Create Loud

Create Loud

By Cody Crabb & Rachel Robison
Be Inspired to live your dreams in today’s ever-changing world with Rachel and Cody. Be inspired as they discuss everything from networking to practicing your craft with the occasional amazing mind to discuss being awesome today.
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RELAUNCH: New Year, New Podcast
OH MY HECK, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We wouldn't be surprised if *this* auld acquaintance be forgot... we know it's been a hot minute. BUT HEY - we're kicking off 2020 with our OFFICIAL RELAUNCH of the Create Loud Podcast! [crowd goes wild] If you're confused about what we mean by "relaunch," we recommend giving this episode a listen. If you're not confused, we still recommend giving this episode a listen...for auld lang syne. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or email us at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
19:43
January 1, 2020
Krissie Holifield: Follow Your Stupid, Stupid Dreams
OHHH DO WE HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU, FOLKS In our newest episode, we got to interview the coolest person in the Beehive State: Krissie Freaking Holifield (Pretty sure that's her actual middle name) Krissie is one of the hosts and designer of the I am Salt Lake podcast. After moving from Wisconsin and dabbling in stand up comedy, she joined forces with Chris Holifield to showcase the inspiring people in Salt Lake City. She lives in Salt Lake City with her hubby, Chris, and their daughter Lucy. If you know what's good for you (or...even if you don't?), you'll give this episode a listen. BUT FOR REAL PLEASE ENJOY BECAUSE WE SERIOUSLY LOVED THIS INTERVIEW AND WE KNOW YOU WILL TOO! We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! LISTENER'S NOTE: We just wanted to give you a heads-up that we censored some of the audio. Cool? Cool.
32:46
August 7, 2019
Stephanie Hock: Optimist Prime
Are you ready for this? I don't think you're ready for this.PREPARED TO BE RIDICULOUSLY INSPIRED."Stephanie Hock grew up in Murray, Utah. She loved watching her mother draw and was fascinated that she could draw anything. When Stephanie was thirteen, she watched her mom work hard to finish her bachelor’s degree in fine art (while pregnant with her seventh child). Her love of art and motivation to reach for her dreams inspired Stephanie to do the same. She graduated from Utah State University with a bachelors in Visual Art, but struggled to find her rhythm as a painter. Two years after graduation (and less fulfilling office jobs), Stephanie met her husband who gave her three tubes of paint as a wedding present. He encouraged her to find her artistic voice, and through workshops and artist mentors, she finally did. Stephanie is thrilled to be living the life she always dreamed—being a professional artist and being a mother. She can’t imagine how it gets any better. She and her husband live in Murray, Utah with their twin girls and two sons. When she’s not busy painting or mothering, she enjoys pursuing her other loves of photography, writing and reading."WE ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZED BY STEPHANIE AND ARE *SO STOKED* THAT WE GOT TO INTERVIEW HER Got any suggestions? Any idea who we should interview next? We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org.HEY, Stephanie's bio is directly from her website! Check out more here: https://www.stephaniehock.com
50:36
July 23, 2019
Don't Call it a Comeback
In the creative world, there's something that most of us are afraid of:BURNING OUTThe thought of losing that spark can be terrifying! What's sad is that it happens to professional creatives all the time. Following our dreams takes a lot out of us! It's not all sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns (but we appreciate when it is lol am I right?)Whether you're on your way back from a burnout (or on the brink of one) Cody and Rachel want to help! In this episode, we talk about a lot of ways you can avoid a burnout and why its important to make sure you take care of yourself first. And hey...it's all going to be okay :)
29:36
July 9, 2019
Hats and All Trades
When it comes to your craft, should you focus and specialize in one skill?OR should you have an infinity gauntlet and, like, try to collect ALL the stones?If ya know what I mean... In this week's episode, Cody and Rachel talk about just that. Wearing the hats, trading all the jacks (that's a phrase, right?). We're talking about all the awesome talents you have and what the heck to even do with them. Don't miss it!Who do you think would win in a fight: Keanu Reeves or Ludacris? Let us know by sending us a message on Facebook or sending us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
29:29
June 24, 2019
Times Are A-Changin'
Why does this episode title make me thing of Rachel's horrible attempt at an Italian accent?(This has nothing to do with accents, but still. Please feel free to read the title in any accent you want. Even if it sounds bad. No judgement here.)Anyway.We've got a couple little updates & tidbits for you in this week's episode! I'm sure you're dying to know what they are, so we won't keep you waiting any longer.ALSO: We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
20:58
June 10, 2019
Pomp Your Circumstance
If there's one thing the Create Loud crew wants you to know, it's that YOU are in charge of your own path. That includes how you gain your education. Do what you want to do, go where you want to go. Or, hey - don't even go at all!It. Is. Entirely. Up. To. You.In this week's episode (basically a sequel to our "We Don't Need No Education" episode), Cody and Rachel open up about their experiences with schooling, share their thoughts on sOciEtY's view of education, and discuss the importance of doing what works best for YOU. Also... Cody tells us why you shouldn't be a Dave. (If your name is Dave, we need to talk...) #TeamGrantWe want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org.(Teeny tiny disclaimer: our editor *cough* wasn't totally able to edit out the little "echoes" you'll occasionally hear throughout the episode. We're sorry about that! We want your listening experience to be 1000% amazing - so if this bothers you, please let us know!)
