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Most Influential People According to Liz Part 1

It's almost the end of the year!! That means you'll start seeing a gazillion lists on what happened in 2014. I saw a magazine cover awhlie back with the title "The Most Influential People of 2104" and it was covered in actors. This inspired me to make my own list of people from all different backgrounds (not just one!) who have influenced me throughout the year. It is a two part series. Here is part one of 2! 

Direct download: 2014_Part_1.mp3
Category:Lizzie Special -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Ep. 18 SJ Murray

Sarah-Jane (Ph.D, Princeton) is an EMMY-nominated screenwriter and producer. She studied screenwriting at UCLA and is associate professor of creative writing and great texts at Baylor University. SJ is a passionate abolitionist and advocate for the arts. As a story designer, she believes stories, when they are well-told, can change the world. Originally from Northern Ireland, SJ lives in Austin, TX.

Direct download: Ep18_SJ_Murray.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

Ep. 17 Twinkie Chan

Twinkie Chan is a San Francisco based crochet designer. Her delicious food accessories grew from a small business out of her house in 2005 to book deals and a clothing line. In this interview we discuss leaving her career in the publishing world to follow her love for creativity in the form of crochet. We also talk about her wildly fun fashion sense and love of sharing her craft. You can follow Twinkie on Instagram and Twitter @TwinkieChan. 

 

Oh and if you wanna see the crochet lipstick that left me cracking up at how awesome Twinkie is at not taking herself too seriously then click HERE

Direct download: Ep17_Twinkie_Chan.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 7:44am EST

Ep. 16 Sean Saley

Since 2012, Sean Saley's been the drummer for the legendary heavy metal band Pentagram. In this interview we journey back through his long career in music. We talk about drama from past bands, what it's like to be on the road, and being a rockstar with a 9 to 5 day job on the side. 

Direct download: Ep16_Sean_Saley.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

Ep. 15 Ian Glaubinger

Ian is a pop culture illustrator and graphic designer. He's created eye catching images for Star Wars, Gallery 1988, and Teefury. In this episode we talk about what it was like creating licensed work for Star Wars, managing his own work hours, and why he's strictly a PC man! 

Direct download: EP15_Ian_Glaubinger.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Ep. 14 Erin Mallory Long

 

This week I talk with pop culture guru Erin Mallory Long. Erin's been noted by Huffington Post, Funny or Die and Thought Catalogue as one of the funniest women on Twitter. She also writes for HelloGiggles and is a published author. Seriously, this lady does everything. We chat a lot about her career and love of pop culture, but we also get to the root of her childhood crushes. It gets super juicy towards the end there.

Direct download: Ep._14_Erin_Mallory_Long.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Ep. 13 Tina Henry

Tina Henry is the mastermind behind Tina Seamonster and also the creator of the indie craft and comic shows Grump and Smudge at Artisphere. She's been making and selling crafts for over 10 years. You can find her work in Books a Million stores across the nation and also around local stores in DC. She just recently said goodbye to crafts and hello to a new career in writing. I sat down and talked with her about this next phase in her life. You can follow Tina on Twitter @tinaseamonster

Direct download: Tina_Henry_Final.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:38am EST

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This week we get crafty with Derek Sanchez-Hoeksema of Oh Sew Nerdy! Derek is best known for his edgy pop-culture cross stitching. His work has been showcased in gallery shows across the nation. You can check out his shop, Oh Sew Nerdy, on Etsy and see what new designs he's working on on Oh Sew Nerdy's Facebook and Instagram.

Direct download: Derek_Final_Revised_Audio.mp3
Category:Art -- posted at: 10:30am EST

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This week I got to hangout with comedian Christian Spicer. He co-hosts SketchMelt at the Nerdist showroom every month, and he also co-hosts the weekly live podcast DLC on 5by5. Christian and I talk about what it's like to be a writer and a comedian and how he got his start. You can follow Christian on Twitter at @spicer.

Direct download: 2014-10-31T06_11_41-07_00.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:11am EST

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I sit down with self-proclaimed burger pervert, Mathew Ramsey. He is the genius behind the site PornBuger.me. Mathew creates beautiful, delicious burgers that you could stare at for hours (trust me, I have!). You can learn more about Mathew's passion for food on Twitter and Instagram. Follow him @mathewramsey.

Direct download: 2014-10-24T09_30_12-07_00.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 12:30pm EST