Spark & Fire: Epic Creative Stories
<p>Creativity. It’s as mysterious and elusive to humans as love. We stalk it. We crave it. We try to bring it out in ourselves.&nbsp;</p><p>Every creative work you’ve ever loved has a hero’s journey behind it. Whether it’s a book or a building. A movie, a mural, a musical. It starts with a spark. Then: Endless iteration.&nbsp;Inevitable setbacks. Magical people who appear to help. And the breakthrough idea —&nbsp;that takes on a life all its own.&nbsp;</p><p>On Spark &amp; Fire, for the first time ever, you’ll hear what was&nbsp;happening in the mind of a creator as they brought their iconic work to life. But this isn’t an interview show. It’s a story&nbsp;— told entirely in the artist's own words — against the&nbsp;backdrop&nbsp;of originally composed music of the prepared piano.&nbsp;</p><p>In Season One, you’ll hear from Yo-Yo Ma on the Silk Road Project, director Rian Johnson on making&nbsp;<em>Knives Out</em>, Isabel Allende on&nbsp;<em>The House of the Spirits</em>, Kemp Powers on Pixar’s&nbsp;<em>Soul</em>, architect Thomas Heatherwick on&nbsp;<em>The Vessel</em>, choreographer Bill T. Jones on&nbsp;<em>Afterwardsness</em>, book designer Chip Kidd on the cover of&nbsp;<em>Jurassic Park</em>,&nbsp;executive producer Kamilah Forbes of the Apollo Theatre, Susan Orlean on&nbsp;<em>The Orchid Thief</em>&nbsp;and more.</p><p>With host June Cohen — cofounder of WaitWhat, former executive producer of TED Talks and co-host of the TED conference — in her first hosting role since TED.</p><p>What really happens on the road to success? You’re about to find out.&nbsp;Let these epic stories spark your own creative journey.&nbsp;</p><p>Spark &amp; Fire is a WaitWhat original series.</p><p>Episode 5 of Spark &amp; Fire, "Turn crisis into art: Tony-winner Bill T. Jones on Afterwardsness, his pandemic masterpiece," has been nominated for a 2021 Webby Award as one of the five best individual podcast episodes produced in the past 12 months.</p><p></p> Show more