10,000 HOURS



10,000 HOURS is an interview series about craft, creativity and putting in our time. In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examined and popularized the theory that any given skill takes ten thousand hours to master. How accurate is that? More importantly, if there’s any truth to the theory, how does it change the way we look at doing work and putting in time? Brought to you by entrepreneur Grant Spanier and writer Vince Koci, 10,000 HOURS is a weekly discussion about the different ways people work hard to do what they love. Joined by guests from around the world with diverse backgrounds— topics will touch on everything from entrepreneurship, creativity, productivity, personal philosophy, living your passion, and everything in-between.


  • 138 Year in Review with Grant & Vince

    13/02/2018 Duración: 57min

    Grant and Vince take a look back at the sometimes-tumultuous, sometimes-triumphant year of 2017 as they sit down together for a discussion about “review.” The Season Four finale is all about evaluation, and how we frame our own work, and criticism, when viewed through the looking glass of the past.

  • 137 Lens with Corey C. Waters

    05/01/2018 Duración: 01h06min

    Corey C. Waters, cinematographer, director, and half of filmmaking duo DAD®, joins Grant and Vince in to talk about a subject near the to heart, and the eye: lenses. Corey, and partner Grant, investigate the many different points of view it takes to spearhead a creative project, especially within the framework of their newest venture. This episode is sponsored by Parabo Press (offer code HOURS for free square prints AND free shipping!).

  • 136 Truth with Stephen Coss

    04/12/2017 Duración: 53min

    Stephen Coss, author of The Fever of 1721, is a non-fiction weaver-of-tales that joins Grant and Vince to talk about a hot, and ever-evolving, topic in the 21st century: truth. As Stephen reflects on his first book and researches for his next, he offers interesting insights in how and when to color the facts, tell it how it is, and use the truth to create a compelling story. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

  • 135 Chaos with Francois Chartrand

    02/10/2017 Duración: 53min

    Francois Chartrand, product designer at Headspace — the world’s leading meditation application — knows a thing or two about mindfulness in creativity. He joins the show to start a conversation about intentionality, balance, and perhaps the opposite state of both: chaos. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (offer code 10000HOURS).

  • 134 Overlap with Sean McCabe

    26/09/2017 Duración: 58min

    Sean McCabe joins the show to talk about the subject of his new book: starting an enterprise while maintaining a steady job. Sean is the founder of the Seanwes brand, and educates about entrepreneurial creativity through his writing, podcasting, and much more. In this episode, he talks about what it means to be deliberate in your decision making. This episode is sponsored by Overlap.

  • 133 Talent with Stephanie Ciccarelli

    11/09/2017 Duración: 55min

    Stephanie Ciccarelli, CBO and founder of national-leading voice talent aggregator Voices.com, joins Grant and Vince to have a candid conversation about talent. Responsible for connecting thousands of talented individuals to creative work, Stephanie has no shortage on insight about how to find, and grow, talent. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

  • 132 Unapologetic with Puno

    17/07/2017 Duración: 54min

    Jennifer Puno, AKA Puno Dostres, AKA Puno hops on the line with Grant and Vince for a conversation about never having to say you’re sorry. As self-proclaimed “slashie” that forays professionally into everything surrounding art and programming, Puno brings a confident and unique attitude to her ventures that might best be called unapologetic. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

  • 131 Holistic with John Sonmez

    10/07/2017 Duración: 57min

    John Sonmez joins Grant and Vince from San Diego to chat about how to approach creative projects, and life, from the top down. John is the creator of The Simple Programmer, a blog that originally served programmers with advice, but has bloomed into something much more comprehensive. Now, John’s outlook covers a much broader scope, and he talks about it in a conversation about being holistic. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

  • 130 Stage with William Close

    26/06/2017 Duración: 01h06min

    William Close, the man behind the musical phenomenon known as The Earth Harp Collective, joins the show to talk about his strange and beautiful confluence of architecture, stagecraft and music. On the topic of ‘stage,’ William describes the opportunities, feelings and challenges he faces playing one of the world’s most unique instruments. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

  • 129 Edge with Jason Dhir

    19/06/2017 Duración: 01h10min

    Jason Dhir joins 10,000 HOURS to share his thoughts, be they controversial or insightful, on pushing limits, creatively or otherwise. CEO of Ultra Human and organizer of extravagant events, Jason shares his perspective on what it means to move past “the edge.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human.

