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Explore the untold histories behind the images, patterns, and designs we take for granted. Each week we’ll bring you a different story about a curiosity from the creative world - interviewing experts and creatives as we dive into the unusual origins of everything from Comic Sans to the polka dot. Curious Minds is an original podcast by Domestika dedicated to sharing and celebrating creativity in all its forms. To find blogs and images for each episode, go to domestika.org/podcasts. And to fi ...
 
Entertaining Insights is the podcast that highlights life lessons, laughs, and great entertainment. Join host, clinical psychologist, comic and author Dr. Nancy Berk and special celebrity and expert guests as they discuss their fascinating journeys and insights. Packed with powerful advice, simple suggestions, and a dose of humor, Entertaining Insights will help you create your most positive, fun, and productive to-do lists.
 
Broadcasting the best in Indie Music, Entertainment, and Podcast. Find me on iHeart Radio ;-). Topics included in shows: Personal blog,mental health, physical health, arts & crafts, and internet selling ideas. -------------The original BTR mental health hotline! Thoughts and sound advice for life’s questions on family, friendships, and health. Non-judgmental peer-support.
 
WELCOME TO SEASON 4 OF THE SKINNI W/SHAYZON! A show that stylishly gets down to the nitty-gritty on topics that impact, inspire and empower our lives. THE SKINNI W/ SHAYZON is a lifestyle podcast and community that's all about sharing, learning and growing together, while living a fashionably conscious, ethical and empowered life. Insightful and witty interviews filled with information, laughs and applicable strategies and tips that we can all apply as we continue to grow and evolve in our p ...
 
Why would you leave your corporate job and start working with your hands? In this series, I'll talk to people who took this step and find out what made them take this decision, how they tick, what do they love about their new life, and how do they make a living out of it. Yes, on this podcast, we'll talk about money, and try to be as honest as possible. See the works of my guests at @craftspod on Instagram
 
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Firerose joins Nancy to talk about her music journey, the power of collaboration, working with Billy Ray Cyrus, and the inspiration behind her new single “All Figured Out.” Plus, Firerose discusses her songwriting process, performing at the Grand Ole Opry, and pursuing your dreams (1:00). In the second segment, Nancy discusses writing, crossing gen…
 
Discovery Channel Gold Rush stars Todd Hoffman and Hunter Hoffman join Nancy to talk about their new show Hoffman Family Gold, the family mission that drove their journey, Jack Hoffman, legacies and family friction, the Alaska fox, determination, and making dreams come true. Plus, Todd and Hunter share some of their projects beyond gold mining incl…
 
Memoirs add a tidy narrative arc to the messiness of life, but can you fully trust the truthfulness of the stories you find in their pages? We hear from New York Times bestselling author Meredith Hall about what it means to tell your story and from writer and journalist Gavanndra Hodge about how writing about your past can change it. Author and gho…
 
Tom Papa joins Nancy to talk about his creative process, stand-up life, and writing and creating your own material and opportunities. Plus, Tom discusses comedy today, the power of practice, working on his next Netflix special, headlining Wynn Las Vegas, the grounding effects of writing, and his next book (:57). So—do you have a kitchen junk drawer…
 
Color is everywhere, and it probably plays a bigger role in your life than you might realize. We speak with “The Color Bible” author Laura Perryman to learn how trends are born and how our brains react to color. Visual artist Niki Usagi and art director and photographer Michelle Norris reveal how color can communicate everything from the universal …
 
Kent LaVoie, best known as singer/songwriter Lobo, joins Nancy to talk about his music career, writing love songs, his hit songs including “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo,” and the importance of believability in songs. Plus, Kent discusses finding love, his love of privacy, new albums, and the real story behind that dog named Boo (1:07). In the sec…
 
Photo editing is happening everywhere, all the time, whether you like it or not. But should there be any limits to it? Photographer and natural retoucher Zoe Noble talks about revealing a deeper truth through retouching, and senior lecturer Adam Wiseman explains how we’ve been manipulating images for longer than you think. Picsart executive creativ…
 
They tell us where to pee, where to go, and where to throw away our trash - pictograms are symbols that shape not just how we move through the world but also how we think about it. Design equity advocate Nick Ross reveals the power they have to change society, and designer Yang Liu and professor of visual communication Ashley Jane Booth explain how…
 
