Ep. 15 – Countering Idea Debt

Idea debt is a concept coined by graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi. The concept could be described as holding onto ideas until they loose their luster and the psychic weight that comes with the burden of hanging onto them. We tell ourselves we’ll get around to this or that idea, and a backlog forms, putting us further and further into this creative sense of debt.

In this episode, I talk about this concept and some steps that can be taken to counter it.

 

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Stitcher

Here’s a link to Jessica Abel’s podcast Out on the Wire, where I first heard about Kazu Kibuishi’s phrase Idea Debt… HERE

 

 

Advertisements

Ep. 14 – Influences Both Immediate and Grand

In this special episode I welcome my colleague Jeff Hernandez as we discuss our immediate obsessions as well as people that have had a wider influence on us as artists.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Stitcher

If you wanna check out the Bike Soccer Jamboree Podcast that Jeff and I recently ended, here’s the LINK.

Ep. 13 – The Structure of Comedy

A little talk about Comedy as a genre of theatre and how the structure of it has changed through the centuries.

Listen on itunes | Listen on Stitcher

Here’s a link to Christopher Booker’s great book: Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

Ep. 11 – Lessons from Weckesser

A professor I had as an undergraduate recently passed on. I considered him a sort of indirect mentor on mine. He had quite an impact on me.

This episode is dedicated to John Weckesser (1941-2018).

[NOTE: This episode was originally released March 2, 2018 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here on this site.]

 

Ep. 10 – Books On Living An Ordered Life

This past year I read a range of books about organization, minimalism and civilized living. These seemingly disparate volumes come at it from different perspectives, but all explore living a curated, intentional, ordered lifestyle.

[NOTE: This episode was originally released January 1, 2018 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here on this site.]

 

Books mentioned (note… affiliate links):

 

Ep. 9 – Thor: Ragnarok and Goethe’s Three Questions of Criticism

I had what I thought would be a good, quick, rather easy idea. I would apply the superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s three questions for subjectively evaluating a piece of art. It turned out not to be so quick nor so easy to put this particular episode together. Special thanks to Judy the librarian on this one.

[NOTE: This episode was originally released December 3, 2017 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here on this site.]

Ep. 8 – Building a Personal Library

In this episode, I riff on why now is the right time to build a personal home library of physical books.

[NOTE: This episode was originally released November 10, 2017 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here on this site.]