  • 128 Scaling with Grant & Vince

    12/06/2017 Duración: 01h17min

    Grant and Vince are back for a hostful talking about the process of growing, expanding, and leveling-up our efforts, and all the challenges that come with it. In a conversation about “scale” our hosts reflect on the scaling process 10,000 HOURS went through to get where it is today. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

  • 127 Honey with Sara Leimbach

    04/06/2017 Duración: 01h07min

    Sara Leimbach drops in from LA and she, Grant and Vince chat about the art of the side-project. A narrative director and producer by day, Sara sheds some light on what she calls “side honey,” or, the restorative, super-sweet secondary attractions that refuel our creative efforts. This episode is sponsored by Adobe’s #creativejam event series.

  • 126 Restarting with Joshua Redshaw

    22/05/2017 Duración: 01h13min

    Joshua Redshaw joins the show from Portland to chat about the art of the “restart.” An entrepreneur and creative strategist, Joshua knows a thing or two about transitioning and rolling with punches, and shares his insights about everything from diversifying creative projects to divorce. This episode is sponsored by Death to Stock.

  • 125 Building with Eva Goicochea

    15/05/2017 Duración: 01h11min

    Eva Goicochea joins Grant and Vince from New York to talk about what it takes to build, and grow, a brand. Eva is a creative strategist and entrepreneur that helped launch both Tinker Watches and Maude. She lends her insight about the core elements that go into making a brand great. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (offer code 10000HOURS).

  • 124 Direction with Ace Norton

    01/05/2017 Duración: 58min

    Grant and Vince talk with prolific director and filmmaker Ace Norton — director of over 80 films across music video, fashion, commercial and art platforms. Ace calls in from Venice, California to chat about the nuances of his medium, and all the challenges and opportunities that arise when you take on the role of providing “direction.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human (offer code: 10000HOURS).

  • 123 Represent with Alex Rybarczyk

    10/04/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    Grant and Vince are on the line with Alex Rybarczyk, a surging Minneapolis photographer and designer, currently spearheading the Immigrant Portrait Project. Alex shares her thoughts about what it means to lend people a voice, tell someone’s story, and empower creativity in a discussion about how we “represent.” This episode is sponsored by Death to Stock.

  • 122 The Future with Jamey Erickson

    02/04/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    Grant and Vince chat with designer, creative entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed “semi-proficient space nerd,” Jamey Erickson. Jamey is the founder of Minneapolis-based digital agency Lunar, and has recently kicked-off a kickstarter campaign for Launch Ladies — a children’s book about influential women in space history. The trio talks about ‘The Future,’ and discusses how to use creative talent to influence the world around you. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

  • 121 Message with Maurice Cherry

    27/03/2017 Duración: 57min

    Grant and Vince are on the horn with Maurice Cherry, the designer, entrepreneur, and creative mind behind Lunch creative studio. Maurice shares his insight about the importance messaging and audience, from the perspective of host of the podcast Revision Path, a showcase for other black designers. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (use offer code 10000HOURS).

  • 120 The Leap with Michael Youngblood & Jon Kalan

    20/03/2017 Duración: 57min

    Grant and Vince chat with Michael Youngblood and Jon Kalan, the entrepreneurs behind the destination co-working retreat project Unsettled. The foursome appropriately talk about risk taking and going all-in, following Unsettled’s story from theory, to inception, to taking “the leap.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human (use offer code 10000HOURS for $10 off & free shipping on an order of 30 tabs).

  • 119 Navigation with Chris Fritton

    13/03/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    Grant and Vince catch Chris Fritton — The Itinerant Printer — on a brief break from his years-long mission to collaborate with North America’s analogue printing community. The trio chat about navigation, both in terms of the logistical challenges of large-scale projects, as well as the more nuanced experiences of exploring craft, culture and process. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (use offer code '10000HOURS').

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