Unthinkable with Jay Acunzo

By Jay Acunzo

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An inside look at the unconventional choices of quality-obsessed creators – and the memorable things they made as a result. It's a show about trusting your intuition and your craft more than best practices and blueprints. Since 2016, Unthinkable has inspired creators to ship more personal, powerful work. In the era of AI and endless commodity content, that type of work is now urgent. Hosted by Jay Acunzo, founder of the Creator Kitchen.

Episode Date
Bonus - How Stories Happen #3 - Ann Handley, Bestselling Author
Jun 06, 2024
Bonus - How Stories Happen #1 - Andrew Davis, Keynote Speaker
May 06, 2024
Keep Making What Matters | Follow My New Show, How Stories Happen
Mar 29, 2024
Going Streaking: the Relationship Between Creative Ambition, Quality, and Consistency
Feb 26, 2024
How to Find Great Stories
Feb 07, 2024
The Difference Between Forgettable and Favorite
Jan 29, 2024
Be Honest | One-Shot #26
Jan 18, 2024
Create to Find Your Answers (Overcoming the Gap)
Jan 10, 2024
Twas the Night Before Launching (2023)
Dec 18, 2023
Signature Stories: Jay Baer
Nov 20, 2023
Signature Stories: Simone Stolzoff
Nov 13, 2023
Fighting Endless AI Junk
Nov 06, 2023
Signature Stories: Amanda Natividad
Oct 18, 2023
Signature Stories: Jenny Blake
Sep 25, 2023
Signature Stories: Michael Bungay Stanier
Sep 11, 2023
Signature Stories: Melanie Deziel
Aug 28, 2023
Tasty | One-Shot #25
Aug 14, 2023
Writer’s Block (Maker Monsters 4)
Jul 31, 2023
Fun with Formats
Jul 13, 2023
How to Define Quality | One-Shot #24
Jun 19, 2023
Speakeasy Business
Jun 05, 2023
Beware this Storytelling Advice | One-Shot #23
May 22, 2023
MINI-Series: Copywriting with Margo Aaron
May 10, 2023
You Are Wu-Tang | One-Shot #22
Apr 24, 2023
In on the Secret
Apr 10, 2023
What Do You See When You See an Elephant? | One-Shot #21
Mar 27, 2023
Song Exploder Exploder (ft. Hrishikesh Hirway)
Mar 13, 2023
Fine, I'll Talk About AI | One-Shot #20
Feb 09, 2023
Welcome to the Jumble
Dec 08, 2022
The Best Thing to Do Is The Right Thing
Nov 15, 2022
How to Write and Speak with Greater Impact | One-Shot #19
Oct 19, 2022
Expect the Unexpected
Oct 05, 2022
How to Tell Gripping Stories About the Seemingly Mundane | One-Shot #18
Sep 21, 2022
Going Bananas
Aug 31, 2022
An Ode to the Asterisk | One-Shot #17
Aug 25, 2022
Working Bravely
Aug 09, 2022
Special Episode: Jay on 2 Pages with MBS
Jul 22, 2022
10 Questions to Ask Creative People | One-Shot #16
Jul 13, 2022
MINI-Series: Sound Design with James T. Green
Jun 30, 2022
MINI-Series: Jokes with Matt Buechele (The Tonight Show, Netflix)
Jun 16, 2022
MINI-Series: Illustration with Haley Weaver (Haley Drew This)
May 11, 2022
MINI-Series: Copywriting with Margo Aaron
May 04, 2022
Maker Monsters
Mar 30, 2022
Announcement from Jay
Mar 24, 2022
In the Margins | One-Shot #15
Mar 23, 2022
Foster the Signal
Mar 16, 2022
New Rockstars vs. Conventional Wisdom
Mar 10, 2022