In less than 100 years polymer clay has totally reinvented the possibilities of craft. A plastic based clay anyone can sculpt and bake at home, it’s captivated everyone from rocket scientists to casual crafters. We speak to polymer clay educator Ginger Davis Allman and polymer artists Zoe Rain, Gail Tan, and Bonnie Bishoff about the secret to succe…
 
Golden Globe winner and four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, Only When I Laugh) joins Nancy to talk about her acting and directing career, moving between theater, film, and television, and living a creative life. Plus, Marsha discusses mentoring, her work on the scripted audio drama podcast Around The Sun, and the st…
 
Can you ruin your trip by taking too many photos? Travel photographers Bob Krist and Alina Rudya discuss how travel photography has changed the way we travel and see the world, as well as the industry’s darkside. We explore why you keep seeing the same images again and again with NYU marketing professor Alixa Barash, and discover how breaking from …
 
Singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and journalist Alya Michelson joins Nancy to talk about her music, career journey, immigration from Russia, and creating positive change in the world. Plus Alya discusses the inspiration behind her new single “Pleasure is Mine” (1:10). In the second segment, Nancy discusses the Netflix series Emily in Paris and t…
 
Is it shallow to judge a book by its cover? There are lots of good reasons - and not all of them have to do with looks. We speak with legendary Jurassic Park cover designer Chip Kidd about fitting an entire story into a single image, “Caustic Cover Critic” James Morrison about creating art that sells, and hear about the importance of reading and te…
 
Could doodling be the key to unlocking your creativity? Despite the stigma, we’ve all made an absent minded squiggle before, and with good reason says Sunni Brown, author of “The Doodle Revolution”. Professional illustrator Mattias Adolfsson and mind mapper Saher Kahn weigh in on how this innate creative impulse, and all the benefits it brings, pro…
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd joins Nancy to discuss music and creativity during the pandemic, accepting and adapting to a new normal, his current songwriting process, and his family’s new addition. Plus Ricky talks about his recovery and music groups, album Sobering Times, and music video I Come Back Stronger. Bonus: Ricky gives Nancy a s…
 
Note: Interviews were recorded in the fall of 2021. Please check venues and protocols for updates. Rick Gray, General Manager of Entertainment Operations at Wynn Las Vegas joins Nancy to talk about the Vegas entertainment scene, life after the initial shut-downs of the pandemic, entertainment at Wynn Las Vegas and the Encore Theater, and how comedy…
 
IT'S OUR SEASON 4 FINALE EPISODE! Join my co-host Michael René and I for a very laid back and transparent conversation. Hang out with us sofa style, as we talk openly about SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder, what many refer to as seasonal depression, the awesome guests and season we’re saying goodbye to, the highs and unforeseen low of this past ye…
 
Singer and songwriter Olivia Rox joins Nancy to talk about her holiday hit “It’s Christmastime,” homeschooling experiences and growing up on the road with musician parents, her multidimensional creative process, using songwriting as a journal, and her latest single “Princess.” Plus Olivia discusses her professional journey and projects from America…
 
On today's episode, I have something special just for you. Considering the time of year and all that we’ve been processing and having to handle together and individually, I think this micro episode is right on time, as this is the season that can be quite challenging for many people. Find Yourself Saying " I'm Fine" When You're Not? I’ve chosen one…
 
The surge of the $28 billion thrifting industry has been a tremendous one over the past decade and especially since the pandemic. Within this affordable and eclectic source of sustainable fashion, is another rapidly growing ‘new’ trend and contributor to the war against textile waste and the fashion industry’s massive impact on the environment, it’…
 
Singer, television personality, and entrepreneur Carnie Wilson joins Nancy to talk about her life in music, Wilson Phillips, The Beach Boys, and family and parenting. Plus, Carnie shares the scoop on her baking business Love Bites and discusses behind-the-scenes observations of a high profile career (1:08). In the second segment, Nancy discusses fa…
 
One of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among women is ovarian cancer, ranking 5th on the list. There are so many important facts about this disease that many women, of all ages, just aren’t aware of, and need to be. With me on this weeks episode to speak personally about ovarian cancer and her current fight is Simone Edwards, a WNBA Cha…
 
