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Your one stop shop for creative inspiration. Each week, Susan Blackwell + Laura Camien reach into their spark files and share stories, ideas and fascinations to ignite your imagination. Obsessed with creativity, Susan + Laura also talk with artists and makers, movers and shakers who have taken the spark of inspiration and fanned it into a flame. This season, hear from inspiring creatives like Sara Bareilles, Zachary Quinto, Rodney Evans, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gavin Creel about their passions and their failures, their inspirations and their aspirations.Refill your creative fish pond with new ideas and fresh perspectives. Listen, then take it and make it!

Your one stop shop for creative inspiration. Each week, Susan Blackwell + Laura Camien reach into their spark files and share stories, ideas and fascinations to ignite your imagination. Obsessed with creativity, Susan + Laura also talk with artists and makers, movers and shakers who have taken the spark of inspiration and fanned it into a flame. This season, hear from inspiring creatives like Sara Bareilles, Zachary Quinto, Rodney Evans, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gavin Creel about their passions and their failures, their inspirations and their aspirations.Refill your creative fish pond with new ideas and fresh perspectives. Listen, then take it and make it!
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United States

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Your one stop shop for creative inspiration. Each week, Susan Blackwell + Laura Camien reach into their spark files and share stories, ideas and fascinations to ignite your imagination. Obsessed with creativity, Susan + Laura also talk with artists and makers, movers and shakers who have taken the spark of inspiration and fanned it into a flame. This season, hear from inspiring creatives like Sara Bareilles, Zachary Quinto, Rodney Evans, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gavin Creel about their passions and their failures, their inspirations and their aspirations.Refill your creative fish pond with new ideas and fresh perspectives. Listen, then take it and make it!

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English

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9176893688


Episodes

Creative Sparks: Little House on the Praire and Speak the Mokita

9/16/2019
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Co-hosts Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien serve up some delicious creative sparks in the form of little-known controversies surrounding the beloved Little House on the Praire series and its author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. We also explore the Mokita -- the truth everyone knows but no one will talk about -- how it defines our work cultures and how it can be used to great dramatic (or comedic) effect.

Duration:01:11:38

Bonus: What is a Spark File and Why Every Creative Needs One

9/11/2019
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Co-hosts Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien serve up the basics of The Spark File podcast -- what is a Spark File? What do you put in it? and why does every creative need one? From the visual artists to performing artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers, instagramers -- artists, makers and creators of all kinds need to restock our creative fishponds and build a reserve of ideas and inspirations. Listen, then take it and make it!

Duration:00:33:10

Makers: Sara Bareilles Part 1: Creative Risks, Songwriting and Broadway

9/11/2019
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Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien talk to favorite songwriter, actor, producer, author and all around prolific creator, Sara Bareilles. Hear how Sara tackles the fear of not knowing, and how she continues to thrive creatively regardless of bouts with anxiety and depression. From Grammy, TONY, and EMMY Award nominations to glorious collaborations, Sara gives us real talk about living the creative life.

Duration:00:25:20

Makers: Sara Bareilles Pt 2: Anxiety, Broadway and Inspirations

9/11/2019
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This is the second helping of creative conversation with master creator, Sara Bareilles. Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien dig in deeper to hear what is next for Sara and what is inspiring her now. From Grammy, TONY, and EMMY Award nominations to glorious collaborations, Sara gives us real talk about living the creative life as a singer, songwriter, author, producer and performer.

Duration:00:19:35

Creative Sparks: Breaking Up with Tech and Free Solo

9/9/2019
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Co-hosts Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien once again surprise each other with ideas and inspiration from their personal spark files. They explore the benefits of breaking up with technology and the impact it could have on your outlook, your productivity, and your creativity. And they discuss the sparks within the award-winning documentary film, Free Solo, looking at the parallels between a life-threatening solo climb of El Capitan and the emotional risk-taking of an artist.

Duration:01:38:35

Creative Sparks: John Mulaney on Failure and the Nine Enders

9/9/2019
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Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien share two new sparks of inspiration from their creative spark files. John Mulaney's interview on You Made It Weird and his personal experiences with failure (perceived or otherwise) give hope to everyone who has ever attempted to create something. There is strength to be gained from Robert F. Kennedy, John Mulaney and others who have lived through public defeat. Meanwhile, who knew the number 9 might be the reason why you (or the characters you are writing)...

Duration:01:17:02

Creative Sparks: Hilma af Klint and The Diderot Effect

9/9/2019
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Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien reach into their personal Spark Files and share inspiration from artist Hilma af Klint, a woman whose other-worldly work was way ahead of her time (and her male contemporaries), and their fascination with the The Diderot Effect, and how a mans spiraling consumption became his enduring legacy

Duration:01:06:04

Trailer: Creating The Spark File theme song

9/1/2019
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A lot goes into writing a brief, catchy theme song. On the debut episode of The Spark File, Susan Blackwell + Laura Camien share the origin story of their opening theme song, featuring Gavin Creel, Lilah Guaragna, Sophie Hearn, and The Performing Arts Project.

Duration:00:08:39