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Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from the interviews with Carlson Young and Isom Innis, Justin Connor, and Castille Landon. Bryan reveals to Jason what he’s been doing in his spare time. And Bryan and Jason discuss an upcoming podcast milestone: 100 episodes.
Carlson Young is a television and film actor, screenwriter, and director, known for her roles on Scream: The TV Series, True Blood, and Key and Peele, among many others. She made her feature length directorial debut with The Blazing World, starring Dermont Mulroney, Vanessa Shaw, and Udo Kier, which premiered at Sundance this year. Isom […]
Bryan was humbled and honored to be featured in the July/August 2020 edition of the Washington State Bar Association’s Bar News Magazine. The focus of the feature article was “Creative Counsel” (lawyers who do something artistic or creative outside of work). Click here to read the Q&A with Bryan in the article.
Check out Bryan’s interview on the StressLess Entrepreneur Podcast, with Host Tommy Bui. Bryan talks about the intersection between the stories we discover when interviewing clients as a trial lawyer, and the stories discovered when interviewing podcast guests. Bryan also talks about the work/life balance challenges he faces as a trial lawyer and podcaster. Tommy was a fantastic host and asked some compelling questions about why Bryan jumped into podcasting after 20 years of legal advocacy.
It was a privilege to be interviewed on the Creative Haven Podcast. Mitchel Dumlao and I had an expansive discussion about the challenges facing creatives, and I found our chat about how our reptilian brains create artistic blocks through fear, and the workarounds to break through that fear, to be fascinating. You can check out our talk here.
Check out Bryan’s interview on the “No Rain…No Rainbows” Podcast with Ted Phaeton here.
In this interview, Bryan talks about what he has learned from creatives over the last year on his podcast, including why we are afraid to create and where our creative “blocks” come from. Ted and Bryan also explore what benefits unleashing our creativity can have in our daily lives. Finally, Ted and Bryan discuss what characteristics successful creatives share which help them achieve their full potential as an artist.
Right as the pandemic was starting to intensify in February, when life was much different than it is today, I sat down with Alina Boyte for an interview on her podcast, Heart Centered Life. It was interesting to be on the other side of an interview for a change. I found Alina to be an engaging, thoughtful host.
Alina’s focus, as the name of her podcast implies, is how to live a heart-centered (as opposed to an intellect- or logic-driven) life. The parallels between her curiosity as a podcast host and mine were not lost on me and I came away from the interview feeling inspired that others are exploring these issues in the podcast arena. Another noteworthy parallel is that, like me, Alina is an attorney. Attorneys are often guided by their intellects as opposed to their hearts, and while this is helpful when analyzing cases and representing clients, it can an impediment to achieving personal fulfillment. No matter what profession we choose, we all have hopes, dreams, and creative goals that our intellects cannot help us achieve. We thus need to listen to our hearts to live a more personally fulfilling life.
On April 2, 2019, I launched my first podcast interview. My guest was Hiba Jameel, a Seattle-based painter. Hiba is an Iraqi-American refugee who fled war-torn Iraq as a child to start a new life in America with her family. She eventually made her way to the Pacific Northwest where she nurtured and cultivated her love of drawing and painting as a child, eventually turning it into a career. I will forever be indebted to Hiba for agreeing to be my first guest, taking a chance on podcaster with no podcasts. Her episode continues to be the most downloaded episode in the lineup, for good reason.
My second interview was with Rayka Zehtabchi, director of the documentary Period. End of Sentence, which is now streaming on Netflix. I sat down with her right after she won an Academy Award for best documentary short and at the risk of sounding bombastic, her story blew my mind. Twenty-three years old with an Oscar under her belt. How did she learn the craft and art of filmmaking? Why did she choose this subject for her documentary? With poise and eloquence, and without pretense, she answered these questions and more, giving me and my audience the gift of vulnerability and openness and generosity as she shared her story.
Here I am, 42 episodes and one year later, still loving the process, ready for another year (or more), talking to creatives about their artistic journey. To commemorate this milestone, I recorded a short video talking about my journey and expressing gratitude to my listeners as well as to Jason Moore, my editor and producer.