In the Telling

In the Telling

Exploring the art and craft of storytelling along the Wasatch front with filmmakers, theatre artists, writers, fine artists, musicians and more. Produced and hosted by Liz Christensen.

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January 3, 2022 19 min

To celebrate reaching 75 episodes, I wanted to release something special in collaboration with my Patreon community. Enjoy this quirky, charming radio play, in the style of an after-school special. Four kids who use a chicken coop for a clubhouse learn how to succeed, support each other, and stand up for what’s right.

Club Idiot is four middle schoolers’ self-imposed punishment for destroying their last
club’s treehouse. Now forced t...

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Artist Jo Holbook has some advice about commissioning art, working in multiple styles, and speaking up for your art. They studied art at the University of Utah and they love telling a story through art. You can follow their art on Instagram @j.margaret.arts

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December 6, 2021 57 min

Actor Brandon Green and actress Kate Williams debate whether acting is creative or interpretive. Brandon’s hot take? Acting is perhaps the least creative part of making theatre. If you want to get your acting theory, creative nerd, art philosopher's jam on, then this is the discussion for you. 

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October 25, 2021 42 min

Male model Ethan Kartchner and I discuss modeling, including posing, self care, self esteem, industry expectations, not hating getting your photo taken, and when you call yourself an artist.

Ethan Kartchner is an actor and model represented by McCarty Talent Agency. Follow him on Instagram to see his work and check him out on IMDB.

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October 10, 2021 39 min

I sit down with author Becca Rose to ask her about cover art, being a female writer of color in the fantasy genre, different pen names, how writing isn’t stressful, and completing a manuscript in a four-day weekend.

Rebecca Roberts ( Becca Rose) was raised in South Pasadena, California. She spent most of her time lost in fictional worlds. Starting with the classics and Shakespeare, she discovered fantasy and paranormal fiction in Mi...

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September 28, 2021 38 min

Blake Casselman is the Programming Director for the Salt Lake City FanX Convention. We talk about trends in fandoms, how panels and stage acts are selected for the convention, and about Blake’s work as an author and screenwriter.

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May 17, 2021 1 min

Episode 69 Betsy Couture is special, more on that in a minute. A quick announcement before we dive in. In the Telling is going on break for the whole summer. I’m starting a Master’s Degree in English on June 1st, which I’m pretty excited for and nervous about. In the Telling will be back in September after I’ve gotten a solid grasp of my program. However, I didn’t want to leave you for such a long break without a lovely parting gif...

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May 17, 2021 49 min

Austin Slade Perry, author and drag queen, talks about Sapphire Rose, the Crown Princess of the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire, and how he got started in drag, and what it takes to prep for a performance.

You can follow Sapphire Rose on Instagram
Check out the website for the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire
Here is the link for the Collective Humanity Anthology Austin talks about in the Interview

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April 30, 2021 44 min

Elizabeth Suggs uses cosplay to Bookstagram and shows how reading doesn’t have to be so serious. You’ll probably hear in my voice how much I’m a fan of Elizabeth Suggs creativity and energy. She’s involved in a lot of pursuits, I can relate, and she’s an effervescent delight as she talks about her passion for inhabiting a character and encouraging people to read indie authors. We talk about impatience in learning some new type of c...

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April 14, 2021 40 min

The public face of the Empowering Tools coalition and the driving artistic and organizational force behind The Reclaimers Podcast talks about gaslighting, conflict resolution, and using edu-tainment to help the abused and neglected navigate healing through stories of empathy set in a sci-fi future.

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President of the League of Utah Writers, author John M. Olsen, gives an in-depth look at the League, its chapters, and annual events. We talk about what editing consists of, when labels are not useful, the importance of the word yet, motivations to keep writing, deciding what to focus on, and the genre of Mormon Steampunk. He shares his process for planning, writing, and editing his manuscripts.

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March 15, 2021 42 min

Widely known in the Wasatch Front Theatre circuit as a director, choreographer, and the writer behind “Pirated Penzance,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Jingle Jacks,” and “Five Carols for Christmas,” Jim took me on a deep dive through his approach to directing gave me some glimpses into his work as a choreographer and writer.

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March 1, 2021 43 min

What’s your favorite genre? Dungeons and Dragons storyteller and fantasy/black-ops author Burke J. Grooms dives into the useful conventions and expectations of story genres, mashups, and how to break out of genre limits while still delivering what you’ve promised.

We talk about the hero with a thousand faces, westerns, space operas, superhero, fantasy, war, Marvel, DC, LOTR, Warhammer, DND, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, War ...

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February 15, 2021 42 min

Inspirational art model Bob Sagers teaches me about modeling for inspirational art, primarily paintings depicting scenes from the Bible and posing as Jesus.

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February 1, 2021 39 min

Voiceover Actor BJ Whimpey talks about narrating audiobooks through ACX. We dig deep into the technical process and artistry of voiceover work. BJ shares fun characters, voices, and impressions, as well as key tips for performing, recording, and editing.

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January 15, 2021 41 min

Tattoo artist Jamie Stocks talks about her journey to tattoo artistry from painting with her grandmother, past her first tattoo, through apprenticing, practicing on pigskin, and now to her full-time work at A Wicked Sensation where she does mandala, portraiture, and memorial pieces and self-harm cover-ups.

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January 1, 2021 39 min

Tito Livas talks about why he prefers writing under pressure, how he visualizes the story, and what he considers to be a success as a playwright. Tito is a playwright and actor of color and we spend some time talking about what that means, whose stories are being told, who is telling them, and what kind of misrepresentation traditionally occurs on theatrical stages.

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December 15, 2020 39 min

Show guest Jennifer Marco shares vocal technique, business tips, and the ins and outs of making a living off singing. She has been a successful, full-time singer for two decades, singing in studio, covering other artists for various DJs and YouTube channels, and coaching other vocalists.

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December 1, 2020 46 min

Chaska dance talks fire-dancing, Samba Fogo, Jewelry-making, and wanting to live.

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November 23, 2020 55 min

Show Notes:

Shawn Paulsen has an amazing story. He came to hypnosis from stand up comedy, but then got his doctorate degree in psychology to have more understanding about what he was doing with his shows. He also became a licensed therapist. When Shawn became blind, he figured out what he could do to keep performing. He is an author and motivational speaker. He’s intelligent and articulate, and he approaches his show with the expert...

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