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In the Telling

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Exploring the art and craft of storytelling along the Wasatch front with filmmakers, theatre artists, writers, fine artists, musicians and more. Produced and hosted by Liz Christensen.

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United States

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Exploring the art and craft of storytelling along the Wasatch front with filmmakers, theatre artists, writers, fine artists, musicians and more. Produced and hosted by Liz Christensen.

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@in_telling

Language:

English


Episodes
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Club Idiot, a radio play

1/3/2022
To celebrate reaching 75 episodes, I wanted to release something special in collaboration with my Patreon community. Enjoy this quirky, charming radio play, in the style of an after-school special. Four kids who use a chicken coop for a clubhouse learn how to succeed, support each other, and stand up for what’s right. Club Idiot is four middle schoolers’ self-imposed punishment for destroying their last club’s treehouse. Now forced to meet in a chicken coop, they resolve to do something constructive. They choose to help Jax prepare for their school’s 5K race. The only problem is that the neighborhood bully Colt is planning to cheat his way to victory over Jax. The club combines forces with their former leader Bet to secure a victory fair and square. Starring Mark Chamberlin as Kip, Liz Christensen as Jax, Ryan Bruckman as Fin, Janilee Hutchings as Red, Josh Curtis as Colt, Katherine Tietjen as Bet, Jason Wadsworth as Dad, Laurie Ellsworth as Mom, Curtis Kidd as Colt's Brother, and Todd Michael Thompson as Race Announcer Voice. Sound by Ryan Bruckman and Liz Christensen Story and Produced by Liz Christensen Written and Directed by Anthony Buck Thank you for listening! Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Support the show

Duration:00:19:58

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Artist Jo Holbrook

12/20/2021
Artist Jo Holbook has some advice about commissioning art, working in multiple styles, and speaking up for your art. They studied art at the University of Utah and they love telling a story through art. You can follow their art on Instagram @j.margaret.arts Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:33:10

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Is Acting Creative?

12/6/2021
Actor Brandon Green and actress Kate Williams debate whether acting is creative or interpretive. Brandon’s hot take? Acting is perhaps the least creative part of making theatre. If you want to get your acting theory, creative nerd, art philosopher's jam on, then this is the discussion for you. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:57:07

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Male Model Ethan Kartchner

10/25/2021
Male model Ethan Kartchner and I discuss modeling, including posing, self care, self esteem, industry expectations, not hating getting your photo taken, and when you call yourself an artist. Ethan Kartchner is an actor and model represented by McCarty Talent Agency. Follow him on Instagram to see his work and check him out on IMDB. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:42:56

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Author Becca Rose

10/11/2021
I sit down with author Becca Rose to ask her about cover art, being a female writer of color in the fantasy genre, different pen names, how writing isn’t stressful, and completing a manuscript in a four-day weekend. Rebecca Roberts ( Becca Rose) was raised in South Pasadena, California. She spent most of her time lost in fictional worlds. Starting with the classics and Shakespeare, she discovered fantasy and paranormal fiction in Middle School and never looked back. After graduating from Utah Valley University with a degree in English, Rebecca turned all her focus to creating worlds like the ones she grew up with. She lives in Utah County with her two dogs and two cats, who provide emotional support and distractions for when her stories take a turn for the worse. Check out her book “Elfish: The Windy Adventures,” available on Amazon. It is no secret that Windy is lonely. The only child of a single mom, Windy spends most of her time alone. But when her father shows up to change her life, Windy will do anything to return to her boring life and loving mom. Thrust into a world of magic, elves, and dangerous creatures, Windy knows she doesn’t belong. Accompanied by her protective shadow and deceptively innocent little sister, Windy sets out across unknown realms in a quest to win her freedom and return home. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:39:11

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FanX Programming Director Blake Casselman

9/28/2021
Blake Casselman is the Programming Director for the Salt Lake City FanX Convention. We talk about trends in fandoms, how panels and stage acts are selected for the convention, and about Blake’s work as an author and screenwriter. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:38:39

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Betsy Couture

5/17/2021
Episode 69 Betsy Couture is special, more on that in a minute. A quick announcement before we dive in. In the Telling is going on break for the whole summer. I’m starting a Master’s Degree in English on June 1st, which I’m pretty excited for and nervous about. In the Telling will be back in September after I’ve gotten a solid grasp of my program. However, I didn’t want to leave you for such a long break without a lovely parting gift. This incredible interview with couture wedding dress designer Betsy Barker is available in video form on my YouTube channel. Full video interviews are something I typically reserve solely for Patreon patrons, but since we have to part for three months, and since Betsy’s work is sumptuous to behold, I’ve put her zoom interview and tour of her studio and sewing rooms on YouTube for everyone! Be sure to check out Utah’s very own award-winning Betsy Couture! Betsy Couture tour and interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/fO5DALo4SXM Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening and have a great summer! Support the show

Duration:00:01:36

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Drag

5/17/2021
Austin Slade Perry, author and drag queen, talks about Sapphire Rose, the Crown Princess of the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire, and how he got started in drag, and what it takes to prep for a performance. You can follow Sapphire Rose on Instagram Check out the website for the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire Here is the link for the Collective Humanity Anthology Austin talks about in the Interview Check out Episode 69 Betsy Couture with Betsy Barker, a video interview and tour of her studio and sewing spaces https://youtu.be/fO5DALo4SXM Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening, have a fantastic summer break and see you again in September 2021 Support the show

Duration:00:49:08

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The Cosplaying Bookstagrammer

