Creative Confidants - Exploring And Encouraging The Origins Of Creativity



Mick Thyer and Jason Joel discuss creative icons of the past and speak with present day guests who are willing to share the ups and downs of their creative pursuits. Holding firm in the belief that creativity comes from action, this weekly podcast has already inspired thousands to go out and create.


  • Where do we go from here?

    16/10/2019 Duração: 23min

    The podcast goes on. But why? We didn't get canceled only to be revived by a network after thousands of passionate fan letters poured in. No one "needs" this podcast. Except for maybe the two guys making it. Well, maybe that's enough for now. 

  • What would happen if you really gave it a 10/10?

    09/10/2019 Duração: 24min

    Effort. It's the not-so-secret sauce to any creative pursuit. So why can't we give-give-give-give-it all we got every time? Or even most times when we really need to?

  • Another one from the vault!

    02/10/2019 Duração: 23min

    And by "vault", I mean earlier this year. And really only 4 months ago. I have no idea what we talk about in this one, but if I had to venture a guess, it would include "creativity", "rock n' roll" and "Paul Hogan."

  • There's No Traffic on the Extra Mile

    25/09/2019 Duração: 23min

    Oh hi! Yeah, we still do this. We recorded this episode in May of 2019 and haven't really listened back to it. So let's all discover its contents together! Like Al Pacino's glove box! Wait, that can't be right...

  • Using Creativity to make Fantasy a Reality

    30/04/2019 Duração: 27min

    Game of Thrones style! AND how creative beings are more likely to gather a box full of tools along the way to mastering their craft.

  • When Business and Creativity start to Flow together.

    12/04/2019 Duração: 29min

    Shakespeare stacked the theater with what the people wanted. Mozart made money not as a composer. Never mind what your passion is...what's your creative business?

  • Into the Great Wide Open

    28/03/2019 Duração: 23min

    In his classic song, Tom Petty utters two identical phrases with completely opposing meanings. "The future was wide open" holds as much hope as it does despair. So how do we approach it as creative beings?

  • The Creativity in the Familiar Surprise

    14/03/2019 Duração: 25min

    "I've got a business idea that no one has ever done before! I've got a song that sounds like nothing you've ever heard! I'm writing a book on the back of my hand!" Good luck! Don't overthink it and definitely make sure your audience doesn't have to.

  • Elton John and a Fond Farewell

    27/02/2019 Duração: 31min

    What do you say about Rocketman? Not enough, that's for sure. So we didn't try too hard. We probably could have tried harder. But we think you'll get the gist of our admiration and fascination with the most unlikely rockstar of all time. 

  • Can an Old Dog Teach a Young Dog New Tricks?

    24/01/2019 Duração: 26min

    What can Millennials learn from Gen X? Baby Boomers? Are they even listening? As they discover certain areas of expertise they can't simply download, it turns out they are.

  • The Year in Creativity

    05/01/2019 Duração: 30min

    We did a lot in 2018. And we documented most of it on our podcast. Here's a fun little recap of where our creative paths took us and where we see them going.

  • Do you suffer from creative jealousy?

    17/12/2018 Duração: 31min

    Is everyone getting successful without you? Probably not. Have others experienced the kind of success you'd like for yourself? Well...yeah...and you owe them a debt of gratitude for showing you the way (or really, one of the thousands of ways) to your own success.

  • When Your Creative Breakthrough Happens in Your 50s.

    16/11/2018 Duração: 29min

    We talk about the lovely article by Ann Dowd as it was published in Glamour magazine. She gives some powerful insight into graceful approach to a success she knew was coming, albeit not for a long, long time.  Also, I accidentally deleted last week's episode. So ignore the references to it. -Mick (just kidding, this is Jason)

  • Origins of Truth in Creativity. What got you started? What keeps you going?

    02/11/2018 Duração: 29min

    We examine the first moments that sent us down our respective creative paths. What were the early signs of wanting to chase down a life full of pursuing creativity. Plus an update on Jason's progression of his TV pilot!

  • Creative Confidants' Greatest Hits

    25/10/2018 Duração: 23min

    We didn't mean to do this. But we ended up with a dense episode of good things to remember in your creative pursuits. So maybe it's just what we needed instead of what we planned. To sum up: Creativity comes to those who do. 

  • So I Have This Idea for a TV Show...

    19/10/2018 Duração: 45min

    Here's a fun one!  Jason has an idea for a show he wants to write. Mick has been teaching writers workshops for years now. Can these two confidants hash out a TV show on the podcast? Let's find out!

  • The benefits and pitfalls of being the creative human.

    11/10/2018 Duração: 29min

    You know Caveman Steve, right? Well, now you'll know him and some of his crazy ideas. But one of those ideas might be all it takes to take humanity into the future.

  • 9 Ways to be More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

    04/10/2018 Duração: 30min

    We found a thing online and now we're talking about it. Cool?

  • How Creative Are You?

    26/09/2018 Duração: 33min

    We jump into a little bit of the science behind genius and reveal 10 questions to answer whether or not you're a creative person. Of course, we already think you are. But this might help convince you as well.

  • Creativity as a Habit

    19/09/2018 Duração: 23min

    Breaking down the How, What and Why of your creative pursuits. Where do you start and what do you do? Maybe first answer why you want to do it.

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