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52 Podcast Interviews #02 – Vanessa Whitney

I first met Vanessa Whitney almost 10 years ago when we tool an improv class together.  Form the moment I meant her I could tell she was incredibly talented.  She’s a wickedly funny improviser, a heck of a singer, a great actress and she’s a darn fine puppeteer as well.

When I started this 52 Podcast Interviews project, she was immediately someone I knew I wanted to talk to.  I’m so glad she agreed.  This is a fun interview with a very creative person that I hope you’ll enjoy.

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Also, let me know if the comments below if you enjoyed this interview.  I’m having a lot of fun doing this project and already have about 10 interviews done!  I hope you guys are enjoying it too.

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2016 Creative Goal

Here it is, the tail end of January, and I’ve finally nailed down my personal creative goal for 2016.  I actually nailed it down the second week of January, but I’ve just now found the time to write about it.

Last year, my goal was to create and publish a piece of audio every week for a full year.  I’m happy to say I achieved that goal and then some.  But that triumph left me in a little bit of a quandary.  After producing 52 weeks of content, what was I going to do with the podcast?  Keep it going and just relax the schedule and work on something else?  I wasn’t sure.

But then I remembered an idea I had a few years ago about doing a podcast where I sat down and talked to my friends for 15 or so minutes about their life and creative pursuits.  I actually recorded a few of these interviews and so I found the card they were on and listened through them.  That’s when my goal for 2016 hit me: record 52 podcast interviews in 2016. (Please notice, I didn’t say one interview  a week.  I’ll be releasing them once a week but I will be stacking the recordings.)

So, that’s my plan for 2016, record 52 podcast interviews.  I’ve already recorded 5 of them and I have one more scheduled to record tonight.  I’ve also reached out to several friends to schedule recording times and the response has been positive.  The first of these interviews comes out tomorrow morning over on the GrantCast (which now has a website http://www.GrantCast.com).  It’s an interview with a friend I’ve known for a few years now and it was so much fun to sit down and chat with her about her creative pursuits.  Who is it?  You’ll find out tomorrow on the podcast.

Now, not all of these 52 interviews will wind up on the GrantCast.  That’s not the plan at any rate.  I have an idea for yet another podcast that some of these interviews would be recorded for.  For right now, the focus of that podcast will be kept under wraps but it’ll be fun.  I have feelers out to some very good interview subjects for those interviews.  Stay tuned.

So, I hope you enjoy the new interviews starting tomorrow on the GrantCast and please, feel free to drop me a line and tell me what you think.

Happy New Year!

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