The podcast that helps you thrive
as a creative professional

Mark McGuinnessHosted by poet and creative coach Mark McGuinness, The 21st Century Creative podcast helps you succeed as a creative professional amid the demands, distractions, and opportunities of the 21st century.

Each episode features insights from Mark and interviews with outstanding creators – including artists, writers, performers, commercial creatives, directors, producers, entrepreneurs and other creative thought leaders.

You can also take part in the Creative Challenge set by Mark’s guest at the end of every episode – to be completed the same week the show goes out. (Yes, there are prizes.)

The show is released in seasons of 10 episodes – and every season is carefully composed, with a balance of topics including creativity, personal and professional development, and creative entrepreneurship, as well as guests drawn from a range of creative fields.

Each episode can be listened to as a standalone – and it builds on ideas from previous episodes. So to get the most out of each season, start with the first episode in that season and listen to them in order.

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You can subscribe to The 21st Century Creative in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud and TuneIn.

And if you want the bonus recordings with feedback on the weekly Creative Challenges, plus the free 21st Century Creative Foundation Course, you can join the mailing list.

Season One

In which we identify the big challenges and opportunities for 21st century creatives, discover that fiction is often truer than truth, explore the virtual worlds of the future, resist the seductions of email, and reconnect with our authentic voices.

21st Century Creative logoEpisode 1: The Power of Community for Creative Professionals with Scott Belsky

Episode 2: Truth and Fiction with Steven Pressfield

Episode 3: How Virtual Reality Will Shape Our Future with Fabrice Bourrelly

Episode 4: Designing a Global Small Business with Laurie Millotte

Episode 5: The Successful Creative Mindset with Joanna Penn

Episode 6: Say Less, Ask More and Communicate Better with Michael Bungay Stanier

Episode 7: Kill Email Anxiety and Do More Meaningful Work with Jocelyn K. Glei

Episode 8: The Floatation Tank – a Short Cut to Your Superpower? with Nick Dunin

Episode 9: Freeing the Natural Voice with Kristin Linklater

Episode 10: Creating a Job that Doesn’t Exist with Aileen Bennett

What do you want from Season Two?

I’m currently working on Season Two of The 21st Century Creative. If you’d like to suggest a topic or ask a question you’d like me to address on the show, you can send me a message here.

Mark McGuinnessThe 21st Century Creative podcast is hosted by Mark McGuinness – an award-winning poet, and a coach for creative professionals.

Mark is also the author of Productivity for Creative People, Motivation for Creative People, and Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success.

For bite-sized inspiration follow Mark on Twitter and Facebook.