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.



Latest Episodes

#10: More Capable Spy Women

September 16th, 2017 · 74 minutes

Acclaimed comic book and games writer Antony Johnston, writer of the Coldest City, joins us to talk about what it was like to have his book turned into a movie, writing strong women leads, and where he gets inspiration.

#9: Investing in Art

August 31st, 2017 · 86 minutes

Often, our creative endeavors don't pay us well. This episode, we talk about why it's okay and frequently necessary to ask for financial support to help us make things.

#8: A Song-Shaped Butterfly Net

August 17th, 2017 · 61 minutes

S. J. Tucker joins us once again to talk about how collaboration has helped her foster her creativity.

#7: Will the Universe Take Care of Me

August 3rd, 2017 · 61 minutes

S. J. Tucker joins to talk about creating, creativity, living life as a vagabond, and keeping up her momentum of song creation.

#6: Engage the Hashtagery

July 20th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Dan Moren joins Tempest and Aleen to talk about his debut novel, The Caledonian Gambit, how it feels to be published at last, what he'd do differently, and what he takes to book signings.

#5: 73 Million Blank Notebooks

July 6th, 2017 · 64 minutes

Guest Jay Miller joins Tempest and Aleen to talk about bullet journals--how to get started, what tools to use, and when to draw a kitty on it.

#4: One Million Words of S**t

June 22nd, 2017 · 51 minutes

There once was a person named Tempest
Whose advice was simply the wisest
“Practice your art!
That’s where it all starts!”
Even though sometimes it’s the toughest.

#3: Unicorn Sidekick

June 9th, 2017 · 64 minutes

Have you ever looked at your email with scorn
and thought, “I could really use a unicorn
to sort and tidy this digital thorn?”

Be of good cheer, don’t be forlorn!
There sidekicks who are foresworn
to help fight our battles before we’re careworn.

#2: A Couch Not Possessed by Cats or Satan

May 25th, 2017 · 62 minutes

Show up and create.
Mikah Sargent motivates.
Listen to this one.

#1: Steampunk Mermaids

May 15th, 2017 · 50 minutes

What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever done on a dare? Nisi Shawl wrote Everfair, a Steampunk book about life during warfare.