Season One Finale – TWP024

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Anson and Branan recap the first season of The Well Podcast and talk about plans for season 2.  Also, Anson talks about filming “Star Trek: Discovery” and what it’s like to join the larger Star Trek family.  Oh… Anson Branan his a tree with his truck.  Enjoy, and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list on our website.  We’ll be sending updates via newsletter.  Have a great summer!

Music for this episode was provided by Little Glass Men under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  Tracks:

Cloud Launching

Simplify

Open Door

 


Lou Barlow, Part 3 – “Lou at Play” – TWP023

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Playfulness is it at the heart of the creative process and it can take many surprising forms. Lou Barlow has been playing with his sound, his process and his ideas since he was a kid. In this episode of THE WELL we look at the importance of staying loose and indulging in play.

Music from this episode in order of appearance:

Up From the Well

You Fell Down the Stairs

Mr. Genius Eyes

I Feel Good Inside About Me

Pet Your Puppy

Winslow

Colix Jauntarah

Ride a Hearse, Build a Throne

Mary

 


Lou Barlow, Part 2 – “In His Own Orbit” – TWP022

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Lou Barlow is one of our generations most unique and prolific singer songwriters. In this episode he reflects upon his resistance to identity as a songwriter and performer. He shares what drives him as a writer and how it feels after 20 years to be playing with J Mascis in Dinosaur Jr again. To see the last known photo of Ray, the Day Kitty, go here.

Music from this episode in order of appearance:

Rise Below Slowly

Lou Rap

Cougar Hood

That Kind of Year

Don’t Call Me Writer

WWJD

Freed Pig

Ballad of Day Kitty

 


Ward Fleming, Part 2 – “Imposter” – TWP020

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Ward may have invented the pinscreen, but just because someone made something doesn’t someone else won’t be happy to take all the credit.  This is the story of an inventor and his imposter, and how one man had to fight off a swarm of people looking to profit off of his life’s work.  Enjoy.

Additional music for this episode was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.  Tracks: Golden Hour, Pythagoras, Skeptic, Blue Highway.

Music also provided by Krowne under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.  Their track “Detective” can be found here.


Ward Fleming, Part 1 – “Preparing the Field” – TWP019

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Artist and inventor Ward Fleming invented one of the most famous and lucrative toys of the last fifty years.  But it was only one step in a personal research project that has spanned the majority of Ward’s life, with implications that extend deep into molecular activity and even deep into the heart of Jupiter.  Enjoy!

Extra music for this episode was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.


Eva Longoria, Part 2 – “Marriage… Sweet, Sweet Marriage” – TWP016

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Eva and Anson discuss the joys of finding your person and becoming boringly domestic.  And Branan coaches Anson on being a mindful spouse.  Enjoy!

Bonus music for this episode of The Well was provided by Kevin MacLeod under a Creative Commons Attribution License.  His rendition of Mozart’s “Divertimento” can be found here.  And his rendition of Leo Delibes’  “Divertissment” (from the ballet “Sylvia”) can be found here.


Eva Longoria, Part 1 – “No Sabían Que Eramos Semillas” – TWP015

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To see Eva’s documentary “The Harvest” click HERE.

To see Eva’s documentary “The Harvest” click HERE.

Most people realize that Eva Longoria is both a tremendously talented actress.  Fewer realize that she is also savvy, having parlayed her comedic skills into a career directing and producing a variety of projects, in addition to launching her own product line.  Fewer still are aware of Eva’s drive to better understand the collective challenges we face as a species, and how she uses her creative skills to share those discoveries.

Join Anson as he sits down with Eva to discuss her ongoing work, including the expansion of opportunities afforded Latina youth, and bettering the lives of mentally challenged adults living in Texas.  Oh… and he also has the audacity to ask her about that little known credit at the bottom of her IMDB page.

To learn more about Eva’s ongoing philanthropic work, you can visit the Eva Longoria Foundation by clicking here.  And the 2016 article “The Political Passion of Eva Longoria” by David Rennie can be found here.

Additional music for this episode of The Well was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial license.  The tracks “Gizmo” and “Violet” can be found here.  Additional music was also provided by Tapes and Tubes under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution license.  The track “Solo Guitar Two” can be found here.


Reggie Watts, Part 1 – “The Dampfnudel Zone” – TWP011

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Before Reggie Watts even takes the stage, he has already broken most of the accepted tropes in contemporary comedy, as well as in contemporary music.  Some think this is simply because he refuses to see a difference between the two.  But even crazier is that Reggie does not write jokes… and he does not write songs.  He simply walks into a space and then… something happens. Please join us as we delve into one of the most interesting entertainment minds working today.

We highly recommend Reggie’s album “Why Shit So Crazy”:

Media for this episode was provided by TED Talks via a Creative Commons, Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives (International 4.0) license.

Media was also provided by PopTech via a Creative Commons (3.0) license.


Dr. David Haskell, Part 1 – “Life Is Connection” – TWP009

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Pulitzer Prize nominated author and biologist Dr. David Haskell is an observer of life, and life, according to him, is inextricable from the networks that exist both within it and around the living object.  Join us as we travel with David to two extremes: an old-growth forest in the mountains of Tennessee, and the streets of New York City.  In both places we visit a singular hub which most of us take for granted on a daily basis: a tree.  One “dead” and the other is “alive”.  But in both places, you will see, as we did, that both trees are robust with such a dizzying array of networks that it leads us down a path of reconsidering the very idea of life itself… including our own.

We highly recommend both of David’s books “The Songs of Trees” and “The Forest Unseen”.

Additional music this week was provided by Lee Rosevere under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license.  Individual tracks can be found here and here.

Further Additional music was provided by Laura Sheeran under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) license.  The track “Lupine Rot” can be found here.


June Jones, Part 1 – “Love is the Difference” – TWP007

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In 1998, the University of Hawaii was ranked 112th out of 112 teams in the NCAA.  Having lost for 18 straight games, they were at a bottom and had little hope for a turnaround.  So they turned to an adopted son: NFL coach June Jones.  Taking a huge career risk, June accepted the challenge and stepped in to make some changes.  But those changes had less to do with building a new field tactic than it did with building a new kind of community.

We proudly present to you the story of the single greatest turnaround in college football history: the 1999 Hawaii Warriors.  Mahalo.

Additional music for this episode was provided by Monplaisir under a CC0 1.0 Universal license (public domain dedication).  Their track is titled “Red Hair, Blue Sky”.

Also featured were Johnny Nobles Hawaiians and The Hawaiian Trio.