9 episodes

Artist Adam JK talks with inspiring friends about life, change, fear, creativity, and figuring out who you are in the process, inspired by his book YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW).

You Are Here (For Now) Podcast Adam J. Kurtz

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

Artist Adam JK talks with inspiring friends about life, change, fear, creativity, and figuring out who you are in the process, inspired by his book YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW).

    Audiobook Excerpt: Happiness is (Kind Of) a Choice

    Audiobook Excerpt: Happiness is (Kind Of) a Choice

    This week I'm sharing an audiobook excerpt from You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way. This chapter is about the work of being happy – setting expectations, creating boundaries, and if necessary, asking for help. Followed by a bit of guided introspection, our sort-ironic-sorta-not audio treatment for the visual art portions of the printed book.

    YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) the podcast is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. We'll resume next episode with another conversation!

    • 10 min
    Gay Writers TKTKTK with Alexander Chee, John Paul Brammer, Mitchell Kuga, and Adam JK

    Gay Writers TKTKTK with Alexander Chee, John Paul Brammer, Mitchell Kuga, and Adam JK

    In this episode, I’m chatting with writers Alexander Chee, John Paul Brammer, and Mitchell Kuga about queer culture and family dynamics, finding your voice, and advice–as a concept, for our younger selves, and for each other.

    YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. 

    My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @AlexanderChee, @JPBrammer, @MitchellKuga, and @AdamJK.

    • 56 min
    Who Wants To Be Ordinary In A Crazy Mixed-Up World? with Michelle Branch and Adam JK

    Who Wants To Be Ordinary In A Crazy Mixed-Up World? with Michelle Branch and Adam JK

    In this episode, I chat with musician Michelle Branch about the creative process, personal transformation, family life, and finding your own version of success. Plus an acoustic performance of a new song, "When That Somebody Is You."

    YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. 

    My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @MichelleBranch and @AdamJK.

    • 54 min
    Hopeless Romantics with Timothy Goodman, Mari Andrew, and Adam JK

    Hopeless Romantics with Timothy Goodman, Mari Andrew, and Adam JK

    In this episode, I’m chatting with artists and hopeless romantics Timothy Goodman and Mari Andrew about dating and romance, what makes a creative legacy, and being unabashedly who you are… for better or worse???

    YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. 

    My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @TimothyGoodman, @ByMariAndrew, and @AdamJK.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Be True (But Like, for Real) with Jenna Wortham, Fran Tirado, and Adam JK

    Be True (But Like, for Real) with Jenna Wortham, Fran Tirado, and Adam JK

    In this episode, I’m chatting with friends, podcast hosts, and professional queer people Jenna Wortham and Fran Tirado about work/life balance, authenticity, and resisting the pressure to let yourself be defined by others’ expectations. 

    YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. 

    My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @fransquishco, @JennyDeluxe, and @AdamJK.

    • 53 min
    :*) :*) :*) with Aparna Nancherla, Jonny Sun, and Adam JK

    :*) :*) :*) with Aparna Nancherla, Jonny Sun, and Adam JK

    In this episode, I’m chatting with humorists Aparna Nancherla and Jonny Sun about creative influences, managing professional anxiety and comparison, the importance of humor, knowing when it’s time to make a change, and giving yourself permission to just try. 

    YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. 

    My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @JonnySun, @Aparnapkin, and @AdamJK.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

vcolina ,

Such deep and adorable conversations!

These episodes feel like a therapy session. Adam is so open and his guests are as well, which I think comes from Adam making them feel safe and welcome. I’m so glad Adam started this podcast, I’ve been wanting to hear more from him. I also like to discover people trough his guests curation.

Upstart.Crow ,

Exceeds expectations

I felt like I was with the kind of friends I’ve always wanted. I definitely felt seen and heard and not alone. Thank you

alohadanimahalo ,

Fellow Hawaii Friends

Thanks so much for sharing! A great and uplifting podcasts that shed’s light on our truths. I live in Maui and it’s nice to know that you have found peace living in HI as well. Mahalos!

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