36 episodes

Pol and Pals ( https://polandpals.live ) is a podcast where I, Ponyboy Pol ( https://bit.ly/ponyboypol-pod ) , interview my content creator pals who are creating the life they want to live.

As someone who is a budding content creator themselves, I occasionally deal with imposter syndrome and laziness when it comes to creating content.

After realizing that I had a lot of friends that were also creating content, I became curious about what makes them so special.

And I quickly learned... they're just like me.

Only thing is, they've figured out what they need to do to STAY CREATIVE.

So with the help of my pals, their creative journeys, and words of advice, the goal of Pol and Pals is to inspire other content creators (but really myself) to figure out what they need to do to stay creative.

Check out the Pol and Pals newsletter ( https://polandpals.live/read ) for additional insights from each interview.

New episode every other Wednesday.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Pol and Pals ( https://polandpals.live ) is a podcast where I, Ponyboy Pol ( https://bit.ly/ponyboypol-pod ) , interview my content creator pals who are creating the life they want to live.

As someone who is a budding content creator themselves, I occasionally deal with imposter syndrome and laziness when it comes to creating content.

After realizing that I had a lot of friends that were also creating content, I became curious about what makes them so special.

And I quickly learned... they're just like me.

Only thing is, they've figured out what they need to do to STAY CREATIVE.

So with the help of my pals, their creative journeys, and words of advice, the goal of Pol and Pals is to inspire other content creators (but really myself) to figure out what they need to do to stay creative.

Check out the Pol and Pals newsletter ( https://polandpals.live/read ) for additional insights from each interview.

New episode every other Wednesday.

🔗LINKS🔗

LEAVE A REVIEW ( https://www.polandpals.live/reviews/new/ )

POL AND PALS NEWSLETTER ( https://polandpals.live/read )

FOLLOW POL AND PALS ( https://polandpals.live/ )

FOLLOW POL ( https://bit.ly/ponyboypol-pod )

    "Find Your Balance" ft. Lee Rutledge a.k.a Kakuyon a.k.a thomTide | Artist/Producer

    "Find Your Balance" ft. Lee Rutledge a.k.a Kakuyon a.k.a thomTide | Artist/Producer

    On episode 35, I have a very special #CreativeConversation with one of my nearest and dearest OG pals, Lee Rutledge.
    Lee is actually the creator of this podcast's theme music, but he's more commonly known as an up-and-coming artist/producer who actually goes by two different monikers: Kakuyon and thomTide which are both derived from his two middle names, Kakuyon and Thomas.
    Raised in New Jersey and currently based in San Diego, Lee became serious about creating music in high school due to inspiration from other creatives he met as a member of the track team. One of these creatives, Shotta Spence, is now a close friend, frequent collaborator, and also a former P&P guest.
    Initially solely focused on producing, Lee decided to start writing lyrics to his own beats and it resulted in the release of his debut album, "Now Go And Flourish" which was later followed up by his collaborative E.P., "Castling: Sky".
    While planning his next project, he realized that his vision wouldn't tie in well with the Kakuyon style/branding, so he decided to create a whole new alter ego as thomTide. This led to the release of his episodic album/playlist/series, "Seasons" where he released 1 song every 2 weeks for a year straight!
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    · how music was always in his bones (5:44)
    · the making of "thomTide" (23:41)
    · wanting to quit as a creative (31:20)
    · the effect of Computer Science on his creative process (41:53)
    · why being comfortable is a struggle (51:54)
     
    LISTEN TO KAKUYON
    LISTEN TO THOMTIDE
    SONGS REFERENCED IN INTRO:
    Bag on a Bag - Shotta Spence ft. KakuyontwentySuns - thomTide 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    "Tell The Truth" ft. Rosanna Connolly | Founder Of Morena Communications

    "Tell The Truth" ft. Rosanna Connolly | Founder Of Morena Communications

    On episode 34, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Rosanna Connolly, the founder of Morena Communications.
    It is a startup dedicated to delivering bespoke PR campaigns for musicians who want more than just "press". Bespoke means "custom-made", and in this episode, Rosanna details how she executes these bespoke campaigns from start to finish.
     