Fifth Dimension legend Florence LaRue joins Nancy to talk about her career journey with the Grammy Award-winning group, hits like “Up Up and Away”, “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” and “Wedding Bell Blues,” and her continued role as lead singer and only original member touring with The Fifth Dimension. Plus, Florence discusses the inspiration behind…
 
The influencer community and industry is growing drastically and rapidly. This near $14 billion marketing machine is an enticing and lucrative resource for many entrepreneurs around the world. In the midst of this ever evolving industry is the harsh reality of pay disparities, which is becoming more known as influencers begin to speak about their p…
 
There are a lot of conversations about the fashion industry, fast fashion, slow fashion, sustainability, the affordability, exclusion vs accessibility, conscious consumerism, what to do and what not to do. It can definitely feel and sound overwhelming at times. On this weeks episode I’m speaking with Daisy Hutton, Founder of THE FIXX COLLECTIVE, th…
 
Elvira Mistress of The Dark creator and actress Cassandra Peterson joins Nancy to talk about The Queen of Halloween, her new memoir “Yours Cruelly, Elvira,” tell-all moments, and writing inspiration and motivation. Plus Cassandra shares her Elvis experience, show business advice, and why she finally chose to reveal her private personal stories (1:0…
 
On this weeks episode I’m joined by Shayba Muhammad, an inspirational women, designer and founder of the jewelry brand MAHNAL. When A Need Leads To Your Purpose. Join us as we travel transparently through the circumstances, life experiences, and journey that birthed this beautiful and successful, female owned company. Championing through the pandem…
 
There is an under-recognized and fascinating world of men who sew, men who design, and men who are quietly living out their passions. I'm diving in to bring more light to this creative, talented and tight-knit community. Ever thought about making a big career change, stepping away from what others perceive as a safe and secure job, to go after that…
 
Chi-Lites legend Marshall Thompson joins Nancy to talk about his music journey from playing with Gladys Knight, booking early club talent shows with upcoming artists Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, to Jackie Wilson’s endorsement, and Chi-Lites hit music including “Have You Seen Her” and “Oh Girl.” Plus, Marshall talks about creative drive and mo…
 
On this weeks episode, I speak with the amazing and inspirational Alexandria Thomas about her TV producing career and journey to losing 110 lbs, DURING THE PANDEMIC! Ever have questions pop into your mind when you see impressive before & after weight loss pictures? Get some of those answered right now during this very transparent and vulnerable con…
 
Today’s episode is all about upcycling. Meriam Webster defines upcycling as “to recycle (something) in such a way that the resulting product is of a higher value than the original item: to create an object of greater value from (a discarded object of lesser value).” In our private Facebook community group Love Earth Big (you can find the link to th…
 
We’re back Honey Bunnies! So grateful and excited for another season where we get to discover, meet and share more passionate, inspirational and amazing people with you, THE SKINNI family! On this episode, my returning guest co-host Michael René and I speak, laugh and share transparently about the highs and lows of the “new normal”. The mental and …
 
Former child actors Bill Mumy and Angela Cartwright join Nancy to talk about their new pictorial memoir Lost (And Found) In Space 2, behind-the-scenes stories of Lost in Space, their longstanding friendship, and life beyond the beloved sixties series and the Jupiter 2. (1:11). In the second segment, Nancy shares some friends and family comedy and b…
 
In this episode, I have an amazing conversation with Meghan Forest Farmer. We talk about her mission to kick start a garment factory that is utilizing sustainable fabrics and empowering women who are often over looked. In this episode, we will learn about The Bright Factory and Meghan provides amazing tips at the end of the show on how to shop sust…
 
ARE YOU SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO BE SEEN, HEARD VALUED AND LOVED? DO YOU HAVE AN INSATIABLE THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE AND ENLIGHTENMENT ON TOPICS THAT IMPACT OUR LIVES AS WOMEN, WAVE MAKERS, CREATORS, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND UPLIFTERS? THEN THE SKINNI WITH SHAYZON IS THE PODCAST FOR YOU! I’M SHAYZON, SPEAKING WITH AMAZING PEOPLE, PULLING BACK VEILS …
 
