Creativity – Inspiring Podcasts Those who have walked the journey before us are often inspiring and motivating. Here are some of the people who have inspired me on my journey. Authors, thinkers, psychologists, film makers and more. In this episode, legendary author Dean Koontz shares his secrets to success; from sticking to a rigorous daily writing routine to writing across genres, he shares his tried and tested tips and techniques for becoming a better author. One of the most well known authors in the world, Dean has been writing for over fifty years and has sold over 500 million copies worldwide. To order his latest novel, Quicksilver, follow the link below. Rhys Bowen gives a wonderful interview about her life as a writer. Her motivations and inspiration. Georgina Godwin meets Ian Hislop, the editor of Britain’s most successful (and indeed only) fortnightly satirical magazine. He has been at the helm of ‘Private Eye’ for 32 years, leading its investigative journalism, spoofs and, of course, iconic covers. Meet Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate. He’s not a politician, he’s a parent, patriot, and entrepreneur. He’s known as “the internet’s favorite candidate” with super fans calling themselves The Yang Gang. Could Andrew Yang be the future President of the United States? In this episode of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast, Guy finds out where Andrew stands on some important issues. It’s never been more important to research our Presidential candidates and to vote. The Reading and Writing Podcast features an interview with Scott Brick , the popular and award-winning narrator of more than 900 audiobooks. Jennie gave the best interview on writing publishing – fiction and non-fiction – and what could and does happen. Her interview is honest and lively. In an illuminating and cerebral discussion, Adam Grant discusses his new book “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know”—and the value of checking in and checking up on yourself. This week’s remarkable person is Melanie Perkins, CEO of Canva. Melanie co-founded the start-up from her mother’s living room. Canva, an online design software company, is based in Australia, thousands of miles from tech’s Silicon Valley power corridor. Getting a meeting—much less funding—proved tough. Perkins heard “no” from more than 100 investors.Let’s listen to Melanie talk about how Canva got its humble beginnings and how she handled all the no’s that they heard over the years. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an author and publish a book? You’ll get to find out in this episode’s interview with Hugh Howey. His two dreams were to publish a book and to sail around the world and he’s been wildly successful at both. You’ll learn about self-publishing, writing, and how Hugh reached his dreams on this week’s episode of the Remarkable People podcast with host Guy Kawasaki. Georgina Godwin speaks to one of the most prolific musicians and composers in the business. John Altman’s work includes ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ from Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ – which he arranged, conducted and whistled – and the score for ‘Goldeneye’. His new memoir, ‘Hidden Man: My Many Musical Lives’, details his extraordinary life and career. How can you write funny characters and make readers laugh with your writing? Plus the importance of long-term thinking and multiple streams of income when it comes to a career in comedy (or any creative field!). Scott Dikkers talks about these things and more in this episode. In the intro, Draft2Digital announces distribution to library Georgina Godwin sits down with UK writer Rupert Thomson to discuss his life and career to date. In a long and fruitful writing career, Thomson has written 13 novels and a memoir, earning countless plaudits alongside awards such as the Writers’ Guild non-fiction book of the year. As well as longer-form writing, his work has featured in publications such as the ‘Financial Times’, ‘The Guardian’, and the ‘London Review of Books’. His new novel ‘Barcelona Dreaming’ is a story of addiction, racism, celebrity, immigration and self-delusion set against a backdrop of the Catalonian capital.