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December 30, 2019

Five of the best creative podcasts for designers

By: Luke

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Podcasts are more popular than ever with millions of people around the world tuning in to their favourite shows on a daily basis. Packed with inspiration and tons of new ideas, podcasts are an awesome way for designers to get their mojo back. 

If you’re struggling with creative block, feeling frazzled with life or want to kick start a new project, here’s a few creative podcasts for designers to get you started.

Creatively Human by Ruth Poundwhite

This podcast is dedicated to delving into the life of online business owners and creatives. Each episode explores a different element of creative life and covers topics such as ‘putting yourself out there’, the power of commitment and taking big leaps. Essential listening if you’re looking to take your business to the next level in 2020. 

Letters from a Hopeful Creative

Hosted by Instagram expert Sara Tasker and creative coach Jen Carrington, this podcast puts a modern spin on the agony aunt format. In each fortnightly episode Jen and Sara answer a letter from a creative in which a question is asked with the presenters then advising the creative. 

This podcast is ideal for designers as it explores everything from business burnout to social media copycats. If you’re looking for a podcast that feels like a mini-pep talk, you’ve found it. 

The Couragemakers Podcast by Meg Kissack

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to follow your curiosity, allow yourself to shine and embrace who you are, this is the podcast for you. 

Hosted by coach Meg Kissack, this podcast shares stories and advice from creatives with courage. Each episode is a great reminder that it’s totally possible to build a life you love and chase your dreams if you just have a little courage. Pop this podcast on when you’re having one of those days and you’ll feel right as rain in no time. 

Mind Yer Business

Ever wanted to discover the story behind some of the most exciting independent businesses in Scotland? This podcast is going to be right up your street. Each episode encompasses an interview with a creative entrepreneur which makes it perfect listening for designers and makers who dream of starting their own brand one day. 

Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran

Ever been inspired by all the indie brands going on tv shows like Dragon’s Den? You’ll love this podcast hosted by Barbara Corcoran a billionaire business mogul who is one of the investors on the US version of the show, Shark Tank. Designed to spark confidence and dispense ‘straight talk’ this is a great podcast if you’re looking to get out of a rut, manage creative chaos or harness the power of self-worth. 

The power of the podcast 

Has a podcast inspired your latest designs? Is there a particular series you always have on in the background of your studio? Let us know your recommendations on social media and we’ll share them with our online community of makers, designers and creatives.

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