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Ep 35: Bryant Portwood

Date: 02/27/2024 | Run Time: 25:34

Often the places we find to be the most mundane can be the most magical. Join us as we learn more about artist Bryant Portwood and his paintings of surrealism in suburbia. 

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Ep 34: Michael Polakowski

Date: 02/06/2024 | Run Time: 25:29

Michael Polakowski is an emerging painter whose artistic development stems from his natural ability to translate emotions into narrative imagery on canvas. In today’s episode, we learn how he discovered this ability and how he subsequently translated it into a burgeoning career.

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Ep 33: aeforia

Date: 01/23/2023 | Run Time: 42:51

aeforia (Alexy Préfontaine) started making art in 2014 but around 2021 when the pandemic was in full swing he would be strapped to the rocket known as NFTs and flown to new heights. Of course, with more success comes more responsibility. Hear how he handled this insane rise in popularity while staying humble.

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Ep 32: Rob Woodcox

Date: 12/19/2023 | Run Time: 37:58

Standing for what you believe in is what Rob Woodcox does best. Today we learn how Rob went from a lower middle-class family to directing his first feature film.

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Ep 31: Dawid Planeta

Date: 12/05/2023 | Run Time: 29:25

Dawid Planeta faced a challenging journey in search of his life’s purpose. To overcome his depression he first had to embrace his true self to navigate toward a brighter path.

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Ep 30: Andrew Scott

Date: 11/21/2023 | Run Time: 33:43

Andrew Scott always had a creative itch but needed to build up the courage to step out of what he felt was a predetermined life plan.

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Ep 29: GIORGIKO Part.2

Date: 11/07/2023 | Run Time: 37:35

In part two of GIORGIKO we discover how Trisha and Darren found one another once again and how one temporary job turned into a rollercoaster of events for the both of them.

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Date: 10/24/2023 | Run Time: 30:39

GIORGIKO is an artistic duo created by husband and wife, Darren and Trisha Inouye. Their journey to get where they are today was filled with fear—fear that art might not be their true passion. This is the first part of a two-part series of episodes focused on the creation of GIORGIKO and the struggles faced by Darren and Trisha. In part one, we will delve into the origins of this duo, and part two will explore the significant challenges they have encountered over the past few years.

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Ep 27: Revolue

Date: 10/10/2023 | Run Time: 41:08

This episode is all about my good friend Revolue and how he became the artist he is today after years of working in a soul-crushing job, as well as the story of how he and I met and held our first exhibition together.

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Ep 26: David Speed

Date: 09/27/2023 | Run Time: 37:00

David Speed is a true underdog story. Growing up with no real artistic talents, he discovered graffiti at the age of 18 and instantly became hooked for life. He would spend the next several years of his life doing whatever it took to make that his day job.

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Ep 25: Anthony Hurd

Date: 09/05/2023 | Run Time: 32:00

Anthony Hurd grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, in a poor family. They used art as a means to survive and make money for whatever they needed. Art was always there for Anthony when nothing else was and was the most real expression of themselves.

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Ep 24: Linnea Strid

Date: 08/22/2023 | Run Time: 32:54

Linnea Strid was rejected every year she applied for art college, but nothing was going to stop her from making a living through painting at her easel. Join us today as we hear the life story of Linnea and how she forged her own path within the art world.

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Ep 23: Cadima

Date: 08/08/2023 | Run Time: 29:02

Life doesn’t always unfold as expected. Despite setting goals and making plans, the mysteries of the universe remain unknown. Allow me to share the tale of Andrew Cadima, who believed he had his life’s path figured out until he was captivated by the world of painting.

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Bonus Ep 01: Blic

Date: 08/01/2023 

While Blic was always into art it took a series of events before he would find himself painting the street walls around his city and working to make a name for himself in the art world. From sneaking out of school each week to making video games, Blic was always itching to create and learn more. Join Jacob as we discover what lead to the creation of the artist known as Blic.


Ep 22: Jean-Luc

Date: 07/25/2023 | Run Time: 23:34

Life is short, and when you have such a strong passion for something like Jean-Luc Almond you just can’t let it go. Join Jacob as we hear the story of artist Jean-Luc Almond and learn how hard he had to work to become a working artist.

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Ep 21: Nancy

Date: 07/11/2023 | Run Time: 29:30

Nancy made art for many years but her career took off after she stopped caring about other’s opinions and became Real. Join Jacob as we discover why Nancy Friedland switch from photography to painting and changed her life.

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