Emilio Sparks is a radio personality, producer, and podcaster who has seen more good fortune and breaks come his way through his life so far and has built up a cult fanbase of average joes and industry insiders alike. But being able to be involved in cool projects and become friends with higher-ups in an industry you love possibly only gets you so far when you keep weighing it over the idea of taking more steady work that pays well, but that might not be your passion. That's the central theme of today's episode. While we do jump around a little, I hope that by the time you finish this episode you will have perhaps a newfound understanding of what it's like to hustle and want to do what you want on your own terms and the choices you have to make along the way.
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Next Episode: Dec 14th
Daniel Kibblesmith is a current writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and former writer/editor for The Onion and Clickhole. This episode we discuss The Late Show's live Election Night Special and how it changed on-the-fly as the results started coming in and the tone of the night changed, what it was like writing surreal ad copy for Groupon, helping launch Clickhole, the importance of world-building in comedy, getting to write for Valiant Comics, and much more!
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Me on Twitter: @MightyVin
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Next Episode drops November 30th!
Dimitri Simakis is the co-founder of internet video collective Everything is Terrible and current head of short-form video for Super Deluxe. If you have ever seen a weird clip online of some insane stranger danger after school special, bizarre infomercial, religious children's show, or anything that could be traced back to a VHS tape of long forgotten nonsense, Everything is Terrible probably had something to do with it. This episode we discuss the role of re-contextualizing these old clips, the earnestness of the original creators, the importance of realizing everyone is just as stupid as everyone else, using curation and editing to tell social commentary, and more.
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Next episode: November 16th