Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Jul 25, 2013

On today's show we talk to Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the writers and creators of the wonderful scripted podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Structured in the style of a local small town radio show, Welcome to Night Vale is a like Our Town written by Lovecraft and David Lynch.

A few weeks ago, Jeffrey and Joseph...


Jul 18, 2013

Live from the 56-hour Del Close Marathon in New York City (June 29th, 2013)! And unlike other DCMs, I did not accidentally drink too much, vomit in a trash can at the party space and somehow end up at home sleeping on my bathroom floor. Instead, I got lots of sleep and had a super-fun time with improviser and...


Jul 14, 2013

in January of 2010, two novice comedians - Andy and Mark - started Beginnings as a way to cut through the layers of mythos that surrounded having a career in entertainment. How does one *actually* have a career in comedy? What are the realities about getting into show business? Three years and 106 episodes later,...


Jul 11, 2013

It's the dawn of a new era for Beginnings, and on today's show we talk to writer and musician David Grubbs. Starting in Louisville, Kentucky with the bands Squirrel Bait and Bastro, David has since released seven albums with Gastr del Sol, 12 full-length solo albums and has appeared on more than 150 records...


Jul 3, 2013

On today's show we talk to stand-up and writer Aparna Nancherla. Currently a writer for FX's Totally Biased, Aparna is a wonderfully absurdist comic whose credits include being named as one of LA Weekly‘s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch” and Last Comic Standing. She's also appeared around the country at...