Podcast #3: The War of Art

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After 30-40 hours of work (and an unfortunate technical glitch) I am exhausted and proud to release this latest episode of the podcast. This is a big jump up in ambitiousness from the last two episodes; I hope you enjoy it!

In this episode I read through excerpts from "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield, which is one of my favorite books about creativity.

I composed and produced all the music in this episode. Some of it will be familiar to Newgrounders. ;)

The sound of the ocean is courtesy of freesound.org: https://freesound.org/people/Slanesh/sounds/31762/

Sound recording of Gerald Ford’s Inauguration Ceremony is courtesy of C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?8670-1/president-gerald-fords-inaugural-ceremony

Purchase "The War of Art" via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Winning-Creative-Battle/dp/1501260626

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Nice work

This was nice work you have here, it was really long but was a good listen to it, I dont normally check out these podcasts but this one was pretty good, really long though, your voice work is really good and the sound quality is pretty nice, but anyways nice work.

Make more of these maybe a tad bit shorter though.


BenTibbetts responds:

Thank you! Working on another episode, but it's on the backburner until December.

I don't listen to podcasts normally but this was different. You maintained my interest from start to end. If something motivates me like this did, I appreciate it from the heart. Great content, music was spot on.

BenTibbetts responds:

Thanks a lot, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Resistance... just that word sums it all up so perfectly. First few moments in I felt the revelations seething through, explaining why... pretty much everything about everything about my persona. Such a simple concept, and single dividing line between the commoner and the commercial artist. That it all lies in will more than skill's been clear along time but... resistance. That just put everything into place somehow. Hope to better myself; jump on the right path after this. Become a pro... or more importantly: feel accomplished, no matter which path I pursue. :) Overcome resistance and live free.

This might be that real eye-opening life-changing podcast right here! Great summary; slices of wisdom. All voiced with great clarity that seems to enhance the message even more.


BenTibbetts responds:

Good to know this was useful for you, cd. Best of luck with your struggle against resistance; remember it's a war, not a battle.

I read Pressfield's book awhile back and the passages you picked were spot on. Great voicing, music complimented the subject matter perfectly.

BenTibbetts responds:

Thank you!

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4.29 / 5.00

Dec 31, 2017
8:52 PM EST
File Info
94.7 MB
41 min 24 sec

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