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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 10, 2013

This week's episode of Beginnings is an oldie (as in a month and half old) but a goodie (as in the guests were super-fun). Earlier in the summer, I was invited to host a live Beginnings down in Austin, Texas right before Labor Day weekend as part of the Out of Bounds comedy festival. While the venue - the corner of a coffeeshop - was perhaps not the best place to record a podcast, we had some amazing guests that brought their A-game. Along with my lovely fiancee, stand-up Naomi Ekperigin, I was joined by film directors Todd Rohal (The Catechism Cataclysm, Nature Calls) and Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Computer Chess) and stand-up Joe DeRosa (Return of the Son of Depression Auction, Opie and Anthony), and we had a wide-ranging discussion about angry childhood experiences, the best start to a fight ever, Prince, telepathic spiders, high school rap dreams, horrifying tales of summer camp, and Little Caesars. And in the second half of the show, I talk to improviser and actor Dan Fox about bullying and being bullied at school. Thanks for listening!

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