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Where do brilliant ideas come from? And, is it possible to do great work under pressure every single day? The Accidental Creative podcast explores how to stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work as a creative pro. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversatio ...
 
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Pierre Robert began his musical journey on WMMR in November of 1981 and has been a consistent presence on Philadelphia airwaves ever since. Listen to highlights from his career including legendary concert coverage, conversations with rock’s biggest names, and some infamous on-air moments. Take a moment to watch the Pierre’s Producers Panel and Decl…
 
As a creative pro, you must be ready to deliver great results at a moment's notice, whenever and wherever you happen to be. That pressure can wear you down and cause burnout, frustration, and disconnectedness from your work. In order to thrive, you need to figure out how to structure life and work in such a way that you are poised to produce great …
 
How do you define a "rich life"? Have you ever even considered the question? Many creative pros spend their career chasing after something... undefined. What are you trying to achieve in life and work? Today's guest has spent decades helping others define what a "rich life" means. Ramit Sethi is the author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and the hos…
 
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] When I ask creative pros what prevents them from sharing their idea, or putting work into the world, it's often that they fear the work isn't good enough. Or, that they aren't good enough. Or, that they just don't really belong in the room. On this episode, we discuss how fear can para…
 
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] Creative pros are by nature builders. We love to make things, play with ideas, and put new concepts into the world where they can be experienced by others. But, the process of building new things can be daunting, and selecting which ideas to build can be confusing. Today's guest is a c…
 
We live in a short-term thinking world. Many people want immediate results, and as a result they fail to make the necessary investments to reap long-term rewards. However, those who are able to think long-term make investments today that are likely to provide a return for months or years to come. How do you break the short-term thinking cycle and s…
 
Fresh off a big win over the Trailblazers, 76ers sophomore point guard, Tyrese Maxey, spent his off day doing two important things: training & supporting a great cause. He stopped by Pierre Robert's show on Tuesday afternoon. Joined by CaseyBoy and Pancake, they chatted basketball, puppies, The Temptations and Grateful Dead.…
 
Hey Gang, Brent Porche here... I had the pleasure of speaking with Jerry Cantrell ahead of the release of his new solo album 'BRIGHTEN' due out October 29th. This is his first new solo album in close to 20 years.. It is also the first album he has ever released independently. Brighten boasts a number of big name artists assisting Cantrell with his …
 
The love of comfort is often the enemy of greatness. We can look successful to everyone around us, but deep down know that we're essentially "phoning it in" and have stopped growing, challenging ourself, and chasing aspirations. We've settled in. In Part four of our series on my book Die Empty, we discuss the various ways in which the pursuit of co…
 
We haven't had a new Billy Idol release in 17 Years, so it was so nice to receive his new 4 Song EP 'The Roadside'. The leadoff single "Bitter Taste" is so refreshing and comes with a cool dark vibe to it!! I was so happy to finally sit down with Billy in Studio Z and have him bring me up to speed with Steve Stevens, recording with Butch Walker, hi…
 
Code Orange have been shattering eardrums with boundary-pushing metal for many years now, but over the course of the pandemic their profile has grown exponentially. Their Grammy-nominated album 'Underneath' came out the same the week that lockdown took hold in the States, and while other bands kept quiet during quarantine, the self-proclaimed "thin…
 
Do you have a minute to think? It’s a good question, and it’s difficult to answer. I think most of us - especially right now - have days full of meetings and obligations. Now that meetings are essentially frictionless, more are added to our calendar. After all, the next group is just a click away. However, this means that as we’re squeezing more an…
 
To gain attention for your work (or your message) you must stand apart from everyone else. There is no place for being another in a line of similar messages. How do you separate yourself from the pack? Today's guest is Mike Michalowicz, author of the new book Get Different. He shares specific strategies for standing out from the crowd. Get ad-free …
 
Papa Emeritus is on fire right now. To start off, Ghost just released their first new single in two years. It's called "Hunter's Moon" and it's featured in the new Halloween Kills movie opening October 15th. They are also set to embark on a nationwide tour with Volbeat that hits Philly on February 12th. Clergy members, here is Preston & Steve's lat…
 
How do you share your idea in a way that it will resonate with your intended audience? Whether you're a leader, a marketer, a designer, a writer, or a product developer, it's not your idea that matters it's whether others understand it and feel compelled to respond. Today's guest Tamsen Webster has spent years helping some of the top thinkers in th…
 
