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Join me as I chat with makers and creators about their work and their craft! A new episode every fortnight.

The John Crinan Podcast John Crinan

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Join me as I chat with makers and creators about their work and their craft! A new episode every fortnight.

    Michael David Wilson

    Michael David Wilson

    In this episode I chat with professional writer, podcaster, and editor, Michael David Wilson!
    https://www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/ 
    THE GIRL IN THE VIDEO is available now! https://www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/books/the-girl-in-the-video/
    00:02:24 - Intro 00:05:10 - Setting goals 00:10:00 - Advertisement 00:10:30 - Hawk & Cleaver's The Other Stories - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts 00:17:10 - Michael's opening question on This Is Horror podcast 00:22:00 - How long do you spend researching guests? 00:28:40 - Structuring your day 00:30:40 - Learning Japanese 00:35:45 - Differences in our approaches to learning 00:41:35 - Writing for audio 00:51:50 - Japanese-Language Proficiency Test - https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/levelsummary.html 00:57:00 - Chris Morris and the nature of celebrity 01:06:10 - THE GIRL IN THE VIDEO 01:15:30 - This Is Horror - http://thisishorror.co.uk/  Selected links from this episode:
    Off Track on The Other Stories - https://play.acast.com/s/theotherstories/32248359-b569-4208-9127-07d5c965ae54 The Tim Ferriss Show - https://tim.blog/podcast/ Anki decks - https://apps.ankiweb.net/ Pimsleur Japanese Language - https://www.pimsleur.com/learn-japanese WaniKani - https://www.wanikani.com/ Chris Morris - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0606439/ The Day Shall Come - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7078658/ Michael's Twitter - https://twitter.com/wilsonthewriter Michael's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wilsonthewriter/  Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan. An extended version of this conversation is available exclusively to patrons!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Richard Brown

    Richard Brown

    In this episode I chat with stand-up comedian, Richard Brown!
    https://twitter.com/RichieJBrown
    02:30 - Memories of Richard’s first ever stand-up gig 04:50 - Stage fright 06:30 - How long does it take to write a bit? 07:40 - Is there is such a thing as a general audience? 10:00 - Scripted or unscripted? 11:15 - Describe your act 13:35 - The Edinburgh Fringe 14:20 - Writing next year’s show 17:55 - How do you write a joke? 22:50 - Has your approaching to writing changed over the years? 24:40 - Reviews 27:10 - How to put on your first Fringe show 28:40 - The Comedy Underground - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00073gl 32:20 - Being on TV 36:00 - Dealing with hecklers 37:50 - What do you do before going onstage? 39:00 - Comedy that offends 40:50 - How do I become funnier? Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan.

    • 48 min
    Zoë Rose Smith

    Zoë Rose Smith

    In this episode I chat with writer and podcaster, Zoë Rose Smith (aka Zobo with a Shotgun)!
    https://zobowithashotgun.com/
    00:02:55 - How do you watch films differently now as a critic? 00:07:50 - Learning the language of film 00:10:45 - What happens if you change your mind about a movie? 00:13:10 - Do you watch a film more than once? 00:15:20 - How do you get so much done? 00:26:35 - Zoë's approach to social media 00:36:15 - The differences between Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook 00:42:00 - Dealing with unwanted attention 00:44:45 - The Unrated Cut - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB3wLHPqGiivii9v6Q2pYyr1C94ubGIJt 00:49:30 - Sharing non-horror content on social media 00:52:30 - Being on camera 00:55:30 - Overcoming social anxiety 00:59:25 - Zoë's Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zobowithashotgun Selected links from this episode:
    The Bay - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1713476/ Lords of Chaos - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4669296/ The Devil's Candy - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4935372/ Google Calendar - https://www.google.com/calendar Asana - https://asana.com/ Evernote - https://evernote.com/ OmniFocus - https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus A Nice Chianti - http://anicechianti.com/ Zobo With A Shotgun Podcast - https://zobowithashotgun.podbean.com/ Moss Photographic - https://www.instagram.com/mossphoto_models/ SCREAM - https://www.screamhorrormag.com/ Zoë's Twitter - https://twitter.com/zobowithshotgun Zoë's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zobowithashotgun Zoë's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zobowithashotgun/ Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Timo Henderson's Dancing With The Duchess

    Timo Henderson's Dancing With The Duchess

    In this episode I chat with returning guest, Timo Henderson! Timo is a multi-instrumentalist composer and we chat about the creation of his latest track, Dancing with the Duchess.
    http://timohenderson.com/
    Listen to Timo's first appearance on The John Crinan Podcast here: http://johncrinan.libsyn.com/the-john-crinan-podcast-with-timo-henderson-episode-01.
    Listen to John Crinan's The Iron Duchess on The Other Stories podcast here: https://play.acast.com/s/theotherstories/34.1ironduchess.

    Selected links from this episode:
    The Art of Composing - https://www.artofcomposing.com/categories/podcast Sibelius - https://www.avid.com/sibelius Conlon Nancarrow - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conlon_Nancarrow Reaper - https://www.reaper.fm/ Orchestral Template for Reaper - http://otr.storyteller.im/ EastWest Hollywood Orchestra - http://www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestra Morphit - https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_morphit_v1.html Timo on Twitter - https://twitter.com/HendersonTimo Timo on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/timohenderson/  Full versions of all music samples in this episode can be found at https://soundcloud.com/timohenderson/sets/dancing-with-the-duchess.
    Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan.
    All post-production and music by Timo Henderson.

    • 49 min
    Do The Work (Bonus Episode)

    Do The Work (Bonus Episode)

    In this bonus episode, I chat about my key takeaways from Steven Pressfield's book about overcoming Resistance in your creative work, Do The Work.
    Future bonus episodes will be available exclusively to patrons. Find out more at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan.

    • 31 min
    Daniel Willcocks

    Daniel Willcocks

    In this episode, I chat with writer and podcaster, Daniel Willcocks!
    https://www.danielwillcocks.com/
    A very special thanks to my new patrons: Sarah Hazell, Luke Kondor, and Ben Errington! Find out more at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan!
    03:45 - 20BooksTo50k Edinburgh
    06:15 - Meet people who are doing the thing you're doing
    09:30 - Going full time
    13:30 - Do you measure your words per day?
    15:00 - Dan's deathbed trick
    17:28 - The Caitlin Chronicles - https://www.danielwillcocks.com/books-2
    20:40 - Writing in someone else's universe
    25:00 - Planning a book series
    31:20 - Interesting characters
    33:05 - Writing collaborations
    39:40 - Short stories
    42:55 - Great Writers Share - https://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts

    • 51 min

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