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How the sausgage gets made

3/19/2019
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Last week, I spoke about all the projects getting my attention—the art, the newsletter, and this podcast. This time I go deep on how I plan on making all the things work together, in concert with one another, to help propel all things forward. At least that’s the plan.

Duration:00:25:19

Making work that matters

3/13/2019
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Today is another solo joint, and this time I'm talking about things I'm up to, why I'm shifting away from certain things, and why I'm head first into others.

Duration:00:44:52

You down with POD? Yeah, you know me.

3/5/2019
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In this episode, Adam and I talk about print on demand and whether it's feasible as an income opportunity. We also get deep into a conversation about what happens in the future when so many things are automated, easily created by anyone, and nothing has the value that it once did.

Duration:00:44:24

Enough is Enough

2/20/2019
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Another solo episode because sometimes there just isn't enough time to do all the things we want to do. Adam wanted to be here but life gets in the way. And it's with that idea that I'm talking about all of us being enough for all we are trying to accomplish.

Duration:00:49:54

We need to talk about this

1/30/2019
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This one gets heavy. This one gets real. If you've been paying attention, you'll know that I had a pretty traumatic week, and Adam also had some remarkable stuff happen, so we get into that stuff early, and it's a much different conversation this time around.

Duration:01:07:43

Illustrator and product designer, Julie Richardson

1/22/2019
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Today I’m proud to chat with my friend Julie Richardson of Unblushing.com about her recent branding overhaul. Formerly in business as Julie Ann Art, she decided it was time to look beyond her namesake, and establish a new brand name that provided an opportunity to grow beyond her own self.

Duration:00:58:14

Going long into 2019

1/9/2019
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This is definitely the longest Adam & Dave episode to date. It’s been a few weeks since we got to hang out, so we had a lot to talk about, both from a catching up point of view, but also just to hash out ideas that have been percolating in our heads since before Christmas.

Duration:01:37:48

Ghosts of Art Lessons Past, Present, and Future

12/12/2018
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In today’s episode, we wrap Season 3 and the rest of 2018 up in a box and tie it up with a big, tidy bow.

Duration:00:36:37

Dreadlocks and Self-reflection

11/27/2018
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Adam is back and we talk about a variety of things, such as alternate selling platforms, social media strategy, small business mindset and the problem of comparison with our contemporaries. There's also a bit on self-expression through follicle expansion.

Duration:01:28:35

Time to make the donuts

11/13/2018
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Fred the Baker has one job: Make the donuts, two times a day. He has a job, and he gets to work.

Duration:01:18:58

Art collecting is a racket!

11/6/2018
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I just finished watching a few different documentaries about the art market, and the one pervasive thought I took away is that the cards are stacked so heavily against any artists outside the most intimate of circles, we might as well not even try... or not.

Duration:00:55:47

Adam's in a mood, rightfully so

10/30/2018
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So Adam’s back again, and as usual, our conversation is strictly on topic, discussing all the finer points of what it means to be an artist in today’s environment. That would be true if it was exactly the opposite statement.

Duration:01:28:40

Relying on the kindness of strangers

10/16/2018
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This is a call for help, because a friend needs us. I'll leave it at that.

A Moment of Firsts

10/9/2018
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Today is all me again, All Dave—All Night! And I want to spend some time telling you about the first time I did something.

Duration:00:29:26

We're Moving to Costa Rica

10/2/2018
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Our good buddy, Adam “Old Man” Leudicke is back in the co-host seat. As usual, we have some stories and experiences to share, and at some point we try to wrangle it into something creative, but sometimes the creativity comes from what you experience in life.

Duration:01:13:13

This one goes to the dogs

9/25/2018
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On today’s episode, I speak with artist, designer, and long time friend, Stephanie Han. I’ve known Stephanie for almost 30 years now, and I can say with complete pride and confidence that she is one of the most influential forces in my own creative career.

The man without a plan

9/12/2018
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In today’s episode, Dave is flying solo because of unforeseen circumstances. Instead of witty banter between him and Adam, or someone else; today is all Dave, ALL NIGHT!

Duration:00:21:11

She could have been eaten by a polar bear

9/4/2018
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In today's show, I talk with serial adventurer, Heather Thorkelson, about how she finds creativity in very cold, remote places.

Duration:01:17:00

The Crossroads of Art & Commerce

8/28/2018
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Adam and Dave go long in this episode, and dive deep into some big ideas around the tenacity of running a small, creative business, whether you're just starting out, or working through on more established company.

Duration:01:27:00

10 Things

8/16/2018
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In this one, there is no Adam. There is only Dave, and he has 10 things he wants to share with you.

Duration:00:54:28