Many creative pros love the work they do, but strongly dislike talking about or marketing that work. Today's guest John Jantsch has been teaching small business owners and freelancers how to market for decades, and on this episode he shares a simple framework for helping the world experience your work and growing your influence. His new book is cal…
 
Break out the boogie shoes! Just announced that Volbeat will be hitting the road with Ghost in early 2022 with a pit stop at the BB&T Pavilion on February 12th Click here for ticket details). . To celebrate I had the pleasure to chatting with Michael Poulsen, Volbeat's incredible frontman, all the way from his home in Denmark! We chat the tour, new…
 
We lost a beautiful talent in the music world. Sarah Dash was so so talented, beautiful and blessed my life by answering my calls in the morning hours. We talked about Keith Richards, food, and she constantly invited me over for dinner. She loved life and everyone around her. A true talent. She will be greatly missed. – Jacky Bam Bam Interview with…
 
Sarah Dash was so so talented, beautiful and blessed my life by answering my calls in the morning hours. We talked about Keith Richards, food, and she constantly invited me over for dinner. She loved life and everyone around her. A true talent. She will be greatly missed. – Jacky Bam Bam From the Archives in 2016 on the Annual Santa Tracker: SARAH …
 
You've likely heard the old advice "you can't change other people." Today's guest would beg to differ. Through decades of coaching, he's developed a method to help you help other people change and achieve the results that they want. Peter Bregman is the author of the new book You Can Change Other People. Support the show and get ad-free and bonus e…
 
This is the second part of a nine part series on Todd Henry's book Die Empty. In this episode, we look at the effect that aimlessness can have on your day to day work, and how to identify a portfolio of productive passion that drives you forward in life. Parts three and four of this series will be available only to AC Premium subscribers. To join, …
 
The average person lives about 4,000 weeks. How does that fact make you feel? More importantly, how might knowing that your time is so finite cause you to choose to live? There are so many tools at our disposal for time management, but often our efforts only make us feel more busy and overwhelmed. Today's guest is Oliver Burkeman. We discuss existe…
 
This week we begin a new series covering Todd Henry's 2013 book Die Empty. For each of the next nine episodes, we will be discussing a core principle from the book and how it applies to life and work. Today we discuss the three modes of work, and why each is important if you want to build a body of work you can be proud of. If you would like to rec…
 
When we talk about the creative process, what we’re really talking about is the ability to connect dots and make intuitive leaps. Sometimes those dots are previous projects we worked on, or experiences we had, and sometimes they are from things that we’ve read or studied along the way. Today, we’re going to talk about the value of reading to our cr…
 
Hey Gang! Brent Porche here.. I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Barron, lead singer, of The Spin Doctors ahead of his show at City Winery Philadelphia on 8/24. We talk about the 30th anniversary of their multi-platinum debut "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" (released August 20th 1991), the filming of the music video for their smash hit Two Princ…
 
On today's show, Todd Henry discusses the difference between bold creative work and brave creative work. This applies both to the work we do as professionals as well as how we lead others. Then, Todd turns to discussing the three core elements of brilliant work that he shared in his talk at Leadercast this week: Skills, Experience, and Motivation. …
 
How do the best of the best do what they do? It's easy to watch and admire top performers, but we can actually do more than that. We can decode how they got there. Today's guest is Ron Friedman. He shares insights about how we can reverse engineer the greatness of those we admire with tips from his new book Decoding Greatness. This episode is spons…
 
When you have a number of ideas, how do you know which one to pursue? On this episode, we discuss creative process, practices, and how to know when an idea is right with A/J Jackson. A/J is an American filmmaker, musician, songwriter, record producer, and perhaps best known as the lead singer for the international platinum-selling band Saint Motel.…
 
Does what you listen to affect your ability to generate ideas and be productive? According to today's guest, the soundtrack you choose can impact your creativity significantly. Will Henshall is the founding member of the band Londonbeat and the founder of FocusAtWill. In this conversation, we discuss how different personality types perform better w…
 
Brilliant performers in any field often have rituals or practices that they fall back on to help them perform consistently at their peak. When you are charged with doing complex work every day, rituals can bring order to your world and help you focus more effectively. If you want to deliver a result consistently, you must systemize it, and that’s p…
 
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