great podcasts on design and life.

great podcasts on design and life | dotted design Happy Friday! One of the things I love doing while working is listening to podcasts or talks when I’m not in the mood for music. There are some great series out there, and it’s a fantastic way to learn something or really get yourself thinking. Today I’m sharing a roundup of some classic talks as well as some ongoing series I really love! Some are design-related, but some are just great life & creativity talks.

Great episodes: Passion Projects from Jessica Hische – This lady is a celebrity in the lettering world, and in this talk she discusses the importance of what she calls “procrastiworking.” We really do all need hobbies and side projects!

Creative Mornings: Bri Emery – The ever-fabulous lady behind Designlovefest tells the story of her creative journey.

The Power of Introverts: Susan Cain – In this Ted Talk, Susan (author of “Quiet”) brings her viewpoint on why introverts should be encouraged in society (introverts unite!).

Your Elusive Creative Genius: Elizabeth Gilbert – This Ted Talk from the author of “Eat Pray Love” discusses how we all have genius rather than being a genius.

It’s Not All Business: Megan Gilger – A great talk from the innovative designer at last year’s Circles Conference.

Creative Mornings: Ellen Lupton – A great talk from the author of “Thinking with Type” about how typography and graphic design interact.

Great podcasts: After the Jump – hosted by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, the show covers everything from business to design to life.

The Lively Show – hosted by Jess Lively, this podcast has become a recent addiction of mine. I really love how energetic Jess is, and asks such great questions from her lovely guests.

Smart Creative Women – hosted by Monica Lee, the show features guests from all sorts of creative industries. Bonus – this one has video, and it’s so fun to watch Monica and her guests interact.

About graphic design: Design Matters – hosted by Debbie Millman, this show features interviews with all kinds of graphic designers and artists.

Graphic Designer Podcast – hosted by Dan Nisbet and Jessica Rosengard, this podcast tackles topics from dealing with clients to ideas in the design process. Bonus points to Dan for being a Milwaukeean!

Below the Fold – hosted by Erin Anacker, the podcast tells the stories of women in design. Obviously, I’m behind that concept!

Do share: what are you some of your favorite podcasts? I'm always on the hunt for new ones!