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The John Crinan Podcast
Join me as I chat with makers and creators about their work and their craft! A new episode every fortnight.
Apr 28, 2020
Michael David Wilson
In this episode I chat with professional writer, podcaster, and editor, Michael David Wilson! https://www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/ THE GIRL IN THE VIDEO is available now! https://www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/books/the-girl-in-the-video/ * 00:02:24 - Intro * 00:05:10 - Setting goals * 00:10:00 - Advertisement * 00:10:30 - Hawk & Cleaver's The Other Stories - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts * 00:17:10 - Michael's opening question on This Is Horror podcast * 00:22:00 - How long do you spend researching guests? * 00:28:40 - Structuring your day * 00:30:40 - Learning Japanese * 00:35:45 - Differences in our approaches to learning * 00:41:35 - Writing for audio * 00:51:50 - Japanese-Language Proficiency Test - https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/levelsummary.html * 00:57:00 - Chris Morris and the nature of celebrity * 01:06:10 - THE GIRL IN THE VIDEO * 01:15:30 - This Is Horror - http://thisishorror.co.uk/ Selected links from this episode: * Off Track on The Other Stories - https://play.acast.com/s/theotherstories/32248359-b569-4208-9127-07d5c965ae54 * The Tim Ferriss Show - https://tim.blog/podcast/ * Anki decks - https://apps.ankiweb.net/ * Pimsleur Japanese Language - https://www.pimsleur.com/learn-japanese * WaniKani - https://www.wanikani.com/ * Chris Morris - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0606439/ * The Day Shall Come - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7078658/ * Michael's Twitter - https://twitter.com/wilsonthewriter * Michael's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wilsonthewriter/ Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan. An extended version of this conversation is available exclusively to patrons!
1 hr 27 min
Oct 31, 2019
In this episode I chat with stand-up comedian, Richard Brown! https://twitter.com/RichieJBrown * 02:30 - Memories of Richard’s first ever stand-up gig * 04:50 - Stage fright * 06:30 - How long does it take to write a bit? * 07:40 - Is there is such a thing as a general audience? * 10:00 - Scripted or unscripted? * 11:15 - Describe your act * 13:35 - The Edinburgh Fringe * 14:20 - Writing next year’s show * 17:55 - How do you write a joke? * 22:50 - Has your approaching to writing changed over the years? * 24:40 - Reviews * 27:10 - How to put on your first Fringe show * 28:40 - The Comedy Underground - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00073gl * 32:20 - Being on TV * 36:00 - Dealing with hecklers * 37:50 - What do you do before going onstage? * 39:00 - Comedy that offends * 40:50 - How do I become funnier? Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan.
Sep 23, 2019
Zoë Rose Smith
In this episode I chat with writer and podcaster, Zoë Rose Smith (aka Zobo with a Shotgun)! https://zobowithashotgun.com/ * 00:02:55 - How do you watch films differently now as a critic? * 00:07:50 - Learning the language of film * 00:10:45 - What happens if you change your mind about a movie? * 00:13:10 - Do you watch a film more than once? * 00:15:20 - How do you get so much done? * 00:26:35 - Zoë's approach to social media * 00:36:15 - The differences between Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * 00:42:00 - Dealing with unwanted attention * 00:44:45 - The Unrated Cut - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB3wLHPqGiivii9v6Q2pYyr1C94ubGIJt * 00:49:30 - Sharing non-horror content on social media * 00:52:30 - Being on camera * 00:55:30 - Overcoming social anxiety * 00:59:25 - Zoë's Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zobowithashotgun Selected links from this episode: * The Bay - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1713476/ * Lords of Chaos - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4669296/ * The Devil's Candy - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4935372/ * Google Calendar - https://www.google.com/calendar * Asana - https://asana.com/ * Evernote - https://evernote.com/ * OmniFocus - https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus * A Nice Chianti - http://anicechianti.com/ * Zobo With A Shotgun Podcast - https://zobowithashotgun.podbean.com/ * Moss Photographic - https://www.instagram.com/mossphoto_models/ * SCREAM - https://www.screamhorrormag.com/ * Zoë's Twitter - https://twitter.com/zobowithshotgun * Zoë's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zobowithashotgun * Zoë's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zobowithashotgun/ Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan.
1 hr 13 min
Sep 9, 2019
Timo Henderson's Dancing With The Duchess
In this episode I chat with returning guest, Timo Henderson! Timo is a multi-instrumentalist composer and we chat about the creation of his latest track, Dancing with the Duchess. http://timohenderson.com/ Listen to Timo's first appearance on The John Crinan Podcast here: http://johncrinan.libsyn.com/the-john-crinan-podcast-with-timo-henderson-episode-01. Listen to John Crinan's The Iron Duchess on The Other Stories podcast here: https://play.acast.com/s/theotherstories/34.1ironduchess. Selected links from this episode: * The Art of Composing - https://www.artofcomposing.com/categories/podcast * Sibelius - https://www.avid.com/sibelius * Conlon Nancarrow - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conlon_Nancarrow * Reaper - https://www.reaper.fm/ * Orchestral Template for Reaper - http://otr.storyteller.im/ * EastWest Hollywood Orchestra - http://www.soundsonline.com/hollywood-orchestra * Morphit - https://www.toneboosters.com/tb_morphit_v1.html * Timo on Twitter - https://twitter.com/HendersonTimo * Timo on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/timohenderson/ Full versions of all music samples in this episode can be found at https://soundcloud.com/timohenderson/sets/dancing-with-the-duchess. Please support The John Crinan Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan. All post-production and music by Timo Henderson.
