78 episodes

Exploring the art and craft of storytelling along the Wasatch front with filmmakers, theatre artists, writers, fine artists, musicians and more. Produced and hosted by Liz Christensen.

In the Telling Liz Christensen

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 16 Ratings

Exploring the art and craft of storytelling along the Wasatch front with filmmakers, theatre artists, writers, fine artists, musicians and more. Produced and hosted by Liz Christensen.

    Club Idiot, a radio play

    Club Idiot, a radio play

    To celebrate reaching 75 episodes, I wanted to release something special in collaboration with my Patreon community. Enjoy this quirky, charming radio play, in the style of an after-school special. Four kids who use a chicken coop for a clubhouse learn how to succeed, support each other, and stand up for what’s right.

    Club Idiot is four middle schoolers’ self-imposed punishment for destroying their last
    club’s treehouse. Now forced to meet in a chicken coop, they resolve to do something
    constructive. They choose to help Jax prepare for their school’s 5K race. The only
    problem is that the neighborhood bully Colt is planning to cheat his way to victory over
    Jax. The club combines forces with their former leader Bet to secure a victory fair and
    square.

    Starring Mark Chamberlin as Kip, Liz Christensen as Jax, Ryan Bruckman as Fin, Janilee Hutchings as Red, Josh Curtis as Colt, Katherine Tietjen as Bet, Jason Wadsworth as Dad, Laurie Ellsworth as Mom, Curtis Kidd as Colt's Brother, and Todd Michael Thompson as Race Announcer Voice.

    Sound by Ryan Bruckman and Liz Christensen
    Story and Produced by Liz Christensen
    Written and Directed by Anthony Buck

    Thank you for listening!

    Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon
    You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts
    Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/LizChristensen)

    • 19 min
    Artist Jo Holbrook

    Artist Jo Holbrook

    Artist Jo Holbook has some advice about commissioning art, working in multiple styles, and speaking up for your art. They studied art at the University of Utah and they love telling a story through art. You can follow their art on Instagram @j.margaret.arts

    Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon
    You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts
    Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com
    Theme music by Gordon Vetas
    Thanks for listening
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/LizChristensen)

    • 33 min
    Is Acting Creative?

    Is Acting Creative?

    Actor Brandon Green and actress Kate Williams debate whether acting is creative or interpretive. Brandon’s hot take? Acting is perhaps the least creative part of making theatre. If you want to get your acting theory, creative nerd, art philosopher's jam on, then this is the discussion for you. 
    Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon
    You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts
    Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com
    Theme music by Gordon Vetas
    Thanks for listening


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/LizChristensen)

    • 57 min
    Male Model Ethan Kartchner

    Male Model Ethan Kartchner

    Male model Ethan Kartchner and I discuss modeling, including posing, self care, self esteem, industry expectations, not hating getting your photo taken, and when you call yourself an artist.
    Ethan Kartchner is an actor and model represented by McCarty Talent Agency. Follow him on Instagram to see his work and check him out on IMDB.
    Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon
    You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts
    Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com
    Theme music by Gordon Vetas
    Thanks for listening
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/LizChristensen)

    • 42 min
    Author Becca Rose

    Author Becca Rose

    I sit down with author Becca Rose to ask her about cover art, being a female writer of color in the fantasy genre, different pen names, how writing isn’t stressful, and completing a manuscript in a four-day weekend.

    Rebecca Roberts ( Becca Rose) was raised in South Pasadena, California. She spent most of her time lost in fictional worlds. Starting with the classics and Shakespeare, she discovered fantasy and paranormal fiction in Middle School and never looked back.
    After graduating from Utah Valley University with a degree in English, Rebecca turned all her focus to creating worlds like the ones she grew up with. She lives in Utah County with her two dogs and two cats, who provide emotional support and distractions for when her stories take a turn for the worse.
    Check out her book “Elfish: The Windy Adventures,” available on Amazon. It is no secret that Windy is lonely. The only child of a single mom, Windy spends most of her time alone. But when her father shows up to change her life, Windy will do anything to return to her boring life and loving mom.
    Thrust into a world of magic, elves, and dangerous creatures, Windy knows she doesn’t belong. Accompanied by her protective shadow and deceptively innocent little sister, Windy sets out across unknown realms in a quest to win her freedom and return home.
    Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon
    You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts
    Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com
    Theme music by Gordon Vetas
    Thanks for listening
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/LizChristensen)

    • 39 min
    FanX Programming Director Blake Casselman

    FanX Programming Director Blake Casselman

    Blake Casselman is the Programming Director for the Salt Lake City FanX Convention. We talk about trends in fandoms, how panels and stage acts are selected for the convention, and about Blake’s work as an author and screenwriter.
    Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon
    You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts
    Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com
    Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. 
    Theme music by Gordon Vetas
    Thanks for listening
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/LizChristensen)

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

k1ndne22 ,

A fresh platform for underdogs

Liz brings on a variety of local creators. Some have an established following or career, but many of them are making their debut in their creative field. In The Telling is the place to see new talent and hear new names before they make it big—it’s a way to support small creators while having a delightful time with the chemistry Liz creates on the podcast. Definitely check it out!

dbates31 ,

Great Podcast

I like this podcast becaue of the variety of people interviewed. It gives insight from storytellers, dancers, actors and much more.

Rob_Ferre ,

Fascinating stories of fascinating people

I love what Liz brings to this podcast by interviewing entertainers and professionals from all walks of life. What makes this unique is her way of telling their stories in interview format. Love to listen, learn and be inspired.

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
Art Basel
SEBASTIAN
Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser