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Compulsory is a podcast about the things we can’t help but make.

Music & Craft: Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 112

This week I had my first fiddle lesson. And it was amazing. (The lesson was amazing; the sounds I am producing on the violin are not amazing.)

This whole musical adventure has me thinking about craft, and how my desire to play folk music rather than classical is completely in line with my fascination with craft – these are techniques and skills passed on from person to person over generations.

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Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 107: Dispatch from Quarantine

Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 107: Dispatch from Quarantine

We’re nine days into self-quarantine because the last person we saw before going into self-isolation last Monday called a few days later to tell us he’d been exposed. On the podcast: some things that are bringing me joy in isolation, plus how our online community is here to help you stay socially and creatively connected.

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Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 106: How Creativity Will Help Us Weather This Crisis

Dr. Erin Griffiths on brain chemistry and how making things makes us feel better; how we need to be creative in more than what we make right now, but also in how we decide to live and stay connected; and about what to do if we’re feeling so overwhelmed that we feel we can’t do or make much of anything.

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Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 103: Distributed Cognition (Lists!)

Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 103: Distributed Cognition (Lists!)

When it comes to our creative projects and fantasies, getting stuff out of our heads can be just as useful as it is for us to get anything else out of our heads, like grocery lists and to-dos. When we use the tools we have to distribute all the myriad things that are constantly swimming around in our minds, we help ourselves to think more clearly, and to fit more things into our days – like craft projects and time for art or writing or music.

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