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93: Dustin Ransom

September 10th, 2015

Nashville artist and multi talented musician Dustin Ransom is on the show! We chat about creative nature vs. nurture, the ups and downs of pursuing an artistic career, his time as a childhood Elvis impersonator, how Robin Williams impacted his creative side, his transition from playing drums/keys for Dave Barnes, Ben Rector, and others to making his new EP Thread On Fire, and so much more!

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92: Angel Snow

September 3rd, 2015

Singer/songwriter Angel Snow is on the show! We chat about dealing with awkward moments as an introvert, working with Alison Krauss, people thinking her name is fake, and so much more!

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91: Mercy Child

August 31st, 2015

Multi-talented trip Mercy Child (Kyle Aaron, Erika Chambers, Madeline Morgan) are on the show! We chat about our favorite gaffes at church growing up, how the band came together, pursuing multiple creative jobs at once, Madeline rejecting boys at the homeschool prom, Kyle reveals he's really a musical robot, Erika talks about visiting Charleston, SC hours after the shooting there, and so much more!

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90: Jon Foreman returns

August 20th, 2015

Jon Foreman (Switchfoot, Fiction Family) is back on the podcast! We chat about figuring out interesting ways to create, time traveling thru music, the necessity of gratitude in life, life post-Fading West, writing for his project Wonderlands, and more!

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89: Randall Goodgame

August 13th, 2015

Randall Goodgame is on the show!  We chat about going from a singer/songwriter to writing songs for kids and families, feeling like a fraud in social situations, experiencing art alone versus with a community, performing for kids, testing out songs on his family, blending humor with music, hanging out with his musical heroes, his (not-so-secret) love for Jimmy Buffett and more!

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88: Justin McRoberts

August 6th, 2015

Musician and author, Justin McRoberts is on the show! We chat about growing up in California, being into stand up comedy as a kid, bad college show stories, getting hooked up with 5 Minute Walk records in the late 90’s, playing skating rinks with Five Iron Frenzy, writing his book about the creative process, artist mystique, why Batman resonates with him, and more! 

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87: Live from ETTL part two!

July 27th, 2015

Another live episode from Escape To The Lake in Lake Geneva, WI! Guests Justin McRoberts, Erika Chambers (from Mercy Child), Tim Coons and Craig Basarich (from Giants & Pilgrims) join the show to talk "Jock Jams", main made islands, living on house boats, sticking to original song concepts or bailing on a whim, helpful stalkers, the worst trouble we got in as kids, Erika teaches us what “kulats” are, and so much more!

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86: Live from ETTL with Chris & Jenna

July 16th, 2015

It's our 3rd annual live from Escape To The Lake episode!  This time Maryland's own indie/pop duo Chris & Jenna join Nick onstage and let the shenanigans begin!

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85: Chris Cron

July 11th, 2015

Chris Cron is here!  We chat about Leonard The Lonely Astronaut, the weird obsession 80’s sitcoms had with aliens, making friends as adults, his time in the band Melee and their rise and fall on a major label, literally being big in Japan, how Nick’s inability to co-write songs turned into the podcast, we reveal our latest Google searches, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and more!

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84: Waterdeep

June 25th, 2015

Don and Lori Chaffer, aka WATERDEEP are here!  We chat about suspecting your parents of being in the CIA, where they got the compulsion to write and perform, setting the record straight on whether or not they got their name from Dungeons and Dragons, rejected band names, the artistic person’s ideas versus realistic expectations of the ideas getting done, the dirty underbelly of Wikipedia, giving thought to fashion sense, putting together a double album, and more!

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