In this Episode I talked about my experience with The Creative Forces Podcast hosted by Guy Kilty . The podcast had 28 full episodes and boasts many impressively creative guests, most of which are from the UK.
PodApplaud-Creative Forces Podcast
Welcome to PodApplaud, the Monday through Friday podcast that aims to enable your Podcast habit. I’m your host Seb, and today we are going to talk about the: Creative Forces Podcast.
The Creative Forces Podcast is a conversational podcast focused on talking with creative guests created by Guy Kilty. Currently there are 27 episodes ranging anywhere between 45 minutes and even up to 2 hours long. There is also a short intro to the podcast on the podcast feed. I have not heard every episode, but as far as I can tell the show is appropriate
for all ages.
Creative Forces Podcast, is described on it’s website as “ a series of in-depth discussions with creative individuals, hosted by Guy Kilty. Creativity can be found everywhere, whether it’s in the areas we traditionally think of such as art, music, writing, and film-making, or others like advertising, PR, finance, IT and entrepreneurship. Each episode of Creative Forces attempts to find out where one individual’s creativity comes from by talking about their life.”
I first stumbled across this podcast on twitter, which is always an interesting way to find new podcasts. I’m usually quite drawn to the idea of a conversational podcast opposed to an interview podcast so I gave it a shot knowing that these types of podcasts can either be really great, or just the opposite depending on both the quality of host and of the guests.
Before I even began listening to the first episode I noted the gargantuan 1 hour and 57 minute length of the thing. Now I’m not overly critical of a long podcast, I’ve listened to some marathon Tabletop campaigns, but 2 hours is a big ask on the first episode! The audio sounds really nice hear it is just a simple conversation, but the guests and host voices are balanced really well. Really important that the audio is nailed down for such a long show.
As for the quality of the conversation and guests? Well that too is really enjoyable. Guy Kilty is experienced on the mic due to his work with BBC Radio and broadcasting. He knows when to pop in for a quick question or follow up and when to let his guests tell him the story as naturally as possible. That is the real treat of the podcast, so far in all the episodes I have listened to the guests have been so very in their element telling their stories. Guy mostly just facilitates the conversation and let’s the magic happen. Once in a while he will swing back to make a connection between something that the guest has already mentioned, or ask about a motivating factor. The guests are mostly from the UK and surrounding area so if you are from NA like me you may not be familiar with all of them but that could also make the show fresh and something completely new. Former guests include: writer/publisher/editor Nicholas Royle, Stanley Chow, Ajaz Ahmed, artists and illustrator Stanley Chow, Software Engineer Dr. Sue Black, and Portia Jones a travel and lifestyle vlogger amongst so many others. With so many guests from different experiences you are bound to find a few you recognize or are eager to learn about.
Ok so here on PodApplaud I rate shows on a 1-5 scale, 1 is silence, 2 is a slow clap, 3 is applause, 4 is a round of applause, and 5 of course is a standing ovation! I give Creative forces Podcast a ⅘, a round of applause!
The conversations are so varied I really think most people will be able to find episodes that they will enjoy. You can read the episodes of each show notes to narrow down episodes that might be up your alley. I’d recommend the show to people who like some pleasant company while they are doing chores and any activity that may last quite a while, or people who don’t mind pausing a podcast mid episode, something that I personally really dislike.
So that’s been the show for today I hope you found it valuable If you wish to reach out to me you can find me on twitter @podapplaud or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for listening, and please tune in again.