A twice-a-week look inside one story, book, screenplay, or song, and how the piece reveals the writer's backstory and artistic worldview. Hosted by best-selling author Paul Kix.
Noah Lefevre of Polyphonic on going your own way
From within The Salon I talk with Noah Lefevre, the creator of the YouTube channel, Polyphonic, which to date has over 84 million views. Noah and I talk about how and why he started his music- and storytelling obsessed channel, the flow state that every creative type knows, entrepreneurship, and blowing up in your early 20s.
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That Lull in the Schedule
Sonya and I talk about the travel I plan to do next month and what that means for today, which is nothing, which is rest. We discuss how I've tried in the past to deal with these lulls in the schedule.
And about our schedule: We'll be back in a month's time.
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A battle with more What Ifs
Sonya and I discuss how I'm fully vaccinated and ready to travel—but the archives aren't open. And if the archives aren't open now, what will happen if they never open? This episode, like the last, is less about the physical world than our mental states. There are also practical tips on when you should stop your book research.
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A battle with the funk
Sonya and I talk about the depressive funk that came over me last week: what caused it, why certain thoughts worsened it, and how I overcame it (for now). If you're a writer who deals with your own depression and anxiety—in other words: calling all writers!—give this episode a listen.
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The art of great podcast storytelling, with Jody Avirgan
Jody Avirgan joins me in this bonus episode. Jody launched ESPN's 30 for 30 serialized podcasts, and now host his own podcast while executive producing Death at the Wing, hosted by Academy Award Winner Adam McKay. Jody and I discuss the differences between a great "talk" podcast and a narrative one. Our conversation occurs within The Salon, the private membership forum I run, of which Jody is a member.
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Common Path to Uncommon Success, with John Lee Dumas
In this bonus episode I talk to the great John Lee Dumas, the entrepreneur and podcaster whose new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success, inspired me. JLD's been inspiring me for years now. He's one of the reasons I decided to break out on my own. The two of us discuss how the life and career you want are never as far away as you imagine.
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I started w/ Season 2 & love it!
The creative writing process has never been my strong point. I was hoping to take a writing workshop w/ Paul, but in the meantime, I am taking notes on his process. I love his articles, newsletters, blog posts, interviews, & discussions. I have been buried in my work for many years that I only read & listened to my field of expertise. It is a nice break to read and/or listen to Paul & the topics are eye-opening. After episode 2 I started reading about drinking water. After a group discussion, my husband & I spent all weekend thinking about how to talk to people who do not share the same political view as us. And the other reason I love listening to season 2 is to hear his wife. It always makes me think about how I my husband & I support each other.
Love the artistically world views
The guests are amazing and Paul brings a unique perspective to everything. It is really cool to look at a piece of work and analyze it. A must listen if you want to exercise the creative part of your brain.
Paul is great
really does show the duality of writing in various contexts