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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.

Oct 30, 2014

On today's show, I talk to singer, comedian and cabaret performer Bridget Everett. Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Bridget originally trained as a classical singer. Unhappy with that lifestyle though, she moved to New York where's she's found a great deal of success. Bridget starred in the musical At Least It’s Pink,...


Oct 23, 2014

On today's episode I talk to musician Sadie Dupuis. Originally from New York, Sadie grew up both in the city and also the wilds of Connecticut. Perhaps though, you might know Sadie from her amazing band Speedy Ortiz. Speedy Ortiz started as a solo project for Sadie while she was working at a summer camp, but after...


Oct 21, 2014

On today's show, I talk to musician Leah Wellbaum. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Leah's been playing music for a long time. She started out playing with blues groups in college, but it's her most recent band Slothrust that's been getting a lot of attention lately, and deservedly so. Their debut album...


Oct 16, 2014

On today's show, I talk to Keith and Kenny Lucas AKA The Lucas Bros. Born in Newark and raised in North Carolina, Keith and Kenny were on the path to become lawyers before turning to comedy. And thankfully their choice has been validated by a great deal of success. A few years ago, they debuted their stand-up on...


Oct 9, 2014

On today's show, I talk to writer and director Gillian Robespierre. A New York native, Gillian grew up in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan. Her father made films for many years, and that, as well as a number of other reasons, drew Gillian to become a filmmaker herself. In 2009, she made a short called Obvious Child,...