33:44
May 13, 2019
Adam Kreutinger: Passions and Puppets
It's time to play the music, it's time to the light the lights!This week's guest, Adam Kreutinger, has designed and constructed puppets for television, film, and theatrical productions internationally. In addition to being a teacher, Adam is also a puppet artist, magician, juggler, balloon twister, and painter.(Basically, he's the coolest person we've ever talked to!) Adam's talented puppetry, vibrant attitude about following your passion, and amazing insight is just a few reasons why we're positive you're going to love this episode! We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org.Podcoin
1:02:16
May 6, 2019
William Hung: A Champion by Choice
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we release our fantastic interview with WILLIAM HUNG. William Hung is a motivational speaker and business coach who shares his experience on American Idol to motivate audiences to live a more fulfilling life. This is the most motivational, inspirational episode in Create Loud history!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
41:50
April 22, 2019
Creators Gonna Create
If there’s one thing Cody and Rachel want you doing (after listening to their weekly episodes, of course), it’s getting out there and creating stuff! Even if it’s bad. Even if it’s weird. Even if it’s hard. Even if it’s scary. Even if it’s... I think you get the idea.Join the Create Loud duo as they discuss why you shouldn’t let anything stop you from bringing your ideas to life. You do you, boo! Your art is your art. Ain’t nobody got time for haters. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
27:12
April 15, 2019
The Race to the Bottom
Have you ever realized that if a freelancer takes a pay cut, as a freelancer, they’re really hurting everybody? The famous “race to the bottom” principle states that if you devalue your own work, you devalue the work of others. Check out this week’s episode of Create Loud, where we discuss how to avoid that! Be paid what you’re worth, and even more important, make sure EVERYBODY is getting paid what they’re worth!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
24:15
April 9, 2019
When Life Throws You Curveballs...
Now that Cody and Rachel are officially living the freelance life, they’re learning that things can often get in the way of work. It’s normal, it happens… but what do you do when it does? Big or small, curveballs are kind of an inevitable thing in the biz. We’re here to help you through it! We’re here for you.(Warning: this episode mentions suicide and the effect it had on one of our hosts as a survivor.)We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
29:31
April 1, 2019
Jodi L. Milner: Your Flavor of Weird
Jodi L. Milner is the author of the young adult dark fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal. She has also written well as several short stories that have appeared in print anthologies and SQ Magazine. She's a firm believer that life is what you make it and she intends to make it a good one.An avid student of the interesting and obscure, Jodi has an unhealthy fascination with medical science which led to her working professionally in both human and animal medicine. These days she raises a pair of cranky chickens and is interested in taking up exotic animal rescue, much to her husband’s horror. She makes her home in the mountains of Utah.We’re so thrilled to have her joining us on Create Loud! In this episode, Jodi and Rachel chat about how perfection is relative, why you should be your unique self when you create, and why your passion is worth pursuing. #ThePowerIsInYouIt’s going to be an amazing listen - do not miss!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
40:14
March 25, 2019
And The Oscar Goes To...
