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Tired of interviews with celebrities answering all the same questions that have already been asked a thousand times? Good. So are we. Instead, we focus on how our guests force themselves to think outside-the-box; or on that moment that served as inspiration for what they do now. Come and join us as we dive deep into the source that fuels everything.

The Well Anson Mount & Branan Edgens

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 711 Ratings

Tired of interviews with celebrities answering all the same questions that have already been asked a thousand times? Good. So are we. Instead, we focus on how our guests force themselves to think outside-the-box; or on that moment that served as inspiration for what they do now. Come and join us as we dive deep into the source that fuels everything.

    Vijay Gupta, Part 1 – “Saying Yes” – TWP056

    Vijay Gupta, Part 1 – “Saying Yes” – TWP056

    When a virtuoso violinist realizes he has yet to develop his own artistic voice, nor any idea of how to accomplish that task, he is face with a choice: continue a lonely descent into angst, or learn to say "yes". Here's the story of how he chose the latter and developed a powerful friendship in the process.



    You can find Vijay's album "When the Violin" here.



    You can find out more about "Street Symphony" here.



    You can find Steve Lopez's book "The Soloist" here.

    • 37 min
    The Drop – Part 14

    The Drop – Part 14

    In this episode Branan and Anson discuss: An evil & drugged cat, The STAR TREK: SNW premiere, SEVERANCE, TOP GUN 2, PAM & TOMMY, Robert Egger's THE NORTHMAN, Cixin Liu's The Poetry Cloud (can be read here) And Euphemisms That Get on My You-Know-Whats by Adam Sharp.



    Cat illustration by Louis Wain

    • 42 min
    Kenneth Mitchell – “Time.” – TWP055

    Kenneth Mitchell – “Time.” – TWP055

    When actor Kenneth Mitchell was given a life altering medical diagnosis, it forced him to change his relationship to the concept of time itself.  Join us for our first LIVE episode recording.



    Additional music provided by Kevin McLeod under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license.

    • 41 min
    Tom McElroy, Part 2 – “How Far is Too Far?” – TWP054

    Tom McElroy, Part 2 – “How Far is Too Far?” – TWP054

    Tom McElroy has found the road less traveled to be full of unexpected turns, from the absurdities of reality TV to the perils of traveling in remote wildernesses. Along this sometimes tangled path one thing remains clear, we were not meant to go it alone. 



    And if you haven't checked it out yet, our Island Survival Exit Interview is now on YouTube where Anson Mount interviews Branan Edgens about his time in St. Croix learning primitive survival skills from Tom McElory of wildsurvivalskills.com.



    https://youtu.be/mtC1HfCxTtA

    • 49 min
    Tom McElroy, Part 1 – “Chasing the Dream” – TWP053

    Tom McElroy, Part 1 – “Chasing the Dream” – TWP053

    Who amongst us has not dreamed of a simpler life more connected to nature, of escaping the rat race and living a singular existence full of adventure? It’s easier dreamed than done but primitive survival expert Tom McElroy of wildsurvivalskills.com sat down with us to tell us how he did it and share the unexpected twists and turns of his adventure thus far. 

    • 42 min
    The Drop – Part 13

    The Drop – Part 13

    This episode finds Branan tired and new father Anson unexpectedly well-rested. Discussed in this episode: SEVERANCE, GIRLS Vs. GANGSTERS AND MIKE TYSON (!), Joel Coen's THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH as reviewed by Ethan Coen,  Octavia Butler's  WILD SEED, THE SPARROW by Mary Doria Russell, A delinquent dancing cactus, wisdom from Sterling Hayden, Anson's worst moment as an actor, and a giant and expensive rebar chicken, and more!

    • 36 min

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