“Are People Doing The Best They Can?”

There are some real gems in this conversation between Russell Brand & Brené Brown.

This really got me thinking. Are people doing the best they can? I want to believe they do.

The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

I am really enjoyed listening to Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter co-founder, in this podcast. He talks about how the changing landscape of the internet and his theory of the internet being a dark forest. Listen in.

Endless Rain Record


This atmospheric record has circular grooves on its “drop” side, allowing raindrop sounds to loop endlessly. Lovely.

Virtual Choir

Completely mesmerized by Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir. The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronised and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir.

(I recently started a real life choir, inspired by James Sill’s CreativeMornings “talk: last December!)

The Speed of Achievement

Two remarkable women in conversation: On Jocelin K. Glei’s latest Hurry Slowly episode, designer Debbie Millman brings the real talk about her struggle with being an over-achiever. In a world tailored to deliver instant gratification, how do we accept the idea that making anything worthwhile takes time?

Four of My Favorite Products


The OGs of the internet, Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder interviewed me for their wonderful Cool Tools podcast. In this conversation, with a lot of giggles, I share four of my favorite products: An inflatable FREITAG Travel bag, a Raclette grill, a blow dryer and my favorite thermos tumblr. (Quite an experience to talk with two men about a blow drier!) You can listen to the episode above and see links to the products here.

Kaki King

A few days ago I had the pleasure to meet musician Kaki King. What a force! Her music has been on repeat ever since! Look her up!

Lucius Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concerts, I love you. How did I not hear about Lucius sooner?

Amason | I want to know what love is

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Childish Gambino Covers Tamia ‘So Into You’

Ludovico Einaudi

I recently asked on Instagram about pianist recommendations. Ludovico Einaudi was one of the many recommendations I received. This concert recording at The Royal Albert Hall is absolutely fantastic.

Daniil Trifonov: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

This Tiny Desk concert with Daniil Trifonov made me gasp.

Designer Matters with Jocelyn K. Glei

I adore both Debbie and Jocelyn. Two powerful creative manifesters. Listen in.

Ace of Cups | I Feel Good


From 1967 to 1972, the Ace of Cups were at the epicenter of the ‘60s cultural and social revolution, the first ever all female rock band. They shared stages with everyone from The Band to the Grateful Dead, and were chosen to open for Jimi Hendrix the week after his groundbreaking performance at The Monterey Pop Festival.

Despite eliciting music industry interest for their exceptional songs, sublime harmonies and exuberant live performances, the Ace of Cups never got the chance to make a record… until now.

Check out their music. Love these ladies so much.

David Hieatt in Conversation with Mark Guiness

“When I see people who don’t care about or don’t have pride in what they do, I need to get out of that building because I just can’t do it. So anyway, the next day, I went and spent £460 on floor paint, and the entire company painted the floor. And actually, that point was a really important point in the factory, and the team because actually, we all decided at that point, you know what, we didn’t want to be average, and the enemy was to be average. And actually, we all enjoyed painting the floor. And actually when we moved to the new building, a new factory, we’re all going to paint the floor again because I think that was the point where we became a team.”

This week’s guest on the 21st Century Creative podcast is David Hieatt, entrepreneur, author, speaker and founder of The Do Lectures. A solid citizen and human I admire tremendously. Listen to the podcast here.

Leaders

“Leaders bring the weather.”

Heard in this podcast interview on leadership in the new age with Bob Anderson.

Choir! Sings Never Gonna Give You Up

My love for Choir! Choir! Choir! runs so deep! This one with Rick Astley made my heart burst. The founders of this heart-opening organization are definitely on my list of people I would love to have coffee with one day. There is so much JOY oozing out of this video!

To Fall in Love, Do This

While I am not convinced these 36 questions lead to love, they sure will make for a deep moment amongst friends. The podcast episode is worth a listen.

Kind World

I just spent the last 2 hours listening to episodes of Kind World. A beautiful podcast celebrating humanity at its best, packed with compassion and heart-forward humans. While I still have many ore episodes to discover, this one, about a kind man called Karim, who built an invisible community with this acts of kindness, really moved me.

This Question Stopped Me In My Tracks

Who are you without the doing?” What a powerful and humbling question.

Listen to reflections on this in Jocelyn K. Glei’s latest Hurry Slowly Podcast episode.

Illustration by Timo Kuilder

“Love after Love”

“The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”

Derek Walcott

A Good Life

“People matter. Meaning matters. A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it’s a lens through which you see and create your world.”
Jonathan Fields

I See Rivers

Completely enamored with I See Rivers since I saw them perform at the Do Lectures a few weeks ago and I have been listening to their tunes nonstop ever since.

Calamari Will Never Be The Same

The fine folks of This American Life got a tip about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari. They investigated and now I can never eat Calamari again.

Listen in.