You love us, you really love us!*crying emoji*[insert acceptance speech here]In this episode, we’re talking all most things Hollywood!(Our recap of the 91st Academy Awards was pretty dang good considering we didn’t even watch lol)Wait... weren’t the Oscars, like…weeks ago?Yes. Thanks for noticing.But HEY… We don’t just talk about our favorite moments from the Oscars! Cody, for instance, will never see the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same way again… You’ll find out why and a whole lot more in the jam-packed, academy-nominated dialogue critics are calling, “Bodacious” and “Too legit to quit!”We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
39:06
March 18, 2019
The Leap II: Cody’s Story
There must be something in the water because...Cody just quit his day job! That means BOTH hosts of Create Loud are now officially freelancers! YAY!If you’re wondering what to do once YOU make The Leap, get ready for some answers from Cody and Rachel’s very own experiences. We hope you find the inspiration you need to prepare and make your dreams a reality! Go get ‘em!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
35:30
February 11, 2019
Murderers Don't Procrastinate
That sure got your attention...Sorry, but this episode isn’t another one of those true-crime podcast episodes. (We know you’re obsessed. So are we). But we’re dead serious when we say that you’ll love it. Cody and Rachel provide killer commentary in this episode! (Poor choice of words?) Anyway, here’s our episode about slaying your procrastination. It’s extremely wonderful, shockingly enlightening, and...vast.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
24:07
February 5, 2019
Arbor Day Resolutions
Happy New Year, Creatives!We’re getting back into the swing of things here on Create Loud with a brand new episode! It’s all about resolutions and goals...and how no one keeps them. Check it out! (One of our resolutions is to come up with better show notes.)We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
32:07
January 29, 2019
We’re Back: A Rachel And Cody Story!
We know, it was a long break, but we’re back at it, more excited than ever to get going! We’ve got a lot to talk about this time--from Cody’s crazy life experiences (and finally making “The Jump”) to Rachel’s… holiday. We talk about the cool guests we’ve got on the way and the many future podcast topics we’ve got swirling around the ol’ walnut. Don’t miss it!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
11:25
January 21, 2019
Speaking of Grinch, Don't Be One
It looks like Christmas came early this year, folks because in 34 short minutes you’re going to hear the best Christmas entertainment you’ve heard in a long time. Jam-packed with Rachel’s flawless segways and plenty of Cody’s opinions, this is the podcast episode you didn’t know you needed. It’s our gift to you. Merry Christmas and stuff.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
34:34
December 11, 2018
Real Talk With Rachel
Rachel Robison has no problem giving you a motivational jump start. Just tell her when and where! Don’t believe us? Give this episode a listen.(Spoiler alert: it gets real)We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
13:47
December 4, 2018
41 Hours A Day
Are you practicing enough? Probably not. But since you’re procrastinating anyway, give this episode a listen! Maybe it will give you the perfect amount of motivation to go and practice.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
24:32
November 27, 2018
Mark Wahlberg Is Insane
When you’re living the dream, it’s helpful to have some sort of daily routine to keep you organized. If you don’t have one, no need to freak just yet! Cody, Rachel, and the very put-together Mark Wahlberg can give you a few ideas in this week’s episode! You’ll find your groove in no time.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
32:25
November 19, 2018
Please Someone Buy My Art Please
You’ve done it! You’re an accomplished artist - you know your stuff, you’re kicking butt… but you’re not getting paid for it. What gives?Join Cody as he gives you his advice lantern for the dark, never-ending quest for commissions or people to pay you for doing what you love! If you’ve ever Googled “How to get paid from art,” “art jobs near me,” or “please someone buy my art please,” this episode is for you.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
15:01
November 12, 2018
I'll Be There for You (Support Your Creative Friends)
So. No one told you life was gonna be this way?We get it... and we’re totally with you. It’s easy to feel alone when you’re pursuing something you’re passionate about. Your art should thrive and we know something that will help when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month... or even your year. Join Cody and Rachel as we talk about surrounding ourselves with people who support and encourage us! I mean, could it BE any easier?We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
24:07
November 5, 2018
Nicole Mello_ People Like Spooky Stuff
Happy Halloween, Creatives!No tricks here, but we sure have a treat for you: an interview with fiction author, Nicole Mello! Join Cody (the last person you want to take with you to a haunted house) and Rachel (who doesn’t know the first thing about zombies) in our spookiest episode yet!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
51:15
October 29, 2018
Josh Groban, Please Listen to this Episode
“Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and...”What the-- HEY! Are you seriously hijacking my episode synopsis right now?(Sorry, guys. I literally have no idea where this is coming from…)“...unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic…”Seriously, cut it out! I’m trying to explain what this episode is about! Everyone is going to think I’m obsessed or something!“...film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers of the last 10 years.”Why are you doing this“This week’s episode of Create Loud will raise you up!”Oh, I see what you did there. Clever.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
24:01
October 22, 2018
#MotivationMonday: Get Going!
