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RECAP – Oakley Takeaways, Lanagen Tribute Feedback, and Bryan and Jason Take a Break

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.

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Bill Oakley on The Simpsons, Writer’s Block, and the Creative Freedom of Fast Food Reviews

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 […]

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RECAP – Bryan and Jason on Long Line Of Ladies, Thoughts on Ukraine, and Jason’s New Music

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, […]

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Rayka Zehtabchi and Shaandiin Tome on Co-Directing Long Line Of Ladies

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 […]

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Bryan Smith

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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