Join Nate and company as they try to work out in wide ranging conversations how to lead interesting lives and make dents in the world, while tracking down adventurers, storytellers, entrepreneurs, and worldchangers of all kinds to find out why and how they do what they do.
What makes science fiction, fantasy, and other forms of speculative fiction so valuable? Are stories today better written than the classics of literature? What's a role-playing game? How is speculative fiction doing in the realm of social justice? How do you work a day job and build a high quality multi-author writing and storytelling website? All this and more from the co-founder of Mythcreants.com, Chris Winkle!
In this episode—
Nate and Wendy talk about the old year and the new—what went well, what didn't, and what we're hoping for from 2018. Nate talks about trying to evaluate and plan every year. Wendy talks about trying to be more creative.
Nate interviews Suzanne Nolan Wilson, a photographer living in Calgary, Canada with roots in the UK and South Africa. They cover the difficulties and joys of moving from English city life to the Canadian countryside, building a business around photography, starting over again as a freelance photographer with no customer base, and some of Suzie's favorite cameras.
Wendy and Nate talk about some of the vacations they've been on together as a couple or with their kids as a family, the things that stress them both out when they travel together (planning vs. spontaneity), how they've gotten better (or not) over time, how kids have changed things, and how they cope with their two young, moody, energetic, opinionated tagalongs.
Comics creator Mel Dale joins Nate to talk about his series, Your Cold Felt Heart, Muppets, writing, drawing, coloring, storytelling, idea keeping, progressing in your art and craft, and how to avoid making money as an artist.
Part 1—An interview with Doug Wilson, director of Linotype: The Film, on making the film, finding its story through all the minutiae of facts and details, and the benefit of naiveté in taking on an incredibly ambitious project.
Part 2 (Starts at 00:43:41)—A conversation 'twixt Nate and Wendy, husband and wife, on the art of hospitality. It's not life-changing, or focused, or energetic, but hey—it's the first episode! Nate mentions William Ury's TED Talk in which Ury talks about the Abraham Path—"A cultural route that celebrates a journey made 4,000 years ago."