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Podcast Episodes

Hear Artists tell their stories

Confidence, Cohesion, and Team-Building: What Artists Can Learn From Dress Rehearsal [Podcast]

Performing for a live audience in a new, unpredictable setting requires tremendous concentration. The stage is bigger than your studio, someone sneezes or coughs, a cell phone rings, and your costume is way itchier than ...

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Confidence, Cohesion, and Team-Building: What Artists Can Learn From Dress Rehearsal [Podcast]

Z-Trip: How ‘America’s Best DJ’ Pushes the Boundaries of Creativity [Podcast]

Editor’s note: Today’s special episode comes to us from our friends at The Conduit, who operate under the Crewest Studio network of podcasts alongside NOT REAL ART. In the ‘90s, rock was rock, hip-hop was ...

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Z-Trip: How ‘America’s Best DJ’ Pushes the Boundaries of Creativity [Podcast]

Judy Baca of SPARC: Transcending Public Art With Participatory Neighborhood Murals [Podcast]

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this episode ran in March 2021 and has been updated with a new introduction. Historically, street art has been used as a powerful tool for community engagement thanks to ...

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Judy Baca of SPARC: Transcending Public Art With Participatory Neighborhood Murals [Podcast]

The 10 Friends Who Will Make Your Life Richer, Fuller, and More Rewarding [Podcast]

Birds of a feather flock together… right? As human beings, we are naturally drawn to people who look and think like us, but limiting our friendships to a homogenized group of people reduces our ability ...

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The 10 Friends Who Will Make Your Life Richer, Fuller, and More Rewarding [Podcast]

Stained Glass Artist Amanda Maccagnan: Spirituality, Rebellion, and Alchemy

“Making artwork probably saved my life,” says mixed-media artist Amanda Maccagnan. “[It] helped me figure out who I am, where I was going, and what I was doing—and it continues to do.” Navigating the boundary ...

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Stained Glass Artist Amanda Maccagnan: Spirituality, Rebellion, and Alchemy

NOT REAL ART Publisher Scott Power and Editor in Chief Morgan Laurens: Year-End Holiday Wrap Party [Podcast]

Happy holidays, listeners! Welcome to our penultimate podcast episode of 2023. In our year-end round-up, NOT REAL ART Publisher Scott “Sourdough” Power sits down with Editor in Chief Morgan Laurens to reflect on the past ...

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NOT REAL ART Publisher Scott Power and Editor in Chief Morgan Laurens: Year-End Holiday Wrap Party [Podcast]

Christmas in L.A.: The Story Behind the Song [Podcast]

While much of the country prepares for a frosty festive season, the holidays look a little different in Los Angeles. Imagine palm trees decked out with baubles and twinkling lights, sunny skies, and 70 degree ...

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Christmas in L.A.: The Story Behind the Song [Podcast]

Tm Gratkowski: Why Creative Mastery Is More Than the 10,000-Hour Rule [Podcast]

What sets professional artists apart from amateurs? 10,000 hours of practice is the common rule of thumb, popularized by author Malcolm Gladwell in his bestseller Outliers: The Story of Success. Today’s guest, multidisciplinary artist Tm ...

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Tm Gratkowski: Why Creative Mastery Is More Than the 10,000-Hour Rule [Podcast]

Comedian Zach Zucker: The Power of Creative Collaboration [Podcast]

Creativity doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Even solo artists draw inspiration from the people, places, and artworks that most affect them. In a performance-oriented industry like music, comedy, or theater, embracing the power of collaboration ...

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Comedian Zach Zucker: The Power of Creative Collaboration [Podcast]

Why Do We Make Art? [Podcast]

On today’s podcast episode, we attempt to answer a deceptively simple but critical question: Why do we make art? The answer, it turns out, is different for everyone. “The way I see it, there are ...

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Why Do We Make Art? [Podcast]

Filmmaker Badir McCleary: Exploring the Soul of Public Art [Podcast]

What role does public art play in our communities? And how has it changed across human history? From England’s prehistoric Stonehenge to Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago, public art transforms landscapes, combats isolation, and ...

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Filmmaker Badir McCleary: Exploring the Soul of Public Art [Podcast]

Ches Perry: The Timeless Allure of Hand-Painted Signs [Podcast]

Step aside, digital design, and make way for the magic of hand-crafted signage. On today’s podcast episode, host and NOT REAL ART founder Scott “Sourdough” Power sits down with Chicago-based sign painter Ches Perry to ...

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Ches Perry: The Timeless Allure of Hand-Painted Signs [Podcast]

Tomer Peretz: Why Good Artists Make Bad Choices [Podcast]

For artists and entrepreneurs, risk comes with the territory. Today’s guest, Los Angeles artist Tomer Peretz, embraces uncertainty in his career by making as many gaffes, blunders, and flubs as possible. “We [make] a lot ...

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Tomer Peretz: Why Good Artists Make Bad Choices [Podcast]

Art World Horror Stories: 5 Practical Lessons From 30 Years of Art World Horror [Podcast]

Happy Halloween, trick-or-treaters! Grab some candy corn, a mug of hot cider, and a blanket—it’s time for our third and final art world horror story of the year. Produced by NOT REAL ART parent company ...

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Art World Horror Stories: 5 Practical Lessons From 30 Years of Art World Horror [Podcast]

Art World Horror Stories: Man One and the Nightmare Mural [Podcast]

Halloween is just around the corner, which means spooky season is alive and well at NOT REAL ART. To get listeners into the spirit, we’ve got another episode of Art World Horror Stories on deck ...

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Art World Horror Stories: Man One and the Nightmare Mural [Podcast]
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