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Brand New Ways

Jen Leonard | Writer, Speaker, Design Thinker

Brand New Ways is a podcast for instigators and rebel hearts seeking creative perspectives on life and how we live it, brought to you by writer & designer Jen Leonard. Each week, tune in as she gets curious with movers and shakers across art, design, science, politics, business and beyond.
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Brain power, the science of character, what connects us as human beings, and the always important weekly date night.

In this episode, I talk to übermensch Tiffany Shlain, founder of The Webby Awards and creator of the AOL Originals series "The Future Starts Here." Her work adeptly explores the intersections of humanity, technology, science and culture.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Stream of Consciousness (Skratch Bastid Remix) - Afiara Quartet

Delirious – Prince

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) [Original 7" Mix] – Dead or Alive

I've Seen All Good People: A. Your Move, B. All Good People – Yes

Daily News - Maps & Atlases

Where Is the Line? – Björk

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List

Expanded Cinema, by Gene Youngblood

Art & Physics, by Leonard Shlain

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, by Leonard Shlain

Sex, Time & Power, by Leonard Shlain

Leonardo's Brain, by Leonard Shlain

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The Future Starts Here

The Making of a Mensch

The Adaptable Mind

The Science of Character

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Nancy Drew, John Waters, Queen Bey, Helvetica – the perfume, and their dream of one day opening a speakeasy-inspired design studio.

In this episode, I talk to Faun Chapin and Meg Paradise, the ginger-haired power duo behind Guts & Glory, a creative collective fueled by courage, vigor, character and oomph.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

First True Love Affair – Jimmy Ross

No Sleep Till Brooklyn - Beastie Boys

Helvetica (The American Dollar remix) – Arms and Sleepers

Two Political Party – Terror Fabulous

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan

The Dress Looks Nice on You – Sufjan Stevens

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

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Nancy Drew

John Waters

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Meg & Faun on MSNBC talking about their project "They Don't Work For You"

Helvetica The Perfume: The Lovers

Helvetica The Perfume: The Haters

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Fitness, friendship, driving fast, wearing kaftans, and comedians in cars getting coffee.

In this episode, I talk to Victoria Smith, photographer, stylist, and editor of the internationally popular design blog sfgirlbybay, one of the west coast’s leading interior design blogs, with a faithful following that includes social media butterflies, top magazine editors, designophiles, and industry professionals.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Neighbor, Neighbor – ZZ Top

Get Out of My House - The Streets

Aperol Sunset - Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco

Avalon – Roxy Music

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List

See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay, by Victoria Smith

A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

The Razor’s Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Amélie

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Animated gifs, Arctic Monkeys, retreating to the sea, painting the moon, and eliminating nationalities in the name of living in harmony.

In this episode, I talk to Oded Ezer, graphic artist, typographer, and conceptual artist (known as "Cat Chap"). He founded the Hebrew Typography type foundry in 2004, but is best known for his typographic design fiction projects, which have been exhibited at the V&A in London and MoMA in New York.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Typography – Jim Dandy

Miles from Nowhere – Cat Stevens

The Smile On Your Face - Little Ann

Ludlow St. - Julian Casablancas

Left Hand Free – alt-J

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List

Oded Ezer: The Typographer s Guide to the Galaxy, by Oded Ezer

On Yona Wallach

The Medium is the Massage, by Marshall McLuhan

Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, by Gilles Deleuze

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5 Films About Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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Mogwai, chocolate, embroidered hankies, cheeky puns, and sparking conversations about social justice one stitch at a time.

In this episode, I talk to cross-stitcher and activist Sarah Corbett, who’s the founder of Craftivist Collective, a global social enterprise that uses craft as a tool for gentle actions aimed at influencing long-term change.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - Carpenters

The Craft - Blackalicious

Going Down to Liverpool – The Bangles

Two Rights Make One Wrong – Mogwai

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List

Craftivism, by Betty Greer

Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell

Don't Think Of An Elephant!, by George Lakoff

Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story, by Frederik Peeters

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To Kill A Mockingbird

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Kanye West, Lena Dunham, Chris Rock, personal mentors as catalysts for discovering your life's work, and breaking out of boxes that limit you.

In this episode, I talk to designer, illustrator and art director Timothy Goodman, who recently exhibited artworks from "Memories of A Girl I Never Knew" at Colette in Paris, collaborated with Jessica Walsh on 40 Days of Dating, and wrote Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques & Ideas for Transforming Your World.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Highly Suspicious – My Morning Jacket

Greenfield Morning/Seed of Joy/Life is a Struggle - RZA & Yoko Ono

Colette – Orchestra Baobob

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

On Sight – Kanye West

All My Love – Led Zeppelin

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List

Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World, by Timothy Goodman

40 Days of Dating: An Experiment, by Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

The Autobiogrpahy of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Significant Objects, by Jason Grote

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40 Days of Dating

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Vintage baseball gear, stackable monster toys, Scooby Doo, Foo Fighters, and blazing your own trail.

In this episode, I talk to designer and illustrator Don Clark, who founded Invisible Creature with his brother Ryan in 2006. It's a Grammy Award-nominated, multi-disciplinary creative studio housed in a dreamy refurbished barn just outside of Seattle.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Runners - Lecrae

Space - M.I.A.

Polyethylene, Pt. 1 & 2 - Radiohead

The Pretender - Foo Fighters

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, by Andy Crouch

The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics, by C. S. Lewis

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, by Kevin DeYoung (author) and Don Clark (illustrator)

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max (1979)

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Suburban fluxus, Wes Anderson films, carpet crop circles, and the complex (and often comedic) dynamics of family life within a consumer culture.

In this episode, I talk to Hillerbrand+Magsamen, a husband and wife collaborative artistic team – Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen – who met at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and now live and practice their art in the suburbs of Houston, Texas with their two children and three dogs.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Once In a Lifetime - Talking Heads

We Are Family (Single Version) – Sister Sledge

Stranglehold – Ted Nugent

O Superman – Laurie Anderson

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

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Hillerbrand+Magsamen:

Whole

DIY Loveseat

Accumulation

Higher Ground

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The magic of nature, losing our sense of time, remembering to be grateful, getting into an exercise groove, and the joy of making pom poms!

In this episode, I talk to artist and textile designer Dana Haim, whose mission is to spark joy through the creation of ethical, hand-made goods. She achieves this and then some through her instructional workshops across the U.S. and strategic partnerships with local organizations in Mexico and Colombia (where her family is from), which allow her to weave social and environmental consciousness into her craft.

Dana received her BA in textile design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and her MA in design for Textile Futures from Central Saint Martins in London.

Music

Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)

Pom Pom Play Girl (Session Highlights) [Instrumental Mix With Backing Vocals] – The Beach Boys

Shake It Like a Pom Pom – Missy Elliot

Pom Pom – Mozart La Para

I Slept With Bonhomme At The CBC

Pom Pom - Matthew Dear

Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes

Reading List

The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield

The Wes Anderson Collection, by Matt Zoller Seitz

Watch List

Wes Anderson: The Criterion Collection (on DVD)

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