Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
– The late, great Thomas Edison
In 2014, writer & researcher Mark Stuart Bell produced a couple of hour-long radio programmes; interviewing creative professionals to share their stories.
Mark has since found a full-time job with MCC Media, part of a team making TV programmes. Mark wanted to help people, to inspire people, but couldn’t find the time to make it possible.
In 2015, Mark approached audio producer & university tutor Jay Sykes to take on the baton, and since then Jay has been hard at work building up 99% Perspiration to what it is today.
“We believe, like Edison, that having a good creative idea is just the start. What follows is a lot of hard work, determination, and perspiration.”
Now, 99% Perspiration has just begun its 2nd season; available for free on iTunes & other podcast players.
We want to give you that 1% inspiration, but it’s up to you to take care of the rest.
A space for you to share your creative projects and content & connect with creatives from around the world.
Twitter – @99Podcast
On Tuesdays, at 7pm GMT, we hold #99PodcastHour – a chance for you to become part of a creative shout-out hour & share your creative content with other creatives around the world. We will retweet you from our accounts; all we ask is that you help by retweeting others too.
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99% Perspiration has amassed over 12 hours of audio content; all instantly accessible, and entirely free to stream/download.
One way we support ourselves is by offering lovely lovely merchandise – you can be the proud owner of our t-shirts and laptop bags, mugs and scarves, phone cases and notepads, hoodies and tote bags… We won’t stop you!
A lot of time/energy goes into making 99% Perspiration. We pay Libsyn for monthly podcast hosting (they come highly recommended), we pay annually for this website domain – not to mention the free coffees/transport we offer creatives who kindly say yes to be interviewed.
We need people like you to make 99% Perspiration possible. If you can’t afford it, that’s fine, but if we’ve helped you on your creative journey and you’re in a position to give something back, we’d love it if you could buy us a coffee.
Read all the way to the bottom? You’ve earned yourself a cup of tea. Ahhh 🙂