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This is an episode archive of the former Random Badassery podcast with Chad Hall & Lam Nguyen. Check out the new format: CREATIVE MINDS. (Archives of Chad's now-defunct solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About are also included as bonus episodes. Enjoy.)

*Logo by Drew Roulette
*Theme song by CRUELS
Introducing: Technical Ramblings
http://anchor.fm/technical-ramblings http://anchor.fm/creative-minds Also, my novel writing podcast: https://anchor.fm/pants-in-the-chair
01:58
April 2, 2018
What is the Random Badassery Archive
Just a short blurb explaining what this feed is and what to expect
02:58
February 24, 2018
A Change in the Wind
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
10:30
February 23, 2018
Decent Tread
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
08:52
February 23, 2018
The Fool in His Castle
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
07:25
February 23, 2018
A Day Later
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
08:13
February 23, 2018
Let Them Eat Kale
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
08:21
February 23, 2018
Silence in a Microscope
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
08:04
February 23, 2018
Learning to Transform
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
05:06
February 23, 2018
Flaming Ball of Fire
*This is an episode from Chad’s short-lived solo podcast What I Wanna Talk About. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
06:20
February 23, 2018
Tim Cook to Johnny Rotten
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:33:52
February 23, 2018
Mariska Hargitay to Samuel Beckett
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:27:05
February 23, 2018
Robin Williams to Colin Stokes
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:41:00
February 23, 2018
Robert Stack to Stevie Wonder
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:19:38
February 23, 2018
Marcel Proust to Caset Neistat
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:19:27
February 23, 2018
Malcolm Gladwell to Gary Vaynerchuck
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:35:02
February 23, 2018
Guillermo del Toro to Lapsley
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:42:06
February 23, 2018
Philip Michael Thomas to Lars Von Trier
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:33:49
February 23, 2018
John Malkovich to Andrew Applepie
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:28:07
February 23, 2018
Bryan Fuller to Andre Braugher
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:33:39
February 23, 2018
Bob Dylan to Paul Auster
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:10:47
February 23, 2018
Nerds That Are Rough Around the Edges
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:16:45
February 23, 2018
Proof of Life
*This is an episode from our older, long conversation totally scatterbrained format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:03:13
February 23, 2018
Looking Back to Move Forward
Lam & Chad look back on the original format of the show and all the lessons that they learned. As this podcast goes forward it's important to remember the past and to learn from it. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
37:17
February 23, 2018
Burn Your Ships
Using criticism to grow, Defining What You Do, Todoist label overload & Overcoming everyday obstacles *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
47:11
February 23, 2018
The Coen Brothers | Kids with Chemistry Sets
Lam & Chad talk about directors Joel & Ethan Coen. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:40:31
February 23, 2018
The Power of Boredom
Passivity communicates lack of care, finding wonder, cultivating boredom, question your choice of reality, productivity vs fooling yourself, ask yourself the right questions and more *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:36:19
February 23, 2018
Fight For a Future
Positive mindsets, Looking forward with purpose, Acknowledging where you make a difference, Having trouble finishing books, and Discovering blindspots *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:32:27
February 23, 2018
The Poet of The Body & The Tramp
Lam draws upon the final speak from Chaplin's The Great Dictator, Our monthly creative challenge: mutation, Speaking your mind in the moment with kindness, Chad digs into section of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself", and Don’t get overwhelmed with choice *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:43:58
February 23, 2018
Smellbuds, Popsicle Stick Sculptures & Questions
Lam’s low-tech challenge update, Being present, Keep your phone in your pocket, Lam’s happy thirty challenge update, The creative power of being bored, Track yourself challenge, How do you tell your story?, Visages Villages (Faces Places), Finding the Honesty, and The power of questions *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:40:32
February 23, 2018
Meryl Streep | Finding the Humanity
Lam & Chad discuss the greatest actress of our time, Meryl Streep. It’s never too late in life to start something, Finding the humanity in every character, The importance of remaining a learner, Greatest requires leaving your comfort zone, and Fear is a good thing. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:27:15
February 23, 2018
Don’t Give Up, Fail Forward
Why the episodes have been different lately, Reframing problems as challenges, the importance of understanding why we do things, dealing with failures & never giving up, the unrealistic expectations that we put on our friends & family, and Letting go of shame, excuses & stories in our heads. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:37:08
February 23, 2018
Break the Chains
In this Inspiration episode: the problem with being clever, the need for humility, the obstacle of ego, and the illusion of safety. Lam declares his love for Song Exploder and Colin Hayes. Chad ponders the utility of video game documentaries and Apple keynotes. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:44:50
February 23, 2018
Swimming in Chaos
This week we cover a lot of ground from a CBD update to slowing down and being present to writing tools. Chad shares part of his newest writing workflow & Lam issues two challenges to the audience: #lowtechchallenge & #happy60challenge. Listen to find out what the heck that means. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:23:19
February 23, 2018
Cheryl Strayed | Choose the Thorns