The Concept: Learned Helplessness
Mar 02, 2022
Nothing Is Boring (And You Can Too)
Feb 23, 2022
Smell Like You Mean It
Feb 09, 2022
What You Need to Know About Rocky | One-Shot #14
Feb 02, 2022
The Concept: Telic
Jan 26, 2022
The Battle for the Soul of the Internet
Jan 19, 2022
Every List is a Lie | One-Shot #13
Jan 12, 2022
Going Bananas
Jan 05, 2022
Resonance Revisited with Jay Clouse
Dec 29, 2021
My Weekly Constraint | One-Shot #12
Dec 22, 2021
One Person, Ten Million Times
Dec 16, 2021
Maker Monsters 3
Dec 08, 2021
I Feel Seen
Dec 01, 2021
The Science of Resonance | One-Shot #11
Nov 10, 2021
Maker Monsters 2
Oct 27, 2021
The Thing About Art | One-Shot #10
Oct 20, 2021
Leaving Expertville
Oct 14, 2021
How to Resonate | One-Shot #9
Oct 07, 2021
Going Streaking
Sep 30, 2021
Stealing Shots | One-Shot #8
Sep 22, 2021
Maker Monsters
Sep 15, 2021
The Worst Advice Ever | One-Shot #7
Sep 01, 2021
The Beginner's Mindset
Aug 25, 2021
This Is Your Brain on Mushrooms | One-Shot #6
Aug 18, 2021
Get Together and Feel Alright
Aug 11, 2021
How I Push Through My Own BS | One-Shot #5
Aug 04, 2021
Recovery
Jul 29, 2021
An Untapped Creative Superpower | One-Shot #4
Jul 15, 2021
Creative Elements
Jul 01, 2021
Maybe Don't Be Like Mike
Jun 24, 2021
3 Phases of Storytelling Skills | One-Shot #3
Jun 16, 2021
Thank Dog
Jun 08, 2021
What's Your Waggle? | One-Shot #2
May 26, 2021
Creative Reps
May 20, 2021
A New Experiment: One-Shots (#1: Making Bad)
Apr 29, 2021
The Gap
Apr 23, 2021
Experts vs. Explorers
Apr 06, 2021
Voices
Mar 23, 2021
Sarah Cooper Time Machine
Mar 09, 2021
Break the Wheel (ft. Tim Urban, Wait But Why)
Feb 24, 2021
Gravy (a Relevant, Cathartic Story for Right Now)
May 06, 2020
Best of Unthinkable: Resonance over Reach, ft. Jack Conte, CEO of Patreon
Mar 11, 2020
I Made It: Gibi ASMR on the Upside & Downside of YouTube Fame
Mar 04, 2020
Best of Unthinkable: Grado Shouldn't Exist (It's Thriving)
Feb 26, 2020
Best Of Unthinkable: Constraints and Creativity
Feb 12, 2020
I Made It: Joanna Wiebe Takes Us Inside a Timeless Writing Project
Feb 05, 2020
Best of Unthinkable: Carving the White Whale
Jan 30, 2020
BONUS: The Book Writing Process with Ryan Hawk
Jan 28, 2020
Best of Unthinkable: The Pike and the Minnow
Jan 15, 2020
I Made It: Chase Jarvis Deconstructs His Writing Process
Jan 08, 2020
Introducing "I Made It" | World-Class Creators Deconstruct 1 Favorite Project
Dec 06, 2019
5 Small Ideas with Big Impact
Nov 12, 2019
The Green Smoothie Problem
Oct 21, 2019
A Small Fiction [Revisited]
Oct 14, 2019
The Stuff Inside [Revisited]
Oct 07, 2019
Dumb Ways to Die [Revisited]
Sep 24, 2019
How to Reinvent Live Music
Sep 17, 2019
Something Smelly This Way Comes [Revisited]
Sep 11, 2019
The Man Bun [Revisited]
Aug 26, 2019
Creative Cafe: We All Write Menus
Aug 09, 2019
Stagnation Is The Enemy
Jul 31, 2019
Wrinkles
Jul 18, 2019
Innovation Impossible
Jul 11, 2019
Triple Dip! #3: Intuition and Process
Jul 03, 2019
Triple Dip! #2: The Pike and the Minnow
Jul 03, 2019
