The Creative Climate

Join hosts Kirsten Spruch and Perry Serpa as they explore the fundamental role creativity plays in social change. Serpa and Spruch talk to guests running the gamut from musicians to activists, scientists to actors, economists to authors, politicians to artists, in pursuit of inspiring stories of creative response. Subscribe Now and don’t miss a beat.

A Conversation with Love Ssega

The Creative Climate / Episode 17

Perry and Kirsten get into it with the supremely talented London-based, British-Ugandan Musician/Songwriter/Activist, LOVE SSEGA. Ssega is a founding member, lead singer/songwriter for Clean Bandit, an electro-classical band that collaborated with...

LaunchLeft, Right? A Conversation with Rain Phoenix

The Creative Climate / Episode 14

Episode 14 finds host Perry Serpa and guest co-host, Jillian Santella in a serious mind meld with musician, actor, activist and fellow podcaster, Rain Phoenix. Yes, Rain drops weekly dispatches...

Perry & Kirsten Hang With Kisos!

The Creative Climate / Episode 12

This particular episode (12) provides a singular focus- a music-maker/visionary/influencer/curator who calls himself ​Kisos​. Perry and Kirsten chat with the man, the young legend about his much loved music video...

"No Nukes? Really?" A Conversation with Joe Sumner

The Creative Climate / Episode 11

This one goes to 11. Perry and Kirsten corner singer/songwriter/guitarist/radio host/environmentalist/mensch/dad, Joe Sumner for an engaging back n' forth about Joe's post-Fiction Plane canon- a brand new album, forthcoming, called...

Why Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words - Part 3

The Creative Climate / Episode 9

For Episode 9 of The Creative Climate Podcast, join host Perry Serpa for some brief, New Year bloodletting on the State of the Union followed by an interview with celebrated...

Why Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words - Part 2

The Creative Climate / Episode 8

For Episode 8, host Perry Serpa chats with visual artist, TB Ward. Proud Yorkshire lad and singer/songwriter/guitarist of now-defunct UK indie band, Elevate, Ward has spent much of the past...

Are You Gen-Green??

The Creative Climate / Episode 7

“Be willing to be led by people who are not you.” --Elsa Mengistu  For this episode, Perry talks to Elsa Mengistu, the co-founder of Generation Green (Gen-Green) -- A youth led...

All Love Aloe

The Creative Climate / Episode 4

  Perry and Kirsten interview the one and only, Aloe Blacc, artist and activist, well, "Artivist," a word he coined to harness the confluence of the two. "This is an exercise in...

We Live In Brooklyn, Baby

The Creative Climate / Episode 2

In Episode 2 of The Creative Climate, we shift our focus to Black Lives Matter. It’s no secret that climate justice and racial justice are linked, but it can be easy to take this fact for granted.

What the Heck Is Creative Response?

The Creative Climate / Episode 1

  Host Perry Serpa engages in an epic mind-meld with author Antonino D’Ambrosio, responsible for the veritable bible of creative response (and its accompanying documentary), Let Fury Have the Hour. This, the debut...