+ Sleeping at Last on Creative Discipline
Artist, songwriter, and music industry pioneer, Ryan O'Neal, better known by the moniker, Sleeping at Last, shares what it's like to write 36 songs in 12 months, score a kid's TV show, and continue searching for creativity even when it feels like you're empty.
+ Esther Havens on Not Taking No for an Answer
Esther Havens is a humanitarian photographer capturing stories that transcend a person's circumstances and reveal their true strength. For many years she has worked on social-awareness campaigns with organizations such as charity: water, TOMS Shoes, Warby Parker and Malaria No More. Her images compel thought and challenge action. She has traveled to over 50 nations in the last 10 years -- and she'll keep going until she sees that every person on the planet has access to education, clean drinking water and a job to provide for their families.
+ Andrew Belle on Quitting Your Day Job
Chicago-based artist, writer, and music maker, Andrew Belle, best known for his breakout album, Blackbear, joins us to discuss balancing work & art, the lure of comfort, and when to quit your day job.
+ Rob Morris on Being Human
Rob Morris is the President and Co-Founder of the global child trafficking prevention movement, Love 146. Rob opens up about the complexities of child trafficking, why we need to immerse ourselves in each other's humanity, and the wisdom of Cervante's Don Quixote.
+ Seth Godin on the Power of Tension
Seth Godin is the author of numerous best sellers including Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow. He writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. In this candid conversation, Seth talks about embracing tension and what to do when it's your turn.
+ Sam White on Building Community
Growing up in 7 Mile Detroit, Sam White fell in love with Shakespeare after her mom caught her listening to hip hop and made her read his complete works instead. Now as an adult, she believes in a different Detroit than you hear on the news, one where the arts are revitalizing culture and community. She is the founder of Shakespeare in Detroit which performs in places where people live, work, and play from high schools and public parks to warehouses and recycling centers. Sam shares her remarkable journey reminding us that our best work is done when others say it can’t be.
+ Danielle Bennett on Patience
Educator and poet, Danielle Bennett, holds a Masters in Education from LMU where she wrote her thesis on arts education as a venue for social justice. Danielle talks about the connection between education and poetry, finding your voice, and balancing your day job with your other passions. She also performs one of her poetry pieces for us on this special live edition of the Sounds Like A Movement podcast.
+ Jeremy Courtney on Remaking the World
Jeremy Courtney is the Founder and Executive Director of Preemptive Love, a peacemaking movement bent on waging love in some of the world's most dangerous conflict zones like Iraq and Libya. Through medical care, political dialogue, and more, Jeremy and his team are risking their lives to mend families torn apart by war and violence. Recorded live from Iraq, we discuss what it's like to have a big vision at a young age, how the next generation should respond to global conflicts like ISIS, and why healing begins when we choose to put our biases aside and "love anyway."
+ Blaine Hogan on Making Better Art
Blaine Hogan is a seasoned writer and creative director with new course for artists called Make Better. He believes better art produces better people and vice versa. We unpack that belief, discussing quantum physics, the importance of a manifesto, and why it's better to use tools than be one.
+ Elle Luna on Trusting Your Gut
Elle Luna is a painter, designer, and writer whose new book, The Crossroads of Should & Must, helps people find and follow their passion. In this candid interview, we discuss the tension between following your gut and having a strategy, why we dream, and how to write a mission statement that others want in on.
+ Joshua Becker on Doing More with Less
Joshua Becker is at the forefront of the minimalist movement. His blog, Becoming Minimalist, has caught fire with the public and has led to 4 best selling books: Simplify, Clutter-free with Kids, Inside-out Simplicity, and Living with Less: An Unexpected Key to Happiness. We listen to Josh today talk about the rise of this fascinating phenomenon and why more and more people are choosing to live with less.