Sounds of NYC

My studiomate Gabe just launched Sounds of NYC in collaboration with Breather (a service I LOVE). So simple. So lovely.

Simon Sinek on CreativeMornings/Podcast

Simon Sinek’s recent CreativeMornings talk just went live on our CreativeMornings Podcast. In his talk, Simon shares insights on millennials, technology, and the importance of empathy in good leadership. We flourish when we’re seen, when our work matters, and when we connect with and understand one another. And he asks: Are you willing to do the hard work of building meaningful relationships?

Listen to it on our podcast or watch the video here.

Moby releases Music for Meditation and Yoga

Moby just released 4 hours worth of music for meditation and Yoga, for free. If you’re into Moby you might be interested in his CreativeMornings talk from 2014.

Miles Davis talks Dizzy and Drawing

“Hymn” by VeilHymn

Can’t stop listening to VeilHymn, a musical collaboration between Devonté Hynes and Bryndon Cook. Part of Mailchimp’s beautiful and slightly absurd campaign consisting of videos and mini websites. My other favorite is MailShrimp.

DesignMatters with Seth Godin

Debbie Millman talks with Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment.

I can also recommend Seth’s CreativeMornings talk from a few years back.

Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism

“Criticism is a privilege that you earn — it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction…”.

Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism, Tolerance, and Changing Your Mind.

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Best Kept Secret in Radio

The charming Lulu Miller gives us an animated look into the lives and practices of radio personalities and broadcasters, and speaks to the effects radio can have on us as individuals and a society.

Keith Jarrett

I just bought tickets to see Keith Jarrett perform at Carnegie Hall on February 15th. I am thrilled and currently listening to his famous Köln concert. Do you love solo piano? If so, who are our favorites?

Sennheiser X FREITAG

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Wow! Sennheiser and FREITAG collaboration: Headphones individualized with a piece of recycled truck tarp in a rugged FREITAG case. Love this!

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

My childhood is filled with George Michael memories and tunes. R.I.P.

Hazel Scott on 2 Grand Pianos

How I Built This: Yves Chouinard

Enjoyed this How I Built This Episode with Patagonia founder Yves Chouinard. He started the company in 1973, to make climbing gear he couldn’t find elsewhere. Over decades of growth, he has implemented a unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit. Incredibly inspiring. Especially, the ant analogy. Have a listen.

Macy Gray – I Try

OK Go – The One Moment

OK Go’s latest music video is a visual firework, once again. My head nearly exploded! In case you’re new to OK Go check out these: Three Primary Colors, Upside down and inside out, The Writings on the Wall and I won’t let you down.

Solange | Cranes in the Sky

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NPR How I Built This

I recently discovered NPR’s How I Built This Podcast and loved Sara Blakely’s story. Granted, I don’t care much for her product, Spanx, but I was impressed by her founder story. She is delightful to listen to.

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Gregory Porter

“No Love Dying” by Gregory Porter is a song of compassion and hope, from his Grammy-winning 2013 album Liquid Spirit. I love NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts so much.

Soothing Spaceship Sound

Exploring the secrets of soothing spaceship sounds.

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This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Given the upcoming US election here on Tuesday, I could most certainly use some stress reducing tunes. According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International the above song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date. In fact, listening to “Weightless” resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

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Hear All of Mozart in a Free 127-Hour Playlist

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As someone who listens to Classical Music at work to help me focus, this free 127-hour Mozart playlist is a true gem. Thanks Open Culture.

Mortified

Mortified is an event series where adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) on stage. Hear grown men and women confront their past with tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi. So incredibly entertaining.

Definitely subscribing to their podcast.

Attack of the Pod(cast) People

As someone who loves podcasts and also runs one this made me laugh. (Wish though the left out the very end. Seems odd.)

(via Jake Shapiro)