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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.

Oct 6, 2011

Mike Sacks is a humor writer who has contributed to numerous publications including McSweeney’s, GQ and The New Yorker. Many of those pieces were  collected in his book Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason. He’s a member of the Pleasure Syndicate, a writing group composed of writers from places like The Daily Show and The Onion and his first book, And Here’s the Kicker is an anthology of his interviews with famous humorists from Paul Feig to Bob Odenkirk. Last week on Beginnings we discussed Mike’s past, and this week on Beginnings Field Guide we have an in depth conversation about a piece he wrote called “Whoops!”.