Catalyst: A Creative Industries Podcast

From Chapman University in Orange County California, Catalyst gives listeners a chance to learn about the Creative Industries through conversations with individuals from a wide array of backgrounds who are working in CI all over the globe. Hear how CI is influencing the public and private sector alike, and how local influences shape a region’s creative landscape. Hosts and CI ‘s biggest fans, Taryn Stroop and Shannon Halverson-Gorajia explore CI in the 21st century highlighting the people, policies and practices that are shaping today’s creative economy.


The 1888 Podcast Network is a curated collection of educational and entertaining podcasts. Each program is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology.

Catalyst Podcast: 005 – On Becoming 222 Market Part One- The Developers


Olympia, the state capital of Washington, in many ways still has the feel of a small town. In a time when so many of our communities, towns, and cities are experiencing the strain of modern day life, Olympia’s 222 Market is bringing together local artisans, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs with the goal of creating a place for families and friends to connect around local culture and heritage. So how and why was the 222 Market created? What has made it successful? And who are the makers involved?READ MORE

Catalyst Podcast: 004 – Spain’s OFNI Jazz Trio Talks Music and Game of Thrones


It is a rare and wonderful day when you get to have a conversation with three talented and remarkable humans that speak to you in Spanish, English and drum beats. Such a day was afforded to us on September 19th, when a cultural connection with the Embassy of Spain resulted in a performance at Chapman by the critically acclaimed O.F.N.I. Jazz Trio.READ MORE

Catalyst Podcast: 003 – Creative Community Building with Kevin Staniec


Have you ever wanted to visit a book publisher where you can also check out an art gallery opening, and hear a live podcast taping all while enjoying a coffee that tastes like it mated with a cinnamon roll, called a dirty horchata? This question isn’t the result of a combined fever dream, we simply wanted to be able to say, Well, have we got the place for you!READ MORE

Catalyst Podcast: 002 – The Wild West of Television with Lisa Joy and Noreen O’Toole


Sometimes life calls for safe reasonable choices, and sometimes it calls for you to dive head first into something you love. When is the right time for either of these? Who knows? Your answer is tied to a hundred different little things that make up who you are. A podcast can’t give you the answer, but it can talk to two highly successful women in the film and television industry that have developed their careers from very different paths.READ MORE

Catalyst Podcast: 001 – What the $!@% is Creative and Cultural Industries? with Dr. Patrick Fuery


Founded in 1861, Chapman University sits nestled among one of Orange, California’s iconic Craftsman and Victorian neighborhoods. A mere 30 miles from Los Angeles, and a stone’s throw from Santa Ana’s arts district and downtown Anaheim, Chapman University is a perfect incubator for an emerging Creative Industries program. But what is Creative Industries?READ MORE