Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.

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Russell Davies

Russell Davies is Strategy Director at ustwo and contributing editor at Wired. He thinks about what happens when organisations and services meet the internet and he builds things to find out more. You can can find out more about what Russell is up to on his website.

Aretha Franklin sings Natural Woman 5 minutes

Just Aretha singing Natural Woman would be enough. But this time she’s singing it in front of Carol King – who wrote it – and the Obamas – who are wiping tears from their eyes. This is just glorious. And it’s even better when you read this New Yorker piece and notice the little details like the handbag and the fur coat.

Jenn Schiffer Engineer / Artist 30 minutes

Firstly, mostly, importantly Jenn Schiffer is funny. Very funny. But secondly, interestingly she’s funny at the expense of the shit she gets from people (men) about her developer parodies. She’s angry, but constructively so. She makes stuff out of it. Funny stuff.

Evelyn Glennie Playing The Lambeg 5 minutes

If you’ve not seen Evelyn Glennie belting the hell out of a Lambeg you’ve not lived. She really does thwack it, but somehow with finesse. It makes you want to jig about in a vaguely Northern Irish Game of Thrones-y way.

Plus, I really like the idea that Evelyn Glennie has a massive lambeg drum just lying around her office. #officegoals

On Slowly Forgetting - Kim Plowright 12 minutes

Every now and then I’m lucky enough to be able to organise my own conference. In 2016 Kim Plowright came and did an incredible talk about her parents and the way she chronicled their decline on social media. We recorded the audio and she’s put it online with the pictures she used during her talk. It’s incredibly powerful. Sad and inspiring at the same time.

O Superman 8 minutes

I was a resolute pop kid in 1982. Only interested in Haircut 100 and Kajagoogoo. And then Laurie Anderson turned up on Top of the Pops, with this strange 8-minute piece of wonder. It was a sudden full face hit of New York downtown ART, not just the music but the visual imagination and the ideas and the total ineffable cool.

Laura´s Bluetooth Receiver for the Car 4 minutes

Laura Kampf is a craftswoman from Cologne. I’d like to say that her builds will inspire me to build something. They won’t. I’ll never build anything. But I could watch these videos all day. They display a version of craft I can get behind – not obsessive, but pragramatic and quick. And she’s not whittling spoons in a cave – the modern world is involved here. The aesthetic is lovely too, a kind of high-quality film making that hadn’t existed before YouTube.

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Liz Seabrook

Liz Seabrook is a portrait, lifestyle and food photographer based in London, who’s very willing to travel. She’s happiest when meeting new people, especially if...

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Tim Head

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Ella Fitzsimmons

Ella is Head of Narrative Strategy at Projects by IF, a technology studio specialising in ethical and practical uses of data. She’s lived and worked...

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Alvaro Arregui

Founder and Director at Tokyo’s design innovation shop: Nuevo.Studio, Alvaro is a spaniard who graduated in art and design and has run studios in Zaragoza,...

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Jonathan Djob Nkondo

Jonathan Djob Nkondo is an independent filmmaker, illustrator and freelance 2D animator based in France. He studied animation at Paris’ Gobelins, l’École de l’Image and...

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Nicole Ginelli

Nicole Ginelli is a Brooklyn based independent art director, animator, and illustrator. Known for her illustrative album covers for labels like Leaving, Dark Entries, B.I.S....

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Guy Moorhouse

Guy is an independent designer who helps make things on the internet. He’s done this for lots of organisations from tiny start-ups to large tech...

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Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is a visual artist and illustrator from Stockholm, currently living in Barcelona. She studied fine art followed by graphic design at Berghs School...

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Fabrizio Festa

Fabrizio is an Italian designer and illustrator based in Stoke Newington, London. Former TCO London and Human After All, he now works as a freelance designer...

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Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos is a visual artist living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and working...

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Melissa Deckert

Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she...

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Adam Woodward

Adam Woodward is the Digital Editor at Little White Lies Magazine. Little White Lies was established in 2005, it’s committed to championing great movies and...

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James Cartwright

James Cartwright is a freelance writer and editor. He currently edits Weapons of Reason magazine and was formerly Print Editor at It’s Nice That.

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Philippa Thomas

Philippa Thomas is a freelance graphic designer and photographer based in London. She’s currently Instagrammer in residence at the Barbican Centre

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Anna Sudit

Anna Sudit is an art director and illustrator from New York, currently based in London. She is intrigued and inspired by combining very different interests...

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Ed Andrews

Ed Andrews is a journalist-turned-film-director who has spent the last decade striving to create vaguely entertaining things. Having previously worked for such print titles as...

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Publication Studio London

Louisa and Sharon run the London arm of an international network of 11 print on demand publishers from Vancouver, BC and Hudson, NY to Rotterdam,...

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Evan Lelliott

Better known as one half of techno duo Increments. Born in the Caribbean and raised in London – this eclectic combination influenced the kaleidoscopic rhythms...