Story and Horse

Story and Horse

Enjoy meeting creatively-spirted guests & hearing about their lives and stories. New episode posted each Saturday. Produced by


November 5, 2022 47 min

The Universal Language of Music with Asher Laub
Join Asher and me in a delightful conversation about his journey as a professional violinist who breaks with traditional boundaries and forges new paths. Asher shares about his creative process, the power of improvisation, and his vision about music as a common language that can bridge differences and form new connections between people.

Asher Laub's Bio:
Asher began classical violin...

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You Never Know What You Might Learn with Nancy Napier
Today we welcome Nancy Napier for a creative conversation about her love of learning and her work as an academic entrepreneur. Nancy particularly enjoys doing the early research into new fields of study, and we discuss how she sees connections and blends knowledge across disciplines. She also shares about being a beginner in fiction writing, and her work starting the first intern...

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October 22, 2022 42 min

Inventing Games with Kevin Carrol

Pickles, penguins and dice! Join me and Kevin Carrol, tabletop game inventor, professional speaker and facilitator, for a lively conversation about the power of creative game play. Kevin shares his personal journey into the world of game invention, gives tips for getting started if you have an idea for a tabletop game, and we talk about effective and persuasive communication too.

Kevin Carroll's...

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October 15, 2022 42 min

The DNA of Story with DP Knudten
How do you discover, craft and communicate the "completely true / completely you" brand you already are? Join DP and me to learn about using the "key three" to unlock your personal brand,. We explore insights from his books Nonfiction Brand and ROTOMA - the ROI of Social Media "Top of Mind," and DP shares about own journey in self branding.  Along with being an author and bran...

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The Impulse to Write with Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Ashley joins us from Sydney, Australia to talk about writing, identity and travel. We explore her personal story of moving from Canada, being an outsider in a new culture and her family's Armenian history, which was the inspiration for her first book, My Name is Revenge: A novella and collected essays.  Ashley loves the craft in the creation of story, and offers ideas for how to ac...

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October 1, 2022 36 min

Fire and Clay with Alan Potter
Join Alan and me as we discuss his amazing animal sculptures that are created using RAKU, an ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique. We talk about his technique, a special teacher, and how pressure helps him get into the creative flow. He shares what to do when a sculpture doesn't work out as planned, and what his working studio is like.  We also get to hear about Wade the Raven, a special ceram...

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September 24, 2022 50 min

Create a Way with Wendy Fedan

Today we are joined by full-time freelance illustrator/designer Wendy Fedan. Wendy shares about her creative process, how she got started drawing, and about her publishing business Create-a-Way Design & Publishing. If you could use some inspiration to get your book self-published, Wendy can help guide and support you through the process!

Wendy Fedan's Bio:
Wendy Fedan is a full-time freelance il...

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September 17, 2022 35 min

No Limits with Sherry Eichberger

Sherry joins us for an inspirational conversation about creativity, entrepreneurship and her creative business consultant work supporting business owners. She shares her own journey in starting original businesses, and offers ideas about how to be open to what comes your way - yes and!

If you could use some inspiration for your business, Sherry has a special offer of a two hour, intensive, one-on-one,...

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September 10, 2022 40 min

The Power of Play with Mike Montague
Join Mike and I as we talk about the importance of playfulness, his podcast Playful Humans, and ways to keep the creative spirit of play alive in everyday life. Mike is a Game Show Host, Public Speaker, as well as a Podcaster, and has been a radio DJ, web designer, and karaoke host. In addition to the Playful Humans Podcast, Mike hosts the How to Succeed Podcast for sales and business leaders. We...

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September 3, 2022 33 min

You Can Be Anything with Reyshan Parker

Meet Reyshan Parker, the Executive Producer and Host of the Food & Travel Docu-Series “Beyond the Check." We talk about the show, his adorable dogs Sugar and Bones, and Reyshan's creative process. Then we are joined by several puppets, including the cat Snips, as we learn inside information about a new project for kids currently in post production! 

