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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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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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.

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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

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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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November 9, 2020 43 min

Thank you to my guest Graham Brown of Sonder Immersive Theatre

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October 25, 2020 26 min

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“Closing Time” by Scott Taylor
Read by Amanda Angerbauer
Episode Photography by Katie Plott
Episode music “Fragments of Bangkok” by Eugenio Mininni

“In the Telling” is moving to a bi-weekly release schedule. With 21 episodes in Season 1 during 2019 and already over 30 more full length episodes added during season 2 in 2020 , I’m excited to release consistent content in a more easy to consume flow. You can expect two new epis...

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October 18, 2020 37 min

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Guest Erin Hayes gives a fabulous introduction to the paper art of quilling and shares how starting an art in quarantine has led her to a new talent and business.

Even though Erin still fights against feelings of Imposter Syndrome, she works on her art every day. She was interested in starting quilling almost twenty years ago, but it wasn’t until she got quarantined and picked up a simple little tool that she began her be...

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October 11, 2020 35 min

Guest Dylan Mazziotti, host of the Your Cre8tivity Podcast, talks about all aspects of creativity and gives a nice introduction to his show. Our conversation ranges widely over all things creative, including taking care of a good group of people who take care of you, how to find creative renewal, the importance of mentors and inspiration, tools for creation. Dylan, a natural introvert, has had his own personal life transformed by s...

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October 5, 2020 43 min

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Guest Sarah Shippobotham talks about the curiosity, playfulness, math and mimicry of accents and dialects. We talk about the maths or substitutions. We talk about the thinking sounds, or the hesitation sound, the rhythm of a dialect, shifts in pitch and the placement of the face or the oral posture. We also talk about why it’s important to find the fun part in sounding authentic.

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September 27, 2020 25 min

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Guest Makayla Keate shares insights on poetry creation, performance, soul space and vulnerability in this special milestone episode. I am a huge Makayla Keate fan so we had extensive tangent conversations during our interview. You should absolutely check out all the very informative details Makayla dishes out on monetization and being discovered on Tik Tok in the bonus content of “In the Telling” on YouTube. 

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