BONUS: Hosts Drs. Kevin Harris and Lauren S. Tashman discuss their conversation with stand-up comedian and podcaster Brian Bates with the microphone hot. Highlights include their discussion about developing an identity as a comic, comedy as a coping and defense mechanism, and the tremendous amount of work that goes into comedy. Kevin also shares his perspective from having performed stand-up including comedic timing and the pitfall of “my friends think I’m funny.”
Brian Bates, Stand-up Comedian, and Cohost of Nateland Podcast
Would you have what it takes if your dream opportunity came true? In this episode we speak with Brian Bates about his career in comedy, and more recently, podcasting. Brian shares his path from taking a comedy class as a distraction from life events to touring the country and performing in theaters with world-class comedians. We also discuss Brian’s adjustments going from the corporate world to the life of a comic, the work ethic required to make it in comedy, and the attributes he thinks allowed him to succeed. You will also want to listen to hear what autofills when you begin searching for Brian’s name.
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Garrett Jacobs, Country Recording Artist
If a door opened would you walk through it? In this episode we speak with Garrett Jacobs, who ended up writing his first single the first time he visited Nashville. Garrett’s approach to his songs is to create a connection with the listener, allowing the song to be whatever is needed in their own life. Listen to Garrett’s story to discover how hearing Chris Stapleton for the first time changed his life, how he has matured as a songwriter since arriving in Nashville, and to hear him share his father’s four keys to success that has guided him along his own path.
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Desiree Page, Founder of 318 Management, Actress, and Model
Do you recognize opportunity when it presents itself? In this episode we speak to Desiree, Founder of 318 Management. Desiree’s story takes us on her journey of founding her management company armed with over a decade of experience as an actress, setting goals with her drive to always be moving forward, and her advice for anyone wondering if they should make a change in their own life. You will also want to listen to find out what happens when she is antiquing as a child and happens upon the actress Sandra Bullock.
Logan Mize, Country Music Recording Artist
If you had been rejected five times by everyone in the music industry, would you reach out for a sixth time? In this episode we talk with Logan Mize, a successful recording and touring artist. Logan’s story takes us from his arrival in Nashville with his truck and $60 in his pocket, to facing rejection before landing a deal with a major label, and finally finding success on his own terms. Logan’s episode is packed full of life advice for everyone pursuing their own goals.
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