12 episodes

We're both trying to make our way into creative careers, and we've often discussed with each other what we're going through and how we're doing. As such, we also have a bunch of friends going through the same things. So we're sitting down with a bunch of them. Directors, actors, producers, musicians; all of which are trying to fight their way to doing what they love as a career. We know it's not all sunshine and rainbows and we think it's worth talking about (not to mention there is the occasional piece of sunshine and/or rainbow that's worth celebrating!). So grab a tea (or something stronger) and come along for the ride!

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We're both trying to make our way into creative careers, and we've often discussed with each other what we're going through and how we're doing. As such, we also have a bunch of friends going through the same things. So we're sitting down with a bunch of them. Directors, actors, producers, musicians; all of which are trying to fight their way to doing what they love as a career. We know it's not all sunshine and rainbows and we think it's worth talking about (not to mention there is the occasional piece of sunshine and/or rainbow that's worth celebrating!). So grab a tea (or something stronger) and come along for the ride!

    EP 11 | Series One Round Up

    EP 11 | Series One Round Up

    Hello and welcome to The Importance of Staying Earnest where we chat about the trenches of taking on a career in the arts.

    We've reached the final episode of series one and this week we keep it as just the two of us. Join Emily and Harry for a round up of the series as we reflect on what we've learnt, what we've enjoyed about podcasting, and what we're doing next...

    So grab one more tea or something stronger and come along as we try to find some direction in our lives...

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    • 38 min
    Changing your mind and understanding what you're directions can be (with Francesca Cornell)

    Changing your mind and understanding what you're directions can be (with Francesca Cornell)

    Hello and welcome to The Importance of Staying Earnest where we chat about the trenches of taking on a career in the arts.

    This is the penultimate episode and our final guest of Series 1, and it's a good one! We're sitting down with Francesca 'Cesca' Cornell, another old friend whose story is one we think is not uncommon in the creative industries. She went through the process of changing her mind on what she wanted to do. It seems strange that there's a taboo on this perfectly normal mindset and we break down what her decision was to change her direction from being a trained Jazz Singer towards an endeavour to pursue Musical Theatre.

    Changing your mind in any profession is a freedom that everyone is owed but there's a lot of baggage and anxiety that can come with it. We go into it all (and have a laugh or two).

    So grab a tea or something stronger and come along as we try to find some direction in our lives...

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    • 51 min
    Getting back in the saddle and finding an agent (with Jessamie Waldon-Day)

    Getting back in the saddle and finding an agent (with Jessamie Waldon-Day)

    Hello and welcome to The Importance of Staying Earnest. The podcast where we sit down with creatives to discuss the ins and outs of making a career in the arts.

    Today's episode is a discussion with Jess Waldon-Day, an actor. She talks about why she loves to perform, what made her decide to do it as a career and how she found getting started after taking a break from acting.

    We also all discuss our own reasons for wanting to pursue the arts as a career and whether you need to go to drama school to work in the industry.

    So grab a tea or something stronger and come along as we try to find some direction in our lives...

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    • 57 min
    A company of friends to a company of professionals (with Ollie Norton-Smith)

    A company of friends to a company of professionals (with Ollie Norton-Smith)

    Hello and welcome to The Importance of Staying Earnest. The podcast where we sit down with creatives to discuss the ins and outs of making a career in the arts.

    Today's episode is a discussion with Ollie Norton-Smith, a writer/director. He is here to discuss starting your own company whilst being a student and what his experiences have been since leaving Uni, both with his company, as well as an individual.

    Ollie brings up some of the downsides of self-producing, the difficulties of finding your way around funding, as well as the way plans have changed since the pandemic hit.

    So grab a tea or something stronger and come along as we try to find some direction in our lives...

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    • 55 min
    Creating Better Work Environments For Yourself and Standing Your Ground (with Steph Yiannouka)

    Creating Better Work Environments For Yourself and Standing Your Ground (with Steph Yiannouka)

    Hello and welcome to The Importance of Staying Earnest. The podcast where we sit down with creatives to discuss the ins and outs of making a career in the arts.

    Today's episode is a discussion with Steph Yiannouka, an actor and singing teacher. We discuss cliques, difficult and toxic work environments and all things drama school applications!

    So grab a tea or something stronger and come along as we try to find some direction in our lives...

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    • 57 min
    Classrooms and Clap Emojis. Finding contentment in teaching and stand up (with Emily Fitzpatrick)

    Classrooms and Clap Emojis. Finding contentment in teaching and stand up (with Emily Fitzpatrick)

    Hello and welcome to The Importance of Staying Earnest. The podcast where we sit down with creatives to discuss the ins and outs of making a career in the arts.

    Today's episode is a discussion with Emily Fitzpatrick, a teacher, stand up comedian, and an all round talented person. We talk about finding work after leaving University and working out what you want to do.

    Emily discusses working out what suits you, what makes you happy and when to look at your passions as a full time job and when to do it for fun!

    So grab a tea or something stronger and come along as we try to find some direction in our lives...

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    • 52 min