A new approach to creativity, Talking to strangers

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Jeremy Wilburn (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Striking up a conversation with a stranger can be intimidating, but our guest says there are a lot of benefits to trying. He offers us some tips on how to break the ice. We also talk with a design artist about how we can unlock a new level of creativity that can help us in everything from our jobs to our personal projects.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Sarah Stein Greenberg Guest
  • Joe Keohane Guest

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