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The most common question creative people get asked is, "Where do you get your ideas?" That's what Originality is all about: exploring the wheres, hows, and whys of creative genius with K Tempest Bradford, Aleen Simms, and a diverse assortment of guests from a variety of fields.

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#40: Can AI Be Creative?

April 19th, 2023 · 60 minutes

Guest Andy Baio joins us to talk about AI: what it is, how it works, and whether or not it is actually creative.

#39: Do Not Put All Your Eggs in Twitter's Basket

February 28th, 2023 · 52 minutes

Twitter is (still) going down in a blaze of...well, not glory. Its demise has been a blow to many creative people, so let's talk about what to do in the wake of any social media platform's decline.

#38: It’s Been a Long Process

November 10th, 2022 · 69 minutes

Tempest's first book, Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion, has been published! In this episode, she shares her experience writing and publishing a middle-grade book.

#37: Fuzzy Woo-Woo Business

September 30th, 2022 · 60 minutes

Does a spiritual practice play a part in your creative process? Do you have any rituals to help you create? Tempest and Aleen share their thoughts, feelings, history with spirituality, & current spiritual practices and how they relate to their creativity.

#36: Make Believe About Dragons

August 9th, 2022 · 50 minutes

Whitney "Strix" Beltrán joins Tempest and Aleen to talk about her path to becoming a narrative director in the video games industry.

#35: 35: Lean Into Your Creative Genius

June 23rd, 2022 · 54 minutes

It's easy to get bogged down in the notion that you've waited too long to start a new creative pursuit, but Tempest and Aleen are here to tell you that it is never too late to try something new.

#34: The Revival of Originality

May 6th, 2022 · 48 minutes

#33: I Feel My Body Rejecting This

April 11th, 2022 · 52 minutes

It can be really hard to put yourself out there when you don't feel like you know everything on a topic. This month, Tempest, Aleen, and guest Quinn Rose talk about strategies for overcoming that feeling so you can get started.

#32: Comparison is a Killer

February 13th, 2020 · 51 minutes

2020 is here! What did you achieve in the 2010s? Tempest and Aleen talk about why they dislike this question, and interrogate what "achievement" really means. In 2020 they're reframing creative goals and what accomplishments look and feel like.

#31: Being Transparent About Hating the Process

October 24th, 2019 · 65 minutes

Rosemary Orchard joins Aleen and Tempest to talk about the writing process. Their productivity topics include getting over barriers to creativity, not holding yourself to impossible standards, and establishing a writing ritual that works for you.