Triple Dip! #1: The Bias to Act
Jul 03, 2019
There's Something About the Light
Jun 27, 2019
The Shift We Don't Discuss Enough
May 31, 2019
Don't Be Like Mike
May 27, 2019
Creative Cafe: Standup Comedy with Sarah Cooper
May 20, 2019
Make It So
May 13, 2019
A Very Persuasive Porpoise
May 07, 2019
Sound Comes First
Apr 30, 2019
Creative Cafe: The Speaking Business
Apr 24, 2019
Thank Dog
Apr 11, 2019
Creative Cafe: How to Make a Great Show
Apr 03, 2019
A Small Fiction
Mar 18, 2019
Miniseries Update: Exceptions Now In Its Own Feed
Mar 13, 2019
The Paradox of Exceeding Expectations
Mar 05, 2019
Bad Different | Eye-Opening Stories about Being Unique
Feb 25, 2019
Made to Stick | Anthony Constantino, CEO of Sticker Mule
Feb 18, 2019
Creative Cafe: Dan Mills, Creative Director at Wistia
Feb 13, 2019
Resonance vs. Reach | Jack Conte, CEO of Patreon | Season 5 Premiere
Feb 04, 2019
Kid President's Battle
Jan 21, 2019
The Worst Career Advice
Jan 07, 2019
Why LESSONLY Prioritizes Psychological Safety Above All Else ["Exceptions" Ep.7]
Dec 26, 2018
Why BUFFER Thinks About Traffic vs. Audience vs. Community ["Exceptions" Ep.6]
Dec 17, 2018
How FIRST ROUND CAPITAL Changed VC Brands Forever ["Exceptions" Ep.5]
Dec 07, 2018
Gravy
Nov 21, 2018
In on the Secret
Nov 20, 2018
The Picnic Experiment
Nov 19, 2018
How Did HELP SCOUT Build Customer Support's Most Refreshing Brand? ["Exceptions" Ep.4]
Oct 30, 2018
Short Story: The Choice That Makes or Breaks Great Work (Part 2)
Oct 26, 2018
Short Story: The Choice That Makes or Breaks Great Work (Part 1)
Oct 17, 2018
How Does INVISION Make Big Creative Projects Look Logical? ["Exceptions" Ep.3]
Oct 08, 2018
Book Launch Day! Special AMA & Behind-the-Scenes Episode
Oct 01, 2018
Short Story: What We Really Mean by "Visionary"
Sep 24, 2018
Why Is WISTIA So Creative? ["Exceptions" Ep.2]
Aug 30, 2018
Short Story: The Schreader [Plus, Signed Books for You]
Aug 27, 2018
What Makes GUSTO Exceptional? ["Exceptions" Ep.1]
Aug 05, 2018
Intuition [Re-aired]
Jul 18, 2018
Voices [Re-aired]
Jun 28, 2018
"Try to Be Awesome" - A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain
Jun 11, 2018
The Bias to Act [Re-aired]
May 29, 2018
Don't Start with Data [Re-aired]
May 15, 2018
Anthony Shaves the World [Re-aired]
May 01, 2018
Holiday Special: Twas the Night Before Launching
Dec 21, 2017
Break The Wheel [Season 3 Finale]
Dec 18, 2017
Gravy [Season 3]
Dec 11, 2017
A Monumental Shift [Season 3]
Dec 03, 2017
Something Smelly This Way Comes [Season 3]
Nov 27, 2017
The Pike And The Minnow [Season 3]
Nov 19, 2017
Dumb Ways To Die [Season 3]
Nov 13, 2017
The Man Bun [Season 3]
Nov 06, 2017
Sound Comes First [Season 3 Premiere]
Sep 01, 2017
First-Principle Insights [Season Finale]
Jul 31, 2017
Your Unfair Advantage [How Intuition Works #7]
Jul 24, 2017
Aspirational Anchors [How Intuition Works #6]
Jul 17, 2017
Making the Leap Pt. 2 [How Intuition Works #5]
Jul 10, 2017
Making the Leap Pt. 1 [How Intuition Works #4]
Jun 25, 2017
Week Off Mailbag Special!
