Episodes

Season 1 Completed

Season 1 of the CrazyBird Podcast has been completed. Now, it is time to look back, reflect and plan Season 2. Thank you very much to all the wonderful guests and the CrazyBird listeners. Thank you for your support, feedback, words of encouragement and also for that one word that has stood out throughout Season 1: “INSPIRING”. It was Wioleta’s very goal to create a platform and build a community that would be inspiring.

We would like to finish Season 1 with Elle Luna’s words (Episode 9) and pose a question to all of us: “What is each of our unique roles within society?” Stay tuned for Season 2!

Episode 10: On the overlap of science and art. From weaving to structure, time, chaos and order.

Episode 10: On the overlap of science and art. From weaving to structure, time, chaos and order.

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to artist, lecturer and Oriental rug restorer Katie Glusica about the overlap of science and art and weaving as a metaphor and system of connections and networks.

You can find Katie at katieglusica.com, on Instagram at @katieglusica.

Drawing Connections 2 by Katie Glusica

Episode 9: On designing your life, discovering your Must and finding time

Episode 9: On designing your life, discovering your Must and finding time

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to designer, painter and writer Elle Luna about the Crossroads of Should and Must, finding one’s passion and making time to follow it.

You can find Elle at elleluna.com, on Twitter and Instagram at @elleluna. You can join #the100dayproject on Instagram. Elle’s books:The Crossroads of Should and Must. Find and Follow Your Passion and The Story Is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice are available on amazon.com.

Episode 8: On tides, the Moon and wonders of the Skidaway Island State Park

Episode 8: On tides, the Moon and wonders of the Skidaway Island State Park

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to naturalist at Skidaway Island State Park Molly Canady about her passion for nature, the relationship between tides and the Moon and other wonders and surprises Skidaway Island State Park has to offer to its visitors.

Molly Canady

You can visit Skidaway Island State Park at 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411.

Episode 7: On birds, trees and gardening in Alcatraz

Episode 7: On birds, trees and gardening in Alcatraz

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta and Matt talk to author, professor and Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her contributions to literature Sophie Cunningham about her relationship and connection to birds and trees and the times she was part of the gardening project in Alcatraz. Sophie will also share with us excerpts from her essay, Alcatraz – City of Trees.

Sophie’s project Tree of Day can be found on Instagram @sophtreeofday. Her book, Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest is available on amazon.com.

Episode 6: On Sharing the Listening Experience

Episode 6: On Sharing the Listening Experience

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to sound artist and sound engineer Felix Blume about sound, working with communities and the art of listening and sharing that experience with others.

Felix Blume

Felix’ work can be found on his website, felixblume.com, Vimeo at vimeo.com/felixblume, SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/felixblume, Instagram at felix_blume, Twitter at felixblume, Facebook at felixblume.

Rains of May (Lluvias de Mayo), sound installation by Felix Blume

Episode 5: Birds – Musicians of God

Episode 5: Birds – Musicians of God

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta and Matt talk to musician, composer, and conductor Agnieszka Kowalik about French composer Olivier Messiaen and his fascination with birds. Agnieszka also shares with us her passion for nature and how it inspires her own work.

Agnieszka Kowalik (Photo by Rafał Wąsikowski)

Episode 4: On Collaborating with Nature

Episode 4: On Collaborating with Nature

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta and Matt talk to visual artist Yunqian Lin, also known as Q, about her creative process and how she utilizes forces of nature as an artistic medium in order to express her deep personal connection and appreciation for the undeveloped landscape. Q gives us an overview of how her work is made through the interaction of photosensitive materials and the natural world.

Photo by Yunqian “Q” Lin

Q’s work can be found on her website, qlinphoto.com and she is also on Instagram at @qianlinnnnnnn. The process Q shares on CrazyBird is exemplified in her series Entropy, as shown in this image.

X5R3+J6 Tybee Island by Yunqian “Q” Lin

Episode 03: The Art of Noticing

Episode 03: The Art of Noticing

 
 
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In this episode, Wioleta and Matt talk to Rob Walker, a journalist, writer and author of The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday, about creative ways we can practice and enhance our ability to notice, pay attention and, consequently, engage with the world.

Rob Walker (Photo by Michael Lionstar)

Rob’s work can be found on his website, robwalker.net and he is also on Twitter at @notrobwalker. Find out more about Rob’s book, The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday here.

Episode 2: On Pursuing Your Passion

Episode 2: On Pursuing Your Passion

 
 
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On pursuing your passion and living a fulfilled life. In conversation with Emma Sutton-Williams.

In this episode, Wioleta and Matt talk to Emma Sutton-Williams, a performer, graduate of the Juilliard School and creative writer about her own creative journey, taking chances and finding courage to pursue and explore new paths and career.

Emma’s writing can be found at emmahasablog.com. More about Emma’s work can be found at emmasuttonwilliams.com and on Instagram at @emmasuttonwilliams.

The article Emma wrote for Parent’s Magazine is available here.

You can find out more about Alix of Bohemia on their website (alixofbohemia.com) or Instagram (@alixofbohemia).