Monthly Archives: September 2017

Jeff Goins: Best-selling author

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Best-selling author Jeff Goins’s most recent book is “Real Artists Don’t Starve.”

In this podcast you’ll learn how Goins dismantled the myths about what it takes to succeed by examining research about artists including Michelangelo, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, and Twyla Tharp.

If you’re a writer, actor, musician, director, comedian, visual artist or any kind of creator you’ll enjoy the findings from Goin’s research, like why working alone can be a barrier to success or how thriving artists aren’t reluctant to borrow from their influencers and how to effectively manage your time by saying “no” to short term projects so that you can achieve your long term goals.

It’s a great podcast that will help you figure out what might be holding back your career, or provide some actionable tactics to help artists around you.

Show Notes
Real Artists Don’t Starve at Amazon.
For more about Jeff Goins visit
Follow Jeff on Twitter.


E.B. Smith: Actor

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E.B. Smith grew up with a father who, as baseball player with Chicago Cubs, understood what it meant to dream. The Chicago Cubs hold Major League Baseball’s longest championship drought going from 1908 to 2016 without winning a world series.

Smith’s father understood the value of hard work and practice in pursuit of a dream.

So when Smith’s dream of performing at The Stratford Festival finally came true he took his father on a tour of the Festival theatre to share his joy and excitement of performing in the legendary theatre.

Together they snuck onto the thrust stage and Smith’s father had the opportunity to stand where legendary actors from Brian Bedford and Len Cariou to Maggie Smith and Jessica Tandy have performed.

Looking around the theatre from centre stage Smith’s father said “So this is the big leagues? This is your Wrigley Field,” comparing the Festival stage to Chicago’s legendary baseball park.

Smith’s mother was an academic, in our conversation Smith describes his home life as an eclectic scene with athletes, deep thinkers and a grandfather with a great sense of humor.

Our podcast covers Smith’s path to success, from his home in Chicago to university in Ohio and life as an American born actor working in Canada.

Mya Gosling, Shakespeare webcomic creator

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Mya Gosling is the creator of the popular webcomic Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost and possibly only stick-figure Shakespeare webcomic.

I love Mya’s work, she makes Shakespeare super fun. Based on our conversation it’s clear to me that her primary goal is to share her love of Shakespeare with others, and that’s a good thing.

So naturally I spent a bit of time in our podcast talking with My about how she makes money from her Good Tickle Brain webcomic. Of course we also talk about Shakespeare and her favourite shows on the playbill at the Stratford Festival.

No spoilers here, you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out.

Show Notes

Good Tickle Brain
Lady Macbeth’s relationship advice
Utah Shakespeare Festival
The University of Iowa’s film studies page about “Omkara,” composer/director Vishal Bhardwaj’s transposition of the story of “Othello” to the landscape and culture of contemporary eastern Uttar Pradesh

Mya at the Stratford Festival Forum
Wed. September 6, 10:45 am to 12 pm
Info and tickets