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Stay Home, Stay Inspired: A Guide for Creatives

Podcast Picks

We’re more thankful than ever to be living in the golden age of podcasting at a time like this. Being cooped up at home is the perfect opportunity to not only listen more but to absorb the great content being broadcast into your ears. So without further ado, here is a list of engaging podcast recommendations that might spark your interest during this quarantine.

What The Peeve: Quarantine Edition

We all have strange things that drive us crazy, so let’s talk about them! What The Peeve is a raw and unapologetic podcast that exposes everyday people’s pet peeves. This comedic show is produced by our friends at OMH right here in Toronto, and our team at Now actually created the cover art and social graphics. In the first of their Quarantine Edition episodes, guests include a political comedy writer who describes this as the Tiger King combined with a slasher movie, a frustrated emergency resident, and someone with asthma who’s fearful for their life due to the stupidity of others.

New Theory Radio

Looking to get updated on what’s happening out there but hate listening to the news? New Theory Radio is a podcast and radio show hosted by our good friend Nav Nanwa who is joined by a panel of guests, where they ‘theorize’ on the week’s happenings in current affairs, pop culture and everyday life. Checkout episode 61 which focuses on a discussion with the youth organization “Stay Woke” and episode 62, where Nav interviews artists from the band “A Tribe Called Red”, highlights youth engagement during this quarantine period and discusses the significance of multiculturalism with Brampton Multicultural Youth Council.

The Quarantine Life

A local podcast dedicated to adapting to COVID-19. Brampton Foodie and Ambassador @MrSocialEats is hosting this interview series to help spread positivity, strengthen the sense of community and spark inspiration to help make these times a bit brighter. The Quarantine Life guests share their tips and tricks on adapting to this new lifestyle, how they have chosen to take control of the situation and lastly, what new opportunity presented itself as a result. Look out for an interview with Daniel from Now Creative Group.

Lessons Learned: Self Reflection on Creating and Self Quarantine

The world may have paused, but art has not. Using self-quarantining time for self-reflection and creative development is a great way to enlighten your perspective on current circumstances. What can we learn at times like this? With episodes of personal reflections and interviewed insights, this podcast is a place to explore life’s greatest lessons. With the tips shared by Komal in this thread, you can take a step back from daily operations and self reflect. Enjoy this content visualized about how to unearth what’s within you to create on Instagram here.

Design Matters

Originally a radio, this is the world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought. In one episode, Debbie Millman interviews the Sloan Group’s founder who shares his entrepreneurial and marketing background, discussing cause marketing and the entertainment industry.


Stay Home, Stay Inspired: A Guide for Creatives

This page features just one of 6 categories of resources compiled as part of Stay Home, Stay Inspired: A Guide for Creatives. This resource was developed by Toronto-based agency Now Creative Group to support the creative community, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.