In a noisy online world, our attention is priceless. I’m on a mission to encourage self-expression in every listener by sharing deep conversations about creativity, grit and determination with fellow artists.

Come backstage with me to hear from some of the best, and learn to stand up to your own inner critic. You don’t have to make something of your own after listening…but you can if you want to!

  • "Just one of the best podcasts around. Gives a real insight into the life of a creative artist."

  • "A series of consistently joyous and funny conversations about ignoring that little voice that says you're not good enough and making art regardless."

  • "The guests are genuinely fascinating and hearing the various approaches to the artistic process is enlightening - there isn't just one way to do it!"

    Nick Barwell
  • "Interesting people interviewed by an interesting person - what's not to love. Profound insights into life and art, as well as entertaining chats through experiences and ideas, which make me grateful to be a fly on the wall of each conversation."

    Bobby bob bob bob
  • "New Favourite Podcast Alert! Engaged and intelligent conversations about music and much more. Host Laura Kidd has genuine warmth that puts guests at ease and makes listening a joy."

    Paul Dodgson
  • "As a musician herself, Kidd...talks with insight and warmth...but these are not the back-slapping all-slebs-together podcasts that we’ve become used to. A lovely listen."

    Miranda Sawyer, Guardian / Observer
  • "Wonderful stuff! - there is a real intimacy here that you don't get in most interviews - I'd put this in my top 5."

  • "[A] wonderful window on the creative lives and processes of some truly fascinating interviewees...some of the most enjoyable, entertaining and engaging podcast listening of this year so far."

  • "Deep-diving, intelligent and heartwarming conversations with artists in a musical world of white noise."

  • "Great conversations about music (& a lot more) with interesting guests that give you a real insight into the music business, song craft and a real reminder of the importance of music and what it brings to us all."

  • "If you've ever wondered what life in the music industry is really like now that throwing tellies out of hotel windows has gone out of fashion, give this a listen"

  • "Excellent thoughtful conversations and musings on music, creativity and art from the inimitable Laura Kidd."

    Lost Legate
  • "Brilliant, absorbing conversations about creativity..."

  • "A fascinating and entertaining listen."


Attention Engineer VIP Guests:

Tanya Donelly (Belly / Throwing Muses / Breeders) // Mark Chadwick (Levellers) // Ayse Hassan (Savages) // Frank Turner // Charlotte Hatherley (Solo / Ash) // Tom Robinson // Bec Hill // Katie Harkin // Nikesh Shukla // Emma Pollock (The Delgados) // Skating Polly // Bright Light Bright Light //  J. Willgoose, Esq. (Public Service Broadcasting) // Sadie Dupuis (Sad13 / Speedy Ortiz) // Estella Adeyeri (Big Joanie / Charmpit) // Nova Twins // Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney / Filthy Friends) // Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) // Lemn Sissay // Jim Bob (Carter USM) // Andrew Hung (Solo / Fuck Buttons) // Bernard Butler // Catherine Anne Davies (The Anchoress) // Alicia Gaines (Ganser) // Thea Gilmore // Rat (Ned’s Atomic Dustbin) // Robin Ince // Kat Robichaud // David Ford // Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Self Esteem) // Liz Stokes (The Beths) // Mike Batt // Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit) // Eliza Shaddad // Danz CM (FKA Computer Magic) // Sananda Maitreya (FKA Terence Trent D’Arby) // Ryan Miller (Guster) // David Brewis (Field Music) // Stephen Jones (Babybird) // Laura Kidd (Penfriend) // Juliana Hatfield // Shingai (Noisettes) // Lou Barlow // Mary Spender // Ginger Wildheart // Miki Berenyi (Piroshka / Lush) // Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari) // Grace Petrie // Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)

Massive thanks to Arts Council England and The National Lottery for supporting the first series of this podcast!