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Exploring creativity through the stories and experiences of creators everywhere. Focused on Connecticut, but with a global perspective. From the arts and education to food and literature, creativity touches every aspect of life.

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Exploring creativity through the stories and experiences of creators everywhere. Focused on Connecticut, but with a global perspective. From the arts and education to food and literature, creativity touches every aspect of life.

    Rob Santos Returns! Part Two

    Rob Santos Returns! Part Two

    Hartford-based comedian Rob Santos understood early that identity was going to play a major role in his life - Black, Puerto Rican, and Beige American, always on the edges of acceptance. Identity - whether branding, politics, or mindfulness work - is inescapable, and Rob makes a mission of refining and protecting his. Rob's "Each One Teach One" workshop uses mindfulness and his personal experience to help other comedians hone their craft, and having just established his own studio space in Hartford he's back at it, working with others during uncertain and stressful times. We talked race, representation, identity politics, and more. This is Part Two of our conversation. NSFW/Explicit content.
    Instagram @Muse324
    Twitter @MisterSantos
    www.robsantoscomedy.com
     
    Music:
    "Welcome to Hi" by Cameron Werme, all rights reserved
    "Wholesome" by Kevin Macleod, incompotech.com, all rights reserved 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rob Santos Returns! Part One

    Rob Santos Returns! Part One

    Hartford-based comedian Rob Santos understood early that identity was going to play a major role in his life - Black, Puerto Rican, and Beige American, always on the edges of acceptance. Identity - whether branding, politics, or mindfulness work - is inescapable, and Rob makes a mission of refining and protecting his. Rob's "Each One Teach One" workshop uses mindfulness and his personal experience to help other comedians hone their craft, and having just established his own studio space in Hartford he's back at it, working with others during uncertain and stressful times. We talked race, representation, identity politics, and more. This is Part One of our conversation. NSFW/Explicit content.
    Instagram @Muse324
    Twitter @MisterSantos
    www.robsantoscomedy.com
     
    Music:
    "Welcome to Hi" by Cameron Werme, all rights reserved
    "Wholesome" by Kevin Macleod, incompotech.com, all rights reserved 

    • 1 hr
    Encounter Party! with Brian David Judkins and Ned Donovan

    Encounter Party! with Brian David Judkins and Ned Donovan

    Brian David Judkins and Ned Donovan are the creative team behind Encounter Party! - a collaborative Dungeons and Dragons-bases storytelling podcast featuring a cast of professional voice actors and comedians. And it's an incredible exercise in precision and planning. Whether you're familiar with the actual play podcast world or not, you've never heard anything quite like Encounter Party! Get a behind-the-scenes look (listen?) at what it takes to build a community around a story.
     
    Additional music by Alexander Nakarada, Serpentine Studios
    https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios
    Ukiyo-Pop artwork of Brian David Judkins www.ukiyopop.com
    Charging Moose Media, Ned Donovan www.chargingmoosemedia.com
    Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: the Gathering property of Wizards of the Coast

    • 56 min
    Counting down with Nick & Brandon of the 10ish Podcast

    Counting down with Nick & Brandon of the 10ish Podcast

    I listen to podcasts. Several of them. All day long. Honestly, it's a little much. But among the podcasts I look forward to the most every week is the 10ish Podcast. 10ish hosts and creators Nick and Brandon blend information and entertainment in a unique and hilarious way, counting down the very best (or worst) of any category. Whether it's serial killers or half time shows, the 10ish Podcast always delivers. Somehow, I conned them into speaking with me! So. Much. Fun.
    "Welcome to Hi" Cameron Werme, copyright 2018
    "Hackbeat" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr
    Raylene Taskoski, Stand Up Comedy Sex Ed

    Raylene Taskoski, Stand Up Comedy Sex Ed

    When it comes to sex education, it's sometimes difficult to get the information across. If you're awkward or uncomfortable talking about sex, maybe you'll struggle to engage your audience. But if you can make it funny and relatable? Enter Raylene Taskoski, comedian and sex toy expert, whose show "Stand Up Comedy Sex Ed" combines real sexual health education with comedy. It's a blend that resonates with audiences and gives answers to questions some might be too embarrassed to ask. Check her out at standupcomedysexed.com. (NSFW content may be sensitive for some listeners. Please take care.)
    Music:
    "Welcome to Hi" by Cameron Werme
    "Let's Talk About Sex" by Salt 'N Peppa, 1990
    Film Clip:
    Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" 1983

    • 50 min
    The impact of pandemic on creativity, with Dr. James C. Kaufman

    The impact of pandemic on creativity, with Dr. James C. Kaufman

    As COVID-19 continues to alter social and economic landscapes around the world, some are more immediately impacted than others. Lots of creative people have been forced to stay home, cancel performances, and lose lots of creative outlets. Dr. James C. Kaufman is a professor at the UConn Neag School of Education, and has written several books about creativity. He's also a returning guest on Table to Stage (definitely check out his earlier episode to learn more about the study of creativity). You can follow Dr. Kaufman on Twitter @JamesKaufman, or visit his website (jamesckaufman.com) to learn more about the psychology of creativity.
     
    Movie clip from "Contagion" (C) 2011 Warner Bros.
    "It's the End of the World As We Know It" (C) 1987 R.E.M., from the album "Document"

    • 44 min

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SLC Film Fan '18 ,

Inspiring and Always Interesting

This is a must subscribe. The top notch audio production aside, Jordan is an excellent interviewer, and he chooses really interesting and inspiring guests. I love love love the focus on creators. Jordan’s exploration and passion for artistic expression is refreshing and always makes for a good interview.

RhythmDad ,

Get Inspired!

I've listened to each of these interviews, and have been impressed with the steady delivery of genuine and compelling conversations. For anyone who has a hunger for creativity, these podcasts are deeply nourishing. I particularly recommend the most recent interview with comic Rob Santos - "Navigating a Complex World Through Comedy".

JBrooks228 ,

Must listen

Jordan is amazing interviewer and has a great lineup of guests. He was Ali’s to people from across the spectrum of the arts. From RPG and LARP to music and stage, there is something here for anybody that values the creative process. Thanks Jordan.

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