Aug 26, 2019
Do The Work (Bonus Episode)
In this bonus episode, I chat about my key takeaways from Steven Pressfield's book about overcoming Resistance in your creative work, Do The Work. Future bonus episodes will be available exclusively to patrons. Find out more at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan.
Aug 12, 2019
In this episode, I chat with writer and podcaster, Daniel Willcocks! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/ A very special thanks to my new patrons: Sarah Hazell, Luke Kondor, and Ben Errington! Find out more at https://www.patreon.com/johncrinan! 03:45 - 20BooksTo50k Edinburgh 06:15 - Meet people who are doing the thing you're doing 09:30 - Going full time 13:30 - Do you measure your words per day? 15:00 - Dan's deathbed trick 17:28 - The Caitlin Chronicles - https://www.danielwillcocks.com/books-2 20:40 - Writing in someone else's universe 25:00 - Planning a book series 31:20 - Interesting characters 33:05 - Writing collaborations 39:40 - Short stories 42:55 - Great Writers Share - https://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts
Jul 29, 2019
In this episode, I chat with with writer, filmmaker, and podcaster, Luke Kondor! http://www.lukekondor.com/ http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/ 02:08 - It’s early… What have you accomplished already today? 04:40 - The universal slap in the face 06:26 - What Luke studied at Uni 08:00 - Luke’s early projects at Uni 13:18 - Where Luke grew up 15:00 - It’s our job as creators to experience as much as possible 19:12 - Luke’s superpower 19:37 - Luke’s Massive Storytelling Podcast Thing 21:20 - Everybody should start a podcast 25:25 - The 7-day story challenge 29:30 - Writing Short Horror Stories minicourse 32:25 - Hawk & Cleaver - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/ 37:00 - How The Other Stories are made 41:30 - Keith - https://vimeo.com/125879832 50:25 - Giving projects time to breathe 51:30 - Writing Advices - http://www.lukekondor.com/blog/2019/6/3/writing-advices-my-new-podcast
1 hr 3 min
Jul 15, 2019
In this episode, I chat with writer and actor, Hannah Mariska! https://twitter.com/hannah_mariska https://www.instagram.com/hannahmariska/ * 03:14 - First day at the writer’s retreat * 06:50 - Reading to an audience * 08:54 - What was the daily routine like at the retreat? * 10:16 - Daily word goals * 13:38 - Wattpad - https://www.wattpad.com/story/119004990-short-horror-stories * 16:24 - Inspiration * 18:15 - The benefits of silence * 19:55 - People watching * 21:37 - Do you start a story with a character in mind? * 24:55 - How does your acting experience inform your writing? * 29:30 - Happy Place - https://youtu.be/sdPL6gu3D9g * 30:00 - Crying on cue * 31:37 - Losing yourself in a character * 32:28 - Dancing * 33:25 - Acting on stage * 34:24 - Dealing with fear
Jul 1, 2019
In this episode, I chat with Timo Henderson. Timo is a multi-instrumentalist composer and sound designer who specialises in music for media. http://timohenderson.com/ * 0:01:40 - Welcome to the podcast, Timo! * 0:04:00 - Timo describes his studio * 0:06:12 - On playing many musical instruments * 0:10:30 - First experience in a recording studio * 0:11:42 - The Purple Felts and playing the trumpet * 0:13:10 - How Timo learns a new instrument * 0:17:20 - The music scene in Perth, Scotland * 0:20:48 - Timo's Left 4 Dead 2 music mod * 0:25:48 - Making the Future Labs Music System Demo * 0:28:51 - Essential tools and gear * 0:31:44 - How Timo writes a new track * 0:41:08 - What time of day do you write music? * 0:42:28 - Make something every day * 0:45:28 - Procrastination * 0:46:44 - How do you remember your ideas? * 0:47:38 - Originality in our work * 0:50:27 - Metempsychosis * 0:52:20 - What's wrong with prog? * 0:56:30 - What's next? What's your dream project? * 1:00:04 - On not being included in the school orchestra * 1:04:00 - Timo's hilarious John Crinan theme tune Selected links from this episode: * EastWest Hollywood Choirs * Bar Room Crawl * Red Pine Timber Company * The Rude Boys * Hammerhand * The Counter Culture Collective * Adobe Premiere Pro * Phaser 3 * Reaper * Sibelius * The Art of Composing podcast * Iron Duchess by John Crinan * EastWest Hollywood Orchestra * Atomic Habits by James Clear Support the podcast: Twitter Instagram Facebook Patreon All post-production and music by Timo Henderson.
1 hr 11 min
Jun 30, 2019
In this minisode, I welcome you to the podcast and describe what to expect from future episodes. Twitter Instagram Facebook Patreon All post-production and music by Timo Henderson.