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt discouraged about pursuing your art.Being creative is hard! It can be draining and soul-sucking...almost to the point where you want to stop creating altogether (please don’t though!!!). Whenever that happens, it’s probably time for a recharge to get you motivated again. And that’s what we’re here for!Join Rachel in this episode as she shares a couple of tips on finding inspiration and motivation! We hope it’s at least enough to start your week right.ALSO: We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
14:59
October 16, 2018
Desks, Degrees, and Drives
You know, a lot of people think you need a degree and a fancy/expensive setup in order to be a successful creative. NEWS FLASH: you don’t. Cody and I chat about what we think about all that in this week’s episode!*Do you agree or disagree? Let us know! We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.*Guy Fieri not included. I don’t know if the title fooled you, but this episode actually has nothing to do with his show. Wayyyy different.
30:10
October 8, 2018
Nic Fitzgerald: On the Hunt
Cody got to interview someone we’ve been wanting to talk to for quite a while: Nic Fitzgerald, founder of Friendly Giant Films. This episode is jam-packed with awesomeness and is just the motivational jump start you need to get out there and make things happen! I’m not kidding when I say you won’t want to miss it. Seriously. It’s like...the gold mine of conversations. (I know you’re probably looking for a more specific synopsis, but I’m not going to give you all the answers. Find out yourself! Go on. Press play!)We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
1:01:09
October 2, 2018
CVX Live: The Social Media Convention (Why You Should Be there in 2019!)
CVX Live is a social media convention held every year in Utah. If you want to be a YouTuber or creator on any other social platform (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat), this is the place to be!If you liked our FanX Comic Convention podcast, you’ll love this! We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
29:45
September 26, 2018
Amy Heimbigner: "Treat Yo Self!"
An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly. ~UnknownWe talk a lot about the hustle, the grind, and making your dreams happen, but do you ever make time for YOU? For real though, when was the last time you took a break? Taking care of yourself is just as important as all that other good stuff, so let’s talk about it! This week’s episode is all about self-care with tips from fellow creative, Amy Heimbigner!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
43:49
September 18, 2018
FanX: Look, a Wild Creative Appeared!
Rachel and I had the privilege of attending Salt Lake FanX this past weekend! It was an awesome experience. Every costume from Bob’s Burgers to LEGO Batman to Predator was there, and we got to be a part of it!On this special episode, we took a dive into the artists and creatives selling their work of all kinds. We asked them about what inspires them, what they’d say to aspiring creatives, and what they’d do differently if they had a chance. Here’s a list of everybody we talked to and where you can find them online!Dawn Blair, authorMorgan Rhys Gibbons (Comic book artist, “Reality Not Included”)Stephanie Jaeger (Author, “Scrolls of Zndaria”)Haylee Morice (Surreal artist/illustrator)Dale George (Author, “The Device”)Cathleen Abalos (Illustration/storyboarding)Elvira and Ronnie Dukes (Dukes Comics, creators of A.W.O.L.)Brandewyn Gill (Creature/Character Design)Dolly Williams (Author of “Child of Chaos”)Tyler Lamph (Artist)Shelby Fisher (Artist/YouTuber)Alyssa Tallent (Artist/Children’s illustrator)Derek Knierim (Comic book creator, illustrator)Ryan Winch (Illustrator, creator of “Space Pilgrim”)We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
12:14
September 12, 2018
The Leap: Quit Your Full Time Job
Have you ever wanted to tell your boss how much you hate your job right to their face? This episode might help you get there.“The Grind.” “The rat race.” It all means the same thing: you don’t like your job. When is it time to leave? How can you quit the full-time job you really hate? We’ll help you answer this question and get you some info on how to lay the groundwork for a future epic quitting story!Do you need some advice on how/when to lay the groundwork? Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
26:41
September 3, 2018
Mentoring, Serving the Vision, and Having it All - With Nathan Madsen
Find people who help you be what you want to be!This week we’re joined by Nathan Madsen, talking about the benefits of collaborating, being an artist despite difficult circumstances, and above all, how being a mentor can change your life (and someone else’s)! Nate Madsen has been composing music and producing sounds for games and films since 2005. He plays piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet and guitar. Nate splits his time up between fine craft beer, fine queso, his two little boys and his wife, Sarah. (Not necessarily in that order.) You can learn more about Nate and hear some of his work on his website: www.madsenstudios.com.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit createloud.org. We’re continuing the conversation in our Facebook group. Join Creators Connect and let your thoughts be heard!