Reyshan Parker's Bio:
Beyond ...

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The Rhythm of Creativity with Fiona Valentine

What is the most distinctive trait of highly creative people? What's a fugitive color? Join Business coach and Australian artist Fiona Valentine as we talk about painting and creativity. Fiona shares ideas about nurturing and capturing inspiration, and ways to get into that relaxed state which is conducive to the creative process.  She also offers suggestions about moving past the f...

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A Universe of Your Own with Teen Author Sarah Humpherys

 We talk about dragons! Join us for a fun and inspirational conversation with teen author Sarah Humpherys. Sarah is a fantasy nerd and magic enthusiast.  At the age of 15, she was invited to be a part of a writing program led by New York Times bestselling author Angie Fenimore. During that 6 month course, she wrote her book Stone Cold, successfully pitched her novel and got it...

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Journeys in Life & On the Page with Lauca

In 1954, JJ set off on the ocean Liner Le Cambodge to Shanghai via Hong Kong to keep a promise to his calligraphy teacher. This is the start of a captivating tale woven by Lauca, a writer who herself has gone on many journeys, in her new book Returning East. Join us as we talk about writing not in your mother tongue, micro stories and transitioning from them to a novel, and how exploring...

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Telling Your Stories on Stage with Sean Tyler Foley

Ever felt panic when you stepped out on a stage to talk? Sean Tyler Foley is here to help! A master storyteller, Tyler is all about supporting people in finding the power in their own stories through teaching the art and craft of public speaking. Stages feel like home to Tyler because of a very personal connection to the theatre from when he was a child. Tyler also offers an immed...

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Empowering Creativity with Jaye Robin Brown

Jaye Robin Brown is an author and horse rider, and she's all about stories and horses! Join us as we discuss her books, writing process and her three equines. She offers ideas about productivity empowering creativity,  and how taking the pressure off your art can help get the ideas flowing. 

Jaye Robin Brown's Bio:
Jaye Robin Brown is the author of the Lambda Literary Finalist, The M...

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Captivating Tales with Teen Author Shanti Hershenson

Meet teen author Shanti! She's 14 years old and has 11 published books to her name, and has 17 additional completed manuscripts.  So inspirational!  Hear about her process, how she learned the craft of writing , and where her ideas come from. Shanti also offers an excellent suggestion about how to get started on your book if those first lines seem too daunting. 

Connect with S...

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Creativity Under Duress with Funkboy Ivan Bodley

Professional bass player Ivan Bodley was hooked on the bass for life after hearing Rick James play on song on TV - he heard that funky, deep bassline and he knew that his instrument had found him. Join us as Ivan talks about his early influences, plays some basslines, and tells us about subbing in on Broadway shows and his creative process. He works best under duress and creates deadl...

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Mysteries & Mashups with Kirsten Weiss

Bigfoot and gnomes? A town with huge, oversized objects? Kirsten shares her writing inspirations including accidental encounters and unusual challenges. With over 50 books to her name, she's a master of the cozy mystery genre, and writes across several of the subgenera. You'll find her characters in tea shops, a paranormal museum and, in her first book of her new series, Big Shot: P...

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Creativity & Cocktails with Dave Hudson

Dave Hudson returns to the show to talk about cocktails! I know Dave as a playwright and lyricist, but he is also a cocktail historian and author of two books, A Year of Magical Drinking and A Year of Magical Drinking: Next Round. Dave shares origin stories about cocktails, ideas for getting started with a home bar cart, and celebrates the ritual of enjoying drinks with friends, alcoholic ...

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StoryPower with Lucinda Sage-Midgorden

What's your passion? Join Lucinda Sage-Midgorden and I as we talk about the power of story, the influence of our history and how every person is a creative being.

Check out Lucinda's Patreon page! 

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden's Bio:
Lucinda has been a story lover since she and her family watched TV and movies together. Her father taught her how to find the deeper layers of a story. This lo...

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