14 episodes

This is a podcast that explores and unpacks the stories of passionate creatives who inspire us. We'll feature artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, writers, and just all-around cool people. Everyone's got a cool journey that we could learn from, and it's our goal to provide a platform for them to share their experiences. Keep up with us on Instagram at @shawgostudios and @nicktylersmith, or at www.tothewestandback.com.

TO THE WEST AND BACK Alan Shawgo & Nick Smith

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

This is a podcast that explores and unpacks the stories of passionate creatives who inspire us. We'll feature artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, writers, and just all-around cool people. Everyone's got a cool journey that we could learn from, and it's our goal to provide a platform for them to share their experiences. Keep up with us on Instagram at @shawgostudios and @nicktylersmith, or at www.tothewestandback.com.

    2.06 Shawnaci Schroeder / Setting Boundaries When Your Life is On Display

    2.06 Shawnaci Schroeder / Setting Boundaries When Your Life is On Display

    As a Social Media Influencer, it's hard not to be "always on." On this episode, Alan and Nick talk to Shawnaci Schroeder, an Influencer from small town Illinois, about setting healthy boundaries, overcoming your fears, and how we all have the power to spark movements through tough conversations. Stay up to date with new episodes by following us on Instagram, @shawgostudios & @nicktylersmith.  /  tothewestandback.com

    • 56 min
    2.05 Dr. John Drea / Defying the Odds

    2.05 Dr. John Drea / Defying the Odds

    He grew up sharing a bedroom with his entire family in a small Central Illinois town, but later went on to earn his Doctorate and become a renowned college professor. On this episode, Alan and Nick talk with John Drea, their college Marketing professor, and dive deep into what it takes to persevere when the odds are stacked against you.

    • 53 min
    2.04 Nick & Alan / A Lesson in Vulnerability

    2.04 Nick & Alan / A Lesson in Vulnerability

    Nick recently got a self-reflection journal from We're Not Really Strangers, so we decided to have a deep talk led by prompts from the journal. We dive into vulnerable topics like body image, expectations placed on others, and insecurities we are currently facing. Stay up to date with new episodes by following us on Instagram, @shawgostudios & @nicktylersmith.  /  tothewestandback.com

    • 45 min
    2.03 Jared Haynes / How a Road Trip Became a Journey of Self-Discovery

    2.03 Jared Haynes / How a Road Trip Became a Journey of Self-Discovery

    After a year of emotional reckoning and lessons learned, Jared Haynes joins us to talk about his solo cross-country road trip that helped him confront some valuable truths about himself. Stay up to date with new episodes by following us on Instagram, @shawgostudios & @nicktylersmith.  /  tothewestandback.com

    • 53 min
    2.02 Rachael Marie / You CAN Manifest Your Own Confidence

    2.02 Rachael Marie / You CAN Manifest Your Own Confidence

    Rachael Marie, a full-time teacher and photographer, joins us to talk in depth about how she manifested her own confidence and embraced vulnerability to become her truest self. Stay up to date with new episodes by following us on Instagram, @shawgostudios & @nicktylersmith.  /  tothewestandback.com

    • 44 min
    2.01 Nick Interviews Alan / Our First Episode as Co-Hosts!

    2.01 Nick Interviews Alan / Our First Episode as Co-Hosts!

    To kick off season two, Nick puts Alan in the hot seat and interviews him about how he found his passion for photography and decided to take the leap of faith and become a full-time creative. Stay up to date with new episodes by following us on Instagram, @shawgostudios & @nicktylersmith.  /  tothewestandback.com

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

eli.cook ,

Terrific Podcast

Alan has been a creative genius for years, and is also a phenomenal interviewer. I was skeptical to give this a listen but am so happy I did because it’s a terrific conversation. Looking forward to more episodes!!

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