1:00:57
August 27, 2018
A Reflection on Rejection
“It’s a no from me.” The hardest words your little X Factor loving ears will ever hear. Every creative has to deal with rejection, from the minor daily fails to major letdowns. We know what it’s like; we’ve been there! On this episode, we talk about how you can not let disappointments get you down.We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or email us at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
23:19
August 20, 2018
Becky Willard: "Look, It Actually Works!"
Becky Willard is a music producer and owner of Vox Fox Studios. She is also a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, and all around BOSS!In this episode, Rachel visits Vox Fox Studios to meet with Becky. They talk about diversity in art, the importance of creating no matter what, and the reason we’re doing all of this in the first place! It’s gonna be a good one--don’t miss it!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
57:35
August 13, 2018
Networking on the 'Net Works!
Remember all those hilarious predictions about what the future would be like in the 1950s that are glaringly wrong, picturing flying cars and personal robots? WE ARE IN THAT DISTANT FUTURE.Technology has opened doors for us we never imagined, especially as a creative entrepreneur. Now, all we have to do is take advantage of them! Cody and Rachel talk in this episode about how to use technology to update you to Networker 2.0.1 (bug fixed where instead of waving, you’d just do an awkward salute). We talk about CRMs, what they are and how to use them (with specific unpaid mentions of Cloze and Gmelius, both fantastic pieces of software), as well as how your contacts can benefit you, regardless of what field they’re in! You won’t want to miss this one!We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.
29:15
August 7, 2018
Alex Velluto: "Making Your Own Dang Lane"
People are so unique and individual, especially in the creative world! Every style and perspective is so important, so don't limit yourself.Alex is a Salt Lake City based stand-up comedian that's doing his own thing and it's paying off! Frequenting Wiseguys Comedy Club, Dry Bar Comedy, and others, he's making this look easy! He's even starting a new podcast, "Free Lunch", where he buys lunch for a stranger in exchange for an interview (yes, it's as funny as you're imagining).Follow Alex on social media!Send us a message or visit our website!
1:05:09
July 30, 2018
Season 2: Electric Boogaloo
Due to popular global demand, Rachel and Cody are BACK doing the pod thing! We've got some tantalizing tastes at what's to come, and we're so excited for you to see what we've got. Back next week with regular episodes--we can't wait for you to listen!Send us a message: http://m.me/createloudVisit our website: http://createloud.us
27:47
July 23, 2018
Wrapping Up Season 1!
This has been a great first season. We've gotten so much support from those around us and we've got some big plans for season 2 of Create Loud! Find out about our new series, "Why Create?" and what else we've got coming up in the next few months!As always, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send us an email at createloudpodcast@gmail.com!
15:40
June 25, 2018
Monica Moore Smith: "Choose Your Choice"
In any creative field, it's easy to get "sucked in" by what you think you SHOULD do. Sometimes we forget it's all about what we WANT to do.On this week's episode of Create Loud, Monica Moore Smith (actress and model extraordinaire) talks to us about how it really is. She defied expectations and she never expected to be a successful actress, but look at her now! You'll want to listen to this one--we talk about why it's important to network (and not burn your bridges in the meantime) and to just generally "go with the flow" (seriously, she's pretty chill).As always, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send us an email with questions or chili recipes at createloudpodcast@gmail.com!
1:03:47
June 17, 2018
"Would you like to, ya know, network sometime?"
Networking is one of those words you hear every time there's a conversation about business. "Oh yeah, networking is when you talk to other business people about business things, then you hand them your business card." NAW.Rachel is so good at networking (and she's not even writing this, so you know it's true). She constantly has stories and advice about her successes networking, so we're super excited that she gets to share them with you on this episode! She talks about why networking and dating are kind of similar and why you should treat your colleagues (and competition) like they're friends!As always, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send us an email at createloudpodcast@gmail.com!
