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Emerging Form: A Bi-Weekly Podcast

Hear the latest from “Emerging Form“, a weekly podcast about the creative process.

Join me and my co-host, the New York Times bestselling science writer Christie Aschwanden as we discuss creativity, usually over a glass of wine. Themes for season one include quitting, getting started, collaboration and existential despair. Guests for season one include poets and writers as well as a sketch artist, a songwriter, a winemaker and a circus performer.

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  • Episode 40 bonus: Cheryl Strayed's Creative Process May 6, 2021
    Listen now (32 min) | In this bonus episode, we continue our conversation with author Cheryl Strayed, aka Dear Sugar. We talk about how memories shape writing and then writing shapes memory and the role of time in writing. We speak about her connection to etymology--”Words are power,” she says--and how she handled the level […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 40: Envy, with Cheryl Strayed April 29, 2021
    Listen now (39 min) | Have you ever felt envious of someone else’s success? In this episode of Emerging Form, we speak with Dear Sugar herself, Cheryl Strayed, and get practical, heart-opening, career-inspiring advice about how to meet this very natural and difficult feeling. We speak of abundance mentality, leaning in to our own heart’s […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 39-Origin Story April 22, 2021
    Listen now (33 min) | How envy sparked a beautiful friendship -- and this podcast.
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Envy: It Can Be Your Best Friend April 21, 2021
    The origin story of Emerging Form plus an interview with Cheryl Strayed
    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
  • Episode 38 bonus: Kim Langley on the Writing Process April 15, 2021
    Listen now (14 min) | In this bonus episode, Kim Langley tells us about dealing with imposter syndrome and going to not one, but two writers retreats where she couldn’t write. Kim is the author of Send My Roots Rain: A Companion on the Grief Journey, 60 poems and brief reflections combined with suggestions for […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 38: Creativity and Grief with Kim Langley April 8, 2021
    Listen now (32 min) | Kim Langley is the author of Send My Roots Rain: A Companion on the Grief Journey, 60 poems and brief reflections combined with suggestions for mindful activities and journaling. The book was well received by individual grievers as well as hospice, palliative care, social work, chaplaincy, and other helping professionals […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 37 bonus: Kristi Nelson on becoming a creative person March 31, 2021
    Listen now (11 min) | In this bonus episode with author Kristi Nelson, we talk about how she transitioned her self-perception from “creativity appreciator” to “creative person.” She also talks about the gift of envy and how it has served her. Kristi Nelson is the executive director of
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 37: Gratefulness with Kristi Nelson March 25, 2021
    Listen now (32 min) | How might gratefulness infuse your creative practice with trust, awe, acceptance and wonder? In this episode we speak with Kristi Nelson, author of Wake Up Grateful: the Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted, about the surprisingly practical ways gratefulness inspires and fuels our creativity. She offers lots of prompts […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • How Gratefulness Transforms Creative Practice March 22, 2021
    Kristi Nelson on how appreciation is generative
    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
  • Episode 36 Bonus: Jill U. Adams on Creative Journeys March 18, 2021
    Listen now (13 min) | Wouldn’t it be great if we had a crystal ball so we could see where our creative road might take us? Or, perhaps as we discuss in this bonus episode of Emerging Form, perhaps what we really want is to just stop worrying where our path might take us. We […]
    Christie Aschwanden