Conversations about inspired thinking, hosted by Orange Nebula — a creative agency making board games and other popculturey-type things.
How do analog vs. digital tools affect creativity? 1:19 - The “no accent” memo 1:22 - Is using GameFound as an alternative to Kickstarter good for the industry? 8:26: - Is the O-Neb team mostly alike or very different? 12:30 - Main Topic Begins: What are the differences between Analog and Digital creativity 35:11 Digital tools can be really distracting
41 min 26 sec
What gives a creative endeavor charisma? Is it subjective? Tackling what x-factors the team explores how humans are hardwired to detect excellence. 2:39 - What’s the point of slip-n-slides? 6:05 - Are we moving away from Kickstarter? 8:47 - Main Topic - Charismatic Products and Creators 22:58 - Derick sings, “A new hole.”
39 min 30 sec
17:57 - I’m a storyteller - board games 24:16 - Wrinkle City 27:10 - Giant cheesecake trap 30:00 - Favorite house-rules for Vindication
47 min 28 sec
Do you need a mentor? Is it even worth it? What does even having one look like? After listening to this, we’re curious about your take. How has having a mentor helped you? Does having a mentor make you better enough to recommend it to others? 5:35 - Professional break taker 19:15 - Tank of dead fish 21:17 - Mentos defined 47:51 - Can you reach excellence without a mentor?
1 hr 3 min
Look we have been gone a while and just like a car that hasn’t been driven in 8 months we had a rocky start. After the group got Theresa to be more than present everything went perfectly. 3:09 - Lacey implies her kids are still alive 14:21 - Theresa requests burn cream 36:56 - Do you have an obligation to share what you create? 57:29 - Emotional-support polar bears.
59 min 40 sec
Sometimes improving ourselves is just too dang hard. Sometimes we lack the where-with-all for genuine improvement. It's moments like these where all we can attempt to do is just suck less. Tom, Theresa, Marc, and Lacey break down their trials and errors.
57 min 16 sec
Agility, adaptability, flexibility - these are not inborn skills. Right? The O-Neb fam unpacks the importance of being agile.
57 min 53 sec
4:10 Tom stares blankly at the wall with the refrigerator open eating olives 14:55 The team plans on how they are carefully annoying 34:31 The book, How to Win Friends and Influence People is summarized as, “Just listen to people and shut up.”
47 min 56 sec
How do you feed the machine of your creativity? The team tackles their individual challenges to consume content to inspire them. We also talk about what we avoid. Are you similar?
1 hr 10 min
We're tackling that gap between comfort and success. What happens when we leave our comfort zone? How can we manifest opportunities and push our projects to the next level? The team identifies how to embrace that discomfort and get to that next level.
49 min 35 sec
With the team spending so much time working remotely, what discoveries have we made? We dive into fears, bad habits, and a deeper understanding of who we are. Have you found out the same things about yourself?
49 min 24 sec
With a huge focus on work revolving around maintaining passion - how can you do it? The team tackles how to define passion, and then how they create space to cultivate their excitement for projects.
44 min 48 sec
How does a personal brand drive your success? Derick and Mark get candid and share their journey working with clients and managing Blue Blazes. Expanding on that the team explores how charismatic brands invite others in and they share.
44 min 55 sec
We're exploring all the warning labels that should accompany the creative life. So what are the hidden pitfalls? What dangers await those living a creative life? Dive in and tackle this issues with us.
43 min 41 sec
From extra body parts to reflecting on our need to extend grace, the team is at it again. Entitlement culture. Is this a new thing? How do we view this as a challenge to conquer this within ourselves? How does this need affect how with our internal dialogue?
46 min 30 sec
Whew. It's been a while and the Outpost has recorded a new podcast. As the team brushes off the rust of not recording in a while, they tackle their self-care and the importance of working with pain to frame their creativity.
43 min 22 sec
What’s the morality of time travel? Are we wise enough to wield time travel responsibly? We had a lot of fun delving into the perils of traveling through space and time. Tune in as we dive into our favorite tales of time travel and the important lessons this genre teaches.
