habits as you grow, while breaking from conventional wisdom that stifles creativity and leads to forgettable ideas and content.
The Concept is a new Unthinkable miniseries. Each episode, we explore a single named concept, dug up from science, history, or brightest thinkers in business today. Get beyond how-tos. These concepts help us learn how to think.
Some people (not you) make excuses for why they can't be more creative with their work. When you hear those people (never you) making excuses, just send them this one story as proof that creativity is possible anywhere.