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Why Not Both is an exploration of how our multiple passions shape our identity. Presented by Under The Radar magazine, we interview a wide variety of creative guests who share how their various interests dovetail to create a vibrant life. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/why-not-both/support

Why Not Both Pam Shaffer

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

Why Not Both is an exploration of how our multiple passions shape our identity. Presented by Under The Radar magazine, we interview a wide variety of creative guests who share how their various interests dovetail to create a vibrant life. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/why-not-both/support

    Kathleen Hanna on creativity and sharing your platform

    Kathleen Hanna on creativity and sharing your platform

    WNB Full Circle presents our past interviews with artistic luminaries that explore the ways we can lead our most creative, passionate, multi-faceted lives.

    Punk rock musician Kathleen Hanna is a feminist icon. From her bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre to her non profit Tees4Togo, she embodies the kind of multipassionate creative energy that inspires us all to use our voices for good. Since our interview, she has written her memoir, Rebel Girl, which you can pre-order now.

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    Follow our podcast on ⁠⁠⁠Apple⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠ and don't forget to leave us a great review!

    Why Not Both is hosted by ⁠⁠⁠Pam Shaffer⁠⁠⁠ and produced by ⁠⁠⁠Laura Studarus.⁠⁠⁠ The theme music is ⁠⁠⁠Get Down⁠⁠⁠ by Nyxe.


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Allison Russell on how community is vital to creativity

    Allison Russell on how community is vital to creativity

    WNB Full Circle presents our past interviews with artistic luminaries that explore the ways we can lead our most creative, passionate, multi-faceted lives.

    This episode features Grammy award winning musician Allison Russell. In this interview, Allison emphasizes the importance of collaboration and community when it comes to leading a creative life. During her Grammy speech, she thanked her colleague and friend Brandi Carlile for opening the door for more diverse folk and American artists, stating that it's "for all of us - all colors, all abilities, all orientations, all gender." We love seeing Allison embody the inclusive ideals she talks about by creating gorgeous music and lifting up those around her.

    Listen to Allison Russell's album The Returner

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    Why Not Both is hosted by ⁠⁠Pam Shaffer⁠⁠ and produced by ⁠⁠Laura Studarus.⁠⁠ The theme music is ⁠⁠Get Down⁠⁠ by Nyxe.


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    • 48 min
    Julien Baker of Boygenius on queer narratives and diverse creativity

    Julien Baker of Boygenius on queer narratives and diverse creativity

    WNB Full Circle presents our past interviews with artistic luminaries that explore the ways we can lead our most creative, passionate, multi-faceted lives.

    This episode features musician Julien Baker, a brilliant solo artist and member of the supergroup BoyGenius along with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. In this interview, Julien talks about how we create stories to make meaning in our lives and how important it is to see queer representation in our often heteronormative media. Julien shows us how listening to other people's stories and sharing your own is the ultimate act of compassionate creativity.

    Listen to Julien's latest solo record Little Oblivions

    Listen to BoyGenius' album The Record

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    Follow our podcast on ⁠Apple⁠ and ⁠Spotify⁠ and don't forget to leave us a great review!

    Why Not Both is hosted by ⁠Pam Shaffer⁠ and produced by ⁠Laura Studarus.⁠ The theme music is ⁠Get Down⁠ by Nyxe.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jensen McRae on creativity, self-compassion, and storytelling

    Jensen McRae on creativity, self-compassion, and storytelling

    WNB Full Circle presents interviews with artistic luminaries that explore the ways we can lead our most creative, passionate, multi-faceted lives.



    This episode features musician, writer, and podcaster Jensen McRae. In this interview, Jensen described how she navigates through life as a professional creative artist by embracing change and exploring storytelling through her songs. She advocated for having compassion for all the past versions of ourselves as well as the present ones so that we can remain curious to who we may become in the future. Since we spoke, Jensen has put her words into action by releasing her debut album Are You Happy Now and her podcast What We You Thinking. If you ever need a master class in embracing your creativity with self compassion and curiosity, Jensen is your girl.

    Listen to Jensen McRae's music

    Listen to Jensen's podcast (and read her essays) at What We You Thinking

    Follow Jensen on Tiktok and Insta



    Follow us on ⁠TikTok,⁠ ⁠Youtube⁠ and ⁠Insta⁠

    Follow our podcast on ⁠Apple⁠ and ⁠Spotify⁠ and don't forget to leave us a great review!

    Why Not Both is hosted by ⁠Pam Shaffer⁠ and produced by ⁠Laura Studarus.⁠ The theme music is ⁠Get Down⁠ by Nyxe.


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Ólafur Arnalds on creative obsession and finding new ways to express old ideas

    Ólafur Arnalds on creative obsession and finding new ways to express old ideas

    WNB Full Circle presents interviews with artistic luminaries that explore the ways we can lead our most creative, passionate, multi-faceted lives.

    Our first Full Circle episode features Grammy nominated electronic neo-classical musician Ólafur Arnalds, who spoke to us from his hometown of Reykjavik about the importance of slowing down to appreciate the world around you in order to create your best art. In 2020, he released his album Some Kind Of Peace, a meditation on how sometimes our biggest creative landscape lies within our own isolation, and now his piano reworking of that very same album is nominated for a Grammy award. Arnalds advised us to get obsessed with our creative ideas and revisit old ones often. It's clear that his advice has paid off as he continually finds new ways to question his artistic process to find novel paths for musical expression in his own work as well as his new launch of OPIA Community – a traveling music festival, label and community hub.

    Listen to Ólafur's music

    Some Kind Of Peace original album

    Some Kind of Peace piano reworks

    For Now I Am Winter

    Check out Ólafur's OPIA community

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    Follow our podcast on Apple and Spotify and don't forget to leave us a great review!

    Why Not Both is hosted by Pam Shaffer and produced by Laura Studarus. The theme music is Get Down by Nyxe.


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    • 1 hr
    Best Of Why Not Both: Zola Jesus x Lauren Mayberry x Kae Tempest

    Best Of Why Not Both: Zola Jesus x Lauren Mayberry x Kae Tempest

    Why Not Both is an exploration of how our multiple passions shape our identity, hosted by ⁠musician⁠ and ⁠therapist⁠ Pam Shaffer and produced by writer and ⁠photographer⁠ Laura Studarus.  Over the years we have interviewed so many amazing guests that we are releasing a series of Best of Why Not Both episodes which feature clips from our favorite chats. Join us as we unravel the secrets of these iconic individuals who have fearlessly pursued various artistic avenues and discovered their true passion.

    Listen to the full episode with Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES

    In this interview clip, Lauren Mayberry of the band CHVRCHES breaks down the importance of creative evolution as well as the inspiration behind the band's most recent album.

    Listen to the full episode with Zola Jesus

    In this interview clip, musician Zola Jesus discusses how moving back tot the woods where she grew up revitalized her creative practice and how our surroundings influence our creative output.

    Listen to the full episode with Kae Tempest

    In this interview clip, poet Kae Tempest reminds our listeners that everyone is inherently creative and that we all need to see reflections of our emotions and thoughts in the world of art around us.

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Great Interview with Simon Raymonde

I appreciated the fantastic interview with Simon Raymonde. It was great to hear him speak about the creative process, the Cocteau Twins, Bella Union and his life in general. Thank you so much for that interview!

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