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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.

Jun 5, 2014

I hope you all are ready for a beautiful journey. Back in April, I hosted a live version of the show from my Harlem digs that we streamed out live on the internet. With the help of Cogo, a Kickstarter-like company for charities, I used it as a benefit for this great all-volunteer, no-kill cat shelter Kitty Kind. Joining me were Josh Gondelman from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, YouTube star Franchesca Ramsey and musical guest Aly Spaltro AKA Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. We goofed around a lot, Josh and I pitched a bunch of TV shows, Franchesca told us about her worst job, and Aly played some amazing songs.

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