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Unlocking Creativity

An Arts, Education and Business podcast featuring Daniel Brookes
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Welcome to Unlocking Creativity - a show all about ideas and how they can change our lives.

My name’s Daniel Brookes and by day I’m a Television Producer whose job it is to come up with brand new shows and generally obsess about all things creative. Join me on this exciting new podcast as I speak to trailblazers from the worlds of design, film, fashion, TV, music, art, tech, food and more about the thoughts that changed their lives and their tips and tricks for coming up with their best ideas.

**SEASON TWO COMING SOON**

Instagram / Twitter: @danielrbrookes

Special thanks to:
Music: Guts - Hip Hop First of All // Senza
Artwork: Naomi Hancocks

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S1, Ep10: Paul Oakenfold - Creating A Movement
It's the season one finale! Hasn't time flown? Never fear, the recording has begun for series two and we have a knockout, solid-gold, brilliant guest to ensure we see out this season with a bang. Enter the ring, Paul Oakenfold!   Paul is not only known as a top DJ having previously been voted the world's best two years running, but also as a music producer, record label boss and for his scores on TV shows and films, including THAT Big Brother theme tune and Hollywood blockbuster, Swordfish. As well as all of that, he's also the man that created a movement with what became known as The Second Summer of Love which changed both the entire dance music genre, as well as the music industry as a whole.    Three of the many takeaways in this episode include:    How a fake ID and pretending to be a journalist helped Paul get started in the music industry.   How a remix of a U2 song proved to be the launchpad for Paul's career.    And why we should all be asking ourselves what we really love in life.    Paul's Recommendation: Marvin Gaye - What's Going On   
S1, Ep9: Sarah Edwards - Creative Instincts
As both a creator of television formats and also someone who looks to find the most original formats globally, Sarah Edwards's creative instincts have to always be on. Whether it's working with her team to devise the next hit show or searching for the seed of something great in another territory, Sarah describes herself as needing to remain open to inspiration at all times.    I met with Sarah at her office in Sony Pictures to talk about what goes into creating a hit show like The Weakest Link and Take Me Out, as well as going from someone who was 'average academically' to one of the most respected and leading figures in the television industry.    Three of the many takeaways in this episode include:   The troubles of trying to be innovative in a risk-averse industry and how to overcome them.    What Sarah would look for in a creative intern from the 700 people that would apply.    And an exercise to do that makes you go against your instincts in order to devise something original.    Sarah's Recommendation: Essentialism: The Disciplines Pursuit of Less
S1, Ep8: Elika Gibbs - A Tidy Idea
With clients including Kate Moss and royalty, Elika Gibbs is renowned in the fashion industry for her work as both a stylist, as well as for being the first person to start a company specialising in wardrobe organisation. A business model that's now often imitated but never surpassed.    For this episode, Elika came to record the episode at my home. It seemed like a nice idea at first, but as you'll hear in the show, it was a mistake! Never invite a professional organiser to your unprofessionally organised home...     Three of the many takeaways in this episode include:   How being better organised can improve creativity.   The way in which to give ourselves the best possible start to the day.    How Tamara Mellon helped Elika overcome her imposter syndrome.    Elika's Recommendations: The Secret Sliding Doors     Elika's Book  Elika's Instagram

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Started
Sep 4th, 2019
Latest Episode
Nov 2nd, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
11
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
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