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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.

Jul 31, 2014

Oh yeah! This week's episode was taped live on June 29th at the 16th annual Del Close Marathon, and what a blast it was. After sprinting a bunch of avenue blocks (because the trains were messed up) to get to UCB East on time, I was frazzled and dripping sweat, but my physical grossness did not stop Megan Neuringer...


Jul 24, 2014

On today's show I talk to musician Peter Matthew Bauer. Partly raised on ashrams in India and the Catskills, Peter mostly grew up in Washington DC. It was there he met his future bandmates in The Walkmen, and he even had a high school band with lead singer Hamilton Leithauser. From 1996 to 1999, Peter and Hamilton...


Jul 17, 2014

On today's show, I talk to comedian Jason Nash. Jason is an actor and stand-up based in Los Angeles, and has appeared on everything from Last Comic Standing to House to Reno 911!. He co-hosted the long-running podcast Guys With Feelings, and has created webseries for GQ and Comedy Central. In fact, his latest...


Jul 10, 2014

On today's show I talk to Emmy-nominated TV writer Anthony King. Originally from North Carolina, Anthony started out his professional career in New York at UCB, and within a few years of being at the theater, became the artistic director, a post he held for many years. While at UCB, he co-wrote Gutenberg! The...


Jul 3, 2014

On today's show, I talk to husband and wife writers Harry Mathews and Marie Chaix. Harry Mathews is a writer and poet originally from New York. After a tour in the Navy in 1949, he eloped with a French artist and eventually moved to Europe. There he co-founded the influential literary journal Locus Solus and...