217 episodes

The Compass Podcast documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce. What do they do when they feel themselves going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they are creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire living from their art (acting, dance, etc). A space for those conversations with peers about living a creative life. Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.

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    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

The Compass Podcast documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce. What do they do when they feel themselves going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they are creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire living from their art (acting, dance, etc). A space for those conversations with peers about living a creative life. Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.

    Leah Walsh

    Leah Walsh

    This is the final episode of The Compass Podcast! Creator, host, and actor Leah Walsh is interviewed by artist Kim Miller. Leah shares about her experiences with the dark side, the seven year evolution of The Compass, what she's looking forward to about making room for new creative projects. The extensive archives of episodes will continue to be available on The Broadway Podcast Network, on iTunes or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Please follow and review and share with your friends!
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    • 43 min
    Susie Garcia

    Susie Garcia

    Vocalist, violinist, mariachi, entrepreneur, and educator Susie Garcia shares her experiences with the dark side, leading the all female, Los Angeles based mariachi ensemble Las Colibri, growing as a leader, parenting as an artist, and balancing high expectations.
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    • 59 min
    Catherine Mueller

    Catherine Mueller

    Interdisciplinary Artist, Actor/Creator, and Educator Catherine Mueller shares her experiences with the dark side, her love of clown, her journey founding The MAMAs / Mother Artists Making Art and The PAMAS / Pregnant Artists Making Art (www.motherartistsmakingart.com) in 2020 to foreground the value and visibility of Mother+Artists. She also established The Institute for Collaboration and Play (www.ifcap.org) in 2014 as an action-think tank for performers and humans interested in play-based creative practice. Thank you, Catherine!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Jessica Blank

    Jessica Blank

    Multi-hyphenate artist Jessica Blank shares her experiences building a creative life, embracing creative problem solving, restaging the documentary theatre piece Coal Country after having to close at the beginning of the pandemic, parenting as an artist, and collaboration. Get tickets for Coal Country, running till April 17, 2022 at the Cherry Lane Theater at www.coalcountrymusical.com and check out Jessica's work at www.jessicacblank.com
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Nikki Massoud

    Nikki Massoud

    Actor and writer Nikki Massoud shares her experiences with the dark side, how community is changing in the pandemic, time, and delving into playwriting,
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    • 56 min
    Julia Ogilvie

    Julia Ogilvie

    Actor, teacher, and comedian Julia Ogilvie shares her experiences with the dark side, winding up in her home state of Hawaii during the pandemic and the artistic community there, and finding ways to give yourself the green light as an artist.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Adaumbelle ,

Thoughtful Conversations

Leah has a terrific podcast. Her conversations are thoughtful, in depth, & go from fun to serious. The episodes fly by!

Krissidnyc ,

Wonderful and Renewing

It may pertain to the arts, but the core of it all will speak to the human in us all. Thank you for this gift.

bbLICny ,

The Compass restores my sanity!

Thank you for this beautiful investigation into the lives of artists and the heart of creative process!!!!!!

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