Three days of pitches and talks with potential industry partners for Josh and Selma Forever and Ever at IFP Week 2018

Well, that was packed, exhilarating, and incredibly intense. I feel like Neo from The Matrix after he plugs those insta-learning-modules into his brain. The question is this: how do we get the budget and team we need to make J&SFE—an epic, musical, psychological fantasy podcast about a boy who’s lost his mom, a supernatural cuttlefish, and a series of journeys into the subconscious minds of other children on an obsessive quest for immortality. Tons of meetings with producers of film, TV, and audio, as well as other industry insiders. Lots of promising leads! Here I am singing the theme song at the public pitch yesterday with story editor Monica McFawn.

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 ...and Jason is totally freaking out.

...and Jason is totally freaking out.

 
 
 GOOD GRIEF! So I'm going to Third Coast (radio and podcasting conference) in Chicago this November and I applied to pitch a project I'm working on – a 1/2 fiction/1/2 non-fiction show called IDEATORS (think 'idiot' + 'idea-creators') about friends with big ideas that might be terrible. And the pitch was accepted, which means I now get to make it publicly in front of people from Audible and many other audience members. Terrifying, exciting, and probably transformative, all at once...

GOOD GRIEF! So I'm going to Third Coast (radio and podcasting conference) in Chicago this November and I applied to pitch a project I'm working on – a 1/2 fiction/1/2 non-fiction show called IDEATORS (think 'idiot' + 'idea-creators') about friends with big ideas that might be terrible. And the pitch was accepted, which means I now get to make it publicly in front of people from Audible and many other audience members. Terrifying, exciting, and probably transformative, all at once...

 This weeklong "audio storytelling intensive" was an incredible opportunity to work with a cohort of amazing early-to-mid-career producers from all over the world, and to learn from producers, designers, and other audio gurus from This American Life, Radiolab, Third Coast, and more. I'm so glad I did this, and recommend it to anyone looking to hone their audio storytelling skills for radio or podcasting.

This weeklong "audio storytelling intensive" was an incredible opportunity to work with a cohort of amazing early-to-mid-career producers from all over the world, and to learn from producers, designers, and other audio gurus from This American Life, Radiolab, Third Coast, and more. I'm so glad I did this, and recommend it to anyone looking to hone their audio storytelling skills for radio or podcasting.

This conversation from July 2016 with Elvis Costello and Mary-Louise Parker is now on YouTube. The sound is meh, but this was one of those apexes on the graph of life. 

New Think Again Theme Song by The Mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder 

Who did the killer theme for the REPLY ALL podcast. Is there nothing he/she/it cannot do? 

Paul F Tompkins is a Dapper, Dapper Gent

And Jason is the schlub in the t-shirt. Catch their witty repartee on the 2/20/16 episode of Think Again.