5/1/2021
Elizabeth Suggs uses cosplay to Bookstagram and shows how reading doesn’t have to be so serious. You’ll probably hear in my voice how much I’m a fan of Elizabeth Suggs creativity and energy. She’s involved in a lot of pursuits, I can relate, and she’s an effervescent delight as she talks about her passion for inhabiting a character and encouraging people to read indie authors. We talk about impatience in learning some new type of creative task, and about feeling like we have to multi-task in order to be productive. We talk about video games, audiobooks, indie authors, book reviews, social media usage, and sitting with nothingness. She’s nerdy, she thinks we take reading too seriously, and just like she says, it’s a very good thing that she’s on the side of the good guys. Here are the links for what we talk about in the interview: Collective Humanity: https://www.ctpfiction.com/collective-humanity Collective Visions: https://www.ctpfiction.com/collective-visions Collective Chaos: https://www.ctpfiction.com/collective-chaos Here is the book where Elizabeth cosplayed the cover: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55581125-dhi-s-parables-of-divine-transformation?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Ka1ZcDr3El&rank=2 Here is her rendition of it: https://www.instagram.com/p/CND9XTKAgWb/ Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:44:04

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Kate Rufener of The Reclaimers

4/15/2021
The public face of the Empowering Tools coalition and the driving artistic and organizational force behind The Reclaimers Podcast talks about gaslighting, conflict resolution, and using edu-tainment to help the abused and neglected navigate healing through stories of empathy set in a sci-fi future. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon. You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts. Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com. Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas. Thanks for listening! Support the show

Duration:00:40:41

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League of Utah Writers with John M. Olsen

4/1/2021
President of the League of Utah Writers, author John M. Olsen, gives an in-depth look at the League, its chapters, and annual events. We talk about what editing consists of, when labels are not useful, the importance of the word yet, motivations to keep writing, deciding what to focus on, and the genre of Mormon Steampunk. He shares his process for planning, writing, and editing his manuscripts. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Support the show

Duration:00:41:42

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Musical Theatre with Jim Christian

3/15/2021
Widely known in the Wasatch Front Theatre circuit as a director, choreographer, and the writer behind “Pirated Penzance,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Jingle Jacks,” and “Five Carols for Christmas,” Jim took me on a deep dive through his approach to directing gave me some glimpses into his work as a choreographer and writer. Leave a review for “In the Telling” on Apple podcasts Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:42:02

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Genres with Burke J. Grooms

3/1/2021
What’s your favorite genre? Dungeons and Dragons storyteller and fantasy/black-ops author Burke J. Grooms dives into the useful conventions and expectations of story genres, mashups, and how to break out of genre limits while still delivering what you’ve promised. We talk about the hero with a thousand faces, westerns, space operas, superhero, fantasy, war, Marvel, DC, LOTR, Warhammer, DND, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, War movies, gaming, Sanderson, Heist movies, spy movies, Wheel of Time, Cowboys and Aliens, mythology, and the supernatural. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:43:52

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Inspirational Art Model Bob Sagers

2/15/2021
Inspirational art model Bob Sagers teaches me about modeling for inspirational art, primarily paintings depicting scenes from the Bible and posing as Jesus. Leave a review for “In the Telling” on Apple podcasts Find more at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:42:13

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BJ Whimpey Audiobook Narrator

2/1/2021
Voiceover Actor BJ Whimpey talks about narrating audiobooks through ACX. We dig deep into the technical process and artistry of voiceover work. BJ shares fun characters, voices, and impressions, as well as key tips for performing, recording, and editing. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Support the show

Duration:00:39:40

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Tattoo Artist Jamie Stocks

1/15/2021
Tattoo artist Jamie Stocks talks about her journey to tattoo artistry from painting with her grandmother, past her first tattoo, through apprenticing, practicing on pigskin, and now to her full-time work at A Wicked Sensation where she does mandala, portraiture, and memorial pieces and self-harm cover-ups. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Support the show

Duration:00:41:48

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Playwright Tito Livas

1/1/2021
Tito Livas talks about why he prefers writing under pressure, how he visualizes the story, and what he considers to be a success as a playwright. Tito is a playwright and actor of color and we spend some time talking about what that means, whose stories are being told, who is telling them, and what kind of misrepresentation traditionally occurs on theatrical stages. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon Leave a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:39:29

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Studio Singer Jennifer Marco

12/15/2020
Show guest Jennifer Marco shares vocal technique, business tips, and the ins and outs of making a living off singing. She has been a successful, full-time singer for two decades, singing in studio, covering other artists for various DJs and YouTube channels, and coaching other vocalists. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon Give the gift of leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening. See you in 2021 with Season 3! Support the show

Duration:00:39:57

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Firedancer Chaska Lance

12/1/2020
Chaska dance talks fire-dancing, Samba Fogo, Jewelry-making, and wanting to live. You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:46:19

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Hypnotist Shawn Paulsen

11/23/2020
Show Notes: Shawn Paulsen has an amazing story. He came to hypnosis from stand up comedy, but then got his doctorate degree in psychology to have more understanding about what he was doing with his shows. He also became a licensed therapist. When Shawn became blind, he figured out what he could do to keep performing. He is an author and motivational speaker. He’s intelligent and articulate, and he approaches his show with the expertise of a PhD and the artistry of a showman. Keep "In the Telling" commercial-free, and get exclusive access to full interviews on Patreon You can help more people find “In the Telling” by leaving a review on Apple podcasts Find out more about “In the Telling” at lizzylizzyliz.com Subscribe to the Liz Christensen channel on YouTube for bonus content. Theme music by Gordon Vetas Thanks for listening Support the show

Duration:00:55:42