I believe conversations aren't about facts and answers, they're about trying on ideas and wrestling with complex, elusive, ridiculous & difficult questions to see what's possible. I want to understand who people are, how they think, & how they can expand my perspective. Most of my guests are people in creative fields, some aren't, but all of them are fascinating to me. These are civil discussions where I'm willing to be wrong, I'm willing to disagree, I'm willing to cultivate crushes, and I'm willing to fall in love with human beings.
Creative Minds for me is all about casual conversations that aren't rushed or forced; conversations that find their depth naturally. I used to love running across old episodes of Dick Cavett and Charlie Rose and wonder why they were so damn short; what they would be like without commercial breaks, and "we're out of time." To me, Creative Minds is a late night radio talk show: just two people talking low, getting lost in the dark, and digging up bones like no one is listening.
While exploring the process of bringing ideas to life; giving flesh to the imaginary, I talk to entrepreneur & owner of Limón Salon Carlos Letelier. I also talk to Blizzard Entertainment 3D Texture Artist Ian Ameling. Extra special thanks to David Rust for his message.
I had this image in my head of something like This American Life and Radiolab where episodes were driven by a story or a problem and I thought a lot about problems that listeners might have. I’m not sure how this one came together in my head but I thought it would be interesting to dig into the process that makes someone able to bring ideas to life.
This would be the first time I reached beyond the fine arts and looked at creativity in other places like business. It would also be the first time I included and weaved together multiple interviews.
Extra special thanks to David Rust for his message.