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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.

Jan 29, 2015

It's the fifth anniversary of Beginnings, and to celebrate, I have a wonderful episode for you with writer Chuck Klosterman. Originally from Minnesota, Chuck is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books, including his quasi-memoir Fargo Rock City, his acclaimed essay collection Sex, Drugs and...


Jan 22, 2015

I hope y'all are ready for an awesome episode with author Helen DeWitt. While born in America, Helen's father was in the foreign service. She grew up all over Latin America and later attended the University of Oxford, which is where she earned her PhD. Helen has written two amazing books, The Last Samuri (which...


Jan 15, 2015

One today's episode I talk to writer and performer Ben Sinclair. Ben's name may not be instantly recognizable but for fans of High Maintenance, which is one of the best webseries out there - and would certainly be among the best TV shows if it were on TV - you'll instantly know him as the series anonymous weed...


Jan 8, 2015

On today's show, I talk to musician Mike Pace. A Long Island native, Mike was a member of the popular indie rock band Oxford Collapse, who were together from 2002 to 2009. They released four albums: two on Kanine and two on Sub Pop. Mike also co-hosted the awesome podcast Worst Gig Ever, which ran for 100 episodes...