10 episodes

A show for parents and artists who dream. It's true...Your life doesn't have to end with kids. Procreative is about celebrating the full spectrum of our identities as caretakers and artists. It's a show to dig under the surface and expose all the beauty and emotion that comes with being a creative individual with a family.

Procreative Jay Marz

    • Arts

A show for parents and artists who dream. It's true...Your life doesn't have to end with kids. Procreative is about celebrating the full spectrum of our identities as caretakers and artists. It's a show to dig under the surface and expose all the beauty and emotion that comes with being a creative individual with a family.

    010: The Underground Music Showcase

    010: The Underground Music Showcase

    Musician-parents regale the artist-family lifestyle in all its exhaustion and glory. Host J. Marz brings Procreative Podcast live to Mutiny Info Cafe in Denver as part of the 2019 Underground Music Showcase. Supported by UMS and by the Denver Arts & Venues Imagine 2020 Music Advancement Fund. Videographers/Editors: Erynn Mitchell and Evelyn Smith ProcreativePod.co @ProcreativePodcast...

    • 55 min
    009: Post Rock Partum (w/ Julie Davis)

    009: Post Rock Partum (w/ Julie Davis)

    What happens to a marriage between artists when success comes unevenly? In this episode, Jay speaks to Julie Davis about whether making money is analogous to success, how that commoditization of art negatively effects our self esteem, post-partum depression, making a marriage work with a touring musician, co-parenting a daughter from her husband’s previous relationship,...

    • 50 min
    008: Greater Dad Collective (w/ Virgil Dickerson)

    008: Greater Dad Collective (w/ Virgil Dickerson)

    Virgil Dickerson reflects on learning to co-parent, founding two record labels, 90’s hip hop, and raising a breakdancing/concert-wingman teenager. Virgil is the Front Range Manager for The Passport Program in Colorado and Kreem Consulting. He’s the former marketing Director for Illegal Pete’s and Co-Founder of The Greater Than Collective and Suburban Home Records. Read more...

    • 45 min
    007: Poet’s Home (w/ Emily Hobbs & Mickey Bakas)

    007: Poet’s Home (w/ Emily Hobbs & Mickey Bakas)

    When bands become family: Jay speaks to Mickey & Emily of Poet’s Row about the baby that changed their relationship, songwriting and a leap of faith that brings new chapter for the band in New Mexico. They also discuss an early scare with their son in the Neo-natal intensive care unit this past fall, watching...

    • 43 min
    006: Desert Dadz (w/ Phil Pirrone)

    006: Desert Dadz (w/ Phil Pirrone)

    Jay speaks to Phil Pirrone about Desert Daze, becoming a dad, and raising his daughter into a kaleidoscopic world of art and music. Phil is the founder of Desert Daze, Moon Block, and the band JJUUJJUU. He’s based in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, who also performs with the band Deap Valley. Desert Daze:...

    • 38 min
    005: Different For Girls (w/ Jess Parsons)

    005: Different For Girls (w/ Jess Parsons)

    Jay speaks to Jess Parsons about touring and the double standards mothers face in the music business, co-parenting with a touring musician, and her newest songwriting project Bluebook. They also cover the guilty feelings that come with being away from your child on a long tour, and the prospects of traveling with small children for...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

b. monster ,

For parents with creative/artist lifestyles

In this podcast Jay Marz interviews artists who are also parents. It highlights the triumphs and pitfalls of raising children with lots of creative, different, and nontraditional lifestyles. It's always helpful to hear from other parents when raising children about how to tackle certain problems and this show lets you hear from creative parents who are attempting to juggle their art and their kids.

Kp33Co ,

Amazing series!!

Listening to Procreative is a breath of fresh air! This podcast is full of super inspiring conversations vocalizing the intersection of artistry and parenthood, both with & for creative parents who spend a lot of time between both worlds. Jay & guests navigate the particulars of raising a child admist a creative landscape with honesty, transparency, and humor. A fascinating (and relieving) echo and exploration of raising kids in the fold of artistic practices!

JacobTheSnakob ,

Great for Artists!

An all-around great show, even if you don’t have kids. So many charming conversations with interesting/intelligent artists, and Justin’s voice is so soothing!

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