The Great Creators with Guy Raz

Guy Raz | Wondery

Become a more inventive, imaginative you. Every week, Guy Raz (creator of How I Built This) leads a deep dive conversation with someone at the top of their game. From conquering stage fright to learning to be more present and focused, you'll learn how each guest mastered their craft and ultimately became more successful in life. The result? An arsenal of tools and techniques you can apply to your own life and work, allowing you to harness your talent and become a better version of yourself.

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Zooey Deschanel: Stopping Stage Fright in Its Tracks, and How She Turned a “Disorder” Into a Superpower
Nov 22 2022
Zooey Deschanel: Stopping Stage Fright in Its Tracks, and How She Turned a “Disorder” Into a Superpower
Zooey Deschanel is an actor (New Girl, Elf, 500 Days of Summer) musician (She & Him), crafter, and entrepreneur (HelloGiggles, Lettuce Grow). She tells Guy how being diagnosed with ADHD as a child affected her life and career, how the "loneliness" of the actor's life led her to songwriting and her collaboration with M Ward, and how – right before landing her biggest role – she almost quit acting. Zooey also delivers some practical tips on how to turn fear into excitement, and makes the case that regularly pursuing new creative paths makes you better at everything else.Links from the show:Zooey's parents' filmographies: Caleb Deschanel & Mary Jo DeschanelZooey's first instrument: the Casio SK-1Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa MonicaScene from Zooey's first-ever role on TV: Veronica's ClosetZooey and Frances McDormand "Drugs & Promiscuous Sex" scene from Almost FamousThe Go-Getter (2007 film), how Zooey met M WardLet's Dance by M WardVincent O'Brien by M WardThieves by She & Him (Official Video), one of Zooey's favorites which she wrote in "12 minutes"She & Him's "pandemic project," Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian WilsonNew Girl full episodes on AmazonSaturday Night Live sketch - Bein' Quirky With Zooey Deschanel HelloGiggles Lettuce GrowSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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