Young creatives are always asked what inspires them. And now more often than ever, technology and the digital are ways these creatives can communicate their creativity. RADmag is as much an online brand as a print publication and we embrace what technology and the internet can do for us.
If you asked me a few years ago if I followed to any podcasts, I might have shrugged and explained that I didn’t know of any (excluding This American Life). Podcasts in my mind were too hard to listen to--difficult to hold my short attention span. But today, I think they are a way to inspire, collaborate, and hear the voices of creatives from around the world.
Anyone can podcast today. If you have a mic and a computer you could publish yourself and produce hours of content for free. But because you haven’t yet (and we’re looking forward to when you do), here is a list of RADmag’s favourite podcasts that inspire us, spark our minds with fresh ideas, or maybe just make us laugh.
1. The Moth:
If you’ve heard of This American Life and like it, you’ll like The Moth. Each episode, storytellers from every walk of life share their life experiences or writing. Listening to these talented people can make you laugh, cry, or generally make you contemplate life. For any creative endeavor, we think hearing other stories can help you better articulate your own, no matter the medium.
Buzzfeed sponsored our fave Girls creator Lena Dunhams podcast series. There are only 5 episodes (plus a few extra snippets), but they’re all meaningful and full of Lena’s trademark humor. The first episode with Emma Stone and Amy Sedaris is one of our favourites. Discussing everything from comedy to romance, to body image, to (our favourite) work, Lena and her guests (including her mom) entertain and also have good discussions about women in the 21st century. Boys, please listen too, you can learn a thing or two!
Following the bestselling books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, the authors created the radio show, which airs on radio stations and is also available for download. Although the books focused more on modern economics, the podcast uses an analytical approach to a broad spectrum of topics. This podcast is our way of staying informed with the real issues affecting the world.
Pretty straightforward. If you like Ted Talks, you’ll like this podcast. There is always something to learn from someone with real world experience!
Like the title suggests, this podcast is all about the ladies talking about all kinds of topics, specifically focused on life in NYC. And not to mention its host is The Hills cast member Lo Bosworth! If that doesn’t get you excited what will?