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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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Ep 20: Plastic Jesus

Date: 06/27/2023 | Run Time: 29:07

Plastic Jesus is telling his message through art and manipulating the media into spreading it to an even wider audience, but how did he gain this power? Join host Jacob Johnson as we discover the life story of artist Plastic Jesus and how he became who he is today.

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Ep 19: Draper

Date: 06/13/2023 | Run Time: 29:14

Listen to Rob Draper’s life story and how he never gave up and made the most out of each situation he would find himself in. Because it’s not how many times you are pushed down but how many times you get back up that matters.

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Ep 18: Marina

Date: 05/30/2023 | Run Time: 33:03

Marina Mika has always been fascinated by the unknown, constantly searching for mysteries hidden within our world. When she experienced the loss of a loved one, she started looking inward for answers and used her pen to express those thoughts and feelings. Join Jacob as we delve into the inspiring story of Marina.

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Ep 17: Sean

Date: 05/16/2023 | Run Time: 40:00

Sean Hamilton grew up in a small town in Idaho and was always itching to grow up and move to the big city and follow his dreams. However, where he would end up is not at all what he expected.

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Ep 16: Andrew (Thinkspace)

Date: 05/04/2023 | Run Time: 37:27

Andrew Hosner is currently the head curator and co-owner of the Thinkspace art gallery. Growing up he had no idea he would ever be a curator much less change the lives of those he works with and meets through his projects. 

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Ep 15: The Jealous Curator

Date: 04/11/2023 | Run Time: 32:32

The Jealous Curator (Danielle Krysa) was always an artsy kid growing up but after going to art school she felt unsure of her art and gave it up for 15 years. Join Jacob as we discover how she built up her confidence to make art and show it to the world.

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Ep 14: Somnath

Date: 03/28/2023 | Run Time: 26:18

Somnath Pal draws, makes animation, and even works on movies. However, he didn’t always know he would be able to pursue all of his creative endeavors. He had to throw all his ideas at the wall and work overtime to get where he is today. So join me while we hear the story of Somnath and how he got some of those ideas to stick.

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Ep 13: Sara

Date: 03/14/2023 | Run Time: 27:51

This is the story of artist Sara Fasolin (aka Sara Baun). When growing up she always would follow others and never quite knew what her path was in life. She would constantly go in seemingly random directions taking different jobs and classes. But was it random or was it all part of a bigger plan? Join us today as we find out what created Sara Baun the artist.

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Ep 12: Andi

Date: 02/28/2023 | Run Time: 34:16

Andi Soto is an illustration artist from Panama. She grew up outside the city near the jungle and fell in love with anime and before she knew it all she wanted to do was make mangas. However, as we all know life is not always so straightforward and Andi had quite a journey ahead of her if she wanted to be an artist.

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