Jay Acunzo is the founder of Marketing Showrunners, host of 3 Clips and other podcasts and docuseries about creativity, and author of Break the Wheel.
Your knowledge is finite. Your curiosity is infinite. So why, oh why, do we usually rely more  on our existing knowledge than our boundless curiosity? We live in a society that seems to value the ability to have the answers, but the path to making work that matters just might mean admitting, "I don't have the answers, but I'm going to figure this out."What if we stopped acting like experts and started acting like ... well ... something else?In this episode, we hear stories from keynote speaker Andrew Davis, bestselling author Shane Snow (Dream Teams, Smartcuts, The Storytelling Edge), and Dr. Jade Wu, sleep psychologist and researcher from Duke University. NEWSLETTER:Playing Favorites shares one new story every Friday morning that you can't find anywhere else, focused on creating work that matters. Subscribe at jayacunzo.com/newsletter MEMBER GROUP:Make What Matters is where marketers, freelancers, podcasters, writers, and creatives join forces to push themselves and each other to create more elevated work and accelerate their careers. For techniques, connection, collaboration, and inspiration, consider joining at makewhatmattersgroup.com SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE INVOLVED IN THIS EPISODE:Andrew Davis: akadrewdavis.com | twitter.com/DrewDavisHereShane Snow: shanesnow.com | twitter.com/shanesnowJade Wu, PhD: jadewuphd.com | twitter.com/jadewuphd ***THANKS FOR LISTENING AND SUPPORTING!Keep making what matters.-Jay
In this episode, we’re breaking down the great work that goes into the narrative podcast Bodies, with creator and host Allison Behringer. This is a highly produced and deeply researched show that leaves no details left unattended. Host Jay Acunzo and Behringer get into the great value of prep calls, research, and editing; how Allison conceived of her show by following her curiosity; the process Allison went through to pitch her show and get support from KCRW; and so much more—as we do! SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER FOR CREATORSEvery week in Playing Favorites, 3 Clips host Jay Acunzo shares a new idea or story all about making things that make a difference. If you’re tired of all the tips, tricks, cheats, and hacks, and you just want to make more resonant things, join thousands of your peers who get Jay’s note every week, plus exclusive access and discounts to other projects:Subscribe: https://jayacunzo.com/newsletterPODCAST COURSE: GROWABLE SHOWSJay’s on-demand course deconstructs dozens of real-world show examples and offers 10 original videos plus a guided system for developing your ideas to be more deeply resonant, refreshingly original, and worthy of your audience’s subscription.Don’t just make Yet Another podcast. Make the podcast that only you can make.https://jayacunzo.com/growable-showsINSIDE THIS EPISODE: Bodies can be found here: https://www.bodiespodcast.com/Follow Bodies host Allison Behringer on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/albtweetinFollow Bodies on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/bodiespodcastFrom Play It Forward: This week’s recommended podcast is Here Be Monsters: https://www.hbmpodcast.com/Follow 3 Clips host Jay Acunzo on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/jayacunzo/You can find all episodes of 3 Clips wherever you listen to podcasts, or by browsing the show’s home page at https://jayacunzo.com/3-clips
This week: a listener mailbag. Host Jay Acunzo and producer Andrea Muraskin answer your questions, with a particular focus on narrative-style podcasting. Topics include resources for learning the craft, how to face down an edit, and how to research guests. Plus: is there a measurable benefit to making a narrative podcast as opposed to an interview show? Big thanks goes out to everyone who submitted questions. We’re going to keep doing these, so send your questions on any aspect of podcasting to Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayacunzo/, or email jay@unthinkablemedia.com. You can also reach Andrea on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Andrea_MuraskinSUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER FOR CREATORSEvery week in Playing Favorites, 3 Clips host Jay Acunzo shares a new idea or story all about making things that make a difference. If you’re tired of all the tips, tricks, cheats, and hacks, and you just want to make more resonant things, join thousands of your peers who get Jay’s note every week, plus exclusive access and discounts to other projects:Subscribe: https://jayacunzo.com/newsletterPODCAST COURSE: GROWABLE SHOWSJay’s on-demand course deconstructs dozens of real-world show examples and offers 10 original videos plus a guided system for developing your ideas to be more deeply resonant, refreshingly original, and worthy of your audience’s subscription.Don’t just make Yet Another podcast. Make the podcast that only you can make.https://jayacunzo.com/growable-shows* * *You can find all episodes of 3 Clips wherever you listen to podcasts, or by browsing the show’s home page at https://jayacunzo.com/3-clipsThanks for listening!
In this episode, the story of Lisa Schneider, (former) Chief Digital Officer at Merriam-Webster, and their award-winning, President-trolling, brilliant and witty Twitter account, social media presence, and dictionary brand -- yes, a beloved dictionary brand. Their success started with a simple aspiration that threw into question the most accepted approach to their marketing work. It all ended in a very personal place for the team. Meanwhile, story producer Andrew Littlefield goes exploring in New York and meets a jazz trombonist who gives us something we can use in our quest to trust our intuition.Finally, Tom Webster voices the dictionary.You can't make this stuff up! It's almost ... unthinkable? (No. Nope. No. I won't go there...) NEWSLETTER:Playing Favorites shares one new story every Friday morning that you can't find anywhere else, focused on creating work that matters. Subscribe at jayacunzo.com/newsletter MEMBER GROUP:Make What Matters is where marketers, freelancers, podcasters, writers, and creatives join forces to push themselves and each other to create more elevated work and accelerate their careers. For techniques, connection, collaboration, and inspiration, consider joining at makewhatmattersgroup.com SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE INVOLVED IN THIS EPISODE:Lisa Schneider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaschneider64Merriam-Webster on Twitter: https://twitter.com/merriamwebsterAndrew Littlefield (story producer) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSUAndrewMariel Bildsten (jazz trombonist) on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6MYXOUN2105Bi2ROMNmoYS?autoplay=trueTom Webster (voice of the dictionary) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/webby2001***THANKS FOR LISTENING AND SUPPORTING!Keep making what matters.-Jay
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222
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13
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4 days, 23 hours
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