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Jun 15: Inspired–Understanding Creativity with Matt Richtel

A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul

How do we define creativity? How does it work? Where does inspiration spark? How can we optimize our own creative potential? And what do great creators have to share with us?

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Matt Richtel takes a deep dive into the new science behind creativity and creative minds, and blends it with insight from great creators, and stories of his own. We talk about The Muse and Hope. Why intelligence doesn’t always factor into creativity.  How anyone can become more creative. And more delicious insight from  Inspired: Understanding Creativity, A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul.

About Matt Richtel

An American writer, narrative storyteller, and New York Times Science reporter Matt Richtel was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series on distracted driving. He’s the author of three narrative nonfiction books, several novels, and a daily comic strip. His latest book is Inspired: Understanding Creativity, A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul.

Catch our previous podcast with Matt Richtel right here A Deadly Wandering.

 

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Jul 06: 1] A Deadly Wandering 2] Have A Chat… With Your Pet! ~PODCAST

A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Matt Richtel explores a mysterious, landmark investigation through a hard-hitting, narrative driven look at how technology influences the human mind, as told through a real-life “texting while driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists.

Fido is staring at you intently, barking up a storm at nothing, or digging in the yard as if his life depended on it. Your cat has been fed, had a drink, some quality playtime, and is still meowing as if she needs more. Tim Link discovered an unusually adept ability to communicate with animals, and shares his simple methods to unlock the doors of communication with your pets in Talking with Cats and Dogs: Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals.

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National bestseller A Deadly Wandering is a mysterious, landmark investigation into the astonishing science of our attention… or lack thereof… in the digital age. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Matt Richtel uses a bold, narrative driven style as he unravels the details of the true story of a car wreck and how technology was the culprit behind the deadly event. Richtel is a reporter for the New York Times that covers technology and telecommunications and has written on a range of related topics from identity theft to corporate espionage, video games, and the culture and economy of Silicon Valley. In addition to his work as an author, he has credits as a cartoonist and penned two long running columns about the impact of technology on our lives.

Animal lovers often wonder what their pets meow, bark, tweet, or stare means. Tim Link, an expert animal communicator, teaches readers how to find out in Talking with Cats and Dogs: Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals. Link was initially surprised to find himself able to communicate with animals of all types, but soon chose to use his gift to help others hone their ability to interpret their pets behaviors more adeptly. His approach respects the individual personalities of the animals, using simple and accessible methods to facilitate opening the lines of communication between you and your beloved pet.

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