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If you’re anything like me then you’re probably over hearing about success stories of creative people, all of the personal development gurus and especially all of the healthy habits successful people are implementing in their perfect lives. I’ll bet you’re ready for something real. So was I. My name is Arielle Zadok and that’s exactly why I’m hosting a new Podcast called The Unplugged Creative. I’m curious about how creatives got to where they are, what their road blocks were, what wrong turns they took. The truth is, being a creative is hard and no two paths are the same. I want to know what people were up against as they were finding themselves creatively and personally. I want to know what held them back, and how they pushed passed it. Most of all, I want to keep it real. I’ll be interviewing filmmakers, musicians, painters, jewelers – and all sorts of other creatives, artists and entertainers about the things they’ve gone through. I invite you to come along on the journey with me each week as we both explore the weird, wild and wonderful things creatives go through, to do what they love. The Unplugged Creative Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheUnpluggedCreative The Unplugged Creative Show Notes: https://www.TheUnpluggedCreative.com/Episodes Support The Unplugged Creative: https://bit.ly/2z1LaBs

If you’re anything like me then you’re probably over hearing about success stories of creative people, all of the personal development gurus and especially all of the healthy habits successful people are implementing in their perfect lives. I’ll bet you’re ready for something real. So was I. My name is Arielle Zadok and that’s exactly why I’m hosting a new Podcast called The Unplugged Creative. I’m curious about how creatives got to where they are, what their road blocks were, what wrong turns they took. The truth is, being a creative is hard and no two paths are the same. I want to know what people were up against as they were finding themselves creatively and personally. I want to know what held them back, and how they pushed passed it. Most of all, I want to keep it real. I’ll be interviewing filmmakers, musicians, painters, jewelers – and all sorts of other creatives, artists and entertainers about the things they’ve gone through. I invite you to come along on the journey with me each week as we both explore the weird, wild and wonderful things creatives go through, to do what they love. The Unplugged Creative Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheUnpluggedCreative The Unplugged Creative Show Notes: https://www.TheUnpluggedCreative.com/Episodes Support The Unplugged Creative: https://bit.ly/2z1LaBs
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If you’re anything like me then you’re probably over hearing about success stories of creative people, all of the personal development gurus and especially all of the healthy habits successful people are implementing in their perfect lives. I’ll bet you’re ready for something real. So was I. My name is Arielle Zadok and that’s exactly why I’m hosting a new Podcast called The Unplugged Creative. I’m curious about how creatives got to where they are, what their road blocks were, what wrong turns they took. The truth is, being a creative is hard and no two paths are the same. I want to know what people were up against as they were finding themselves creatively and personally. I want to know what held them back, and how they pushed passed it. Most of all, I want to keep it real. I’ll be interviewing filmmakers, musicians, painters, jewelers – and all sorts of other creatives, artists and entertainers about the things they’ve gone through. I invite you to come along on the journey with me each week as we both explore the weird, wild and wonderful things creatives go through, to do what they love. The Unplugged Creative Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheUnpluggedCreative The Unplugged Creative Show Notes: https://www.TheUnpluggedCreative.com/Episodes Support The Unplugged Creative: https://bit.ly/2z1LaBs

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English


Episodes

Ink + Watercolorist, Kara Voorhees Reynolds

4/15/2019
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Kara is a watercolorist who I found through falling in love with a piece of her work. Her story starts out a bit differently than you would expect given her current path… she was a writer! Kara shared with me her dream of being a writer and how she eventually walked away and organically found her way to watercoloring. I love this episode because I don’t think we talk about transitions enough. We’re taught to just keep fighting for what we want but sometimes the right thing to do is walk...

Duration:01:00:11

Comedian + Storyteller, Beowulf Jones

4/1/2019
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Beowulf opens up about a very hard year that started with loss, peaked with a relapse, and rounded out with more loss. He gives us an inside look at what feeling like you’ve hit rock bottom looks like, and how multiple forms of therapy, volunteer work and doing what he loved brought him back out to where he is today. His story is filled with laughter, heartache, triumph and just plain being human. We even cover the downfalls of 1099 vs. W2 for all of you freelancers out there! I love...

Duration:00:53:54

Graphic Designer + Live Event Pro, Adriana Boring

3/18/2019
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Adriana Boring has been shattering her own glass ceiling in the male dominated live events industry since she first got out of college. As a young twenty something year old woman who refused to leave her femininity at the door, she’s had to learn how to work with and manage men ten to thirty years her senior who didn’t necessarily respect her or speak to her appropriately. She also shares with us a very personal story about getting into, living through and eventually exiting a toxic...

Duration:00:54:56

Actor + Writer + Director, Karole Foreman

3/4/2019
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Growing up Karole learned quickly how to disarm those around her with her humor thanks to a military Dad moving every two years. She found refuge from systemic racism through exploring her school library and finding inspiration through Sammy Davis Jr. When she found her community through theatre, she was finally able to fully step into herself and into her gifts. Fast forward a decade or two and Karole found herself in a situation that no creative ever wants to face - betrayal by the very...

