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Creative Elements

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Creative Elements bridges the gap between art and business by talking to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the story behind how your favorite creators broke through. We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints. Learn how these creators made a living with their art and you’ll feel more confident earning a living on your own terms too.

Creative Elements bridges the gap between art and business by talking to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the story behind how your favorite creators broke through. We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints. Learn how these creators made a living with their art and you’ll feel more confident earning a living on your own terms too.

Location:

United States

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Podglomerate

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Creative Elements bridges the gap between art and business by talking to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the story behind how your favorite creators broke through. We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints. Learn how these creators made a living with their art and you’ll feel more confident earning a living on your own terms too.

Language:

English


Episodes

#55: Alec Torelli [Asymmetic Bets]

5/4/2021
Alec Torelli is a professional high-stakes poker player turned creator, who shares how the lessons he learned from poker can be applied to life and business. Alec is the founder of Conscious Poker, a popular poker training platform, and after spending the last 14 years making decisions for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single hand, he now gives talks in which he dissects the anatomy of decision making to help others hone the way they make choices. Lately, Alec is one of the leading...

Duration:00:59:26

#54: Corbett Barr [Reboot]

4/27/2021
Corbett Barr is the creator of Fizzle, a membership combining courses, podcasts, and community for creators. Corbett started Fizzle in 2012, and has been self-employed on the Internet since 2005. He recently decided to start over to refocus on writing and re-evaluate his digital self. In this episode we talk about what brought Corbett into the nascent world of digital creators in 2005, the evolution of Fizzle, cultivating community, and why a digital reboot is a step we may all want to...

Duration:00:59:47

Introducing Trail Weight

4/22/2021
Hey! I'm dropping in today to share with you a new show from the Podglomerate called Trail Weight. After 30 years of feeling stuck, Andrew Steven attempted to get in shape for a month-long backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevadas. Looking at his career for inspiration, Andrew finds an unlikely revelation by imagining his life’s narrative arc. But after a death in the family, he found himself in a story of repeating loss. Trail Weight chronicles Andrew’s journey as he narrates a year of...

Duration:00:08:17

#53: Bijan Stephen [Internet Culture]

4/20/2021
Bijan Stephen is a writer, editor, and video correspondent based in Brooklyn, NY. He covers Twitch and Streaming at The Verge and a music critic at The Nation. Independently, he co-hosts a show on Twitch called One Time On The Internet, streams, and is a character on an actual play podcast called Fun City. In this episode we talk about Bijan’s experience in journalism, why he decided freelancing wasn’t for him, the differences between gaming and streaming, what it takes to get started...

Duration:00:47:56

#52: Cole Cuchna [Perseverance]

4/13/2021
Cole Cuchna is the creator of Dissect, a serialized music podcast that examines a single album per season, one song per episode. Dissect was named "Best podcast of 2017" by Quartz, and the following year was named "Best podcast of 2018" by the New York Times. In this episode, we talk about Cole’s attempt at being a professional musician, his love of creative writing, the beginning of Dissect, and how his perseverance through late nights paid off in helping him create Dissect full time....

Duration:01:03:15

#51: Dickie Bush [Feedback Loops]

4/6/2021
Dickie Bush is a macro investor and the creator of Ship 30 for 30, a community of writers developing a writing habit in 30 days. He is passionate about providing writers and creators with the tools, resources, processes, and mindsets required to find points of leverage and achieve exponential growth—both personally and professionally. In this episode we talk about Dickie’s humble newsletter beginnings, his experimentation with Twitter, the growth of Ship 30 for 30, and why listening to...

Duration:00:54:31

#50: Nick DenBoer aka Smearballs [Personal Projects]

3/30/2021
Nick DenBoer (also known as Smearballs) a director, animator, editor, music producer, remix artist and self-proclaimed "all around great guy." With a following of 75,000 on Instagram and 25,000 subscribers on YouTube, Nick has worked with clients including Conan, deadmau5, KFC, Old Spice, Wieden + Kennedy, and more. Nick has an incredibly unique style of animation, and has recently begun selling his work independently as NFTs on the crypto art platform SuperRare. In this episode we talk...

Duration:01:00:48

#49: Corey Haines of Swipe Files [Strategy]

3/23/2021
Corey Haines is the creator of Swipe Files, a membership site that provides content, community, and courses to help you master marketing. Corey curates marketing examples, copywriting help, and more through his newsletter, membership community, and podcast. In this episode we talk about Corey’s five pillars of Growth, how he achieved early traction with Swipe Files, why he decided to go full time, and a complete strategy for using Product Hunt to get in front of potential fans and customers....

Duration:00:54:51

#48: Rosie Sherry [Trust]

3/16/2021
Rosie Sherry is the creator of Rosieland, a community and resource hub for community builders. She previously led community for Indie Hackers, a community of more than 140,000 independent makers. In this episode we talk about Rosie’s history of building community with Ministry of Testing, what she learned through her time at Indie Hackers, the different forms “community” can take, and why trust is at the heart of improving community participation. Transcript and show notes can be found here...

