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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 50: Creativity in times of trauma September 16, 2021
    Listen now (23 min) | This is the most difficult episode we’ve ever recorded. In the span of two weeks, Christie and her family were thrown into a scary state of limbo and Rosemerry experienced an unthinkable loss. In this episode, we discuss what we’ve noticed about our relationship to creativity in this time of […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Life is the Real Creative Process September 13, 2021
    Christie and Rosemerry on creativity and living in difficult chapters
    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
  • Episode 49 bonus: Andy Offut Irwin on how delight can inspire creative practice September 9, 2021
    Listen now (17 min) | In this special bonus episode, Andy Offut Irwin discusses his creative rituals and explains why he does his best writing when he is experiencing delight. Andy is one of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, and has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 49: Storytelling with Andy Offut Irwin September 2, 2021
    Listen now (30 min) | In this week’s episode (recorded in late July), we jump right in with our delightful guest, Andy Offut Irwin. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Andy has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival more than ten times. He has appeared fourteen […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 48 bonus: Creative life with Charlie Jane Anders August 26, 2021
    Listen now (16 min) | Rolling with the punches--that’s one of the themes in this bonus episode with novelist, short story writer and journalist Charlie Jane Anders. We also talk about how writing by hand vs. writing on a computer can change the tone of your writing and how to keep from taking your creative […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 48: Never Say You Can't Survive with Charlie Jane Anders August 19, 2021
    Listen now (31 min) | Sometimes, telling a story can save you. In this episode, we speak with novelist, short story writer and journalist Charlie Jane Anders about her new book, “how writing helps us set rules, create frames, and surprise ourselves with what is possible. “Stories keep us alive,” she says. We also talk […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • "Storytelling Saved Me" August 16, 2021
    Charlie Jane Anders on creativity and finding our way in the world
    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
  • Episode 47 bonus: cycles of creative process and the importance of supportive relationships with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman. August 12, 2021
    Listen now (14 min) | In this bonus episode with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, author of Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, we discuss the filling up/emptying cycle of creative process. We also discuss how visual art can inform writing, and the importance of supportive primary relationships.
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 47: Imposter syndrome with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman August 5, 2021
    Listen now (33 min) | Have you ever felt like an imposter in your own creative life? As if you are not truly as competent as others perceive you to be? In this episode of Emerging Form, we talk about imposter syndrome with violinist, award-winning author and scholar/associate professor Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman. Imposter syndrome is […]
    Christie Aschwanden
  • Episode 46 bonus: poems about failure July 29, 2021
    Listen now (7 min) | In this bonus episode, Rosemerry shares poems about failure--how we might choose to meet failure and let it teach us, change us, recreate us. To find these poems (and for that matter poems on almost any subject) visit Rosemerry’s daily poem blog, A Hundred Falling Veils.
    Christie Aschwanden