Creative Conversation

By Fast Company

As an editor and writer for Fast Company magazine, KC Ifeanyi covers some of the most creative minds in film, television, business and beyond. In this podcast, he unpacks the most frustrating parts of the creative process by talking to psychologists, scholars, and experts who are on the forefront of understanding creativity.

  1. 1.
    Jeff Daniels explains his controlled free fall into creativity
    26:10
  2. 2.
    Michael Jai White doesn’t let others box in his creativity—and you shouldn’t either
    27:20
  3. 3.
    Elizabeth Banks and her "quietly revolutionary" creativity
    26:52
  4. 4.
    Why collaboration really does matter, according to Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    30:17
  5. 5.
    How do you define creativity?
    9:53
  6. 6.
    Why hearing "no" was exactly what Amber Riley needed
    30:02
  7. 7.
    Danielle Brooks is finding the spotlight as a leading lady
    29:38
  8. 8.
    How Danny Elfman is trying to be a less "sh*tty collaborator"
    29:11
  1. 9.
    Quinta Brunson on finding creativity past viral moments
    30:25
  2. 10.
    How David Oyelowo personalized his passion project
    29:49
  3. 11.
    How Julia Michaels pushes past imposter syndrome
    29:35
  4. 12.
    How author Amy Tan transforms trauma into art
    30:59
  5. 13.
    How social media star Zach King builds creative momentum
    42:45
  6. 14.
    Inside the method of Eric Andre’s madness
    35:26
  7. 15.
    Wayne Brady on giving yourself permission to own your passion
    52:47
  8. 16.
    The Russo brothers explain the process of their creative "f*ckery"
    40:08
  9. 17.
    How rapper Kota the Friend conquered burnout
    39:42
  10. 18.
    Viggo Mortensen on the art of memory
    21:22
  11. 19.
    How the co-CEOs of Glow Recipe found creativity (and heritage) in skincare
    32:12
  12. 20.
    How Jermaine Fowler is fighting past pain to find his funny again
    44:53
  13. 21.
    LIVE SHOW: The Year That Changed Everything
    43:19
  14. 22.
    How supermodel Ashley Graham channels confidence into creativity
    40:07
  15. 23.
    How choreographer JaQuel Knight's obsession with details defines his career (and saved Beyoncé's "Single Ladies")
    39:44
  16. 24.
    Creativity Equation: Innovation
    16:34
  17. 25.
    How a former software engineer is changing the future of medicine
    28:25
  18. 26.
    Creativity Equation: Collective Knowledge
    15:48
  19. 27.
    Dr. Diana Anderson and Healthcare Architecture
    32:51
  20. 28.
    Creativity Equation: Collaboration
    15:42
  21. 29.
    How this doctor paved his way into Hollywood (While still practicing medicine.)
    30:17
  22. 30.
    The First Step: How To Build an Effective Narrative When Building a New Company
    17:42
  23. 31.
    Viral rapper Saweetie is ready to show you who she really is
    37:59
  24. 32.
    Inside the no-sleep hustle of Grammy-winning songwriter The-Dream
    44:32
  25. 33.
    This ex-Google employee built a better platform for protesting
    25:56
  26. 34.
    Black Trans Lives Matter, too—and this activist won’t let you forget it
    30:25
  27. 35.
    The First Step: How Affirm CEO Max Levchin handles risk-taking in launching a new business
    19:15
  28. 36.
    Dr. Jess, the internet's favorite psychiatrist, has a gameplan for your mental health
    36:22
  29. 37.
    Janet Mock on how to build your creative credibility
    45:59
  30. 38.
    Inside the subversively creative mind of Mark Mothersbaugh
    37:56
  31. 39.
    To All the Boys author Jenny Han on the double-edged sword of creativity and inclusion
    34:51
  32. 40.
    Alan Yang’s secret to creativity? Push yourself to the point you want to quit
    37:46
  33. 41.
    Jessie Reyez has a lot to prove—and you have a lot to learn from her process
    35:16
  34. 42.
    Creative Conversation Live in Lagos, Nigeria, with Nollywood star Banky W.
    39:10
  35. 43.
    The First Step: How Pizza Hut cooks up collaboration to keep innovating
    26:56
  36. 44.
    The creative power of blackness and drag, according to Monet X Change
    37:26
  37. 45.
    A creativity masterclass, with Reginald Hudlin
    43:42
  38. 46.
    How Nate Berkus stays inspired in a constantly evolving industry
    35:01
  39. 47.
    How Marques Brownlee uses technology to express his creativity
    30:33
  40. 48.
    How Noah Baumbach made a film about love, through a story about divorce
    36:24
  41. 49.
    The First Step: How Square conquers fear to bring new ideas to life
    20:15
  42. 50.
    How Piera Geraldi gives her audience permission to be creative
    40:03

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