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Matt Olin Podcasts

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Matt Olin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Matt Olin, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Matt Olin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Matt Olin, often where they are interviewed.

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Tim Parati & Matt Olin

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What do you do when two of your friends say they’d like to hear a conversation about racism from three white people? You let the jolt of fear coarse through your body…and then you sit down and record that conversation. Join me, Tim Parati, who has appeared in over 50 movies and tv shows including The Walking Dead, and A Time To Kill, along with Matt Olin, Co-Director of Charlotte is Creative as we continue the discussion of racism in our lives, culture and society.

Jul 07 2020 · 1hr 7mins
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Episode 10 - A conversation with Matt Olin, a Portland, Oregon based 'physedelic folk' artist

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Matt Gives his musical background and talks about moving from Nashville to Portland. 

Matt tells a Billy Gibbons story 

All 3 guys realize they once worked at Starbucks 

Matt talks about his new, full-length record ‘The Magician’ 

The guys talk about overcoming your fears as a songwriter 

Aaron talks about building trust with an artist and development 

Matt talks about loving to perform live for people 

Matt talks about the recording process he used on his new record.  Which includes creating songs on his iPad, using garageband, and recording them in his small apartment

Aaron talks about fearlessness 

Nov 12 2019 · 1hr 5mins
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Roman Around w/ Matt Olin and Tim Miner- Charlotte is Creative

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In this Episode, I bring you Matt Olin and Tim Miner of Charlotte is Creative. They host Creative Mornings Charlotte, The Biscuit CLT, Queen City Quiz Show, and more! We talk about their Creative Journies and what it looked like before Creative Mornings. We go into all the details about Charlotte is Creative and all that it entails as well as the Community that supports it. Learn, Laugh, and get Inspired in this Wonderful Interview!





Jul 14 2019 · 1hr 10mins
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EP 4: Creative Risk Taking, Matt Olin

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Matt Olin is host of CreativeMornings Charlotte (a local chapter of a global non-profit), co-founder of Charlotte is Creative (a local non-profit) and also a writer and speaker with his own business Matt Olin Creative. In this episode we talk about creative risking and branding.

A few highlights we talk about are: 

  • Mindsets that inhibit creative risk taking and mindsets that make creative risk taking easier
  • Creative risk taking when working with someone else’s brand, inside of a new brand and your own brand
  • The role of play and failure
  • Taking risks and building an authentic brand is a great tool to weed people out – and draw in the right people
  • Creativity is a point of connection

You can learn more about Matt’s many creative ventures:

CreativeMornings Charlotte

Charlotte is Creative

Matt Olin Creative

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May 07 2019 · 26mins
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Matt Olin

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Matt Olin is a writer and creativity consultant for organizations & events, as well as the host of CreativeMornings/Charlotte, a popular monthly breakfast lecture series celebrating the creative spirit of Charlotte and its citizens. Matt spent the first 20 years of his career creating and producing theater in Charlotte and New York – productions garnering such honors as 14 Tony Awards, 50 Tony nominations, Obie Awards, Drama Desk Awards, and more. Matt is also the co-creator of Queen City Quiz Show (winner of a 2016 Knight Cities Challenge Grant), a contributing columnist for the Charlotte Observer Editorial Board, and the co-founder of an emerging nonprofit organization called Charlotte Is Creative.

Nov 17 2018 · 49mins
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1K with Matt Olin: Elevating the creative class

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Infectious enthusiasm for creativity abounds in this episode of 1K with Charlotte’s own Renaissance Man, Matt Olin. We’re not just blowing smoke. As a professional theater producer, the Broadway productions he had his hands in earned serious recognition at the Tony Awards (14 wins, 50 noms). He’s toured the country playing keyboard in a rock band. He does right-brained thinking for left-brained people, writing jingles, commercial scripts, and other creative copy. And for the past two and a half years, he’s hosted the monthly speaker series CreativeMornings/Charlotte.

His CreativeMornings role—one he volunteers for—is what first brought him on our radar. In this podcast, Matt tells us more about that role. If you couldn’t tell from his varied background, he’s a man overflowing with and driven by curiosity. It’s that curiosity that helps him and his team find compelling speakers, whether it’s a pizza-obsessed baker or a former inmate turned Washington Post journalist.

Other episode highlights include elevating the creative class in a city known for banking, Matt’s secret super power for spotting creative talent, how being an identical twin steeped him in the art of differentiation from an early age, and listening to binaural sounds to get the brain juices flowing.

1K is affiliated with the 100 Words Film Festival and powered by OrthoCarolina.

1K is hosted by Scott Galloway. Produced and edited by Jordan Snyder. Music composed by Jason Hausman. Recorded at Concentrix Music and Sound Design.

Sep 07 2018 · 17mins
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Matt Olin | Creative Mornings - Ep. 13

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Matt Olin creates moments of human brilliance. He is the owner of Matt Olin Creative, a copywriting, branding and creative consultancy. He is the host of CreativeMornings Charlotte, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. He is also co-host of Queen City Quiz Show, a series of live games shows designed to help neighborhoods and communities shape the future of the city. Over a 20-year career in theater production in New York and Charlotte, Matt developed and produced over 60 projects for the stage exploring the human condition and our higher purposes. He was a member of the Dodger Theatrical's Broadway Producing team, which received 14 Tony Awards during his tenure. He was Managing Director and Producer of Charlotte Repertory Theater. For many years he was the keyboardist for Shadowflag, a rock touring band. Matt earned an undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill and a MFA from Columbia University. 

This episode is perfect for anyone interested in the power and purposes of creativity and a passion-filled life.


  • Matt explains what Creative Mornings is and what happens at CM gatherings.
  • He shares what Creative Mornings means to him.
  • He talks about the philosophy that guides production of Creative Morning gatherings and reflects on what he hopes it might become.
  • Matt reveals what you would see if you saw him writing and what makes for good copy.
  • He answers what he understand creativity to be and what role he is fulfilling in this moment in his city.
  • He considers if we are innovating what we need to innovate.
  • Matt shares a childhood memory that reveals how he feels about accomplishment and recognition.
  • He reflects on his time in college and how his career ambitions took its course. 
  • He explains a time in his life he calls The Thrash and how it led to the work he is doing now.
  • He talks about the influence of his wife Sarah Olin and the essential qualities of his marriage.
  • Matt reveals who is seeks to become and how he hopes to be remembered.

After the conversation, host Mark Peres adds a personal word that begins this way, "When I hear Matt Olin talk about bringing people together to enrich the creativity of the city, I'm reminded of a book entitled Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive..."  

To learn more, visit On Life and Meaning

Sep 20 2017 · 54mins
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Episode 080 - Queen City Quiz Show (Matt Olin & Tim Miner)

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On this week’s episode we talk with Tim Miner and Matt Olin about the upcoming Queen City Quiz show. We also learn about the Historic Rosedale Plantation and are lifted up on angel’s wings by Supportive Guy.
Jun 19 2017 · 47mins
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Episode 024 - Matt Olin and Tim Miner

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The dynamic duo of Matt Olin and Tim Miner visit The Charlotte Podcast to discuss Creative Mornings, The Queen City Quiz Show, and form a new pop-rock band with John and Miller. A truly delightful conversation that highlights two people who make Charlotte special. Check them out at or contact
Jun 13 2016 · 49mins