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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.

Dec 19, 2013

On today's show I talk to musician and cartoonist Nick Thorburn. Born in British Columbia, Nick first came to prominence with the indie rock band The Unicorns in the early 2000s, when their album Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? was written up in The Village Voice, NME, Pitchfork and many other publications. When The Unicorns broke up in 2004, Nick then formed the similarly amazing band Islands. They've put out five great albums, and the latest one - Ski Mask - was just released earlier this summer.

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