The Power of Compassion

Kelly McGonigalStanford health psychologist, TED Global speaker, and internationally bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress, Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.’s The Power of Compassion, an original audio program on the methods and benefits of developing compassion, based in part on her work at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), to Jennifer Brown at Sounds True.

The Work of Art: Austin Kleon – Part One

TWOA logoAustin KleonPart One of a conversation with writer and artist Austin Kleon, author of two New York Times bestsellers, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, as well as Newspaper Blackout and the forthcoming Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.

We discussed how he uses his own limitations as a source of creativity, how to encourage oneself to take artistic risks, the value of old fashioned tools as well as social media to build community, and how to keep one’s art fresh and original. He even made a new blackout poem to reflect the conversation.

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(Recorded July 22, 2015)

Part Two of the interview is available here.

The complete series of conversations is available at The Work of Art. You can subscribe to future interview episodes via RSS, iTunes or email.

The Work of Art: Austin Kleon – Part Two

TWOA logoAustin KleonPart Two of a conversation with writer and artist Austin Kleon, author of two New York Times bestsellers, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, as well as Newspaper Blackout and the forthcoming Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.

We discussed why women artists are better role models for maintaining work-family balance, how to raise creative children, the value of sales and other business skills for artists, and the difference between creation, curation, and criticism. He even made a new blackout poem to reflect the conversation.

Listen to Part Two of the full interview:


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(Recorded July 22, 2015)

Part One of the interview is available here.

The complete series of conversations is available at The Work of Art. You can subscribe to future interview episodes via RSS, iTunes or email.

The Work of Art: Travis Jensen

TWOA logoTravis JensenA conversation with photographer Travis Jensen, a well-known San Francisco-based street photographer who also shoots a wide range of editorial and commercial work. Other photographers Travis mentions in this interview include Brad Evans and Rasta Dave 52.

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(Recorded July 12, 2015)

The complete series of conversations is available at The Work of Art. You can subscribe to future interview episodes via RSS, iTunes or email.