17:01
June 11, 2018
Anthony Ambriz: "Marketing Your Territory"
Back in the day, getting "discovered" was hard. If you didn't have your own TV or radio show, how was anybody ever going to find you?Things are different now. The "interwebs" have offered a chance to have it all, from the comfort of home. Whether it's selling stuff on Etsy or putting your music on Spotify, the world now has a chance to hear your craft. And Anthony Ambriz wants to make it even easier.Anthony is a YouTube Certified Consultant in Audience Growth and Content Strategy. He is the Founder of Digital Creators, an organization empowering Utah’s creators with the resources to learn, networks, and create (sound familiar? *wink wink*). His expertise is in video marketing, crowdfunding, and social media growth hacking. Anthony has grown YouTube channels for companies, creators, and thought leaders to millions of subscribers and has gained over 300+ million views organically as well as earned over 20+ million in sales for his clients (in short, a total baller).Cody takes this interview and we talk about using the tools you have to get what you want, and what the internet did for creatives.As always, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out our website at http://createloud.us and send us an email at createloudpodcast@gmail.com.
1:07:15
June 4, 2018
We don't need no education
"I don't need to go to school", the clarion call of every exasperated college dropout (trust me, I would know). How necessary is getting a college education in your chosen field? Should you just get a tutor and save tons of money? Or are you missing out? Find out all this stuff and more in today's episode of Create Loud (and hear Rachel's definitely-really-good Italian accent).Make sure to visit us on our website, http://createloud.us to find all the links you need for our social media pages. Or if you're as lazy as I am (Cody), you can click here to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
32:54
May 28, 2018
Sketchy Britt: "Sketching out your niche"
"But Cody, but Rachel!", you say. "I cannot live my passion, it's so random! I exclusively juggle antique urns on a unicycle!"Well, weirdo, look no further than this exact episode. We are joined by the fabulous Sketchy Britt, a Utah-native Etch-a-Sketch artist (yes, you read that correctly) who is absolutely killing it lately! Hear her talk about how she found her passion, what makes her knobs turn, and most importantly, how to get by when your creative field seems to have such a small audience. We talk Instagram, living in an awesome time to be an artist, and how you can pick yourself up when you fail.Follow Sketchy Britt on Instagram!Go to our website to find our links!
49:05
May 21, 2018
Egads! An impostor!
Impostor syndromeImpostor syndrome is a psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved.Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be.Let's just get OVER impostor syndrome already! Learn how to beat it from the hippest cats around (reference to Rachel's constant throwbacks).Email us,Facebook us,Tweet to us,Instagram us,picture of Jeff Goldblum.
37:25
May 14, 2018
Masha Lepire: "Stand up and Stand Out!"
Diversity. It's one of those words where you're not sure how the conversation is going to go after you mention it. What IS diversity? Why is it important in a creative field?Masha and Rachel are sick of being treated differently! They also talk about time management (especially in a field as lonely as composing...seriously, Rachel and Cody need friends).Also on this episode, Cody goes on quite a rant on how people are often overlooked just because of their gender and what we can do to help out.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (for sweet dreams, spicy memes, and everything in betweems).Does anybody actually read this? If you are, send us an email with a picture of Rihanna (maybe this one?). Just so I know I'm writing this for a reason.
42:58
May 7, 2018
Up to Snuff
"Hey, will you do a painting of me and my husband in the nude?"If you haven't been asked to do something along those lines, you will someday. Let's face it, people are weird and they want weird art. Do you know when to say no? Also, if someone has just, a BAD idea, are you allowed to turn them down?Find out this and more on this week's episode of "Li'l Orphan Annie" (Cody's codename for this podcast).Seriously though, being an artist is hard. Cody and Rachel talk about being an emotional investor in the projects you're working on and detaching yourself and your work from a bigger project.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @createloud. I can see your future, and you're glad you did.
