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This week we meet Simon Munnery, who you've probably come across on TV, radio or the live circuit doing his characters The League Against Tedium or Alan Parker Urban Warrior, or one of his experimental shows.

Simon is a distinguished comic, highly acclaimed for his original wit and outlandish performances. He's also a maker, a fixer and a former computer programmer!

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Hack Circus goes up every Monday and Thursday, and you can peek behind the curtain by following us on Facebook (hackcircuspodcast), Instagram (hackcircus), Twitter (hackcircus) and Snapchat. It’s also a magazine.

Enjoy!

Direct download: Simon_Munnery_-_creative_comedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

Leila addresses a couple of positivity paradoxes this week. When it comes to getting on with a creative project, we might have been trained rather unhelpfully to think about our audiences, and think about ourselves.

These tips are intended to help you get something done this week.

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In between episodes (uploaded every Thursday) you can glimpse behind the curtain by following us on Facebook (hackcircus), Instagram (hackcircus), Twitter (hackcircus) and Snapchat (can you guess?).

Enjoy!

Direct download: Creativity_Clinic_5_-_positive_thinking_paradoxes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This is the second half of a long chat I had with the incredibly inspiring Mary Turner Thomson; check out part 1 first, if you haven't already.

Mary’s tale of living with a sociopathic liar is unlike anything you've heard before – but the way she has overcome this appalling experience makes her the true star of the story.

Raising children without their dad, writing books, giving talks – Mary is fuelled by a determination to help others. Find out how she has turned her experiences into 'gold clouds' in this episode; we could all take a leaf out of her book.

You can check out Mary’s story on her website maryturnerthomson.comand buy her book on Amazon. She’s also on Twitter and Facebook and always up for chatting to anyone who wants to talk about, well, anything really. She replies to all emails.

If you enjoy Hack Circus please rate or review on iTunes, or just tell a friend about it!

Hack Circus goes up every Monday and Thursday, and you can peek behind the curtain by following us on Facebook (hackcircuspodcast), Instagram (hackcircus), Twitter (hackcircus) and Snapchat. It’s also a magazine.

Enjoy!

Direct download: Part_2_Mary_Turner_Thomson__I_married_a_psychopath.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

This week's Creativity Clinic looks at the importance of telling your own story and occupying your own space, and explains why failing big is an important rite of passage for any creative.

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Tune in again on Thursday for the interview episode! And remember you can subscribe to the Creativity Clinic newsletter, here: leilajohnston.com/newsletter

If you enjoy Hack Circus, don’t forget to rate or review on iTunes, or just tell a friend about it!

In between episodes (uploaded every Thursday) you can glimpse behind the curtain by following us on Facebook(hackcircus), Instagram (hackcircus), Twitter (hackcircus) and Snapchat (can you guess?).

Enjoy!

Direct download: Creativity_Clinic_4_-_Own_your_story_and_your_failures.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This is the first half of a long chat I had with the incredibly inspiring Mary Turner Thomson; tune in next week for the second episode.

Mary’s story of living with a psychopathic con artist is truly extraordinary, but not as extraordinary as the way she has overcome this appalling experience. She emanates positivity and dignity, determined to help others who have been affected by trauma and heighten awareness of the psychopaths and sociopaths in our midst.

You can check out Mary’s story on her website maryturnerthomson.com and buy her book on Amazon. She’s also on Twitter and Facebook and always up for chatting to anyone who wants to talk about, well, anything really. She replies to all emails.

DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK FOR PART 2 OF THIS CHAT!

If you enjoy Hack Circus please rate or review on iTunes, or just tell a friend about it!

Hack Circus goes up every Monday and Thursday, and you can peek behind the curtain by following us on Facebook (hackcircuspodcast), Instagram (hackcircus), Twitter (hackcircus) and Snapchat. It’s also a magazine.

Enjoy!

Direct download: Mary_Turner_Thomson_I_married_a_psychopath.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

Most of us are experts at blaming things, people or situations for our misfortunes. Sometimes this is justifiable, but just because it sometimes proves true, Leila argues, doesn't mean that we shouldn't suspect every argument against our creative progress for being a potential excuse. 

Additionally, one of the reasons we are so quick to blame is because we fear responsibility. Leila explores why this might be, in this third Creativity Clinic episode of the Hack Circus podcast.

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Get in touch anytime with questions or comments on twitter @hackcircus, snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, IRC, or by email: editor@hackcircus.com

 

Direct download: Creativity_Clinic_3_The_blame_game.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Does making stuff all the time feed your energy or sap it? 

In this week's Creativity Clinic, Leila takes a question about the Hack Circus project itself, and talks publicly for the first time about some of the joys and drawbacks of taking on something so ambitious over the last three years.

If you're enjoying these episodes, please rate or review on iTunes, or just tell a friend about the show.

We're also on Facebook (hackcircuspodcast), Twitter, Instagram and IRC. Hack Circus now has a phone number. Leave questions or comments for Leila on the messaging service here: 

0203 322 8867

Subscribe to the weekly Creativity Clinic newsletter to get subversive tried and tested tips to increase your output and motivation, here: leilajohnston.com/newsletter

Direct download: Creativity_and_energy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Sarah Smizz is an artist, medic and PhD student, based in Sheffield. Sarah was recently awarded Radiography Student of the Year, and has just begun a PhD all about creative practice in medical care.

Sarah is a creative across the board, with experience as a writer, rapper, graffiti artist, cartoonist, comedian and poet. She has an amazing work ethic and is committed to changing the system from the inside, and using creative practice to address inequality wherever she finds it.

Her approach to life is incredibly inspiring, and it was a privilege to spend some time talking to her for this episode.

You can find Sarah on Twitter @smizz and her blog is smizz.wordpress.com

If you enjoy Hack Circus, don’t forget to rate or review on iTunes, or just tell a friend about it!

In between episodes (uploaded every Thursday) you can glimpse behind the curtain by following us on Facebook(hackcircus), Instagram (hackcircus), Twitter (hackcircus) and Snapchat (can you guess?).

Enjoy!

 

 

Direct download: Art_and_medicine_with_Sarah_Smizz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT

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