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010: In The Waste Land Between a Day Job and Dream Job

Nine months ago, I was out of a job, fricasseed by my own wee media market, and generally peeking down the double barrel of “destiny, interrupted.” I was at the lowest point I'd ever been, which is saying something since I was a teenage telemarketer. I was lower than Dante’s Inferno, I was Dante’s Intern, I was his mid-40s intern, filing broken dreams and lost self esteem in Hell’s circular file. After one of my bipolar bottom outs, my partner and collaborator Karen Hell asked me what I...

Duration: 00:05:23

008: Keep the Aspidistra Dying: I'm an Artist, Not a Creative Entrepreneur

When you’re a broke-ass-art-person, there’s about million podcasts and blogs and online courses encouraging you to create podcasts and blogs and online courses to help monetize your creative process by sharing it with other artists who, in turn, will create more podcasts and blogs and online courses. For me, this puts the “meta” in “metastasis” as this sort of thinking has been like a tumor in my creative career. So, Ima gonna take this here buck knife, put back that bottle of...

Duration: 00:05:19

005: Did Shakespeare Smoke Pot?

April 23rd marks William Shakespeare’s 423rd bday. For the sake of this chat, however, let’s just say it’s his 4-20th birthday. Because the question of the day is “Did Shakespeare smoke weed?” Doobie, or not doobie? That is the question – the one that circulated the Internet a couple years ago when anthropologist Francis Thackeray, suggested that William Shakespeare might have sought creative inspiration by smoking pot. Thackeray is the Director of the Institute for Human Evolution at the...

Duration: 00:04:18

003: Burning Down the Art House, Part Three: Nostalgia, the Good Disease

The third and final installment of the mini-series "Burning Down the Art House" focuses on Tom Schiller’s hat tip to Fellini, "La Dolce Gilda," starring Gilda Radner and evoking a nostalgia trip for your host, Daedalus Howell. Links to the videos and more at Sign up for your free Screenwriting Structure ebook!

Duration: 00:05:28

002: Burning Down the Art House, Part Two: Death Becomes Him

Still in pursuit of the elusive art film, I find my way to Bergman through the portal of parody and pubescent thanatos. Behold, De Düva... Watch the films mentioned here: Theme music by Shannon Ferguson, additional music by Kevin MacLeod.

Duration: 00:05:10

001: Burning Down the Art House, Part One: Poseurs, Parodists and Pill Head, an Art Film

Whilst developing my feature-length art film, Pill Head, I ask why I'm drawn to the genre and whether it's really a genre at all. Also, I connect the dots between Monty Python and Jean-Luc Godard...

Duration: 00:07:49