Create with John Fanning podcast

Create with John Fanning podcast


Latest Episodes

14: Capitalism and Creativity
July 09, 2020

Capitalism … is by nature a form or method of economic change and not only never is but never can be stationary. … The fundamental impulse that sets and keeps the capitalist engine in motion comes from the new consumers’ goods,

13: Ageism, Retirement and Creativity
June 18, 2020

Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is widespread and an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults. For older people,

12: Courage, Trolls and Human Walls
June 04, 2020

Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Those are some of the words from the beautifully optimistic children’s book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupé...

11: Myths, Lies and Creativity
May 21, 2020

For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of inte...

10: Perfection, Shakespeare and Creativity
May 08, 2020

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly; ‘these virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions’; we are what we repeate...

9: Genius, Talent, Originality and Gifts
April 23, 2020

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work. That’s a quote from French writer Émile Zola, and I’m John Fanning and this is the Create with John Fanning podcast. How’s it goin out there.

8: Black Sheep, Difference and Creativity
April 09, 2020

…for me – writing is less a business than a vocation, a calling. Not so much something you choose as Something that chooses you, not so unlike a drug, really, in that it’s hard to imagine quitting. Whether you’ll actually make money is almost beside th...

7: Lexical Prisons, Imagination and Creativity
March 26, 2020

At the very best, a mind enclosed in language is in prison. It is limited to the number of relations which words can make simultaneously present to it; and remains in ignorance of thoughts which involve the combination of a greater number.

6. School, Education, Imagination and Creativity
March 13, 2020

Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any se...

5. Imagination and Creativity
February 27, 2020

Imagination is not creativity. Imagination can't be co-opted. Creativity can. Imagine. Create.