What I Listen To When Creating

I need noise when creating. It helps to anchor me to what I’m working on with the added benefit of entertainment!

I am a strong audio processor in terms of my ADHD and background noises help me to focus. So when I find the perfect audio while working I become engrossed with what I’m doing.

What I listen to can be broken down into three categories:

  1. Video Essays
  2. Audiobooks
  3. Podcasts

Video Essays

I love video essays! The more obscure the topic the better! Some of my favorite topics are horror films, science fiction, and pop culture!

Here are a few of them:


I discovered a love of audiobooks last year and have trying to listen to what I can! They often influence the style of builds I work on (depending on the topic). They range from science fiction to art to scientific topics such as mycology.

Here’s a list of a few that I recommend:

  1. Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmer
  2. This is Your Brain on Parasites by Kathleen McAuliffe
  3. Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
  4. World War Z: The Complete Edition by Max Brooks
  5. The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair
  6. Van Gogh by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith


Much like Audiobooks, I listen to a variety of podcasts. Some are hobby related some are not. Here’s a quick little list of some:

  1. ArtCurious Podcast
  2. The Last Podcast On The Left
  3. The Cutting Mat
  4. Built Sideways Podcast
  5. Strawberry spring by Stephen King
  6. The ADHD Artist Podcast
  7. Dressed: The History of Fashion

What do you think? Drop a comment below and let me know, I’d love to hear it.

Have a happy Monday everyone!

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