The Brainwave Podcast

The Brainwave Podcast

Creativity. What happens in that charmed moment when a genius song, painting, book or film is born? On The Brainwave Podcast, Gail Hulnick interviews writers, composers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and others about how, when, where, and why they fell in love with an idea; what they did to spark it; and what they did next.

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October 10, 2021 34 min

Photographer Gaby Deimeke began her career at art school in London, where she specialized in fashion photography. One of her favorite shots came out of that period and in this episode of The Brainwave Podcast she tells host Gail Hulnick the story. The conversation also includes her thoughts on her time as a fashion photography intern in New York City, her work as a wedding photographer, and her recent experience as a staff photogra...

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Sometimes, a passing comment is all that's needed to get you started on a piece of writing. In Episode 13 of The Brainwave Podcast, author and writing instructor Kerrie Flanagan tells host Gail Hulnick the story behind one of her favorite essays. They also talk about the advantages of working with a co-author and of using pen names.
You can find out more about Kerrie's work at www.kerrieflanagan.com
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The stories behind some famous songs, books and recipes -- "Imagine", Twilight, and Eggs Benedict. 

The Brainwave Podcast is produced and presented by WindWord Group Publishing and Media. 
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This episode of The Brainwave Podcast features an interview with world traveler Michael Puldy, who has just published a high-end book of his photographs from Nepal and Bhutan. Our conversation began with the story of his inspiration for doing the book, which stretches back to his youth, a T shirt and Mount Everest. The conversation ranges from suggestions for publishing a special edition print photography book, to philosophy about ...

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This interview with inventor Rob Kessler, of www.milliondollarcollar.com, is an example of "what to do next", after you've had a brainwave. In Episode 9 of The Brainwave Podcast, host Gail Hulnick talks with Rob about the way his idea came to him; about the complications of applying for a patent, about creating a business around the idea, and about the methods he uses to stoke his creativity. 

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The Covid-19 lockdowns had most of us looking for new ways to pass the time and many found a new creative outlet. Author Patrick Paddy Moore put together a forty-day journal of the first phase, from March 2020, with each day featuring a delicious cocktail and some thoughts on the day's pandemic events.  This was a case where the unusual situation led to the idea and the decision to proceed with the creative process. Gail talked...

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Frank Irving and Bill Long have known each other since childhood. A couple of years ago they decided to write a novel together; it was a first-time experience for both of them. They wanted to write something funny and something about sports, and they came up  with One Wild Ride, the saga of the Dake and Bates Show. Gail spoke with them about the beginnings of the project, the challenges of getting it done during the pandemic, and t...

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Where does a musician get an idea for a song? Rocky Kramer is an L.A.-based performer who started writing as a teenager in Norway. He plays guitar and quite a few other instruments, hosts a show called Rock 'n' Roll Tuesdays on Twitch, the video game live streaming service, and has just been signed to play the lead in a movie called Rockin' In Time. 
Gail talks with him about his youth in Norway, and how he found his way...

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Sometimes, the idea for a nonfiction book appears slowly from a series of observations or experiences, like a steady drizzle. Sometimes, it refuses to arrive, like a refreshing rain needed in the midst of a drought. 
But sometimes, it is the downpour that fills up all the barrels and pails, and keeps everything healthy and growing.
That was David Stone's experience when he got the idea to write a book to help people with their fe...

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Shannon Rugani is a singer/songwriter who performs using the name Empress. She believes in empowering yourself to rule your own life. Her debut album is "We Own This Crown" and her website is www.empress-music.com. 
When I talked to her and asked her about her creative beginnings, she told me they go back to her childhood.



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Evan Stern travels the backroads of Texas, collecting interviews for a podcast called Vanishing Postcards. An audio glimpse of an old-time dance hall, a roadhouse, a fruit stand where they sell some of the best peaches in the world --- he makes the recording, then weaves in snatches of it with his own observations and comments.,  It's oral history in the place where he grew up. He's a New Yorker now but he's rediscoveri...

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Fashion illustrator Marta Madison has had a thirty-year-career as an artist. In this conversation with Gail, she tells the story of a Russian fairy tale snow queen who inspired one of her favorite illustrations, featured in a new book called Girl Can Draw. She describes some of her experiences as a working artist, in Canada and Australia, and gives insight into the habits that have served her over the years.

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Author Arjay Lewis wrote a book titled "The Muse", one of fifteen novels he's published during a career that's generated thirty-two writing awards ... so far. One of his own "charmed moments" came when he wrote a book called "The Dark", and the inspiration came by way of Stephen King. He describes that creative spark and then shares his thoughts on the nature of creativity, the habits that keep the i...

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June 7, 2021 2 min

Welcome to The Brainwave Podcast, presented by The WindWord Group Publishing & Media. I'm Gail Hulnick and in this podcast I talk with writers, artists, composers, filmmakers, authors, designers, choreographers, chefs, songwriters and poets about that charmed moment that led to a creative spark -- sometimes, the biggest creative idea they've ever had. 
Where does creativity come from? Where do ideas come from? How do you...

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