The Dreaded Question show

The Dreaded Question

Summary: All artists have experienced it: the dread of being asked the simple question, “So, what are you up to?” The truth is, we all have an answer, but so few of us feel like we have the right answer. On this podcast, we’ll ask some brave artists this dreaded question, and we’ll unpack the different ways they find fulfillment inside and outside of their artistic field.


 Doing It Also with Lili Torre and Maggie McNeil! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:27

In this special bonus episode, Lili chats with Maggie McNeil of M-Power Studios about the exciting changes coming up in the next round of Doing It Also!

 Unpacking Season 3 with Lili Torre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:33

In the final episode of season 3, Lili shares what she's been up to, unpacks some themes from season 3, thrashes on some things that have been on her mind, and shares an exciting announcement!

 Combining Artistry and Coffee with Jackie Nguyen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:54

Lili talks with Jackie Nguyen, owner of Cafe Cà Phê coffee shop in Kansas City! They discuss how Jackie used #tourlife to prepare to open her own coffee shop, how she pivoted after her tour was unexpectedly cancelled due to COVID, and how she thinks about her career as an artist and entrepreneur.

 Stories Are Universal with Jennifer Pernia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:29

Lili talks with Jennifer Pernia, actor, host of The Bold Type podcast, and volunteer for HOLA. They discuss her work with HOLA, why she started The Bold Type podcast, and what she’s learned along the way, as well as the importance of intersectionality in change-making work.

 Shining a Light with Erin Williams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:16

Lili talks with Erin Williams, founder of Erin's Faces and host of Beauty Full Stories podcast. They discuss how Erin began her parallel career journey, the inspiration behind her podcast, and her hopes for the future of Erin's Faces.

 Positive Creativity with Elyssa Nicole Trust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:15

Lili chats with Elyssa Nicole Trust: actor, playwright, co-host of Positive Creativity podcast, founder of Ahava Theatre Company, and children's book author. They discuss her new book, Daisy Moves to America, the pros and cons of the expectation that actors need to be writers, and all of the amazing things she's shipping!

 Collaboration Over Competition with Tim Russell and Jenna Pastuszek of Innovative Voice Studio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:46

Lili chats with Tim Russell and Jenna Pastuszek, co-founders of Innovative Voice Studio. They discuss the best ways to find a business partner for your parallel career, and how they've managed to continuously innovate for their clients throughout the pandemic.

 Mastering All Trades with Emmett Grosland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:32

Lili talks with Emmett Grosland, Actor, Artist, Trans Advocate, and Maker of things. They discuss what it's been like filming during this time, what it means to be a Jack of All Trades as a multi-hyphenate artist, and collaboration.

 Opening Doors with Hannah Richter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:23

Lili chats with Hannah Richter: actor, dog trainer, and author of 2 books on dog training! They discuss how Hannah followed her interests to start a parallel career in dog training, the different experiences she's had in her career as a dog trainer vs. her acting career, and how constraints help her writing process.

 Human First, Actor Second with Viveca Chow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:36

Lili chats with Viveca Chow: actor, graphics nerd, Photoshop lover, and aesthetic queen. They discuss how to curate your social media experience, how Viveca intertwines her variety of skills with her artistry, and how to lead with humanity.

 Expose Your Skills with Jen Waldman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:44

Lili welcomes Jen Waldman back to TDQ to discuss what Jen's looking forward to in 2021, some amazing social media hacks, The Dip vs. burnout, and what change making things we can expect from JWS Online in 2021!

 Reflecting on 2020 with Peter Shepherd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:33

Lili welcomes Peter Shepherd back to TDQ! Peter is a coach, co-host of The Long and the Short Of It podcast, and the creator of Reveal Lab. They reflect on 2020 and discuss ways to bring our lessons and our joys into 2021.

 Watering the Seeds with Super Smack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:13

Lili chats with Super Smack, a multi-hyphenate artist and product manager, about the twists and turns of his artistic journey, and about balancing his work life with his art.

 Intention Plus Energy with Nicole Vande Zande | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:07

Lili talks with Nicole Vande Zande, actor and creator of Rewired Healing. They discuss Nicole's career and spiritual journeys, as well as how this time has encouraged her to change the way she was going about her parallel career.

 Serving the Community with Carey Blackburn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:28

Lili chats with Carey Blackburn: actor and Licensed Independent Healthcare Agent. They discuss how Carey has used this time to help artists learn more about healthcare, and they discuss tips for getting enrolled in health insurance for 2021. Open enrollment ends Dec. 15, 2020!


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