Jun 11, 2017
The Leap [How Intuition Works #3]
Jun 05, 2017
Defining Intuition [How Intuition Works #2]
May 29, 2017
Our Journey Begins [How Intuition Works #1]
May 22, 2017
Names You Know, Stories You Don't: Amy Schmittauer
May 15, 2017
Constraints [Intuition Series #11]
May 08, 2017
Names You Know, Stories You Don't: Doug Kessler
Apr 30, 2017
Insides [Intuition Series #10]
Apr 23, 2017
Names You Know, Stories You Don't: Robert Rose
Apr 17, 2017
Voices [Intuition Series #9]
Apr 10, 2017
Names You Know, Stories You Don't: Tamsen Webster
Apr 02, 2017
Just Ship It [Intuition Series #8]
Mar 26, 2017
Names You Know, Stories You Don't: Mitch Joel
Mar 20, 2017
Wizards [Intuition Series #7]
Mar 13, 2017
Travel [Intuition Series #6]
Mar 06, 2017
Process [Intuition Series #5]
Feb 27, 2017
Facing Yourself [Intuition Series #4]
Feb 20, 2017
Brilliance in Plain Sight [Intuition Series #3]
Feb 13, 2017
Content Creator Confessions [Intuition Series #2]
Feb 06, 2017
That Gut Feeling [Intuition Series #1]
Jan 22, 2017
The Thoughtless Thought Leader [Creativity Series #30]
Jan 15, 2017
Behind-the-Scenes Making the Show
Jan 09, 2017
Don't Start with Data [Creativity Series #28]
Dec 12, 2016
Slingshot: Writing Without Bullshit [Creativity Series #27]
Dec 05, 2016
Best Practices [Creativity Series #26]
Nov 28, 2016
Slingshot: Beer2B [Creativity Series #25]
Nov 21, 2016
Think Smaller [Creativity Series #24]
Nov 13, 2016
Slingshot: 20 Minutes to Do the Impossible [Creativity Series #23]
Nov 07, 2016
Jumping the Shark [Creativity Series #22]
Oct 30, 2016
Slingshot: The Odyssey of Writing a Book [Creativity Series #21]
Oct 24, 2016
In on the Secret [Creativity Series #20]
Oct 17, 2016
Slingshot: Magic Markers [Creativity Series #19]
Oct 10, 2016
Art of the Unfinished [Creativity Series #18]
Oct 03, 2016
Slingshot: I'm No Spider-Man [Creativity Series #17]
Sep 25, 2016
Comfortable Being Uncomfortable [Creativity Series #16]
Sep 19, 2016
Slingshot: A Side Project Saved My Startup [Creativity Series #15]
Sep 11, 2016
The Bias to Act [Creativity Series #14]
Sep 04, 2016
Slingshot: Scott Monty, Oxymoron [Creativity Series #13]
Aug 29, 2016
Zig When Others Zag [Creativity Series #12]
Aug 21, 2016
On the Making of Unthinkable
Jun 27, 2016
A Message From Jay
Jun 06, 2016
Slingshot: Scott Belsky & Behance [Creativity Series #11]
May 30, 2016
Beauty in the Broken [Creativity Series #10]
May 23, 2016
Slingshot: The Cooper Review [Creativity Series #9]
May 16, 2016
2% Better [Creativity Series #8]
May 09, 2016
Slingshot: The Danger Booth [Creativity Series #7]
May 02, 2016
The Muse Is An Excuse [Creativity Series #6]
Apr 25, 2016
Slingshot: Wooden Nickel Shorts[Creativity Series #5]
Apr 18, 2016
Craft-Driven [Creativity Series #4]
Apr 11, 2016
Slingshot: Carving the White Whale [Creativity Series #3]
Apr 04, 2016
Side Projects [Creativity Series #2]
Mar 28, 2016
Quality vs. Quantity [Creativity Series #1]
Mar 21, 2016
Unthinkable Mic Check
Mar 17, 2016