All Episodes

June 17, 2020 57 min

Samara chats with the internationally beloved cartoonist and The Simpsons artist about how to be creative when the world is a mess and we’re not in the mood to make things that are optimistic or silly or beautiful. They discuss where ideas come from, how to overcome a work culture that doesn’t take you seriously, the surprise impact Dungeons & Dragons had on her career, and how to become your own best cheerleader after a lifetime of playing small.


Host: Samara Bay

Executive producers: Catherine Burt Cantin & Mark Cantin, Double Vision

Producers: Samara Bay, Sophie Lichterman and the iHeart team

Theme music: Mark Cantin


Follow Liz at @lizclimo on IG and

Follow @nayyirah.waheed & #nayyirahwaheed

Follow @lizzobeating (duh)

Liz’s shop is at

For more info on honoring native lands go to 

****How're you sounding these days? Send Samara a question for our next mailbag episode at or on Instagram @permissiontospeakpod****


And of course, please leave us a review and rate us on Apple Podcasts or the iHeartRadio app, and subscribe for your weekly dose of Permission to Speak. LET'S GET OURSELVES HEARD :)

Learn more about your ad-choices at
Mark as Played

Chat About Permission to Speak

Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Crime Junkie
The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

The World's Most Dangerous Morning Show, The Breakfast Club, With DJ Envy, Angela Yee And Charlamagne Tha God!

The Daily

The Daily

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.


    © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.