On Graphic Design, Social Media and Creative Collaboration with Alexa Spaddy

On this episode, I sit down with Alexa Spaddy to talk about the evolution of LTI, the experience we have had as a creative couple, and I pick her brain about her work as a graphic designer and social media manager at CoSM.

Thank you to Alexa for designing the graphic for the 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.

On Money, Mankind and the Cosmos with Raphael Zaki.

 

Media theorist Raphael Zaki comes by the podcast to think out loud about the themes and ideas that he is condensing into his first book, “On Money, Mankind and the Cosmos”. We talk about the biases intrinsic in currency, how our definitions of value color the way we find meaning in our lives, and how we can program new games to play to spend our short time in this universe.

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 the Evolution of Plants with Caro Arevalo

On this episode, I talk with Peruvian visionary artist Caro Arevalo about one of her more recent paintings, “The Evolution of Plants”, where she maps the evolutionary journey of the plant kingdom on to a mandala structure. We talk about what inspired her to create this piece, and we geek out on plant consciousness, Jungian psychology, psychedelics, and the mysteries that the plant kingdom forces us to revel in.

Be sure to check out Caro’s work by following her on Instagram @cafeinacoli, or by checking out her Youtube channel.

To stay up to date on any new podcasts, be sure to follow Lifting the Iceberg on Facebook and Instagram, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. 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 Illustration, Emotion and Peak Experiences with Louie Izzo

On this episode, I have a discussion with Louie Izzo about his latest drawing titled “Overwhelmed by Light”. We talk about the creative process behind this piece, how to see and then portray subtle emotions in a portrait, and about the experience of ego-dissolution that is a motif in so much of his art.

You can find out more about Louie by following him at louieizzo.art on Instagram.

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, and Youtube.

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.

On the Art of Podcasting & Creating Community with Edgar Soto

In this episode, I sit down with rapper, spoken-word poet, podcaster and vegan chef Edgar Soto. We talk about his journey with podcasting, as well as how a podcast can create community.

You can find Edgar Soto on Instagram and Soundcloud at @imedgarsoto

Thanks to Alexa Spaddy for creating the graphics for this podcast. You can check her out at alexaspaddy.com.

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