Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds

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Join us in celebrating and commiserating with some of the world's foremost creatives about their endlessly various artistic processes. Not just in the arts, but in science, medicine, politics, technology, and more. Together we will figure out ways to maintain a spirit of curiosity and innovation in our everyday lives. NY Times best-selling author and musician Ben Folds hosts a podcast focused on enlightening conversations each week with guests.

 

You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFolds

And check out the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ix6szTyjg3vmx1sIj-Vfw


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Maegan Morrow - Music as Medicine and The Science of How Our Bodies Need Rhythm
3068
Today, we chatted with Maegan Morrow, a cutting edge music therapist showing that music can be used for more than just enjoyment. In our conversation, we discuss how the human body reacts physically to beats and music, showing that music and rhythm is essential to certain processes. Maegan is most known for her work with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, using music to help Gabby to speak after she suffered from brain damage from an assassination attempt.    You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFolds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2021
Marianne Williamson - Using Spirituality to Overcome Writer’s Block and Discovering the Past to Change the World
3382
Today, we spoke with Marianne Williamson, the author of 13 books and counting. Marianne has a unique approach to creativity with how she infuses spirituality into her process. This mindfulness influences her work, and we had a really interesting conversation about why we create art - in a deeper, more metaphysical way.   You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFolds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2021
Caleb Teicher - Living as A Part Time Artist and Expanding the Scope of Your Medium
2648
Today, we spoke with Caleb Teicher, a dancer and choreographer based in New York City. We chatted about being a creative while also being a human being, how artists get and grow ideas, and finding new approaches and perspectives in defined mediums, such as dance.    You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFolds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2021
Jon Batiste - Matching Technique with Creativity and How Discipline Differs from Drive
3047
Today, we talked to Jon Batiste, musician and band leader for Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We chatted about music theory, staying motivated in quarantine, and ways to carve out time for your art.    You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFolds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2021
Agustín Fuentes - Discovering the Evolution of Creativity and Why Monkeys Steal Things
2766
Today, he talked to anthropologist Agustín Fuentes about the role of creativity in our evolution and survival, how society causes writer's block, and the time a macaque monkey stole Ben's glasses. You can submit your questions to Ben here: https://www.speakpipe.com/BenFolds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2021
Welcome to Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds
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Welcome to Lightning Bugs with Ben Folds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2021