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Explore how to get the most out of life through creativity, skill, and self-improvement. I'll be talking with people who have found meaning in their lives by mastering their crafts, overcoming great challenges, or by just being all-around awesome at living life to the fullest. It's about finding passion in the things that you never knew you could be passionate about. From writing a song to running a marathon, or from cooking an amazing meal to painting a masterpiece, discover how seemingly ordinary people are actually quite extraordinary.

JW‪N‬ Joseph W Nienstedt

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Explore how to get the most out of life through creativity, skill, and self-improvement. I'll be talking with people who have found meaning in their lives by mastering their crafts, overcoming great challenges, or by just being all-around awesome at living life to the fullest. It's about finding passion in the things that you never knew you could be passionate about. From writing a song to running a marathon, or from cooking an amazing meal to painting a masterpiece, discover how seemingly ordinary people are actually quite extraordinary.

    JWN #68: Madison White

    JWN #68: Madison White

    Madison White’s life story is one that is fueled by creative endeavors including opening a music school & studio with her husband right here in Charleston, SC. From fashion, acting, writing, and even stand-up comedy she has built upon all of her life experiences with a creative focus. Now she’s the GM at Tempest, which is a restaurant who opened its doors in Aug. 2020 & was just named as the “Best New Restaurant” in the country by USA Today’s readers!

    Check out Tempest Charleston here: https://tempestcharleston.com/

    The music studio and school White Key Studios can be found here: https://whitekeystudios.com/

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at @joel8x


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    JWN #67: Solo Show - Our house is a very, very, very fine little bitch

    JWN #67: Solo Show - Our house is a very, very, very fine little bitch

    This week’s solo episode covers a recent trip to the land that forgot COVID, AKA Florida. I then discuss Phoebe Bridgers on SNL and her resultant Twitter war with David Crosby. Also, I take a dive into the recent news of the Mandalorian’s Gina Carano getting fired by Lucasfilm.

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at @joel8x


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    • 33 min
    JWN #66: Brett Nash

    JWN #66: Brett Nash

    Brett Nash is a multi instrumentalist who is an invaluable part of the independent music scene in South Carolina. He’s performed with well over 50 musical acts over the last 10 years including bands & projects he’s fronted such as Secret Guest & Tempt Controler (yes, Controler with one L). We sat down to talk about music & life as the scene’s Swiss Army Knife of talent, and he even wrote a song on the spot to help raise awareness to the fact that he doesn’t own a functioning computer & kinda needs one.

    You can follow Brett on Instagram at https://instagram.com/west_ash

    To hear his music, open a window while driving around Charleston wherever there’s live music being performed & chances are pretty good that he’s a part of it.

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at @joel8x


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    • 1 hr 57 min
    JWN #65: Solo Show - Music sweet music I wish I could caress

    JWN #65: Solo Show - Music sweet music I wish I could caress

    This solo episode reflects a bit more where last week’s solo show touched regarding anxiety and digs a little deeper into depression as the gravity of our situation lingers on. I take a quiz on the old Interwebs to figure out just how messed up I might be from it all!

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at @joel8x


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    • 28 min
    JWN #64: Abby Duran

    JWN #64: Abby Duran

    Abby Duran is the creative director and founder of VeraNation.com, where music and storytelling collide. Abby also provides clients with technical writing services while spending a lot of her time and many talents advocating for North Koreans' rights.

    You can check out her website at https://veranation.com

    You can follow Abby on Instagram at https://instagram.com/veranationgirl & https://www.instagram.com/vera.nation/

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at @joel8x


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    JWN #63: Solo Show - The simulation is empty

    JWN #63: Solo Show - The simulation is empty

    On this solo episode I talk about the stressful time leading up to this week and the ways it’s manifested in my life, from crazy nightmares to physical pain, I try to find some light despite all of the darkness I’ve been feeling. I also bring back the news! Today’s news topic revolves around transgender comedian Eddie Izzard and her fundraising/awareness feat of running a marathon every single day in January of 2021. 

    You can find out more about that here: https://eddieizzard.com/

    I also discuss how Eddie has come out in J.K. Rowling’s defense after the author posted more controversial opinions about transgender folks.

    You can read that story here: https://news.avclub.com/eddie-izzard-has-come-to-j-k-rowlings-defense-1845984248

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at @joel8x


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    • 35 min

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The Jason Eisenberg episode is funny. Also love the episode about James Baldwin. Highly recommended!!!

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