A few months ago, I saw a post on theispot.com with links to audiocast interviews of illustrators. The links led me to some pretty boring stuff and I surmised there was no such thing as a good audio interview of people who draw for a living. After all, they draw. I need video to see what they're talking about.
Then I found CCTC and it turns out this audio interview thing can work...if the hosts are as curious and talkative as Tom, Justin, and Brian. The guests are top-drawer, which doesn't hurt, and the guys ask the questions I'd like to ask.
The best part is that the hosts seem to know their guests (like Dave Coverly and Stephan Pastis) and talk to them as if they're hangin' out in the art room, yakking about their next project or a technique they're having difficulties with or just laughing about each other's work. Between the lighter interviews, they aren't afraid to ask heavyweights - like editor Amy Lago - the questions we all want answers to.
Most days, I load up a random episode of CCTC (even if I've heard it before) and hit the treadmill. By the time the show and my run are both over, I'm energized, inspired, and ready to sit back down to the old drawing board.
Enjoy! ~ jewls