Episode 62. Matt Richtel, NY Times Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist: Why Creativity is Terrifying, Finding Inspiration, and the Problem with Perfection

Matt Richtel on Beyond The Lens

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times writer and journalist from San Francisco, USA. He’s also the author of ten books, including New York Times best selling A Deadly Wandering and Inspire: Understanding Creativity. A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul which addresses the science of creativity. 

Matt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MS from the Columbia School of Journalism. He co-created and formerly wrote the syndicated comic strip,  Rudy Park under the pen name Theron Heir.

Topics Richard and  Matt discuss:

• Matt’s recent visit to the Galápagos Islands
• Matt asks Richard about his interest in creativity and inspiration
• Charles Shultz and Peanuts
• Matt’s struggles through his twenties and finding his inspiration
• How to be creative
• Give permission
• The “4th Grade Slump”
• Audacity
• Creativity through parenting
• Be imperfect
• Take a nap
• Authenticity
• Creativity versus commercial sucesss
• Song time

And much more.

Notable Links

Matt Richtel ‘s Website
Matt Richtel’s New York Times page
Inspire: Understanding Creativity. A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul
How to Be Creative


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