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27 minutes | 4 days ago
Josh Kelley details his journey toward personal betterment
In this latest episode, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley details his journey toward personal betterment, a years-long battle against toxic voices of fear and deference. On the other side, he shares some valuable lessons learned and how they affect his creativity.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | 22 days ago
Poet and author Mahogany L. Browne shines as a creative lighthouse
To hear Mahogany L. Browne's story is to not only understand more about the substantive work of an acclaimed artist but also to unearth something deeper about the importance of claiming your own voice. Her courage to face her fears has gifted us with meaningful writing, a platform she's leveraged to encourage and elevate so many other voices. On the verge of releasing her new novel, Chlorine Sky, she sat with us to share the power of lighthouses in her own life and the light she's trying to shine for others.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | a month ago
The Naked & Famous face the Resistance and find Recover(y)
We're not sure how Alisa Xayalith or Thom Powers crafted something so meaningfully synthetic, but their new album is a heartening, even healing listen. This episode features an honest conversation with The Naked & Famous about how meaningful art can somehow emerge from a season of loss and confusion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
William Fitzsimmons reflects on the shaping power of fear and friction
There's no way to make this more palatable: friction is essential to creativity. This episode of The Resistance features an honest conversation with acclaimed singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons, an artist who has learned the connective value from allowing friction to do its work.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Brooke Waggoner on the discernment required for risk and rest
This episode of the Resistance features an honest conversation with acclaimed musician Brooke Waggoner about the tension of when to stop and start, when to move forward and how to let go. There are no right answers, but there are meaningful questions asked and Brooke has much to teach us based on the journey she's taken.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Singer-songwriter Mindy Smith on criticism and the Resistance
Fortitude and fragility are strange bedfellows, but singer-songwriter Mindy Smith says both are essential to her craft as a songwriter. It's a mix we all need if we seek to do the work before us. To chase the dream, to bring about the imagined, to pin down the evasive—we must enter the fragility of the unknown and walk it out with an unfounded confidence.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Award-winning poet Li-Young Lee on the need to face Resistance
Our conversation with award-winning poet Li-Young Lee opened our eyes to new layers of Resistance—a fearful proposition—even as we were also reminded of the maturation and growth possible when we face it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton on the boundaries needed for his positive, creative energy
As one half of renowned electronic duo Thievery Corporation, Eric Hilton (along with his musical partner Rob Garza) is responsible for a massive catalog spanning the last quarter century. He's influenced an entire generation of producers and DJs and with three solo releases slated for 2020, he remains as busy as ever as an artist. It's all a result of his optimistic outlook—one he works hard to maintain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind on her struggles with time management and solitude
Sarah Siskind's vulnerability as a songwriter is also what makes for such meaningful conversation. As a parent, she struggles to manage family and career. As an artist, she's hungry for the time and space to create. As a single woman, she wrestles with being alone for the first time in her life. Her willingness to share from these wells allow her to connect and offer hope in ways that few artist can.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Singer-songwriter Rosi Golan on the fears that loom larger than ever
Despite Rosi Golan's 12 years in the music industry, the Israeli-born singer-songwriter says some fears loom larger than ever before. From the vulnerability of releasing personal material, to the fear of getting lost in the shuffle, to the worries of living up to expectations, Rosi swims in the Resistance in several forms. Fortunately, she's mentally wired to push back against such doubts, a songstress always keen to try new things.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | 6 months ago
John Mark McMillan details a 10-year descent into doubt and confusion
How can you give away what you've lost? On this episode, singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan details the Resistance he faced during a 10-year descent into doubt and confusion while serving a fan base searching for answers and meaning.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | 6 months ago
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown discusses reward versus resistance
Our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown is one about reward and resistance. It asks tough questions about how far the burning heart inside can carry a person. Is a sense of calling enough? What if the rewards aren't there when we believe we need them? Brown has earned his Pulitzer (and then some) but it required a long lean into lonely spaces.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
Zach Williams (The Lone Bellow) fights the pressure to please others
Zach Williams is worried about what you will think of him. Aren't most of us? The latest episode of The Resistance is all about this tension and how it affects the creative life of Zach Williams and his bandmates (Kanene Donehey Pipkin, Brian Elmquist) in The Lone Bellow. Even after several acclaimed albums, Zach says he's learning to set aside others' expectations in order to craft the art he's called to make.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Alex Ebert discusses the steep cost of following his own creative interests
For the last two-plus decades, Alex Ebert has stayed the creative course, a prime example of an artist who does what he feels. That might sound like an enjoyable path, but as Alex shares his story, it's fraught with industry questions, critical backlash, and a general sense of loneliness. In short, a commitment to making art on one's own terms comes with a heavy cost.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13 minutes | 8 months ago
Pandemics and the challenge of being present
In the midst of a global pandemic and being quarantined with our own makeshift home studios, we thought it appropriate to process this greater reality of Resistance that we all face these days. It's hard to find the positive in such a negative situation, but if we're present, we can face the Resistance even in these darker days.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
Sierra Hull faces real Resistance despite such early successes
What role does Resistance play for an artist who has achieved so much so early? To hear Sierra Hull tell her story, she's experienced as much Resistance as ever as she's released her latest album—the stunning masterwork known as 25 Trips. From industry hurdles to lessons learned about believing her own voice, Sierra's proof that the Resistance hits all of us equally. There's never a way around it, only through it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
Film composer Nathan Johnson (Knives Out) on his creative sandbox approach
Film composer Nathan Johnson (Knives Out, Looper, Kill the Messenger) says he's always ready to jump. As a lover of creative challenge, Nathan says the key to being able to make that leap is a willingness to say yes to what you don't know how to do. It's that sort of "anything goes" approach that's allowed Johnson to craft such inspired and innovative compositions that bolster his cinematic projects in such rare, beautiful ways.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7 minutes | 9 months ago
The Resistance: A Reintroduction
After a several month break, The Resistance is back with some exciting changes to announce! Listen in to hear more about the program going forward and what's in store for this next step in the journey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | a year ago
Grammy-winning bluesman Fantastic Negrito shares his dramatic victories over resistance
It was immediately clear that Fantastic Negrito would close our first season of The Resistance once we began our conversation. Here was a man speaking—nay, preaching—from a lifetime of hard-fought battles with resistance. Record label woes. A car accident and ensuing coma. The inability to use his hand—to literally make music. Relearning it all after his supposed prime had passed him by.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16 minutes | a year ago
Reflecting on the Resistance: Glen Phillips (Bonus)
Join Matt Conner, host of The Resistance, and Jay Kirkpatrick, audio engineer, as they reflect on the most recent guest conversation—this time with Glen Phillips, solo artist and front man for Toad The Wet Sprocket.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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