Duration:00:52:41

BONUS: Building Community and Being Acquired (Indie Hackers)

3/11/2021
In this bonus episode, I'm talking with Courtland Allen, the founder of Indie Hackers. As I’ve shared a couple times over the last few months, my accelerator and community Unreal Collective was acquired by Smart Passive Income in January of this year. I wrote an article about the acquisition, and it got quite a bit of attention. One of the places it got shared was on Indie Hackers, a massive online community of nearly 30,000 people trying to build profitable side projects. It was originally...

Duration:00:53:38

[REPLAY] #10: Amy Landino [Routine]

3/9/2021
Amy Landino is the creator of the award-winning series AmyTV and author of the best-selling book Vlog Like a Boss; How to Kill It Online With Video Blogging. With nearly 400K YouTube subscribers and over 23 million views, Amy has empowered people from over 100 countries all over the world to go after the life they want. In this episode we talk about leveraging YouTube, building an audience, creating a persona, and how Routine has been at the center of her entire content journey. Transcript...

Duration:01:01:05

#47: Lalese Stamps [Tenacity]

3/2/2021
Lalese Stamps is a ceramicist and the founder of Lolly Lolly Ceramics, a small-scale ceramics production and design studio. Since undertaking a 100 day project at the end of 2019, Lolly Lolly Ceramics has grown to more than 100K followers on Instagram. In this episode we talk about Lalese’s start to ceramics, the process of making a mug, growing a large following overnight, brand partnerships, and how her tenacity has helped her to make the most out of her opportunities. Transcript and show...

Duration:00:50:21

#46: Sarah McAllister of GoCleanCo [Scrappiness]

2/23/2021
Sarah McAllister is the Founder, Director and CEO of GoCleanCo, a widely sought after cleaning company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The GoCleanCo Instagram account serves more than 1.8M followers today with cleaning hacks and tips. In this episode we talk about Sarah’s scrappy beginnings, how hard it was to even pay herself in the early days, accidentally selling out products on Amazon, and Sarah’s best advice for growing a following on Instagram. Transcript and show notes can be found here...

Duration:01:02:21

BONUS: Pat Flynn interviews me on SPI 460!

2/18/2021
Last week, I was featured on the Smart Passive Income podcast. The SPI Podcast is one of the biggest shows in online business. The host, Pat Flynn, has been podcasting for nearly a decade, has published somewhere close to 2,000 episodes of his shows, and the SPI podcast has had more than 60 million downloads all time! Pat was on the show back in August of 2020 with his business partner, Matt Gartland. And the two of them spoke about the future of SPI, and how they were focused on growing the...

Duration:00:46:08

#45: Jess Cordova Kramer [Intuition] and Stephanie Wittels Wachs [Impulse]

2/16/2021
Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs are the co-creators of Lemonada Media, a podcast network that shares the unfiltered version of the human experience. In 2015, Steph lost her brother, beloved comedian Harris Wittels, to a heroin overdose. And in 2017, Jess lost her newly-married brother Stefano Cordova, Jr. to a fentanyl overdose. In this episode we talk about creating Last Day, how Stephanie produces their narrative shows, how Jessica’s intuition led to creating Lemonada...

Duration:00:41:11

#44: Jordan Harbinger [Relationships]

2/9/2021
Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned podcast interviewer with an approachable style and knack for securing high-profile guests. His show, The Jordan Harbinger Show was selected as part of Apple’s “Best of 2018.” And today, the Jordan Harbinger Show generates more than 6 million downloads per month. In this episode, we talk about building strong relationships, effective sales strategies that people actually appreciate, being a great podcast host, and ALL of it really comes down to...

Duration:00:59:17

#43: Emily Clouse [Space]

2/2/2021
Emily Clouse is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer and cartoonist who illustrates this show! Her work can be found in The Onion, The New Yorker, Reductress, McSweeney's, American Greetings and other, more unspeakable places. In this episode we talk about our childhood, her interest in drawing, moving to Chicago, Uganda, and LA, and why holding space to explore her interests have led her to pursue a career in comedy writing. Transcript and show notes can be found here *** LISTENER SUPPORT Join...

Duration:00:49:10

#42: Alex Cattoni [Values]

1/26/2021
Alex Cattoni is a copywriter, marketer, and the founder of The Copy Posse, where she teaches people to become freelance copywriters. In 2017, Alex started her YouTube channel where she now has 75,000 subscribers and more than 1.5M views. In this episode we talk about Alex’s start at MindValley, her decision to freelance, the connection between marketing and copywriting, the massively successful launch of her coaching program, and why thinking about what she values has helped her push the...

Duration:00:59:00

#41: Tim Urban [Struggle]

1/19/2021
Tim Urban is the writer of the blog Wait But Why. Tim writes about topics including artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, alien life, the size of the universe, and more. His articles are often tens of thousands of words – the length of finished novels. The success of his blog has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. In this episode we talk about the beginning of Wait But Why, his research and writing process, how Tim...

Duration:00:54:56

#40: Matty Benedetto of Unnecessary Inventions [Just Doing It]

1/12/2021
Matty Benedetto is the creator of Unnecessary Inventions. Unnecessary Inventions solves problems that don’t really exist by creating products that no one is really asking for. Each product is editorially shot to resemble a real marketing campaign for a product you can not get your hands on. He has nearly 650K followers on Instagram and over 100K subscribers on YouTube. In this episode we talk about being self taught, his experience with Kickstarter, building on Instagram, YouTube, and why...

Duration:00:53:00