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    of YouTubers, musicians, comedians, bloggers, and other creative types jockeying for position. If you’re just starting it’s a Long Way Up.

    This show celebrates the struggle.

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    We’ll see you at the top.

  • Katie Sheridan – Punk

    “It’s totally worth sharing my experience if it makes someone else feel brave enough to do it themselves.”

    As lead singer and lyricist for up-and-coming punk band Glittoris, Katie Sheridan exudes raw energy and aggressive passion. In this interview, we explore the philosophical undercurrents of her music and the experience of being a woman in today’s punk scene. She also shares some great advice for anyone looking to put together a band.

    Find Katie:
    https://glittorisss.bandcamp.com
    https://www.facebook.com/glittorisbandsc

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    Shigeharu Kobayashi – Indie Comic Publisher, Arts Advocate, Waiter

    “Join the conversation in the community. What can you do to enhance the experience?”

    Shige Kobayashi has long been a central figure in the burgeoning arts community of Columbia, South Carolina. He has shared his wisdom and unique viewpoint as an arts leader, a TED-X presenter, and as an ever-present arts scene hang-around since the early 2000’s. In this amazing interview, he opens up about the creative process, community building, and growing up as an Asian-American in the Deep South.

    Find Shige:
    frankcomics.net/
    twitter.com/notshigeharu

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    Alex Krasny – YouTuber

    “If you do it because you like it, and you stick with it, you will probably make it.”

    Alex Krasny gives nuts-and-bolts, practical advise about building an audience, managing social media, and self-promotion in an interview that any creator should find insanely useful.

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    Alex made his name on the web with his clear and entertaining instructions for tying ground-breaking necktie knots, and is now building a huge body of retrogaming videos.
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    Find Alex:
    http://www.agreeordie.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/alexKrasny

    Brittany Nisco – Filmmaker and Kickstarter

    “Get a good team behind you, and you have to stay positive.”

    Brittany Nisco is a young female film director currently in pre-production for her first feature film. In this inspiring interview she lays out some great advice for anyone hoping to make a movie or start a crowdfunding campaign.

    Find Brittany:

    http://www.wanderingoffmovie.com
    www.kickstarter.com/projects/brittanynisco/wandering-off

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    Interview with Shawn Rourk

    “Embrace the grind.”

    We talk to Shawn Rourk of Humanoid Games, currently beta testing their new cyberpunk game Identeco. He gives insight on how he manages to write and develop games despite having a family and a full time “day job.”

    Find Shawn:
    http://www.playidenteco.com/
    https://twitter.com/identeco

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    Interview with Justin Thompson

    “Doing anything creative or fun is such a treat. It’s hard, it’s insurmountably difficult, but it’s also really rewarding. Work hard.”

    Today’s guest is Justin Thompson, stand-up comedian extraordinare. He shares insights on starting out in comedy, giving a nuts-and-bolts play-by-play of what it takes to get from your first open mic to headlining.

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