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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 30, 2015

On today's show I talk to musician Christian Gibbs. Originally from San Diego, Christian has had a pretty varied musical career. He's played lead guitar in the UK band Modern English (who you might remember for their hit "I Melt With You"), played with J.G. Thirlwell's band Foetus, fronted the rock trio Morning...


Jul 23, 2015

On today's show I talk to musician Michael Rault. Michael is a Toronto based singer, guitarist and songwriter who fronts his own eponymously named band and also plays as a member of Slim Twig's group. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, he's part of the same music scene that spawned Mac DeMarco, and he's got a...


Jul 16, 2015

On today's show I talk to comedians and spouses Betsy Stover and Ari Voukydis. Almost two decades worth of students and performers at UCB owe their education to Betsy and Ari, who have been teaching and performing at the theatre since essentially its beginning. Besides being house performers at UCB, the two are...


Jul 9, 2015

On today's show, I talk to musician Samara Lubelski. Samara grew up in an artistic community in SoHo, New York in the 1970s. She began her music career playing in the "dark-rock" band Of a Mesh, and since then has been a member of numerous groups including Pacer, The Sonora Pine, Hall of Fame, The...


Jul 2, 2015

On today's show, I talk to musician Angel Deradoorian. Originally from California, Angel was a member of the popular indie rock band Dirty Projectors, joining before the Rise Above tour. Angel was part of the band for their breakout album Bitte Orca, and since leaving the group, has recorded vocals for a number of...