On Memes, Dreams and Subconscious Creativity with Danny Casale

On this episode, I talk to filmmaker and self-proclaimed “bad animator” Danny Casale, aka “Coolman Coffeedan”. Two years ago, Danny created a short animation titled “snakes have legs”, which went on to go viral, getting hundreds of millions of views from people all over the world. We talk about how memes spread in this way, the relationship between art and the collective unconscious, and how dreams have played a role in Danny’s inspiration and creative process.

Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can stay up to date on any new podcasts by following Lifting the Iceberg on Instagram and Facebook, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com. This podcast is available for download on the website, as well as on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find her at Alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with Me”. You can find Kerusu on Youtube, Spotify and Soundcloud.

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On Education, Order and Nurturing Creativity with Brianna Spadafora

On this episode, I talk with Brianna Spadafora. Brianna is an elementary and middle-school teacher who has explored innovative approaches to teaching, as well as having first-hand experience with the flaws of conventional public school education. We explore how teachers and institutions can help serve children in the unfolding of their true potential and their innate curiosities, rather than forcing upon them an institutional ideal.

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Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics. You can find out more about Alexa at alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with Me”. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Psychedelics and Creativity with Amy Mastrine

On this episode, I talk to Amy Mastrine from MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies. Amy is a brilliant artist who has tremendous insight into the intersection between psychedelics and creativity. We talk about how psychedelics can be used to enhance creativity, but we also talk about some really important points on this subject that I feel aren’t talked about often enough, such as the potential downsides of being too creative and open as the result of psychedelic use.

Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can stay up to date on any new podcasts by following @liftingtheiceberg on Instagram and Facebook, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com.

You can find out more about Amy and her art on Instagram at @Aimbow_, or on amy-mastrine.com

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can check out Alexa at alexaspaddy.com.

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay With Me”. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Photography, Storytelling and the Creative Process with Genevieve Kim

On this episode I talk with Genevieve Kim. Genevieve is a storyteller, photographer and creative consultant whose work focuses on capturing her subjects essential, vital force. Genevieve is all about telling stories, and about helping people discover the stories within themselves. We have a great discussion on her background in photography, using photography as a way to tell stories, and how artists can stay both creative and true to themselves in the modern digital landscape.

Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can stay up to date on any new podcasts by following @liftingtheiceberg on Instagram and Facebook, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com

You can check out Genevieve’s work at genevievekim.com, but definitely check out her Instagram page @triangleflash to check out more of her photography, as well as photos from her Eye See You project

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can check out Alexa at alexaspaddy.com.

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with me”, you can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Nature, Live Painting and the Creative Process with Caren Charles

On this episode, I sit down with Caren Charles to talk about her painting titled “The Resurrection of the Hummingbird”. Caren is a Hudson Valley based visionary artist, body painter and vocalist who draws the inspiration for her work from the beauty found in nature, and whose creative process blends together intentional subject matter with free-flow creation.

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Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can find out more about Caren at carenartist.com, or by following her on Instagram at @ccdiggity, and on Facebook at Caren Charles Designs.

You can stay up to date on any new podcasts at liftingtheiceberg.com or by following Lifting the Iceberg on Facebook and Instagram. Podcast available on Spotify and Itunes.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find her at Alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack Stay with me. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.