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61 minutes | a year ago
017 - Dean Lewis
Dean Lewis is an Australian singer/songwriter best known for his 2018 hit "Waves" and most recently his massive hit "Be Alright" that has since massively skyrocketed him into the US pop charts. Listen as Andy and Dean discuss in depth what it is to be an artist. They touch on everything from the creative process, where do songs actually come from, being persistent about your art through hardships and various roadblocks in life and the music industry to going on tour, the lifestyle and what its like to headline for the first time. They also get into how experiencing huge success for the first time can affect you as a person/artist and how important it is to stay grounded while Dean rides the wave of the massive success of his most recent single "Be Alright". Enjoy! https://www.deanlewismusic.com/ Listen to "Be Alright" [HERE]
64 minutes | a year ago
Caitlin Crosby is an American Actress, Singer, Songwriter and Entrepreneur who started out her career writing songs with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds in high school and later signed to his label Arista Records. She also appeared on many hit TV shows such as Malcom in the Middle, That 70's Show, 7th Heaven and many more. Along her successful music and acting career, she started a business called "The Giving Keys" which employs people transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of old repurposed keys. Listen as Andy and Caitlin talk about her journey as an artist and entrepreneur. They dive into finding your passion in life and how important it is to listen to your inner voice, but most importantly when to follow it. Caitlin chronicles her foray into the very unforgiving and reluctant world of creating a business that gives back to the community in such a beautiful way, how difficult the journey is, how she overcame many obstacles and how much of a wonderful impact it has made on countless lives of others. Keep your box of tissues handy cause this ones' a tear jerker! https://www.thegivingkeys.com/
78 minutes | a year ago
016 - Pete Holmes: Comedian/Actor
Get ready to go deep with Andy into the depths of comedic brain Pete Holmes! (Comedian/Actor) They touch on Pete’s book titled “Comedy Sex God” (Released Oct 2018) and dive into topics such as bullying and demeaning nicknames, Spirituality and the false self, becoming comfortable and embracing one’s sexuality, religious communities and establishing one’s identity and more. Enjoy! Check out Pete’s book “Comedy Sex God” -[-Here-}- Check out Pete’s Podcast “You Made It Weird” -[-Here-}-
69 minutes | 2 years ago
015 - Mike Posner
Mike Posner is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and record producer. Join Andy and Mike as they talk about Mike’s walk across America…yes, he is now currently in the middle of an epic journey from New Jersey to California on foot! Mike explains his reasons and motivations for this journey and what he hopes to achieve. They also talk about songwriting, inspiration and love of Poetry and about how instrumental Transcendental Meditation has been in Mike’s spiritual growth in addition to the deep topic of dealing with criticism and hate as an artist. Check out Mike’s progress on his journey at https://mikeposner.com/
78 minutes | 2 years ago
014 - Sam Harris from X Ambassadors
X Ambassadors are an American rock band from Ithaca, New York known for their passionate, dark, electronic-based pop centered around the throaty, soulful vocals of Sam Harris. Its members include lead vocalist Sam Harris, his brother/keyboardist Casey Harris, drummer Adam Levin and former guitarist Noah Feldshuh. Their most notable songs include "Jungle", "Renegades", and "Unsteady". Listen as Andy talks with vocalist Sam Harris about the band's history and albums, working with some legendary producers, songwriting, musical influences, the dynamics of having a band with a family member and their single "Joyful" which is featured at the end of this episode for your listening pleasure as well as their most recent release titled "BOOM".
84 minutes | 2 years ago
013 -B- Cal Fussman Interviews Andy
Cal turns the spotlight on Andy this time and digs deep into his world in Cal's own podcast titled "Big Questions with Cal Fussman"
88 minutes | 2 years ago
013 -A- Cal Fussman (Bestselling Author, Writer, Interviewer)
Cal Fussman is a New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, world-renowned interviewer, and host of the Big Questions podcast. For over four decades, Cal has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most influential individuals: Muhammad Ali, Jack Welch, Mikhail Gorbachev, Serena Williams, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Carter, Kobe Bryant, Richard Branson, and the list goes on. Fussman travels the world teaching the world’s largest companies, universities, and associations about leadership, storytelling, innovation, teamwork, and more. When Cal speaks, you’re listening to everyone he’s ever interviewed. Lessons and stories from hundreds of world icons, all coming through one man in a fedora. Listen as Andy and Cal dive into topics from fatherhood, highlights from some of Cal's biggest celebrity interviews, the beginnings of his career, his long developed interview tactics and much much more! Cal then turned around and interviewed Andy right after and has just released it on his own podcast "Big Questions with Cal Fussman". Look for his interview posted here titled "Ep 013 -B- Cal Fussman Interviews Andy".
64 minutes | 2 years ago
012 - Rachel Platten (Singer, Songwriter, Pop Artist)
Rachel Platten is an American Pop Artist best known for her triple platinum single, "Fight Song." She recently released her newest single "You Belong" written for her soon to be daughter. Rachel joins Andy 8 months pregnant in episode 12 as they catch up as old friends touching on songwriting, consequences of social media to motherhood. Rachel and Andy dive deep into topics such as fear, vulnerability and self doubt as an artist. They discuss the arch of "Fight Song" and the politics behind a major pop hit. Dont miss this one!
