The Creativity Roots Podcast

20 EpisodesProduced by Ronald Paredes

Creativity is at the top of our basic human needs and is a natural expression of our species that has been repressed to our own detriment. Creativity Roots is an exploration of our extraordinary capacity to be creative; a movement to rediscover our natural ability to innovate. We will do this by dem… read more

20 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Conversation with Yolanda Vom Hagen - Creativity Roots - S2E20

February 20th, 2019

48:53

Creativity Roots - Episode 20 by Ronald Paredes 

I first met Yolanda through a social media art group when she was making a call for volunteers to …

Love Induced Creativity - Creativity Roots - S2E19

February 14th, 2019

11:50

Creativity Roots - Episode 19 by Ronald Paredes 

Note: For those listeners located in mainland China the podcast is accessible by using a VPN connection. 

At the moment of recording this podcast, we are celebrating …

I'm Back - Creativity Roots - S2E18

February 9th, 2019

11:19

Creativity Roots - Episode 18 by Ronald Paredes 

After a year that closed with struggles that prevented me from producing the podcast regularly, The …

Conversation with Aya Moreau - Creativity Roots - S1E17

November 16th, 2018

1:18:19

Creativity Roots - Episode 17 - hosted by Ronald Paredes
I was in search of somebody who could give me a perspective from the position of a student …

Falling Victims of Ignorance - Creativity Roots - S1E16

November 8th, 2018

14:17

Creativity Roots - Episode 16 by Ronald Paredes
After all the tragic events that keep happening under our noses I can’t help to think that we have failed to ourselves, we have fallen victims of our own ignorance, our …

Reflections on Education - Creativity Roots - S1E15

October 23rd, 2018

14:38

Creativity Roots - Episode 15 by Ronald Paredes
In this episode I reflect on my own experience teaching to a group of highly unmotivated and …

Don't Chase Fame - Creativity Roots - S1E14

October 16th, 2018

24:03

Creativity Roots - Episode 14 by Ronald Paredes
Like money, fame should never be the purpose for doing anything in life, since the arrival of the …

Building on Criticism - Creativity Roots - S1E13

October 8th, 2018

25:04

Creativity Roots - Episode 13 by Ronald Paredes
Have you ever being so afraid of being judged or criticized?
Criticism is one of the biggest inhibitors that creators and pretty much everybody face, every single person in …

Celebrating International Podcast Day - Creativity Roots - S1E12

September 29th, 2018

21:14

Creativity Roots - Episode 12 by Ronald Paredes
Today is September 30th, and we are celebrating #InternationalPodcastDay. It is a good day to think about the reasons why we started podcasting, obviously we all have …

Chef Nino Scordo - Creativity Roots - S1E11

September 24th, 2018

43:42

Creativity Roots - Episode 11 by Ronald Paredes
Chef Nino at the Pacific Restaurant at the Jinling Hotel in Nanjing is without a question one of the most interesting people I have met in all my years in China, his …

Summary on Identity - Creativity Roots - S1E10

September 17th, 2018

28:20

Creativity Roots - Episode 10 by Ronald Paredes
Note: For those listeners located in mainland China the podcast is accessible by using a VPN connection.
Given the importance of developing a sense of identity I feel is …

Benj Kinenga Mushila - Creativity Roots - S1E9

September 9th, 2018

30:32

Creativity Roots - Episode 9 by Ronald Paredes
Conversation with Benj Kinenga Mushila, Congolese visual artist and painter
Check the Creativity Roots …

What is your Identity - Creativity Roots - S1E8

September 2nd, 2018

21:01

Creativity Roots - Episode 8 by Ronald Paredes
Identity is probably the most important aspect of an individual, it is what helps us identify ourselves with the different social groups we interact with, giving us a sense …

Sabine Ichikawa Ph.D. - Creativity Roots - S1E7

August 26th, 2018

28:44

Creativity Roots - Episode 7 by Ronald Paredes
Conversation with Sabine Ichikawa Ph.D., researcher, conference speaker, developer of programs in luxury and creative industries in Europe & Asia, currently living and …

Summary Episode 1-5 - Creativity Roots - S1E6

August 22nd, 2018

22:48

Creativity Roots Summary Episode 1-5 by Ronald Paredes
After reaching the episode number 5 I wanted to make a summary of the topic we touched in the previous episodes to remind ourselves of those things that we know so …

Define Your Success - Creativity Roots - S1E5

August 15th, 2018

26:34

Creativity Roots - Episode 5 - hosted by Ronald Paredes

Success is one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of our life. There are external …

Embracing Failure - Creativity Roots - S1E4

August 7th, 2018

18:30

Failure can be either a perception or an attitude and it only happens in our brain and later it manifest in our life.
We must understand how failure was first implanted in our mind as a concept at a very early age, how …

Brain Gymnastics - Creativity Roots - S1E3

July 31st, 2018

15:29

Creativity Roots - Episode 3 - hosted by Ronald Paredes
I closed the previous episode with the claim that creativity makes us better human beings, which sounds a lot like self-help voodoo, since that’s not what we are …

Creativity it's a Human Need - Creativity Roots - S1E2

July 25th, 2018

14:44

I can not think of a better way to start making the case of creativity being not only an essential part of our existence but in fact a human need, than talking about Maslow and his pyramid of human needs.
The American …

The Creativity Roots Podcast - S1E1

July 18th, 2018

15:28

The Creativity Roots Podcast hosted by Ronald Paredes - Episode 1

I wanted to start by giving a brief introduction about who I am, what I have been doing as a professional creative and my motivations behind hosting a …

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