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We dive deep into the source we all have within us by talking with some of today's most interesting artists, thinkers and innovators. Tired of interviews with celebrities talking about what they do? Good. So are we. Instead, we focus on that thing you didn't know they do: The thing they do for inspiration.

We dive deep into the source we all have within us by talking with some of today's most interesting artists, thinkers and innovators. Tired of interviews with celebrities talking about what they do? Good. So are we. Instead, we focus on that thing you didn't know they do: The thing they do for inspiration.
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We dive deep into the source we all have within us by talking with some of today's most interesting artists, thinkers and innovators. Tired of interviews with celebrities talking about what they do? Good. So are we. Instead, we focus on that thing you didn't know they do: The thing they do for inspiration.

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Episodes

Ward Fleming, Part 2 – “Imposter” – TWP020 - The Well

2/22/2018
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Ward may have invented the pinscreen, but just because someone made something doesn't someone else won't be happy to take all the credit. This is the story of an inventor and his imposter, and how one man had to fight off a swarm of people looking to profit off of his life's work. Enjoy. Additional music for this episode was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. Tracks: Golden Hour, Pythagoras, Skeptic, Blue Highway. Music also provided by...

Duration:00:18:29

Ward Fleming – “Preparing the Field” – TWP012 - The Well

2/15/2018
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Artist and inventor Ward Fleming invented one of the most famous and lucrative toys of the last fifty years. But it was only one step in a personal research project that has spanned the majority of Ward's life, with implications that extend deep into molecular activity and even deep into the heart of Jupiter. Enjoy! Extra music for this episode was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.

Duration:00:40:00

“Creative Stupidity” – TWP011 - The Well

2/8/2018
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We normally bring you stories of creative inspiration, but this week we have two stories of creative stupidity, courtesy of our own Branan Edgens. Co-host Anson Mount asks Branan to expound upon how his pursuits of genius rarely mix well with electricity. And then... THE SQUIRREL STORY!!! Additional music for this episode was provided by Jason Shaw under a Creative Commons Attribution license. The track "Rocky Top" can be found here.

Duration:00:14:01

Roel Reiné – “Titian Red” – TWP010 - The Well

2/1/2018
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Roel Reiné is an accomplished action director. But when he isn't swinging lenses around flying fists and crashing cars, he is composing deeply meditative music through the manipulation of a raw electronic signal. EDM (electronic dance music) is as close a genre title as Roel can muster, but it cannot possibly describe what it is he does. Join Anson as he sits down to listen to some of Roel's music and ask the director about his journey from Holland to Hollywood. Roel's Album Monotonic...

Duration:00:41:25

BONUS EPISODE – Eva Longoria – “Marriage… Sweet, Sweet Marriage” - The Well

1/25/2018
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Eva and Anson discuss the joys of finding your person and becoming boringly domestic. And Branan coaches Anson on being a mindful spouse. Enjoy! Bonus music for this episode of The Well was provided by Kevin MacLeod under a Creative Commons Attribution License. His rendition of Mozart's "Divertimento" can be found here. And his rendition of Leo Delibes' "Divertissment" (from the ballet "Sylvia") can be found here.

Duration:00:24:51

Eva Longoria – “No Sabían Que Eramos Semillas” – TWP009 - The Well

1/15/2018
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Most people realize that Eva Longoria is both a tremendously talented actress. Fewer realize that she is also savvy, having parlayed her comedic skills into a career directing and producing a variety of projects, in addition to launching her own product line. Fewer still are aware of Eva's drive to better understand the collective challenges we face as a species, and how she uses her creative skills to share those discoveries. Join Anson as he sits down with Eva to discuss her ongoing...

Duration:00:30:50

BONUS EPISODE – Leon Ingulsrud – “A Herd of Antelope” - The Well

1/8/2018
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Sometimes we have really great tape that didn't quite make it into the primary episode, but that deserves to be shared with our listeners nonetheless. This time we have tape that deserves to be shared with no one, hidden deep in a dusty archive, only to be unleashed several centuries in the future for the sole purpose of embarrassing our forebears. But what the heck. We're releasing it now. Please join us as we share one or five martinis with actor/director/producer Leon Ingulsrud who...

Duration:00:25:35

Leon Ingulsrud – “The Martini Samurai” – TWP008 - The Well

12/29/2017
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We decided to do something fun for our holiday episode. So we invited "Hell on Wheels" actor Leon Ingulsrud over to my place to share with us his love of martinis, their history, and how this gin-based, cultural touchstone has given him insight into what it means to be an American. The result, however, was what you might expect. Enjoy, and please remember to drink responsibly this holiday season, always have a designated driver, and DO NOT try this at home. Happy holidays. We mentioned...

Duration:00:52:52

BONUS EPISODE – Reggie Watts – “What We Focus On” - The Well

12/18/2017
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Anson's interview with Reggie took place on August 12th, 2017. Earlier that day, in Charlottesville, a white supremacist drove his car headlong into a crowd of protesters killing one and injuring many others. The entire event cast a shadow of that day, and many to come. So Anson asked Reggie his thoughts. Here's what happened. Media provided by PopTech via a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Duration:00:11:59

Reggie Watts – “The Dampfnudel Zone” – TWP007 - The Well

12/12/2017
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Before Reggie Watts even takes the stage, he has already broken most of the accepted tropes in contemporary comedy, as well as in contemporary music. Some think this is simply because he refuses to see a difference between the two. But even crazier is that Reggie does not write jokes... and he does not write songs. He simply walks into a space and then... something happens. Please join us as we delve into one of the most interesting entertainment minds working today. Media for this episode...

