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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#16: Someone Needs Me to Talk About Jem & the Holograms

December 8th, 2017 · 96 minutes

from an idea
to toys
to television
to comics

a musical sensation more fun than Hooked on Phonics

it may be a remix
but don't dismiss it out of hand
this comic is packed with diversity
and it's anything but bland

#15: You Can't See Them But They Can See You

November 23rd, 2017 · 60 minutes

Everyone can draw
To some extent, at least
Creating art when you write
Results in an intellectual feast!

#14: Interconnected Art

November 9th, 2017 · 63 minutes

Both here and elsewhere, you’ll hear it a lot:
you need to find new points of view to have creative thoughts
That means seeking out different perspectives
maybe with someone with different objectives
to create something
unusual
exciting
and
new

#13: I Need to Stand Next to the Pyramids

October 26th, 2017 · 71 minutes

Imagination!
It's a wonderful thing but
Sometimes, you need more.

Maybe you'll travel.
Or go to the library.
Librarians rock!

Wikipedia!
It's a place to get started.
Footnotes are awesome.

#12: Writing is Time Travel

October 12th, 2017 · 75 minutes

Sometimes flexing the muscles of your creativity
Means writing for something like an RPG
What do people want to do?
Where do they want to go?
The possibilities seem endless
And it’s up to you to help them enjoy the flow.

#11: Stuff Your Inner Critic in a Box

September 28th, 2017 · 69 minutes

It's almost time for NaNoWriMo
A time to give your inner critic the ol' heave-ho
Take some time to let the words flow
You never know where this might go!

#10: More Capable Spy Women

September 16th, 2017 · 74 minutes

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Women spies
Are coming for you

#9: Investing in Art

August 31st, 2017 · 86 minutes

Look in the mirror and say,
"I'm good enough
I'm smart enough
and doggone it,
people like me.
I deserve to make money!"

Okay, that was a good first shot.
Shoulders back, stand tall!
You may not feel confident
but it's okay to fake it.
Speak clearly.
Project your voice.

You're good enough
You're smart enough
and doggone it,
peopl…

#8: A Song-Shaped Butterfly Net

August 17th, 2017 · 61 minutes

Collaboration: noun
working with someone to create
something amazing and
beautiful and
new

S. J. Tucker joins us again
to tell us about keeping
her garden of creativity
in riotous bloom
by working with others

#7: Will the Universe Take Care of Me

August 3rd, 2017 · 61 minutes

What’s it like to be a vagabond?
To move from place to place?
Does it have pros in addition to cons?
Does it give freedom to create?

S. J. Tucker leads a life free.
Traveling thither and yon,
Between land and sea
Making music for all to enjoy.