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The Compass

The Compass is a podcast that asks: What do artists do to keep themselves from going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they may be creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire income from their art? Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.
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Dec 15, 2017

I recently got to see an early screening of Steven Spielberg's "The Post", it was a very powerful film about the First Amendment and, as the blurb says, "A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government." I recorded a talkback after the film with the cast (including Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks) and the casting director about the film and learning from history before it repeats itself. Check back next week for a new full episode of The Compass Podcast! Become a Patron.

Dec 8, 2017

The Compass Podcast, Episode 101: Rivka Rivera is now online! Actor Rivka Rivera shares her experiences with the dark side, her work with Irondale Ensemble Project including a program that builds conversation and empathy between law enforcement officers and community members, her latest filmmaking project, recovering from an eating disorder, and finding balance. www.rivkarivera.com

Dec 1, 2017

The 100th Episode Live Event (which occurred 11/19/17 in NYC): Actor, choreographer, director, and teacher Jesse. J. Perez shares his experiences with the dark side, how he's expanded his definition of who he is as an artist and the opportunities that have opened up to him because of it, collaboration, learning to say no, and the importance of honest conversations as a teacher. Featuring musical guest Samora Pinderhughes (around 1hr 4mins, originally featured on Ep. 49), and song and podcast theme by Brendan Spieth (song at the start of the podcast, originally featured on Ep. 4). Thank you to everyone who has made these first 100 episodes possible! If you would like support the ongoing production of The Compass Podcast, please visit our Patreon page!

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