Duration:00:37:00

BONUS EPISODE – Dr. David Haskell – “Open and Closed” - The Well

12/5/2017
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While conducting a rather mind-blowing interview with Dr. David Haskell, we became just as interested in the creative process that led a biologist to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Not only does David believe that writing is applicable to his theory that life is a system networks, but that communication, whether in language or in art, is one of the very networks that comprise the human experience. If you have not yet listened to Episode 6 "Life Is Connection", make sure you do so...

Duration:00:32:12

Dr. David Haskell – “Life Is Connection” – TWP006 - The Well

11/27/2017
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Pulitzer Prize nominated author and biologist Dr. David Haskell is an observer of life, and life, according to him, is inextricable from the networks that exist both within it and around the living object. Join us as we travel with David to two extremes: an old-growth forest in the mountains of Tennessee, and the streets of New York City. In both places we visit a singular hub which most of us take for granted on a daily basis: a tree, one "dead" and the other "alive". Once there, you will...

Duration:00:41:12

BONUS EPISODE – June Jones – “Pronounced Dead (With a Disclaimer)” - The Well

11/20/2017
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When Anson sat down to interview June Jones for episode 5 "Love Is the Difference", he began by asking the iconic football coach about his brush with death and how his sense of competition fueled his recovery. We hope you enjoy. To find out more about June's ongoing charitable work in Samoa, visit The June Jones Foundation. Extra music this week is provided by Komiku via a CC0 1.0 Universal (Public Domain Dedication) license. The track "Stop Talking and Moving" can be found here.

Duration:00:10:50

June Jones – “Love is the Difference” – TWP005 - The Well

11/13/2017
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In 1998, the University of Hawaii was ranked 112th out of 112 teams in the NCAA. Having lost for 18 straight games, they were at a bottom and had little hope for a turnaround. So they turned to an adopted son: NFL coach June Jones. Taking a huge career risk, June accepted the challenge and stepped in to make some changes. But those changes had less to do with building a new field tactic than it did with building a new kind of community. We proudly present to you the story of the single...

Duration:00:53:26

Iwan Rheon – “Moment in Time” – TWP004 - The Well

10/30/2017
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He's a fantastic actor and we all know this. But did you know that Iwan Rheon is also an incredibly gifted song writer? Join us as we delve into three songs that represent three very different moments of his life's journey. If you'd like to find out more about Iwan and his music, you can visit: http://iwanrheon.com And his album "Dinard" is available on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/iwan-rheon/id375734057

Duration:00:31:03

BONUS EPISODE – Jonathan Meiburg – “Genetic Memory” - The Well

10/23/2017
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Every now and then we'll have a piece of tape that--while it didn't fit in to our episode--is still something that we think you should hear. So we'll be releasing these bonus episodes intermittently. And we'd love to know what you think, so let us know on out forums page. During our most recent episode, when Branan was interviewing Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg, they found themselves diving into the subject of a strange biological phenomenon known as "genetic memory". Enjoy!

Duration:00:24:41

Jonathan Meiburg – “Restless and Relaxed” – TWP003 - The Well

10/15/2017
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Jonathan Meiburg is a bonafide rock star. But for the past twenty years, when he isn't touring or cutting a new album, Jonathan has been routinely drawn to the Falkland Islands and an extremely rare falcon known as the striated caracara whose brain has been found to be strangely human. He's also one of the most creatively generous people we know. Which is why we asked him to be the composer for The Well. We hope you enjoy this in-house interview as much as we enjoyed making it.

Duration:00:22:29

BONUS EPISODE – “Who’s Your Superhero?” - The Well

10/6/2017
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Earlier this year Anson got to fulfill a lifelong fantasy when he portrayed a Marvel Comics superhero. While shooting, he kept a handheld recorder with him and asked his cast mates a very simple question: "Who's your superhero?" The results were not only interesting, but deeply touching. This episode is dedicated to those special people in our lives who inspire us to continue being creative in the pursuit of our dreams. Special thanks to Marvel Entertainment and to the cast of "The Inhumans".

Duration:00:41:40

Ken Leung – “Don’t Mess With Rocky” – TWP002 - The Well

9/27/2017
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Actor Ken Leung woke up one morning to a phone call. It was his father telling him that he had to fly to Thailand to bring back the body of his brother Kevin who had suddenly drowned while on vacation. Ken explains a mystery surrounding the circumstances; and goes on to tell us how the experience of handling his brothers affairs changed his outlook on both his life and his craft. (Ken's credits include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Vanilla Sky, Rush Hour, Keeping the Faith, X-men: The Last...

Duration:00:27:59

Kelly Gleason Keogh – “The Two Brothers” – TWP001 - The Well

9/27/2017
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In 1820, the whaleship Essex was attacked by a sperm whale and sank. A handful of men survived through shear force of will and their story became the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick. But that wasn't the end of the story. Dr. Kelly Gleason Keogh tells us how Captain George Pollard went on to helm another fateful ship... and how she uncovered its watery remains. Additional music for this episode was provided by Jason Shaw under a creative commons 3.0 attribution license:...

Duration:00:29:56

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