97 minutes | 2 years ago
011 - [LIVE taping] Justin Baldoni (Actor, Director and Filmmaker)
Justin Baldoni is not only the creator of the award-winning web-series “My Last Days” (which had over 30 million views and raised over 1-million dollars for charity), he is also an actor on the Golden Globe-nominated series “Jane the Virgin”, an entrepreneur and one of Andy’s very best friends. Andy welcomes Justin to the historic stage at The Hotel Café in front of a live audience to talk about faith, masculinity, and the importance of having difficult, honest conversations. Andy describes Justin as a “spinning ball of soul” and you’ll hear why, as they get personal about their early days as struggling artists and their efforts to thrive against the immense pressure to create.
76 minutes | 2 years ago
010 - Jillian Michaels (Fitness & Lifestyle Guru / The Biggest Loser)
Jillian Michaels—an eight-time New York Times best-selling author and Daytime Emmy-nominated television personality—has built an international fitness community of 100 million + by inspiring others to live their happiest and healthiest lives. In Episode 10, Andy sits down with the fitness and lifestyle guru to talk about the personal journey that led her to take the health and wellness space by storm.
62 minutes | 2 years ago
009 - Daya
Daya is a Grammy Award-winning platinum artist who recorded her first single at 16, when she was just a junior in high school. She most recently appeared on Billboard’s annual “21 Under 21” list for the second consecutive year and was the youngest member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2017. In this episode, Andy and Daya talk about the pressures of achieving success at such an early age, and the ups and downs working with family members (her mom is her co-manager). They also share stories about the realities of songwriting, using fame as a platform, and finding your true self through music.
66 minutes | 2 years ago
008 - NEEDTOBREATHE
NEEDTOBREATHE is a Grammy-nominated rock band lead by brothers, Bear and Bo Rinehart. The brothers have released six albums that have topped the Billboard charts and recently released an acoustic live album in November of 2018.The self-described "band you've never heard of" talk to Andy about the slow creep of their success, the rough patch that almost broke up the band and the manifests they wrote to keep it going.
71 minutes | 2 years ago
007 - Lewis Howes: Former professional football player turned lifestyle entrepreneur
Lewis Howes—recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30—is a media sensation, New York Times bestselling author, high performance business coach, former professional football player and host of a Top 100 podcast inspired by his book, The School of Greatness. On a mission to “help people live a better life”, Howes and Andy dive into the meaning of masculinity, why he thinks of failure as feedback, and how we can overcome obstacles and break through our biggest challenges.
62 minutes | 2 years ago
006 - Tori Kelly
Tori Kelly is a multiple Grammy nominated singer, songwriter who became the first artist in history to perform a Christian pop song at the Grammy Awards. In this episode, Andy reads Tori a poem, they discuss what it means to make a gospel record with legendary producer Kirk Franklin, what track on her new album brought Andy to tears, and why they’re both part of the boring club.
72 minutes | 3 years ago
005 - Lindsey Stirling
With more than 11 million subscribers, over 2 billion views on YouTube to date and sold out shows all over the world Lindsey Stirling is an enigma and wild example of the new music industry. In episode 5, Andy joins Lindsey at her new house to talk about resilience, overcoming anorexia and depression as a young woman, challenges of being a musician and much more...
44 minutes | 3 years ago
004 - Hunter Hayes
Five-time Grammy nominee and platinum-selling country star Hunter Hayes began performing and playing music professionally at a very young age. A multi-talented singer and songwriter, he’s able to play more than 30 instruments and had his first breakout hit at the age of 20 on a debut album that went double-platinum. Billboard has called him the “Leader of Country Music's Youth Revolution". Andy sits down with Hunter in his Nashville studio, where Hunter talks about his life as a young musical prodigy and what he’s trying to refine now, as he continues on his musical journey.
68 minutes | 3 years ago
003 - Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars / Author)
Derek Hough is a multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner, nine-time nominee and the only six time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars. His book Taking the Lead; Lessons from a Life in Motion was named to the prestigious New York Times Best-Seller list twice. On this episode, Derek and Andy get real about everything from babies, to the difference between dance as a sport and dance that tells a story, to how success changes your life in unexpected ways.
74 minutes | 3 years ago
002 - Leslie Odom Jr. (Original cast member of Broadway's "Hamilton")
Leslie Odom, Jr. is a Grammy Award-winning performer who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the highly-coveted, sold out run of “Hamilton” at The Public Theatre in 2015. Andy and Leslie dive into his work on the groundbreaking show, which went from off-Broadway to becoming one of the most successful shows ever. They discuss how he prepared for the part, what it was like to originate the role of Aaron, and when the cast realized how impactful the show would be.
47 minutes | 3 years ago
001 - Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons)
Dan Reynolds is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and the lead vocalist of the multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. In the inaugural episode of The Good Part’s Podcast, Andy and Dan sit down to discuss Dan's new film "Believer", an HBO documentary that exposes the harsh reality of being an LGBTQ member of the Mormon church. They dive into religion, the art of melody writing in the age of Spotify and more.
2 minutes | 3 years ago
Introducing The Good Parts Podcast
Multi-platinum selling pop artist Andy Grammer is creator and host of The Good Parts, a podcast series that digs into the philosophies, failures and spiritual experiences that make up the lives of each guest.
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