Creative Minds with Chad Hall

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Can I learn to be a better human? I keep telling myself: Learn to live inside of the questions. Stop trying to be right. Learn to listen. Learn to love the mystery we're all swimming in.

This show is a mix of interviews, audio documentaries, & solo episodes where I pull value from my reading. It's a show about creativity, avoidance, productivity, mental health, grit, self-improvement, screwing-up, thinking, & laughing.

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Theme by CRUELS
Taking Breaks
Our Season 1 finale! Closing out Season 1 seems like the perfect time to talk about the importance of taking breaks. Some of my favorites guest from this season come back to tell us their thoughts on resting the brain and sharpening the saw. Full show notes (including links to all guests):
June 29, 2018
Building from Impulse with CRUELS
I sit down with my good friend producer/artist Giovanni Giusti (CRUELS, The Limousines) and we talk creativity, channeling grief, arguing with strangers online, cultivating ignorance for mental health, dangerous plants, AI, automation, analog synths and making music. 33 1/3 books: Teenage Engineering: Buy tickets to Le Youth's House Party: CRUELS on Instagram: CRUELS on Spotify: Creative Minds Survey: Get a free Audible trial: Support us on Patreon:
June 8, 2018
Re-scoping Anger
What if anger doesn't have to be a destructive thing? What if it can mean something else? Something​ bigger? The Artists Way: Get a free Audible trial: Support us on Patreon: Facebook: Twitter & Instagram: @holyholyfool
June 1, 2018
How Do We Find the Time (Part 2) with Alyshia Ochse & Celeste Walker
In the episode, I chat with two very busy & extraordinary women: actress, podcaster Alyshia Ochse & activist, business owner Celeste Walker. We talk about time but oh, so much more. I really love this episode! Full Show Notes: Get a free Audible trial: Support us on Patreon: Follow us on Facebook:
May 25, 2018
The By-products of a Fool
We often make foolish assumptions and with time they become rules that we live by, but when examined they may, in fact, be things that are holding us back and keeping us from our purpose. I'm going to share with you some of mine and how I'm working past them. Support me on Patreon: Some affiliate links for the books Find Your Why: Start with Why: Rework: Send in your questions email: twitter: instagram: website:
May 16, 2018
How Do We Find the Time (Part 1)?
The number one reason I hear why people aren't creating more is TIME. So I'm dedicating two episode to TIME. In part 1 I talk to an old friend, and we hear from YA author Debby Dodds and painter Roxanne Blackwood. Lam: Debby: Amish Guys Don't Call: Roxanne: Technical Ramblings: Thank you Peter! Send questions for me to answer to, @randombadassery (twitter & instagram,) or right in the Anchor app.
May 3, 2018
How Do We Know When We Are Done?
How do we know when something is finished? This episode, I look for the answer the idea of completion, and I talk to musician John Miller (The Holy Dark) & artist Lou Bermingham. Full Show Notes:
March 29, 2018
A Quick Update
3 minutes - 3 news items Check out Chad's new podcast - Pants in the Chair: A Novel Writing Journal - Full Show Notes:
March 1, 2018
The Green Square
In honor of the February Monthly Creative Challenge prompt of Memories, I delve into a personal memory and explore the power that nostalgia, silence, and memory hold. This episode also reminds us of the transformative power wielded in a child's mind. Full Show Notes:
February 14, 2018
My Creative Detours
A little something fun for the new year: a little bit confessional, a little bit satire and a little bit digital chaos. Full show notes:
January 30, 2018
State of the Podcast 2018
A new name, a new website, some exciting news, some requests and some info about what we have planned for the future. Full show notes:
January 24, 2018
Making Things Tangible
While exploring the process of bringing ideas to life; giving flesh to the imaginary, I talk to entrepreneur & owner of Limón Salon Carlos Letelier. He also talks to Blizzard Entertainment 3D Texture Artist Ian Ameling. Extra special thanks to David Rust for his message. Full show notes:
December 16, 2017
Confrontation of Fear
Fear is the greatest enemy to creativity. What are you afraid of? What does it prevent you from doing? Where does fear live and how to we begin to defeat it? Full​ show notes:
November 6, 2017
Hacking Creativity
So, what exactly is a Hacker Dojo? Hacker Dojo is a Silicon Valley secret and it was kind of the perfect place for us to begin expanding the ways that we understand what creativity is and how it works. Find out what artists and technologists have in common and what they can learn from each other. Full show notes:
September 27, 2017
Looking Back to Move Forward
A look back on the original format of the show and all the lessons learned (feature Lam Nguyen.) As this podcast moves forward with a new format it's important to remember the past and to learn from it. This features sound from our original podcast: Random Badassery now, available as Random Badassery Archive: Full show notes:
August 28, 2017
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