    Also in this episode, we talk about: 
    · why she decided to cut her hair (5:05)
    · her ethical clothing brand dedicated to empowering Women of Color (10:56)
    · working with artists such as Ludacris, my twin Ne-Yo, and Rihanna (25:16)
    · the easiest technique to help you remember everything (31:24)
    · the #1 way for any artist to grow their audience (47:03) 
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    MORENA COMMUNICATIONS
    MORENA
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    "Utilize Your Natural Strengths" ft. Tom Boyd | Creator of Bonus Footage

    "Utilize Your Natural Strengths" ft. Tom Boyd | Creator of Bonus Footage

    On episode 33, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Tom Boyd, a.k.a “Boyder” in a past life.
    These days, Tom is a content creator who is strictly dedicated to ensuring other content creators are thriving.
    He does this via his brand "Bonus Footage" where he posts short, eye-catching, insightful clips filled with how-to’s, anecdotes, tips, and other resources to help creators create content that actually makes an impact.
    He also hosts a podcast called "Creators Are Brands" where he interviews creators who are publicly building brands based on themselves.
    In this episode, Tom talks about: 
    what it was like to rap with Asher Roth, meet P. Diddy, and work with Scooter Braun (2:50)pivoting out of the music industry and finding his own lane (07:19)how he creates his Bonus Footage content (11:53)what he's learned from interviewing young Tik Tokers (22:27)how everyone is born with natural strengths (47:10)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Find A Mentor" ft. Julie Verhage-Greenberg | Co-Founder of Fintech Today

    "Find A Mentor" ft. Julie Verhage-Greenberg | Co-Founder of Fintech Today

    In episode 31, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Julie Verhage-Greenberg. She's the co-founder of Fintech Today, a community and content company focused on the Fintech startup ecosystem. She's also the host of Fintech Today's podcast, Tux Time, which some have said is one of the best, if not THE BEST-PRODUCED podcast of our time.
    In this episode, Julie talks about:

    ● Being the first in her family to attend college (3:11)
    ● How Journalism Works (9:56)
    ● Pros and cons of founding a company with somebody drastically different from her (19:05)
    ● Eloping with her husband during peak pandemic (40:00)
    ● The importance of finding a mentor (51:44)

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    https://fintechtoday.co/

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    https://www.podpage.com/tux-time-by-fintech-today/

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKfxTXF27HvCqWKNtgXcRXg

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    • 57 min
    "Live Your Life Without The Expectations Of Others" Ft. Kamil McFadden | Actor/Producer/Poet

    "Live Your Life Without The Expectations Of Others" Ft. Kamil McFadden | Actor/Producer/Poet

    Living a happy and successful life means not limiting yourself to what others think or what is currently happening in today's society. Going beyond expectations offers a straight path in becoming bigger than your goals. In episode 31, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Kamil McFadden, an actor who's most notably known for his role as Ernie in Disney's K.C. Undercover. His acting credits also include Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Grown Ups 2, and Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.
     
    In this episode, Kamil talks about:
    · His mother's impact on his life and career (12:50)
    · COVID-19 takeaways and shift to video poetry (14:54)
    · What it takes to live without expectations (26:00)
    · The acronym of SERVE (32:29)
    · Most memorable auditions and acting roles (50:15)
    · Passion for photography and other hobbies (55:05)
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    "Don't Say No To Yourself" ft. Nikita Redkar | Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

    "Don't Say No To Yourself" ft. Nikita Redkar | Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

    On episode 30, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Nikita Redkar, who is a stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter.
    She has been a standup comedian for 5+ years with notable accolades such as a semifinalist for the 2019 Funniest Person in Austin. She also wrote and acted in her debut web series, "Paranormal Disruption" and is currently studying for her Master's in film at the Met Film School in London.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    the impact/non-impact of growing up in multiple places (Austin, (Singapore, Germany, etc...) (3:04)how she got into stand-up (11:26)writing her first-ever web series with no prior knowledge of screenwriting/producing (21:56)using comedy to detail her struggles with mental health (34:23)if it's necessary to address her sexuality in her comedy (42:03)her words of advice (59:31) 
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    • 58 min

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