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How Ideas Happen: David Byrne
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How Ideas Happen: David Byrne

The legendary performer and songwriter (Talking Heads, American Utopia) explains why nonsense lyrics and "little beginnings" are key to his creative process.
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Adjacent Possible: How Ideas Happen
Steven Johnson interviews some of the world's leading thinkers and creators about their workflow: how they have their best ideas and the tools they use to the develop them. Produced in partnership with the TED Audio Collective.
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