23:31
May 1, 2018
Randy Slaugh: "Create Your Dream Life"
I'm at Wendy's. I always get the 4 for $4. It's safe. I like their nuggets. But suddenly, I see the menu, and the new Southwest Avocado Chicken Sandwich & Salad are bringing bold Southwest flavors to Wendy's. Do I stick with the 4 for $4 or risk hating Wendy's new sandwich?My point is, this episode is great and I'm really hungry. Joining us is Randy Slaugh, composer, arranger, producer, and whatever-he-feels-like-er, because he is just that good. He talks about the classic "Wendy's Choice", deciding to stick to your guns and not stray from "your dream" vs. doing something you're GOOD at, and building your skills. Randy knows what he's talking about. Seriously, this is one of our favorite episodes yet.Follow us on social media. As you will be able to see from listening to this episode, Rachel and I are pretty done with this week, so if you don't want to, don't do it. I'm not your dad. (Seriously though, you should follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Intstagram.)If you're still reading, you have way too much time on your hands, but you should leave us a review on iTunes! More reviews mean that more people see our podcast. You can leave a review by clicking here and selecting a star rating. It's especially helpful if you leave a comment with it! Thanks creators!(Star Wars: The Force Awakens was NOT good just for the nostagia, it BUILT on nostalgia while still creating new characters we cared about. If you disagree send us an email. But you don't disagree, because it was great.)
44:34
April 23, 2018
Money is Evil and You're Gross for Asking For It
Look. Money is an awkward topic. We all know this. But asking for it is even worse. When do you bring it up? What if you quote your client too much? Not enough? What if your client is not even actually human, but part of a half-lobster alien race sworn to defeat humans one creative at a time?Clearly, when you get into hypotheticals too much your mind goes to a dark place. That's what we're here for! This week we dive in on MONEY. How to ask for it, when to bring it up, and generally why it's awkward and what we as creatives can do better to handle it.If you have any questions or suggestions, email us at createloudpodcast@gmail.com. Hate comments should go directly to our Twitter messages and pictures of dogs in costumes should be sent exclusively to our Facebook Page. Danke!
34:35
April 16, 2018
BONUS: Say Yes!
We think you're downright swell for subscribing to our show, so here's a bonus episode to shiver your timbers. (Disclaimer: Episode is NOT about pirates)
03:11
April 13, 2018
Shane Mickelsen: "Choose Your Own Adventure"
Shane Mickelsen joins the Create Loud posse to chat about where the heck we're going in life, and why it's okay to not have a super clear picture of where we're going. Not everything can be Emerald City and Yellow Brick Roads!Also, Cody gets a little too real about kiwi fruit. I'm not going to spoil it, just make sure you stick around to the end of the episode. 🤢I'm sure you've missed the billion times we've mentioned our email and social media links, so I'll be sure to give them to you again. Our email is createloudpodcast@gmail.com (seriously, you'll get a fun surprise if you send us an email) and you can find our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
55:30
April 9, 2018
How to Eat an Elephant
Cody goes solo to talk about impossible challenges and how to defeat them. You're David. Your dream ice-cream-truck-owning business is Goliath. What do you do?!Have no fear. Grab a knife and a fork. BON APPETIT, FRIENDS. LET'S DO THIS!Hey. Email us. createloudpodcast@gmail.com.
24:45
April 2, 2018
Luke Millhouse: "That Old School Charm"
We chat with Luke about being a vulnerable artist, how cubicle work isn't for everybody, and how the 2018 Superbowl halftime show was, like, really awesome. Thanks Justin Timberlake!As always, send us an email at createloudpodcast@gmail.com. Oh, you don't know what to email us about? Who would win in a fight, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington? There. Don't make me do all your work for you.
42:22
March 26, 2018
We can't all be Bieber
It's just us this time! We bring up Cindy Crawford, Vince Vaughn and Arthur on the same episode somehow (yes, the aardvark). Which is more important, luck or talent? Let us know what you think--send us an email at createloudpodcast@gmail.com. (Psst--it's me, Cody, writing this. I won the argument, don't let Rachel fool you.)
18:37
March 19, 2018
Kenny Maness: "Create Something Bad"
Kenny Maness joins us to talk about how you can be inspired by both Daft Punk and Kenny G, and how singing dinosaurs can do absolutely nothing for your career (thanks a lot, Vine). You won't want to miss his advice for getting started with next to nothing.We want to hear from you! Send an email to createloudpodcast@gmail.com or visit us at http://createloud.us!
39:21
March 12, 2018
Introduction: Hey, look, another podcast for creatives.
The team gets real about why they started a podcast right now (of all times to start one...), and why the world needs Create Loud. Get to know the hosts, Rachel Robison and Cody Crabb!Rachel explains why she thinks it's important to dive in--but carefully. Cody talks about ikigai, a Japanese concept that's cooler than it sounds.
19:39
March 4, 2018