WARNING: One or two uses of strong language (for quotation's sake.) We also touch on the theme of sexual assault. Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild, Torch, & Tiny Beautiful Things) is our subject this month. Strayed is a powerful force of compassion and brutal honesty. As a consequence, this episode dives deep emotionally. This was a hard episode for both of us for many reasons but ultimately it is our most vulnerable and open episode. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:32:13
February 23, 2018
Drew Roulette | The Idea is the Tool
A Random Baddassery styled interview with artist & musician (dredg, Dark Heavens) Drew Roulette. Drew really breaks down his creative process for us, explains the importance of mistakes, shares some uniques techniques for working with acrylic paints and talks about the difference/similarities between visual art and music. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:21:17
February 23, 2018
The Thing Itself & The Mood of Me
These Inspiration episodes are like a firehose they can spin off in​ any direction at any time. That's what makes them so much fun. This week: How to take criticism, talent vs. work, the importance of being present and Chad gives his most explicit writing advise. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:35:29
February 23, 2018
Björk | How to Come Home
Possibly one of the most creatively adventurous people of all time. This week Lam & Chad talk about singer Björk. How does she take such risks and sonic adventures while maintaining a feeling of centeredness. What is her balance? What is her process? And how does the idea of home play into creativity for her? *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:15:23
April 27, 2017
Memoirs of a Habitual Door Closer
Lam & Chad tackle their first "inspiration" episode. What does inspiration mean anyways? The guys bring two meaningful quotations​ to the table and the discussion evolves from there. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:22:45
April 13, 2017
Our Podcast Method
Lam & Chad share they podcast journey and what they've learned. What tools work? What tools didn't? How have things changed? What is the importance of pivoting? How does all of this apply to creativity in general? This episode is packed with so much more. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:51:14
April 5, 2017
Frida Kahlo | Transformation of Choice
Some art cannot be removed from the life of the artist, the two are completely interwoven, and there is no better example of that than Frida Kahlo. In fact, separating her art from her life would diminish its richness. Frida had a very difficult and painful life, be she was able to take that and make something from it. What was it? How did she do it? Click play and find out. ;0) *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:25:31
March 29, 2017
App-O-Rama
Without meaning to we talked a lot about apps and systems in this one. It's an area of creativity that isn't touched often enough. What apps does Lam recommend for photography? What does Chad use for notes and tasks? How do we get all the nagging stuff out of our heads and make room for ideas to breed and grow? *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:42:35
March 15, 2017
Neil Gaiman | The Humanity of Ideas
From Sandman to America Gods & Coraline, Neil Gaiman is an artist of both breadth and depth. Gaiman is prolific not only in creation but in medium. He brings his unique style to comics, novels, children's books, TV and film. So, where does he get his ideas from? What is his trick? What can we gleam from him? *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:37:41
March 1, 2017
Clearing Obstacles
The first of our new mid-month episodes focused on who we are, what we are creating and what we are using to get it done. In this episode, we cover time-lapses, novel writing, minimalism, criticism, smiling, and our current favorite creative apps. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:49:03
February 16, 2017
Bob Dylan | Contradict Yourself
There's so much to study when tackling a subject as large and important as Bob Dylan. Over thirty albums alone! How did he survive being labeled the voice of a generation? How did he keep creating for so many decades? What were his tricks? Where did he fail? What can we learn from The Bard? *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:24:48
February 2, 2017
Sir Ian McKellen | Improving with Age
First the guys talk about starting 2017 with minimalism in mind. Then they go on to discuss the great actor Sir Ian McKellen who proves that dedication to a craft and time lead to true mastery. Thought he is most well know for play Magneto in the X-men movies and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, Lam and Chad each believe he has greater roles. Which do you think will be their favorites? Which are yours? What defines greatness? *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:40:30
January 3, 2017
Nick Cave | Confident Collaboration
With over 20 albums under his belt with an ever-changing and impressive list of collaborators, Nick Cave exemplifies the collaborative spirit managing to allow new sounds into his music while consistently sounding like himself. What can we learn from him? *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:29:22
December 6, 2016
Isaac Asimov | Prolific Understanding
Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors to ever live, perhaps THE most prolific author to ever live. He exemplified action. Yet despite the immense quantity of his work he was able to provide equal quality, proving that the two are not mutually exclusive. What can we learn from him? *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:29:14
November 2, 2016
David Lynch | Creatively Following
Lam & Chad talk David Lynch. David Lynch is a successful director but his success is rare in how little compromise he has made over the years to his vision. He's also an avid practitioner of transcendental meditation (claiming he hasn't missed a meditation in 33 years!) But perhaps the greatest wisdom we learned about Lynch in studying him this month was to allow your creativity to lead you; learning to see where ideas and accidents take you. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:24:16
September 20, 2016
The Mystery of Haruki Murakami
The first episode in our new creativity focused format. Our first subject is one of our favorite novelists: Haruki Murakami. Join us as we dig into his creative style, his influences and much more. *This is an episode from our older, long conversation format. We hope you enjoy it and please check out our newer, more focused Random Badassery Podcast: Creative Minds
1:23:58
August 17, 2016
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