On the creative process and growing older: a conversation with Jill Benedict

In her mid 20’s, Jill Benedict quit writing. When Covid crashed into our lives, she clawed her way back to the creative path. Jill reads two stories for today’s show. The first is about the shocking reawakening of the creative process. The second engages in a very honest way with that looming pivot point we all must face, turning 30. LISTEN NOW AT ANCHOR.FM You can follow Jill on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/writerwithoutacause/

Words and Music Live with John Grecia: The Thom Williams Experience, fragment 12

Season 2, episode 5. Dave and Jim talk with musician / songwriter John Grecia, a student of Thom Williams, about their songwriting collaboration and the rediscovery of a cache of songs they wrote back in the day. We discover the revelatory power of music, how it can speak to our contemporary moment, spanning years and bridging lives. The show includes the following Grecia/Williams demos: She Danced, January, If Wishes Were Rain, Slide, and Miranda. LISTEN NOW at ANCHOR.FM

Show 18. Walk Outside, Shut the Door: Ski and the Golden Retriever in Human Form look back on season 1 and experiment forward

Dave and Jim check-in and reflect on season 1, recapping highlights, insights, and lessons learned. We hope this podcast has made this difficult year a little easier to endure. We know it has for us. LISTEN NOW at ANCHOR.FM

Coming soon in 2021, season 2 of Podula Rasa…until then, season’s greetings and happy new year! To show your support for what we’ve been doing, we ask that you make an end-of-year contribution to the Thomas Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Thom Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Principal John Beltrante
Marple Newtown Senior High School
120 Media Line Road Newtown Square, PA 19073

Extras

Also featured in the show, here’s our cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” Dave on lead vocal and all guitars, Jim on bass, drums, keys, and second vocal.

Show 17. Our House: The Thom Williams Experience, fragment 10

Jim interviews Dave Forman, a student of Thom’s. In the conversation, you’ll hear about the influence TW had on Dave’s public speaking and leadership skills, and we get the full back story on the political book Dave published (in high school!) with the help of Thom and Maury Joseph, who sold songs on-demand to raise funds for the project.

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Extras

Here’s the Amazon link to David Forman’s book Our House: A Young Man’s Plan for America.