Conversations with creative people about what they’re currently going through in their creative lives.
Joanna Schubert - Every Sound That Could Possibly Exist
I loved this conversation with NYC musician Joanna Schubert! We talked about rebelling against your previous work, creative maximalism, going back to your roots as an artist, making peace with knowing more about your art than anyone else will, being less sure of your identity in a good way as you progress, the directness of processing emotions through music, Joanna’s recent album Waiting for the Sky to Speak and much more. Joanna's Instagram: @_oropendola Joanna's Website: joannaschubert.com Joanna's Patreon: patreon.com/Oropendola Joanna's Bandcamp: oropendola.bandcamp.com Interview w/ Joanna (mentioned in the Podcast): Northern Transmissions Interview
Ana Tirado - It’s Not a Phase
I loved this conversation with Tel Aviv cartoonist/illustrator, originally from Barcelona, Ana Tirado! We talked about obsession with a new idea, imposter syndrome, our shared love of newspaper comics, being motivated by people not understanding your ideas at first, our changing identities living abroad, Ana's Barcelona to Tel Aviv love story, and much more. Ana's Instagram: @pork_less
Bonus Episode - We Love Your Conversation Leftovers
It's a bonus episode. I'm still on paternity leave! We had lots of leftover letters from YOU, the Convos, that we didn't get to in "We Love Your Conversation" #1 and #2. With the help of those leftover letters, I talk about finding time to prioritize art, finding creative fuel that isn't your own mental illness, charging enough, AI, letting the state of your industry affect your individual morale, how to fall asleep, and much more.
Bonus Episode - Creative Parent Supercut
It's a bonus episode. I'm on paternity leave! So I put together a supercut of conversations with creative folks who also happen to be parents. In these conversations we talk about how having kids helps you prioritize, how to think of time differently, being inspired by your kids, how kids view your creative career, experiencing things through their eyes, and much more. Featuring Anthony Marquette (@pixelsandpolygonsschool), Matt Woodruff, Nancy Schön (www.schon.com), Sarah Lynne Reul (@thereul), Erik Wilson (@wilsonerikb) and Yoni Gordon (@yonigordoni).
Jake Novak - Big Swing
I loved this conversation with LA actor, singer, writer and filmmaker Jake Novak! We talked about creating for yourself vs. creating for an audience, fertile periods of creativity and slow ones, REALLY wanting to get noticed for our talent and hard work, writing clever and meaningful lyrics, Jake's thinking behind his "SNL video," how Jake is finding his humanity after going viral and being widely mocked online, and much more. Jake's website: whoisjakenovak.com Jake's Instagram: @whoisjakenovak Jake's TikTok: @whoisjakenovak
Alysa Escobar - The Artist Was There First
I loved this conversation with Santa Cruz/Oaxaca/Boston-based artist and musical theater director and composer Alysa Escobar! We talked about hard choices when changing careers, healing your relationship with your creative inner child, impatience when you have a flood of ideas, mortality, finding a local art community, finding community while traveling, Alysa's life changing decisions after being diagnosed with cancer that eventually led to her musical "Beautiful Broken Piece" and much more. The musical: beautifulbrokenpiece.com Beautiful Broken Piece on Instagram: @beautifulbrokenpiece_musical