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The Creative Sober Podcast is a collection of interviews with artists and musicians from all walks of life who inspire and continue to create sober.

Hosted by Mei McIntosh

The Creative Sober The Creative Sober

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The Creative Sober Podcast is a collection of interviews with artists and musicians from all walks of life who inspire and continue to create sober.

Hosted by Mei McIntosh

    S4E01 Second Chances - Interview with Danny Coburn

    S4E01 Second Chances - Interview with Danny Coburn

    Podcast Name: The Creative Sober Podcast with Mei McIntosh
    Episode Title: Second Chances - S4E01
    Topic: A Musicians Life in Recovery
    Alcohol abuse in the music world is not sustainable, and that it is possible to sober up and have a successful music career.
    We learn about Danny Coburn's story of when he found his passion for music at an early age, fell into alcohol abuse at 21 years old, to lose his band and way of life.
    Danny got a wake-up call on his journey towards making the decision to stop drinking, and took early steps in recovery to reach 30 days sober, only to find himself thriving again, and making a living as a touring musician with 6 and half years of sobriety.

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    • 33 min
    Bonus Episode - Vol 2 | Music Compilation

    Bonus Episode - Vol 2 | Music Compilation

    Vol 2 is a collection of original music and personal intros to their songs you would have heard in Season 3 and featured artists in our community. Enjoy!

    Tracklist:
    1. Ben VanBuskirk/Blackout Orchestra - Intro, Unfound
    2. Amber Long  - Intro, Cirrus [Modern Architect]
    3. DJ T-Schnegg - Intro, Versatile
    4. Lisa Hartt - Intro, Don't Tell Me How To Feel
    5. B RO - Intro, CTL
    6. Gregory Dwane - Intro, When You Say California
    7. J9 - Intro, That Was Yesterday
    8. DJ FM - Intro, Ride (Original Mix)
    9. Sorcia - Intro, The Gun Barrel
    10. Pete O'Neill - Intro, Little Heart Theme
    11. Soberthedj - Intro, MELodies
    12. Jacob Derwin - Intro, Greatest Hits

    Thank you to the artists that made this episode possible. Your music brings hope to those who are seeking sober creativity! 

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    Episode Produced by: Joel Swift and Missing Mei

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    Check-In Episode: Missing Mei - Feeling Through Silence

    Check-In Episode: Missing Mei - Feeling Through Silence

    Hi, it's your host here, Missing Mei! It's that time again to warm up the podcast mic for the new season and check in with where I am at on my creative journey as I'm approaching three years of sobriety!



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    S3E012 Seeking Serenity - Interview with Martin Lapid

    S3E012 Seeking Serenity - Interview with Martin Lapid

    *Trigger Warning: With consent to release, the following is a recorded interview with Martin Lapid before his passing in Dec 2021. Topics include substance use disorder, self-harm, and alcoholism. 

    Las Vegas resident Martin Lapid was a graphic designer, business owner, and co-founder of the recovery brand Serenitees Collection. He shares about his design career during the past 20+ years, how he found life in recovery and the power of the Serenity Prayer. 

    "God, grant me,  The serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  The courage to change the things I can, And, the wisdom to know the difference." - THE SERENITY PRAYER 

    *Support Resources: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Narcotics Anonymous World Services National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Are you in a crisis? Call 1-800-273-8255 or text "TALK" to 741741 Al-Anon/Alateen 
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    • 46 min
    S3E011 Only The Light Moves - Interview with Tommie Sunshine + Track by Tommie Sunshine & Breikthru "Untouchable" (feat. Kayslin Victoria)

    S3E011 Only The Light Moves - Interview with Tommie Sunshine + Track by Tommie Sunshine & Breikthru "Untouchable" (feat. Kayslin Victoria)

    Producer and DJ are just a couple of Tommie Sunshine's passions that lead his life. Also, count on him being involved in activism, teaching at NYU, being a husband, and sober for the last 16 years! Tommie takes us through some of his journeys as a world-traveling DJ, what convinced him to get sober, and what he is doing to contribute to making a difference for the greater good.

