What is the Type A Creative? I'm so glad you asked! The Type A Creative is a podcast for driven creatives. For a long time, when I thought of the word “artist” I usually thought of a painter — someone floaty and magical, absorbed in their own world of art. But, I’m not like that. Yes, I’m a writer and designer. But I’ve got a business brain and some monster-sized ambition to match. For years I’ve been running a business and building a career around my creative skills. But now, I’m also working to cultivate a creative practice that's not necessarily for sale, for a client, or to fulfill some ambition. I'm out to have some "creativity for keeps." As driven people, we often have a hard time believing this kind of creativity is "worth it." We sneakily talk ourselves into thinking it has to turn into a business, otherwise, it's indulgent, or simply not worth our time. I'm looking for a bit of inner peace between my driven entrepreneur and my inner artist. My question for myself, and hopefully all of you is, "How do we balance a life where we want BOTH? Both creativity and art, but also big career goals?" In this podcast, I talk to people who are starting new creative projects, have thriving creative projects, and have conversations with a rotating cast of my smart friends — from fellow bosses to creative directors and working writers, filmmakers, and artist. Together we have conversations about what it is to be both Type A and creative.
By Jenni Brown, Online Entrepreneur, Branding Strategist, Writer and Artist
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book "A Little Princess" begins as seven year old Sara Crewe is dropped off at a boarding school by her rich father. She has grown up in India and has lived a very pampered life. Even though she is rich, she is very friendly to everyone and the students all love her. Unfortunately, the woman in charge of the school does not like Sara and when her father dies on a business trip, the head mistress is angry that she will not get the money she is owed for Sara’s care. She makes her live in the attic with the maid and to do chores to earn her keep at the school. Sara is mistreated, but still remains kind to others and helps anyone she can. One day, Sara finds some money and buys some food from a bakery. When the baker sees her give away most of the food to a beggar girl, he believes Sara is a princess and invites the little beggar girl to live with his family. Sara continues to teach the smaller children and withstands the abuse from the adults around her. When a strange man moves into the house next door, Sara becomes friends with his servant. He is impressed with how kind she is and is angered about her treatment at the school. He secretly sends her food to help her in some small way. Eventually, Sara discovers something very important about the man who is helping her. A Little Princess is an amazing book that proves again that dreams can come true. It also shows that even when life is not going the way you would like it, you should still treat others the way you want to be treated. The end of the story is very satisfying, but readers will want to know more about this special little girl.
By Loyal Books
A half-hour weekly podcast hosted by two sisters, TV personality Alison Goldstein Lebovitz and stand-up comedian Amanda Goldstein Marks, where Jewish humor meets southern charm. Sis & Tell was voted "Best Podcast" finalist for Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta 2018 and is best defined by its tagline, “A whole lotta talk, about a whole lotta nothin’.”
By Alison Goldstein Lebovitz & Amanda Goldstein Marks
Conversations on the craft and business of writing. Featuring panels, discussions, and interviews with authors, seasoned writing experts, and publishing professionals. Visit writersleague.org to learn more about our programming and for more information about our free monthly Third Thursday panel discussion in Austin, TX, at BookPeople.
By Writers' League of Texas
Nourish is a podcast from Registered Dietitian Maggie McDaris that helps you make informed decisions about food, nutrition, and healthy living. As a dietetic professional and trained chef, Maggie provides science-based, trustworthy nutrition information in a fun and ‘digestible’ way and takes a nuanced look at a variety of health-related topics.
By Maggie McDaris
Hosted by veteran true crime television producers, Bethany Jones and Adriana Padilla (formerly of the Queens of Crime Podcast), The Pros & Cons is the ultimate insider look into the world of true crime with insight from the pros and cons that actually lived the cases.
By Mouth Off Network