TED Talks and Podcasts (free)
“I try to keep up,” says Burgund, with the newest talks published by the conference giant TED. The diversity of the lectures inspires the artist’s mind to “go in directions it normally wouldn’t,” he says. Two recent favorites: Physicist Garrett Lisi’s talk, “A theory of everything,” and Cloud Appreciation Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s “Cloudy with a chance of joy. He counts Radiolab, This American Life, 99% Invisible, The Moth and Freakonomics among his favorite podcasts.