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Unthinkable with Jay Acunzo
Unthinkable with Jay Acunzo
Jay Acunzo

Stories to inspire creative work. Unlike other shows about creativity, we're on a journey to understand one concept: resonance. What does it... more

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Episodes

The Best Thing to Do Is The Right Thing

Inside a project, which represents a movement, which represents some hope for reconciling creativity, community, and capitalism.

15 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
How to Write and Speak with Greater Impact | One-Shot #19

There's a difference between good storytellers and effective storytellers. Understanding that difference can make all the difference in the world... more

19 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Expect the Unexpected

Want to exceed the expectations of your audience? Get ready for a paradox. Maybe the best way forward is, in... more

05 Oct 2022 · 42 minutes
How to Tell Gripping Stories About the Seemingly Mundane | One-Shot #18

Nothing is boring. Everywhere around us are small stories with big meaning, if only we'd stop to notice before using... more

21 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Going Bananas

Revisiting the eye-opening, ever-changing story of the Savannah Bananas, a small baseball team making a big ruckus.

31 Aug 2022 · 50 minutes
An Ode to the Asterisk | One-Shot #17

In a new short-form monologue episode, we explore the world's most powerful storytelling technique.

25 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Working Bravely

What if neither working harder or working smarter is the solution? If you're wondering what's even left to try, that's... more

09 Aug 2022 · 50 minutes
Special Episode: Jay on 2 Pages with MBS

2 Pages with MBS is a refreshing twist on the typical interview show about success in work in life. Recently,... more

22 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
10 Questions to Ask Creative People | One-Shot #16

In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot, a list of questions to ask when looking to learn from, hire, or collaborate... more

13 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
MINI-Series: Sound Design with James T. Green

The finale of our MINI-Series, exploring the tiny pockets of creative work that create big emotional responses, with sound designer... more

30 Jun 2022 · 56 minutes
MINI-Series: Jokes with Matt Buechele (The Tonight Show, Netflix)

Part 3 of our MINI-Series, with comedy writer Matt Buechele (The Tonight Show, Netflix).

16 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
MINI-Series: Illustration with Haley Weaver (Haley Drew This)

In our second MINI-Series story, we continue investigating the little pockets of work that resonate deeply. This episode, webcomics and... more

11 May 2022 · 27 minutes
MINI-Series: Copywriting with Margo Aaron

In this new miniseries called MINI-Series, we’re investigating the little pockets of work that resonate deeply. First up, copywriting and... more

04 May 2022 · 54 minutes
Maker Monsters

This episode we’re exploring our “maker monsters” --  internal barriers which we must wrestle with, befriend, or defeat in order... more

30 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Announcement from Jay

Announcing a new initiative to help you elevate your creativity and see better results from your work.

24 Mar 2022 · 3 minutes
In the Margins | One-Shot #15

In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot: In the Margins, Jay reflects on the lessons from one of his favorite childhood... more

23 Mar 2022 · 14 minutes
Foster the Signal

One company's mission to increase the signal of the internet, starting by serving writers. In an era defined by egos... more

16 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
New Rockstars vs. Conventional Wisdom

A story about breaking old habits as you grow, while breaking from conventional wisdom that stifles creativity and leads to... more

10 Mar 2022 · 57 minutes
The Concept: Learned Helplessness

The Concept is a new Unthinkable miniseries. Each episode, we explore a single named concept, dug up from science, history,... more

02 Mar 2022 · 41 minutes
Nothing Is Boring (And You Can Too)

Some people (not you) make excuses for why they can't be more creative with their work. When you hear those... more

23 Feb 2022 · 47 minutes
Smell Like You Mean It

The story of when intuition clashes with convention, and how one entrepreneur solved a rather smelly problem in a refreshingly... more

09 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
What You Need to Know About Rocky | One-Shot #14

In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot: Rocky, what one of the movie’s most iconic scenes can teach us abound working... more

02 Feb 2022 · 16 minutes
The Concept: Telic

The Concept is a new Unthinkable miniseries. Each episode, we explore a single named concept, dug up from science, history,... more

26 Jan 2022 · 50 minutes
The Battle for the Soul of the Internet

The phrase Creator Economy has become inescapable, but there's a looming decision individual participants will need to make which can... more

19 Jan 2022 · 26 minutes
Every List is a Lie | One-Shot #13

In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot: why lists often lie, why we love them, and the history of our obsession... more

12 Jan 2022 · 19 minutes
Going Bananas

This week’s episode is an almost surreal, escapist journey into the true story about how the Savannah Bananas became exceptional... more

05 Jan 2022 · 47 minutes
Resonance Revisited with Jay Clouse

As the year comes to a close, we’re re-examining how far we’ve come in trying to understand one key concept... more

29 Dec 2021 · 58 minutes
My Weekly Constraint | One-Shot #12

In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot: My Weekly Constraint and how to address our personal maker monsters.

22 Dec 2021 · 13 minutes
One Person, Ten Million Times

The story of the most popular YouTube channel about yoga: Yoga with Adriene. Or, really, the business decisions they've made... more

16 Dec 2021 · 48 minutes
Maker Monsters 3

It's our third episode hearing from creative people about their internal barriers. Specifically, we'll hear stories and ideas about the... more

08 Dec 2021 · 44 minutes
I Feel Seen

The story of a surprisingly dynamic and captivating idea from a (sometimes) bland and boring space -- and what we... more

01 Dec 2021 · 59 minutes
The Science of Resonance | One-Shot #11

In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot: What is the science of resonance and how to we apply it to our... more

10 Nov 2021 · 13 minutes
Maker Monsters 2

We’re back again with our maker monsters and this time we are unpacking imposter syndrome and fear or rejection. Cousins... more

27 Oct 2021 · 34 minutes
The Thing About Art | One-Shot #10

In a new short-form, monologue One-Shot: What we mean by art, and why it matters in the business world.

20 Oct 2021 · 11 minutes
Leaving Expertville

A transformative idea in how we approach our work in order to resonate deeper: Ask questions Google can't answer.

14 Oct 2021 · 55 minutes
How to Resonate | One-Shot #9

What makes someone pick you, stick with you, and stick up for you? Your ability to resonate. So how does... more

07 Oct 2021 · 19 minutes
Going Streaking

The planning fallacy plagues most people, regardless of profession. We under-estimate how long something will take in the near-term, i.e.... more

30 Sep 2021 · 51 minutes
Stealing Shots | One-Shot #8

In this new One-Shot (our short-form monologue episodes complementing our larger narratives), I share a term from filmmaking that can... more

22 Sep 2021 · 12 minutes
Maker Monsters

This episode we’re exploring our “maker monsters” --  internal barriers which we must wrestle with, befriend, or defeat in order... more

15 Sep 2021 · 32 minutes
The Worst Advice Ever | One-Shot #7

In a new short-form episode, we talk about a fool's errand masquerading as a motivational tool in the workplace.

01 Sep 2021 · 11 minutes
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Description

A transformative idea in how we approach our work in order to resonate deeper: Ask questions Google can't answer.