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LDSPMA Podcast: An Intersection of Faith, Creativity, and Skill in Publishing and Media for Latter-day Saints

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Interviewing Latter-day Saint creators about how they manage the intersection of faith, creativity, and professional skill. Published by Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association (LDSPMA). Host: Ted Finch. Producer: Cindy Anderson. Assistant Producer: Alan Sanderson. Marketing: Erin Wilder

Interviewing Latter-day Saint creators about how they manage the intersection of faith, creativity, and professional skill. Published by Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association (LDSPMA). Host: Ted Finch. Producer: Cindy Anderson. Assistant Producer: Alan Sanderson. Marketing: Erin Wilder

Location:

United States

Description:

Interviewing Latter-day Saint creators about how they manage the intersection of faith, creativity, and professional skill. Published by Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association (LDSPMA). Host: Ted Finch. Producer: Cindy Anderson. Assistant Producer: Alan Sanderson. Marketing: Erin Wilder

Language:

English


Episodes

Sherry Meidell: Call Yourself an Artist

10/21/2021
Sherry Meidell is a watercolor illustrator who often sees in life what others miss. For her, art is a way to connect with people and highlight the grandeur of life. Sherry serves as president of the Utah Watercolor Society and has received acclaim for illustrations of children’s books and landscapes. Watercolor is magic, she says. You don’t always know how water is going to react to paper. “Often,” she says, “it turns out better than expected. ” For Sherry, creating art is a spiritual...

Duration:00:36:50

CJ Madsen: What I Feel Through this Music

10/7/2021
CJ Madsen is a graduate student studying choral conducting at Brigham Young University. CJ received his bachelor's degree in piano performance, also from BYU. CJ is fluent in composing, piano accompanying, arranging, and singing. He has performed in over 275 concerts and recitals during his time at Brigham Young University. CJ's recent choral/orchestral composition, One Fold, One Shepherd, has been performed seven times and was recently released as an album. He is currently writing "He Shall...

Duration:00:49:46

Becky Fawson: Separating Success from Self-Esteem

9/16/2021
Becky Fawson pursues her passion for art with the same ferocity she did as an 18-year-old first-generation college student. Over the years, as she raised her family, she continued to hone and refine her skills as a graphic designer and illustrator. But it wasn’t until the grandchildren needed better picture books that she found her niche. “There are books that you want to hide from your children because you don't want them to bring it to you one more time,” she says. Great children’s books,...

Duration:00:36:45

Margaret Blair Young: Be Open to Anything

9/2/2021
Since 2014, Margaret has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help start the film industry there. Her Congolese team recently released its first feature--Heart of Africa--in both the Congo and the USA. Margaret worked for twenty years with Darius Gray telling stories of Black Latter-day Saint pioneers. She taught creative writing at BYU for thirty years and is a much-published author.

Duration:00:41:03

Jeff Wheeler: Truth in Fiction

8/19/2021
Jeff Wheeler is a sensitive soul. He once broke into wild tears as a young teen after reading a novel. But now, as a writer who creates books so engaging that readers stay awake late into the night, he feels no guilt for their loss of sleep. In this week’s podcast, Jeff shares his desire to create spellbinding fantasy fiction using religious themes that depict protagonists of strong moral character. His books, many of which are on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list, stand in stark...

Duration:00:33:13

Gregg Deal: Compelled to Create

8/5/2021
Gregg Deal is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Husband and father of four, Deal describes himself as a professional disruptor of the cowboy/Indian stereotype. He combines his artistic skills with a love of history to tell the story of his people, stirring new appreciation and soul searching in his audience. On this episode Deal and host Ted Finch talk about the compelling drive to create, having persistence and faith despite setbacks and misunderstandings, the need to be true to...

Duration:00:39:51

Ka Hancock and Spencer Hyde: Writing Honestly and Accurately about Mental Illness

7/15/2021
Be prepared to be stirred by two authors, Ka Hancock and Spencer Hyde. They both share how they portrayed the delicate subject of mental health by drawing on their up-close and personal perspectives. Ka Hancock, the author of Dancing on Broken Glass, is a former psychiatric nurse, and Spencer Hyde, professor at BYU and author of Waiting For Fitz and What the other Three Don’t Know uses his experience with severe OCD to speak through his characters. This subject is real and plucks at the...

Duration:00:39:58

Heidi Tucker: The Power of Nonfiction

7/1/2021
This week’s podcast features Heidi Tucker, a grandmother of 10 whose irrepressible happiness and deep-rooted hope have inspired many to take heart and rise to their opportunities. She is an award-winning speaker and writer who has been awarded Book of the Year, Best Inspirational, and Best Cover awards for her first two books Finding Hope in the Journey and Servie’s Song. Her latest release, The Secret Keepers is catching traction with readers around the world. Heidi is a mesmerizing...

Duration:00:44:23

Jason F. Wright: Our Very Best Effort

6/17/2021
Jason F. Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. He is also a popular speaker about the miracle of opening doors, faith, failure, the Christmas Jars movement, the lost art of letter writing, and many other topics. Each year Jason visits schools across the country and presents assemblies and writing workshops to students at all ages. Jason grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has also lived in Germany, Illinois, Brazil, Oregon and Utah. In 2007,...

Duration:00:41:01

Clark G. Gilbert: The Opportunity of Disruptive Innovation

5/31/2021
In 2017, President Clark G. Gilbert became the first president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide, a global online organization serving over 50,000 students in over 150 countries. President Gilbert previously served as the president of BYU-Idaho, the CEO of the Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media, and on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. President Gilbert currently serves as an area seventy, assigned to the Utah area. He and his wife Christine are the parents of 8 children.

Duration:00:43:22

Abigayl Finch: Aspiring and Mentoring

5/20/2021
Abigayl Finch is a writer, baking expert, theatre aficionado, and might be a little obsessed with musicals. She is currently a public policy major at BYU-Idaho. On our journey to become voices of light, we don’t travel alone. Sometimes you are the hero. Other times you might be the mentor or an ally. You might even be all of these roles at the same time across several different life stories. In today’s interview Abigayl and I talk about how you can be a mentor or ally to the creatives in...

Duration:00:40:43

Rob Eaton: Moving Forward with Unexpected Opportunities

4/15/2021
Rob Eaton has authored or co-authored multiple books for an LDS audience, including President Eyring’s biography, I Will Lead You Along. He is currently a professor of religious education and a Learning and Teaching Fellow at BYU-Idaho, and he serves as a stake president. Rob has worked as an attorney, institute director, seminary teacher, and other leadership positions at BYU-Idaho.

Duration:00:42:47

Al Carraway: Faith and Optimism

3/18/2021
Al Carraway is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ, writer, multi-award-winning international speaker, and author of the best-selling books, “Wildly Optimistic,” “More Than the Tattooed Mormon,” and “Cheers to Eternity!” After a decade spent in Arizona & Utah, she is now living with her husband, Ben, and her three kids back where she was raised, in New York, She has spent the last 10 years traveling worldwide inspiring others of her conversion and faith through difficult times. Her...

Duration:00:35:55

Steven Piersanti: We Need Voices of Light in Publishing

2/16/2021
Steven Piersanti is one of the founding members of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association. He currently serves as the director of conferences and programs. Steve is also the president and publisher of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., a leading independent publisher of books on current affairs, personal growth, and business and management.

Duration:00:34:28