Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from Bryan’s chat with writer, producer, and food critic Bill Oakley. They also talk about the overwhelmingly positive response to the Mark Lanegan tribute episode. Finally, Bryan and Jason talk about taking a break from podcasting so they can focus on family and other creative endeavors.
Bill Oakley is a Portland-based writer and producer known for his work on The Simpsons (where, with partner Josh Weinstein, he was executive producer and showrunner for the 7th and 8th seasons), Futurama, Regular Show, and Mission Hill. He most recently served as a writer and producer on Portlandia, Disenchantment, Chicago Party Aunt, and Close […]Listen Now
Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from Bryan’s chat with Rayka Zehtabchi and Shaandiin Tome, who co-directed the documentary short Long Line of Ladies, which premiered at Sundance and is now showing at SXSW. Bryan and Jason also talk about the situation in Ukraine and Jason talks about the music he has been writing and recording, […]Listen Now
Rayka Zehtabchi is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who won the Academy Award for her film Period. End of Sentence in 2019. Shaandiin Tome is an Albuquerque-based filmmaker whose breakout, award-winning short film Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. Rayka and Shaandiin co-directed the documentary short Long Line of Ladies, which premiered at […]Listen Now
Neal Preston is the photographer behind many of the most iconic photos in rock history. He has worked (and toured) with Queen, Led Zeppelin, Whitney Houston, and Bob Dylan to name just a few. His book Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted is a retrospective of his career. His latest book, Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs, […]Listen Now
In this “Encore Episode,” we are replaying Bryan’s interview with director Jeff Orlowski to commemorate the September 9, 2020, Netflix premiere of his documentary The Social Dilemma. The interview was recorded in February at the Sundance Film Festival before the film had a distribution deal with Netflix. We are pleased to re-release Jeff’s interview so […]Listen Now
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Bryan is a wonderful host and it is clear he cares deeply about sharing the lives of people who have followed their creative dreams. He has a genuine curiosity and uncovers how his guests have done what so few have been able to do...to turn their creativity into a career. As a filmmaker myself, Dreampath is the kind of show I can listen to for hours. The life stories and creative journeys that come to life in each episode are truly inspiring! This show deserves to be at the top of the rankings and I'm pretty sure one day it will be. Thanks for sharing this gem of a podcast, I'm a fan!!!
Great interviewing style and compelling guests. Bryan really knows how to connect with artists naturally and with genuine curiosity.
Listening to these stories has provided inspiration for me. So often the process of living a creative life is often a solitary one with no guidelines. I found inspiration in hearing the process of these wonderful creative souls and look forward to more. Bryan Smith is a generous communicator who is interested in the people he interviews and it comes off as a comfortable living room discussion that we all benefit by being made a part of.
As a college counselor I am glad someone finally addresses how frustrated artists can give themselves permission to create. Bryan is a good listener who takes listeners on a quest to tap into passion and creativity and find a way to making art and finding happiness. This is a fresh, new approach.
I really enjoyed this podcast! I am not an artist and don't have any ability in visual art so I thought this podcast might be way over my head. It was not the case at all. I found the approach very accessible. Bryan asks really interesting questions and allows the artist to answer with a lot of depth and detail. He let the answers sort out the direction the interview will take so you get the chance to really learn so much about the artist's life and how they came to art and their approach to creating and ultimately having their art displayed. I love Bryan's voice, but my favorite thing about this was that you don't hear him intruding or speaking over the artist and it isn't a situation where an industry insider and an artist do a back and forth that turns out more to be about the industry than it is about the artist.
My wife and I listened to the first episode of this podcast on a long drive across the state. The idea for the podcast is unique and fascinating—and the topic is important. The vision for this podcast is clearly articulated and Brian really follows through—he let the interview unfold naturally and nudged the conversation in just the right direction with careful and genuinely thoughtful questions. His guest was fantastic—engaging, welcoming, and with a fascinating story to tell. The whole episode kept us glued to the speakers. We are looking forward to seeing what you produce in the future!
Bryan Smith is a folk and blues guitarist, pianist, writer, trial attorney, and host of DreamPath Podcast. As the host of DreamPath, Bryan explores the artistic journeys of musicians, filmmakers, writers, painters, and creatives of all types. What inspired them to choose the arts as a career? What hurdles did they overcome before achieving success? What does success mean as an artist? What did they learn from their failures? What advice do they have for aspiring creatives? By revealing the answers to these questions through in-depth, long-form interviews of Oscar-winning film directors, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, world-class painters, writers, and actors, and pre-eminent creatives from all fields, Bryan hopes that listeners will feel empowered and inspired to find their DreamPath.
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