Duration:00:58:27

Writer + Director, Dwayne Colbert

2/18/2019
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This week I got to chat with one of my favorite improv teachers, Dwayne Colbert. He’s a well known face around Second City between his classes, performances and shows but once upon a time there was no way Dwayne would get up and perform in front of people. It’s hard for those of us who know him as a performer to imagine, but he came into comedy as writer with zero intentions of doing what he’s so good at doing now. We talk about his journey from writer to performer to Director, and what...

Duration:00:57:48

Photographer, Bryan Edward

2/4/2019
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Bryan wasted no time after picking up his first camera and realizing there was no turning back. He almost immediately quit his job to pursue photography full time which you can imagine had it’s own set of challenges. In our conversation we explore festival life, the importance of supportive partners, getting caught up in the drug culture of festivals and so much more. Check out his work in the show notes Follow me on Instagram @TheUnpluggedCreative Tweet at me @ArielleZadok

Duration:00:54:29

Painter + Illustrator + Silkscreen Artist, Erika Wynn

1/21/2019
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Erika is a yogi mama full of heart who found herself with quick yet overwhelming success after a wine night with a girlfriend lead to her quitting her full time job to answer the demands she was getting for her art. As a creative entrepreneur she’s had to ask herself everything from ‘is this cultural appropriation’ to ‘how can I make this product better’ to asking the hardest question of them all - ‘is this really what I want?’ If you are running your own creative business, this episode is...

Duration:00:53:40

Production Designer, Brandon Agan

1/7/2019
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I met Brandon a year ago today working on Kevin Smith's 'Killroy Was Here'. Little did I know he has been in show business since he was a kid! Brandon was once a child actor who was making decisions that you and I would still struggle with today! Since that time his path has lead him to careers as an actor, a young creative in an advertising agency and a freelancer in film production. He’s had “success” at his fingertips and knows what it’s like to still not feel fulfilled.

Duration:01:01:23

Transformational Artist + Environmental Activist, Julie Angerosa

12/24/2018
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Julie is no stranger to transformations of all kinds from big, challenging life changes to how she creates her art from objects that already exist in the world. In this conversation we talk about her decision to leave a stable teaching career (and how long she lived unhappily before she did it), and leaving behind her friends and family for a new life in a new city with her husband. Through it all Julie has always been able to come back to one thing; seeking the opportunity in the challenge.

Duration:00:54:47

Musician, Billy Mays III

12/10/2018
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Billy Mays III is an artist, musician, facilitator and entrepreneur. He’s also the namesake and only son of well-known pitchman Billy Mays (yeah, the Oxyclean guy). Billy has been a dear friend of mine for over a decade and I’ve seen him face multiple tragedies and how he’s turned his grieving into not only art, but healing for himself and for others. I’m delighted to bring you this conversation where we talk about grief and how multiple tragedies changed the course of his creativity.

Duration:00:45:37

Fine Artist + Muralist, Bekky Beukes

11/26/2018
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In this episode of The Unplugged Creative, Arielle talks to Fine Artist and Muralist Bekky Beukes about what looking in the mirror and exploring our own darkness can teach us, using other artists to find the best version of herself and the responsibility of nurturing the gifts we are given.

Duration:01:00:04

Actor, Justin Kucsulain

11/18/2018
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I’m delighted to bring you a conversation with Actor Justin Kucslain who you may have seen on Homeland, Bloodline, The Walking Dead, Chicago P.D or who knows, maybe it was something else. We had so much fun chatting about Justin’s first job which happened to be Iron Man 3, how working on his craft as an actor was really working on himself as a human and his recent move to my new home – Hollywood!

Duration:00:53:47

Production Designer, Kaet McAnneny

11/18/2018
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Today I'm talking to Production Designer and Author, Kaet McAnneny who has worked on film and television most notably known for her work on Blue Ruin and Saturday Night Live. Kaet is an all around bad-ass who has had her fair share of trials and tribulations while going after her dream of being a Production Designer including an addict husband, a divorce and breast cancer… all at once. She's recently launched her first memoir about the experience, "Boobs Gone Rogue" available on Amazon.

Duration:00:55:34

Photographer, Andrejka Hirsch

11/18/2018
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Andrjeka Hirsch is a photographer with a serious travel bug. For the past 12 years she has travelled the world photographing people, places and events.. many of which I’ve been to! She has been featured in magazines, blogs and marketing campaigns. In this episode we talk about our mutual would-be careers, moving across the country, an unexpected career with a top Hollywood Producer and made the shift into running her own successful, multi-city photography business.

Duration:00:55:22

Introducing The Unplugged Creative

11/11/2018
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If you’re anything like me then you’re probably over hearing about success stories of creative people, all of the personal development gurus and especially all of the healthy habits successful people are implementing in their perfect lives. I’ll bet you’re ready for something real. So was I. My name is Arielle Zadok and that’s exactly why I’m hosting a new Podcast called The Unplugged Creative. I’m curious about how creatives got to where they are, what their road blocks were, what wrong...

Duration:00:04:21