The Wind Thieved Hat

In this series of podcasts I explore the creative process - the highs, the lows, the joy & the pain - with some of my favourite artists, musicians, writers, directors and makers.

Episode 04 / Jess Thom

This time I talk creativity with someone Stephen Fry has described as funny, frank, intelligent & enchantingly entertaining: Tourette’s Hero Jess Thom. Jess and I cover a lot of ground … from the neurodiversity movement, and how Jess ended up in the only seat in the house she wouldn’t be asked to leave - on the stage; to the crazy language generating machine that is Tourette’s.

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Episode 03 / Rob Auton

In this episode, recorded above a pub in Leyton, I chat to writer, artist and performer Rob Auton. He’s funny, frank and very honest about what creativity and performing mean to him. Our conversation skips along like an Irish jig as we talk about how amazing it is that elephants exist, why it’s important to make yourself feel small as often as you can and how to deal with bad gigs and rejection.

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Episode 02 / Siân Davey

An honest and personal discussion about creativity and process with photographer Siân Davey. Despite having been photographing for just six years, Siân has built up an incredible body of work. During our conversation, we discuss her project Looking for Alice, in which she came to make sense of her relationship with her daughter, who has Down’s Syndrome, through photography …

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Episode 01 / Tony Pipes

A creative conversation with modern day renaissance man Tony Pipes. Alongside his day job as the Executive Creative Director at UK broadcaster ITV, Tony writes music and drama and works as a visual artist. The conversation covers hip hop, the benefits of fidgeting and how it was that Tony’s band the Space Monkeys killed the infamous Factory record label …

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