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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.

Aug 1, 2013

The first live show where we’re feeling out a new style and experimenting a bit, and I call this one FUN and a SUCCESS. With one of my favorite stand-ups Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central Half Hour, Conan, etc.) as the first guest co-host, how could it not be fun? We were joined by former Daily Show correspondent and delightful stand-up Wyatt Cenac, xoJane Deputy Editor Mandy Stadtmiller and wonderful musical guest Xenia Rubinos for a free-ranging discussion of our guests’ childhoods that covered: Ghostly Aunt Jemima, a Care Bear massacre, a lesson on re-insurance, growing up with Brian K. Vaughan, Chinese Santa Claus, Scott Peterson's water people defense, and fleeing communist Cuba. Plus, in the epilogue, I talk to writer Kelly Hudson about what it was like growing up in Texas.

Check out our new website for Beginnings, subscribe on iTunes and see some live dates: the next live episode will be August 6th with Jim Norton, Bonnie McFarlane, Eric Drysdale (Colbert Report) and musical guest ARMS, and on Aug. 31st we'll be live at the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin with director Todd Rohal and more!