Head, Heart-logo

Head, Heart

Arts & Culture Podcasts >

More Information


Creatives should network, too

"Networking" may feel like a dirty word to many creatives and artists, but it shouldn't. Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and sign up for our newsletter.


Here's why I didn't accept your LinkedIn invitation

My thoughts on the "quantity versus quality" approach to social media, especially as it relates to making connections with other artists and creatives. In short, your network is not a bunch of baseball cards. Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and subscribe to our newsletter.


Why you should pay attention to Uma Thurman

The New York Times op-ed regarding Uma Thurman and Harvey Weinstein is important for creatives and artists. Here's why... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/03/opinion/sunday/this-is-why-uma-thurman-is-angry.html


Why your reaction to The Last Jedi says a lot about you as an artist

If you're an artist or creative and saw The Last Jedi, your opinion of the movie says a lot about you. In this bonus episode, Allen shares his thoughts on The Last Jedi and weighs in on the love it/hate it debate among die-hard StarWars fans. He also explains his theory on why it's important to think about how we react to other creative works, and what that means for our own creative growth. Check out the SlashFilm review by Jacob Hall, as well! Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and...


Thanks for listening to Season 2

Season 2 is officially over, and Allen shares his thoughts on 2018 and what you can expect in Season 3. Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and sign up for our newsletter.


Eulanda & Omo Osagiede

In this episode, I interview Eulanda & Omo Osagiede (@dipyourtoesin), London-based freelance writers and social influencers who run the travel blog Hey, Dip Your Toes In (also known as HDYTI). I love the brand they've created and was energized to hear how they make their side project work on top of their professional lives. If you've ever been interested in treating your creative passion like a business, this is the episode for you! Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and sign up for...


Melody Peng

In this episode, I interview Melody Peng (@Mpeng11), an actress in Los Angeles who has appeared on a variety of network and cable shows. After moving to LA for a corporate job several years ago, Melody decided to go all in on acting and continues to work towards her big break. If you've ever wondered what it takes to move to Los Angeles and become a "struggling actor," this is the episode for you! Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and sign up for our newsletter.


Ryan Dillon

In this episode, I interview Ryan Dillion (@oysterpig), a classically-trained chef, punk rock and hardcore musician who's been creative his whole life. Growing up in Virginia, Ryan worked in restaurants and played music throughout his formative years, then studied at Virginia Tech and went to culinary school. He's lived in Boston, Raleigh, and earlier this year returned to his hometown. No matter where he's been, though, he's partnered with other creatives in both music and food. If you...


Ramon Deslauriers

In this episode, I interview Ramon Deslauriers (ramon_d on Instagram), an artist who enjoys manipulating and taking photos for digital media. Ramon's ethereal approach to imagery is both trippy and mesmerizing, and he's heavily influenced by his 1980's childhood and love of fantasy. His cell phone is often his medium of choice, and Ramon admits that he's constantly consuming and producing imagery. Want to know what it's like to be an artist in a digital medium? This is the episode for...


Jon Goldberg

In this episode, I interview Jon Goldberg, a writer and creative director in the advertising world who recently finished a series of personal essays and is working on his first novel. Although he stumbled into ad writing after attempting to break into screenwriting in Los Angeles, Jon soon transitioned from being a professional creative to leading other advertising creatives for major New York agencies. Have dreams of working in the ad world? This is the episode for you! Visit us at...


Ben Haley

In this episode, I interview Ben Haley (yelahneb on Instagram), a stay-at-home dad with a lengthy list of creative experiences and projects. From producing Salon of Shame in Seattle, to taking photos, writing poetry, and playing drums, Ben has tapped into his creativity since he was a teenager. Want to know what it takes to build a creative community for your projects? This is the episode for you. Visit us at headheartandhustle.com and sign up for our newsletter.


James Mowdy

In this episode, I interview James Mowdy (@JamesJetsOften), a brand consultant and creative analytic who helps opera singers build their own brands in the 21st century. James not only helps professional creatives learn storytelling and social media skills to build awareness, but he runs Operatawk, a live-streaming Q&A show about opera on Periscope. If you'd like to learn more about how to build your brand as an artist, this episode's for you!


Andrea Letamendi

In this episode, I interview Dr. Andrea Letamendi (@ArkhamAsylumDoc), a licensed clinical psychologist who expresses her creativity through a merger of her professional knowledge with a love of comics and all things geek. She hosts podcasts, runs panels at conventions, and has even become a character in the DC comics universe. Drea is one of a handful of real people to have been immortalized in this way, having been portrayed as a therapist to Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl). If you're a...


Rachel Caldwell

In this episode, I interview Rachel Caldwell, an illustrator and graphic designer who regularly finds her artwork tattooed on people around the world (or at least on people's T-shirts). As a child of painter Edward Gordon, Rachel explored her talents early on. Today she works professionally as a graphic designer but moonlights as a working artist, doing everything from commission work for heavy metal bands, to illustrating pop-up books on anatomy for children, to achieving income from...


Nicole Piccolomini

In this episode, I interview Nicole Piccolomini, an American-raised opera singer living in Berlin. Nicole grew up in Long Island, NY with a supportive mother who not only encouraged her love of music and Broadway but helped introduce Nicole to classical music. Although Nicole grew up watching performances in Manhattan and renting VHS tapes of A Chorus Line, today she's a talented mezzo soprano known for her exceptional portrayal of Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto. If you're curious to know...


Catherine Baab-Muguira

In this episode, I interview Catherine Baab-Muguira (@Greedzilla1), a writer and journalist who's been published by Quartz, Fast Company, Playboy, Salon, New York Magazine, and others. Cat lives in New York City with her husband and juggles her writing with a day job that allows her to work from home. If you're a writer who dreams of moving to New York and sitting in cafes all day while you pen your novel, this is the episode for you! Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and subscribe to...


Chris Spurvey

In this episode, I interview Chris Spurvey (@ChrisSpurvey), an entrepreneur who's authored books, runs his own podcast and coaches others on selling and developing personal brands. Based in Newfoundland, Canada, Chris grew up in a strongly creative family and embraced his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. If you're a creative who thinks "selling" is a four-letter word, this is the episode for you! Visit us at HeadHeartandHustle.com and subscribe to our newsletter for updates.


Daniel Cousins

In this episode, I interview Daniel Cousins, a New York City-based producer, performer, and 21st Century songwriter who defines his sound as supernatural electro rock. Daniel's not only been writing and performing music for years, but he acts in indie films, as well. He's a true working artist; holding down a full-time job, writing and performing, acting, and making it all work while living in one of the greatest cities for artists in the world. He may not be a household name, but if you...


Noah Scalin

In this episode, I interview Noah Scalin, an artist who first gained notoriety a little over a decade ago with his Webby Award-winning Skull-A-Day project (during which he produced a different piece of art containing a skull every day for a year). Today, Noah is the first artist-in-residence for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. He runs Another Limited Rebellion, an art and innovation consulting firm, with his sister and leads a collaborative science fiction...


Season 2 starts Sept 5th

New episodes of the podcast are coming September 5th! Here's a quick update on what we'll have for listeners this fall.