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Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast: Secrets of the Creative Brain

March 31, 2016  • Aspen Ideas To Go

The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each episode on the Aspen Ideas website.

Tom Kelley, author of “Creative Confidence” and partner at IDEO, says creativity and innovation aren’t only reserved for “creative types,” but everyone can tap into creative potential. In this episode, he recounts the stories of individuals who doubted their creativity but overcame fear to go on to do highly creative things. Also, we hear from leading neuroscientist Dr. Nancy Andreasen, who researches highly creative people and how they think. Her work also examines the roles of nature versus nurture and the relationship between creativity and mental illness.

Find the podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

Marci Krivonen is associate editor and producer of public programs at the Aspen Institute.