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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.

Jun 25, 2015

On today's show, I talk to Shayna Dunkelman, Michael Anthony Carter and Angelica Negron who together make up the experimental pop group Peptalk. Individually, Shayna grew up in Japan, and also plays in the bands Xiu Xiu, Glasser and Balun, a band that Angelica is also a member of. Angelica is also a composerand...


Jun 18, 2015

On today's show I talk to musician Annabelle Cazes AKA Glockabelle. Annabelle grew up in Westchester, NY and studied for many years in Paris with an aim to become a concert pianist. After having a taste of that lifestyle however, she turned her attentions to indie rock, making her own music with a small Casio VL-1...


Jun 11, 2015

On today's show I talk to actor Adam Pally. Adam got his start in comedy at UCB performing on the theater's reknowned improv team Death by Roo Roo, and in the trio Hot Sauce with Brooklyn 99 writer (and former Beginnings guest) Gil Ozeri and Parks and Rec's Ben Schwartz. After moving to LA, Adam was cast on the...


Jun 4, 2015

On today's show I talk to comedian and writer Yassir Lester. Originally from Marietta, GA, Yassir is based in Los Angeles. An accomplished stand-up, Yassir is also a TV writer and has written for Adult Swim shows like Black Dynamite and Mr. Pickles. He's a judge on the MTV show Snack-Off as well, and currently...