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Beginnings

We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Feb 28, 2013

On today’s show we talk to Jonathan Mitchell. Jonathan is a radio producer, composer, and co-creator of the amazing podcast The Truth. As a producer, he's created pieces for many shows including Radiolab, Studio 360, This American Life, and All Things Considered. As a composer, he's written music for PBS' Nova...


Feb 21, 2013

On today’s show we talk to author Ben Marcus. An Associate Professor at Columbia, Ben's work has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, and many other publications, and he's won numerous awards including an NEA Fellowship. Ben's also penned four fantastic books: The Father...


Feb 18, 2013

On today’s show we talk to musician Hayden Desser. Hailing from Ontario, Hayden released his first album Everything I Long For in 1995. Somewhere in-between alt-country, indie rock and any other number of genres, Hayden simply writes beautiful and emotionally-involving songs, and since 1995, has recorded...


Feb 14, 2013

Yow! We celebrate our one year anniversary of the live show at UCB East with our most packed line-up yet including head writer of The Colbert Report, Opus Moreschi; indie rock guitarist Marnie Stern; host of The Chris Gethard Show, Chris Gethard; musician Andrew W.K. and comedian Reggie Watts. Holy heck! Here's to...


Feb 7, 2013

On today’s show we talk to playwrights Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen and Oliver Butler, collectively known as The Debate Society. The Debate Society is a Brooklyn-based theater company that specializes in creating unexpected stories set in intricately-detailed, cinematic worlds. Named Ars Nova’s 2013...