Posted 27 May 2021

10 podcasts to tune into for creative career advice and insight

Who doesn’t love a good podcast? What could be better than sticking some earphones in, learning about the vast world of the creative industry and how you could fit into it? With a wealth of audio advice, interviews, and inspirational stories circulating on the airwaves, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite creative career podcasts for you all. These 10 podcasts are just the tip of the iceberg, so we’d love to hear your suggestions! What are you listening to? Let us know at the bottom of the article.

1. The Creative Boom Podcast

Launched in 2020, The Creative Boom Podcast features interviews and conversations with leading names in the creative industry, including Anthony Burrill, Jon Burgerman, and Rankin. What better way to make decisions and learn more about your future creative path than to listen to those who’ve done it.

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2. Creative Pep Talk

This podcast exists to help you build a thriving creative practice. Hosted by creator Andy J. Pizza, each episode seeks to tackle an issue you may be facing in your own creative journey, from portfolio slumps to imposter syndrome.

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3. Ctrl Alt Delete

This podcast is hosted by Emma Gannon, a Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker, and novelist. Ctrl Alt Delete is a careers podcast that shifts the focus to how our interests and hobbies shape what we do. Emma touches on the themes of wellbeing and creativity. She asks the big questions: how is big tech affecting us? How do you marry activism with being a magazine editor?

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4. Overshare: Honest Conversations with Creatives

In Overshare, Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac sits down for conversations with a range of creatives to discuss some of the realities not often spoken about in public. Keep an eye out for the latest episode featuring a roundtable conversation with recruiters from Wieden+Kennedy and Squarespace!

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5. Talk Art

Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host a podcast dedicated to the art world, and the people that work in it. Listen to interviews with leading artists, curators, and galleries to find out what their jobs entail.

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6. In Good Company

Host and author Otegha Uwagba sits down with a different working womxn each week to demystify their jobs and how they got to where they are. The podcast is full of practical advice for those both starting out, or thinking of a career change.

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7. How I Built This with Guy Raz

Journalist, correspondent and radio host, Guy Raz, delves deep into some of the world’s best-known companies to find out where they originated from and how they came to be so successful. An inspiring episode is with Drew Houston, the founder of Dropbox.

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8. Creative Rebels

Hosted by David Speed and Adam Brazier, Creative Rebels is a podcast about the creative people who have rebelled against the 9 to 5, whilst also dishing out advice on how you can do the same. Each episode presents a new interview with an inspiring figure in the creative industry.

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9. Creative Champs

Hosted by Kei Maye, a digital content creator and creative coach, the Creative Champs podcast is an informal but straight-talking resource to help you kickstart a creative career and stay sane doing it. From tips on protecting your work and dealing with chronic pain to navigating the industry as an introvert, it’s a must-listen.

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10. The Creative Lives Podcast

A little plug here – but we also have our podcast called Creative Lives! We’ve sat down with a range of creatives of all levels to find out more about their jobs, and the paths that led them there. We’ve spoken to the likes of Kate Moross, Sir Paul Smith, New York Magazine’s Jody Quon and creatives from companies including Google, Facebook, Burberry and many more.

Listen here.

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What are you listening to? With so many amazing podcasts out there, we’d love to receive new recommendations. Let us know at [email protected]

Written by Creative Lives in Progress