    Tommie Sunshine Official Bio: Tastemaker to tastemakers, curator, and shapeshifter, Tommie Sunshine is renowned for his reputation of being consistently ahead of the curve bridging the worlds of Rave, Disco, House, and EDM while still standing firmly in the zeitgeist. Establishing his name throughout the American Rave scene during the '90s, he became one of the most recognizable figures of the Electroclash movement during the early 2000s and helped set the stage for the EDM boom of the 2010s. 29 years as a DJ and 35 years as a clubber gives Sunshine his unique perspective on the business & informs his present Rave Revival sound.

    Set apart by his iconoclastic productions, he is regarded as one of today's most prolific remixers providing club-ready makeovers for countless household names, including Billie Eilish, Bob Marley, Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Sofi Tukker, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Presley, Lizzo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kelly Clarkson, Major Lazer, Santana, and Fall Out Boy. Tommie's original production career spans collaborations with artists such as Oscar-nominated and Grammy winner Junkie XL, Chocolate Puma, Grammy winner James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, legend Arthur Baker, House Music pioneer Felix da Housecat, Peaches, The Disco Fries, and many more. His music has been released on all of the biggest dance labels in the world including Spinnin', Ultra, Armada, Musical Freedom, Heldeep, Size, Mixmash, Dim Mak, and Mad Decent amongst others. 

    Tommie wrote and recorded 9 tracks for several editions of Konami's classic arcade game Dance Dance Revolution (DDR). Approaching its 600th release, his label Brooklyn Fire provides a platform to young producers just getting started in the business giving their music mass exposure, DJ support from the biggest in the game & streams into the millions. Sunshine, also known as a social media provocateur, has been known to cause an uproar in his firm stance on many issues most won't dare talk about & his activism has landed him on TMZ for gun control. Tommie served as an entertainment surrogate for the 2016 & 2020 Presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders.

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    • 57 min
    S3E010 Finding Truth In Fiction - Interview with S.C. Jensen

    S3E010 Finding Truth In Fiction - Interview with S.C. Jensen

    S.C. Jensen is a Canadian fiction writer, sci-fi and horror enthusiast, and literary advocate. She lives with her husband, children, and various fuzzy friends on an acreage in The-Middle-of-Nowhere (a.k.a. Northern Saskatchewan). She spends most of her days crafting stories about ordinary people forced to act in extraordinary situations and is perpetually rooting for the underdog.

    That’s because she used to be the underdog in her own story.

    Since quitting drinking on August 31, 2018, she’s come into her own as a sober creative and hopes to share her experiences with fiction lovers from all walks of life.

    Jensen dabbles in horror, thriller, mystery, and contemporary literary fiction but her first reading and writing love has always been science fiction. Recently, she’s attempted to mash all these interests together—drawing from American pulp noir detective fiction of the 1930s-1950s and from cyberpunk sci-fi of the 1980s—to create a pulpy sci-fi thriller series called Bubbles in Space.

    She’s used this series to play with all the toys in the genre fiction sandbox, dress archetypes up in the wrong outfits, flip tropes upside down, and generally make a mess of conventions and expectations. One big trope she’s decided to do away with is that of the alcoholic detective.

    As a sober writer, it has become a personal goal for Jensen to focus on telling the stories of sober characters—both those in recovery and those who maintain abstinence for other reasons—as a way to normalize abstinence, sobriety and recovery in pop culture. She wants her books to be a safe, validating place for members of the sober community.

    Bubbles Marlowe, a sober cyborg detective, marks Jensen’s first foray into writing sober characters, and she’s been extremely well received. Readers agree that Bubbles in Space is an absolute rollercoaster of fast-paced action, irreverent humor, larger-than-life characters, and plots that keep you guessing until the very end. But above all, they’re rooting for their favorite underdog, Bubbles.



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