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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.

Apr 29, 2013

Welcome to MoCCA Week on Beginnings! At the start of April, the Society of Illustrators helped us put together a live episode of the show at the annual Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) Festival, a convention in New York dedicated to indie comics, illustration and animation. We invited some of our favorite...


Apr 25, 2013

On today's show, we talk to filmmaker and producer Michael Gottwald. Michael graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006 and went to work on a number of film and video projects - including producing Big Freedia's video for "Y'All Get Back Now" - before beginning production on the film Beasts of the Southern Wild...


Apr 18, 2013

On today's show, we talk to actress and comedian Aisha Tyler. Starting stand-up in the early 1990s in San Francisco, Aisha's first break in TV came in 2001 when she began hosting Talk Soup. Since then, she's kept incredibly busy with roles on shows like Friends and Ghost Whisperer, and as Lana Kane on FX's...


Apr 11, 2013

I know that a large portion of the listening audience doesn’t live in New York, but holy heck are these live shows a lot of fun. And this recording still retains a guaranteed 75-85% of that fun, so please enjoy how great  Jessi Klein (head writer of Inside Amy Schumer), Alex Karpovsky (Girls), Jake & Amir...


Apr 4, 2013

On today's show, we talk to writer and artist Nicholas Gurewitch. Nick began writing and drawing his comic the Perry Bible Fellowship in his college paper, and since then, the comic has appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines and was released in two anthologies by Dark Horse Comics. Nick has also won some...