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Spark & Fire: Fuel Your Creativity

Spark & Fire: Fuel Your Creativity

19 Episodes By WaitWhat sparkandfire.com
Every creative work you’ve ever loved has a hero’s journey behind it. On Spark & Fire, you'll hear creators tell the story of bringing one beloved work to life. Iconic creatives — like Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, Pixar director Domee Shi, comedian Patton Oswald, musician Wynton Marsal ...more
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Spark & Fire: Fuel Your Creativity
Spark & Fire: Fuel Your Creativity
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How to recover your creative voice: Comedian Patton Oswalt on “Annihilation” & “I Love Everything”
What do you do when you fear you’ve lost touch with ... more
Nov 21 2022 39m
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5 ways to get creatively unstuck
You hit a creative dead end. You’re lost in the fore... more
Nov 14 2022 20m
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Season 2 – Coming Soon
Every creative work you’ve ever loved has a story be... more
Oct 20 2022 2m
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Be utterly honest: Ben Folds on his breakout album “Whatever and Ever Amen”
Capturing an honest moment is one of the riskiest wa... more
Jul 1 2021 38m
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How to spark others: Yo-Yo Ma on the Silk Road Project
The Silk Road Project was an impossibly ambitious, c... more
Jun 24 2021 55m
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Stick with it: "The Queen's Gambit" producers Allan Scott and Bill Horberg
When you fall in love with a project, stay with it –... more
Jun 10 2021 34m
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Trust your instinct: Salsa legend Rubén Blades on the iconic song “Pedro Navaja”
“It’s too long. It’s too sad. It’s not danceable.” J... more
Jun 1 2021 41m
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Stay authentic to yourself: Randall Park on making "Always Be My Maybe"
How do you create something an audience will love? S... more
May 25 2021 35m
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Create the conditions for your own creativity: Yaa Gyasi on "Transcendent Kingdom"
To make a creative leap, get to know your creative s... more
May 18 2021 23m
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Play to an elevated purpose: Wynton Marsalis on "The Democracy! Suite"
“Everything you do in the arts gives meaning to your... more
May 11 2021 29m
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Cultivate a child's sense of wonder: "Knives Out" director Rian Johnson
How do you create deeply imaginative work? There’s a... more
May 4 2021 38m
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Oscar winner Pixar's Kemp Powers on "Soul": The best person for the project
How do you create an authentic character? Start with... more
Apr 27 2021 31m
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How to build your creative vision: Photographer Stephen Wilkes on the 2021 Inauguration Photo
Making art is a distillation of all your life experi... more
Feb 23 2021 33m
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Great collabs start with trust: Apollo Theater’s Kamilah Forbes on “Between the World and Me”
"I want to make this into theater, in a way that’s n... more
Feb 9 2021 37m
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Creativity starts with play: Designer Thomas Heatherwick on NYC's The Vessel
How do you change the creative brief? You start with... more
Feb 2 2021 35m
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Turn crisis into art: Choreographer Bill T. Jones on “Afterwardsness," his pandemic masterpiece
When faced with a crisis, how do you move forward? S... more
Jan 26 2021 43m
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Turn memory into art: Isabel Allende on “The House of the Spirits”
How do you write the stories of your life? Any time,... more
Jan 19 2021 38m
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How to find inspiration: Chip Kidd on the "Jurassic Park" book cover
What do you do when you’re stuck? Something else. De... more
Jan 12 2021 32m
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How to begin: Susan Orlean on "The Orchid Thief"
How do you move past that "wobbly moment" in your cr... more
Jan 5 2021 45m
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