Truth Is Golden looks at renowned creatives and their work with a critical eye, aiming to ask deep questions in order to peel back the layers of marketing, clever one-liners and sexy branding. The goal is to show the world what it truly takes for genuinely creative forces to find their own voices and make a career at it. This podcast explores the successes, the failures, the inspirational stories and the lessons gleaned from all of it.

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About the Presenter

An architect by training, Arnaud Marthouret is a culture, communications and media pioneer for the architecture and design industry. He was born in Grenoble, France, where he lived until his early twenties. Growing up surrounded by grandiose mountains in the Northern French Alps, he developed an idiosyncratic love for nature, which nurtured his early creative and adventurous spirit. These are character traits that he still cherishes and nurture to this day, as they allow him to see things from a different perspective. He has an unending love affair for two-wheelers, particularly motorbikes. The overwhelming feeling of freedom that one experiences riding, provides an ideal form of focused escape from this over-connected life.

Recent Posts

Ep. 208 – Para-Architecture w/ Nic Granleese

Architect and internet entrepreneur Nic Granleese talks about his shoeless upbringing in rural Australia and how during a sabbatical early on in his career he decided to hop on his motorcycle, quit architecture and become a photographer.…

Ep. 207 – Bewildered by L.A. w/ Frances Anderton

Frances Anderton, host of the NPR radio show Design and Architecture on the Los Angeles radio station KCRW, talks about her upbringing in the U.K., her early aspirations to be an architect, how she fell in love with broadcasting and Los…

Ep. 206 – Loosen Up A Little w/ Paul Petrunia

An L.A.-based creative, Paul Petrunia talks about his upbringing on the Canadian prairies; how Arthur Erickson influenced him to be an architect; his ill-fated career as a teen ballet dancer; his cultural confusion as an expat torn between…

Ep. 205 – Less Is More Or Less w/ Dan Brunn

Dan Brunn’s early life in Tel Aviv, subsequent move with his family to Southern California at age 7 and his later nomadic lifestyle as an adult certainly did not make things easy. But it set the stage for a highly creative and driven…

Ep. 204 – Multicultural Modernism w/ Steven Ehrlich

We interview veteran architect and globe-trotter Steven Ehrlich, founder and principal at EYRC, a Los Angeles-based architecture studio working under the tenet of "Multicultural Modernism." Steven talks about his formative years on the east…
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