48 min 12 sec
What's the importance of having a thick skin? Marc, Lacey, Derick, Mark “Daffirmation” Daffron lightly chatting about psycho-savage driving, our passions, and the importance of developing a thick skin.
53 min 26 sec
What makes a healthy community? What is the purpose? Why should you pursue it? What brings people together? It's an awesome time with some community questions about personal injuries -- join us! *Hey, friends. This episode was recorded before COVID-19 hit and in it we discuss food washing habits. Obviously times have changed. Please refer to current recommendations from health officials regarding such things. We—obviously—are not health experts. Be safe. Because we like you.
58 min 15 sec
What does it mean to be an adult? Marc, Lacey, Tom, and Derick explore creativity and the meaning of work. Why do we do what we do? Why does it matter? And then close things off with a discussion about what it means to be an adult, and (re)learning how to be a kid.
38 min 34 sec
Creativity throughout our lives changes in how it's expressed. Once creative people become parents, then what happens? Is their creativity sucked out of them? Does it grow superpowers? Lacey, Marc, Mark, and Theresa explore how parenthood caused them to explore creativity while raising children.
46 min 19 sec
What is world-building, and are there secret methods to getting it right? (There are always secret methods, and they rarely get it right.) Lacey, Marc, Theresa, and Tom dive into this, your mailbag questions, trusting your own imagination, and producing garbage. It's been a few weeks. We've missed you.
50 min 57 sec
Trashed vocal cords, cell phone destruction, and World of Warcraft round out a deeper discussion on finding healthy versions of yourself amid a culture that amplifies your own worst instincts. Really though, WOW players, you are needed. Help a lost fire mage find its forever home.
45 min 34 sec
The mailbag opens up the most detailed dive yet into the mechanics and experience of the upcoming cosmic survival game: Unsettled. Then Lacey makes things all weird by asking the fam to explore their perceptions of themselves.
48 min 41 sec
What is the creative process? Can it be defined? Should it be defined? HAVE WE GONE TOO FAR!!?
45 min 29 sec
Career Path Analysis! How the heck did we get to this place doing these things alongside all these other....super normal people?
57 min 19 sec
The O-Neb Fam smile as they welcome a new member and then laughing maniacally as they throw her into the deep end with a truly weird discussion about obsessions and fascinations. References to complicated orifices and drug-loving shrimp abound! Also, new microphones. Expect fancy sound effects.
40 min 12 sec
Welcome to the Barn! The Outpost Podcast moves to the Orange Nebula offices and complications arise. F16s interrupt after we mock Marc for suggesting they might, new recording equipment demonstrates its quirkiness, there are all sorts of chicken nugget issues happening off-mic... just go with it! A brief dive into the mail bag gives way to a discussion about leadership and management in the realm of creative professionals. At least for a while. Until the nugget fog takes us.
52 min 56 sec
What comes first: theme or mechanics? Yeaaaaa neither. Join the O-Neb Fam for the very last episode to be recorded in The Barn; rife with animal noises, chats about misconceptions, multiple panic attacks we feel were decently well edited out, and a long dissection of one of gamings most frequent (and most short sighted) conversations. It's a monumental moment for The Outpost - all future episodes will be recorded in the brand new Orange Nebula offices which we have named ... The Barn. The Barn is dead, long live The Barn.
39 min 26 sec
After a few minutes of industry chat the Outpost gang kick back for a leisurely dive into the mailbag (extra premium, reinforced zipped, faux ostrich leather). These community driven episodes are...full of variety. If you want to get your question into the bag for the next round join the Outpost Community on Facebook or message Orange Nebula on any of their social channels!
48 min 44 sec
What scares us? We bravely plunge the depths of our psyches to find out - but only after a deep dive on our bizarre new space game!
45 min 49 sec
The O-Neb Fam find themselves triggered by some conflicting mailbag questions, discover a zipper, detail some defiling solo mode(s), and work through some work/life balance issues. Most podcasts don't continue past their 7th episode, making this either a swan song, or the last chance to get on board before we become one of the most successful podcasts of ALL. TIME.
46 min 13 sec