Stand-up favorite Dan Naturman joins Nancy to talk about his creative journey, stand-up comedy experiences during law school, New York’s Comedy Cellar, the HBO series Crashing, and the story behind his comedy-inspired debut novel Ira Spiro: Before Covid. Plus, Dan and Nancy discuss writing shifts, creative and career risk-taking, and finding stand-…
 
Singer and songwriter P.J. Pacifico joins Nancy to talk about his music journey, writing music for television, performing, and returning to his solo roots with the single “Every Little Heartbreak” (1:01). P.J. and Nancy also discuss the process of writing for others and its positive impact on developing skillsets and writing solo projects. In the s…
 
Jeff Sherman joins Nancy to discuss growing up surrounded by the legendary music of his father and uncle, The Sherman Brothers, and the world of Disney movies and music. Plus, Jeff shares his thoughts on the impact of early music exposure on creativity and his multidimensional career as a producer, writer, director, and composer (1:18). In the seco…
 
Country music duo Hannah and Lauren Hobbs, The Hobbs Sisters, join Nancy to discuss their music journey, negotiating and navigating a career as a duo and with a twin, and their debut album ‘Turn It Up.’ Plus, the duo discuss their Pittsburgh roots and Steeler enthusiasm, and embracing their new Tennessee Titans-based town (:58). In the second segme…
 
Television and film writer Samantha Strauss joins Nancy to discuss her writing career, the backstory and inspiration behind the new Showtime series The End, a series she created and wrote, and what audiences can expect from the cross-generational dark comedy series. Plus, Samantha and Nancy review the power of television in creating important conve…
 
Singer, songwriter, and professor Livingston Taylor joins Nancy to discuss creativity, performance, stepping back into tour mode, and the power of live interactions. Plus, Livingston shares his thoughts on teaching, the spectrum and side effects of fame, and why he performs (1:05). In the second segment, New York Times bestselling author, actress, …
 
Actress, producer, and creator Kathy Kinney joins Nancy to discuss creative projects and life lessons during the pandemic, choosing to live a creative life, finding confidence, portraying Mimi on The Drew Carey Show, going for makeovers with Tammy Faye Bakker, and her Mrs. P and Queen of Your Own Life projects (1:09). In the second segment, author,…
 
Singer, songwriter, producer and actress Stella Parton joins Nancy to discuss her journey in the music business and beyond, her 40th album Survivor, and the importance of determination and strength in making creative dreams happen (1:12). Plus, Stella shares her love of cooking and cookbook writing, and offers travel suggestions for those ready to …
 
Rising country music artist Timmy Brown joins Nancy to discuss his grandmother and the family inspiration behind his song “If You Were Here,” his career, new album, songwriting process, and decision to move to Nashville (1:10). Plus, Nancy shares her latest magazine humor column and the home technology challenges fueled by gift giving (30:09). Like…
 
Peter, Paul and Mary’s Noel Paul Stookey joins Nancy to discuss the inspiration behind his new album Just Causes, a curated compilation of songs written throughout his career, the social concern and charities related to each track, and the power of folk music to create positive change (1:26). Plus, Hall of Fame podcaster, author, and School of Podc…
 
Why do artists make self portraits? And can there ever be any real rules about how you choose to express yourself? Painter Shane Wolf and mixed media artist Nneka Jones discuss how the genre gives them free reign to experiment, photographers Cristina Otero and Danny Bittencourt explain how they use self portraits to explore emotion rather than aest…
 
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jonas Myrin joins Nancy to discuss the process and inspiration behind the music and music video for his single “For The Ones We Love,” motivation in music, and finding collaborative opportunities and perspectives that build meaningful music (1:22). Plus, the story behind Atlas House, the recording and creative envir…
 
Why bother mending your clothes when it's cheaper and easier to just buy something new? In the last decade the “visible mending” movement has taken off, with people using colorful stitches to draw attention to the stains and tears in their clothes. Textile designer and “Visible Mending” author Arounna Khounnoraj, and Kate Sekules, author of “Mend!”…
 
Movie posters are often your first taste of a movie, but many times the people who design them… haven't even seen the movie. We speak with award-winning movie poster designers Akiko Stehrenberger and James Verdesoto about the unique artistic and commercial challenge of condensing an entire film into a single, enticing visual, and illustrator and mo…
 
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