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Grant Spanier & Vince Koci

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10,000 HOURS

10,000 HOURS

Grant Spanier & Vince Koci

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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.

Latest Episodes

138 Year in Review with Grant & Vince

EGrant 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.

57 min2018 FEB 13
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138 Year in Review with Grant & Vince

137 Lens with Corey C. Waters

ECorey 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!).

66 min2018 JAN 5
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137 Lens with Corey C. Waters

136 Truth with Stephen Coss

EStephen 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.

53 min2017 DEC 4
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136 Truth with Stephen Coss

135 Chaos with Francois Chartrand

EFrancois 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.

53 min2017 OCT 2
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135 Chaos with Francois Chartrand

134 Overlap with Sean McCabe

ESean 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.

58 min2017 SEP 26
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134 Overlap with Sean McCabe

133 Talent with Stephanie Ciccarelli

EStephanie 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.

55 min2017 SEP 11
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133 Talent with Stephanie Ciccarelli

132 Unapologetic with Puno

EJennifer 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.

54 min2017 JUL 17
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132 Unapologetic with Puno

131 Holistic with John Sonmez

EJohn 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.

57 min2017 JUL 10
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131 Holistic with John Sonmez

130 Stage with William Close

EWilliam 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.

65 min2017 JUN 26
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130 Stage with William Close

129 Edge with Jason Dhir

EJason 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.”

70 min2017 JUN 19
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129 Edge with Jason Dhir

Latest Episodes

138 Year in Review with Grant & Vince

EGrant 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.

57 min2018 FEB 13
Comments
138 Year in Review with Grant & Vince

137 Lens with Corey C. Waters

ECorey 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!).

66 min2018 JAN 5
Comments
137 Lens with Corey C. Waters

136 Truth with Stephen Coss

EStephen 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.

53 min2017 DEC 4
Comments
136 Truth with Stephen Coss

135 Chaos with Francois Chartrand

EFrancois 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.

53 min2017 OCT 2
Comments
135 Chaos with Francois Chartrand

134 Overlap with Sean McCabe

ESean 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.

58 min2017 SEP 26
Comments
134 Overlap with Sean McCabe

133 Talent with Stephanie Ciccarelli

EStephanie 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.

55 min2017 SEP 11
Comments
133 Talent with Stephanie Ciccarelli

132 Unapologetic with Puno

EJennifer 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.

54 min2017 JUL 17
Comments
132 Unapologetic with Puno

131 Holistic with John Sonmez

EJohn 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.

57 min2017 JUL 10
Comments
131 Holistic with John Sonmez

130 Stage with William Close

EWilliam 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.

65 min2017 JUN 26
Comments
130 Stage with William Close

129 Edge with Jason Dhir

EJason 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.”

70 min2017 JUN 19
Comments
129 Edge with Jason Dhir
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