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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and on-their-way-up comedians, musicians, writers, artists and thinkers about their earliest creative acts, their formative childhood experiences, and how they've developed both creatively and emotionally over the years. Beginnings is part therapy, part philosophy and almost all fascinating (95% according to FDA studies).

Beginnings Andy Beckerman

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    • 4.7 • 81 Ratings

We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and on-their-way-up comedians, musicians, writers, artists and thinkers about their earliest creative acts, their formative childhood experiences, and how they've developed both creatively and emotionally over the years. Beginnings is part therapy, part philosophy and almost all fascinating (95% according to FDA studies).

    musician René Kladzyk AKA Ziemba

    musician René Kladzyk AKA Ziemba

    On today's episode, I talk to musician René Kladzyk aka Ziemba. Originally from Michigan, Rene is an El Paso-based musician and writer. As a journalist, she works for El Paso Matters and frequently reports on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. She is also an advocate for music industry reform and creator of the Future Music Industry (a compendium of music industry orgs run by women and non-binary people). And of course, as Ziemba, she's written a number of albums and EPs, including last year's True Romantic and her latest album Unsubtle Magic, out next week on Sister Polygon Records!

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Lionlimb's Stewart Bronaugh

    Lionlimb's Stewart Bronaugh

    On today's episode, I talk to musician Stewart Bronaugh. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Stewart has been playing music for a majority of his life. Professionally, he played for many years as a part of Angel Olson's backing band, and on his own, he's been recording as Lionlimb for over a decade. They released their fantastic first EP Turnstile in 2016, and since then have released two more great albums Shoo and Tape Recorder. Their most recent album Spiral Groove was just released in mid-November on Bayonet Records, and it's an absolute delight!

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lodge 49's Brent Jennings

    Lodge 49's Brent Jennings

    On today's episode, I talk to actor Brent Jennings. Originally from Little Rock Arkansas, Brent got his start acting professionally in the New York theater scene of the 1970s, both on and off-Broadway. From there, he became a working screen actor appearing in films like Witness, Another 48 Hrs., and Moneyball, as well as TV shows like Miami Vice, Hill Street Blues, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among many others. Most recently, Brent starred in Lodge 49, one of the best shows of the 21st century, and currently recurs on the CW sports drama All American.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    musician Cedric Noel

    musician Cedric Noel

    On today's episode, I talk to musician Cedric Noel. Montreal-based artist Cedric Noel has spent the past decade creating music informed by his unique worldview: He was born in Niger to Canadian and Mozambican/Belgian parents, spent his upbringing around the world, and is currently based in Canada. During this time, Cedric has released a number of critically praised full-length albums, EPs and collaborative works of his own, while also playing bass for acts like Ada Lea and many others. His latest album Hang Time is out now on Joyful Noise, and it's great!

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    comics writer Ram V

    comics writer Ram V

    On today's episode, I talk to comics writer Ram V. An author and comic book writer from Mumbai, India, Ram V's comics career began in 2012 with the award-nominated comic series, Aghori. Since then, he's written a ton of great comics including Paradiso and Blue In Green for Image, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr for Boom, Grafity's Wall for Dark Horse, Swamp Thing, Justice League and Cat Woman for DC, and is co-writing the next run of Venom with Al Ewing!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    composer Patrick Shiroishi

    composer Patrick Shiroishi

    On today's episode, I talk to musician Patrick Shiroishi. For years, Los Angeles-based saxophonist and composer Patrick Shiroishi has been playing music in numerous bands and ensembles crossing a number of different genres. These include groups such as Corima, Upsilon Acrux, Nakata, In the Womb, Oort Smog, as well as many others. Patrick also records solo under his own name, and this includes his latest, Hidemi, a solo multilayered woodwind journey, about his grandfather's personal experience after getting out of the Japanese-American concentration camps. And it is easily one of the best albums of the year!

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Pennsylvania Pete ,

The Enlightenment of "Beginnings"

"Beginnings" by Andrew Beckerman with guest Rick Moody
I found this podcast episode in the search for Digital Media Expression while taking an IST 234 class at Penn State. The biographical expression from Philosophy Graduate of Pittsburgh discusses "Beginnings" on a journey to better explain artistic expression. The interview explored the depths of the human condition. It is very noticable that the interview originates in philosophy based conversation to incite evaluations of lifes journeys while only touching on the acomplishments of Rick Moody renowned author of "The Ice Storm" and other novels that have graced the big screen. Through this resource of divulgence the storylines develop more meaning as originations give depth to articulations of pop culture.
The conversation is all encompassing and as in other episodes of the podcast 'Beginnings' Beckerman's approach creates a spae that media professionals like Rick Moody can dialogue with all the attributes of struggle and success.

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Terrible podcast. Stop acting like anyone cares about every aspect of your life my god

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Love this podcast

Andy is a great guy with great guests. The stories are very interesting and funny. His guests are very generous and gracious. Love this podcast.

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