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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.

Apr 28, 2016

I used to do bonus episodes of the show somewhat regularly called "Field Guides" where I'd talk to people about the actual steps they took to create a project or about a specific topic around the theme of creating things for a living. Like, I talked to Abbi and Ilana about how they actually made the Broad City webseries (back before it was even a TV show!) - and the idea is to try and demystify making TV, videos and other creative things on a professional level. Today on the show I talk to Indian American author Karan Bajaj about how he overcomes writer's block through world travel. Karan is the author of three contemporary Indian novels, Keep Off the Grass (a semi-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award), Johnny Gone Down, and The Seeker, and a super-interesting guy. And we talk about everything from growing up in a small, remote village in India to what it was like to live on an ashram and meditate all day.

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