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.

“Creative Stupidity” – TWP018

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We normally bring you stories of creative inspiration, but this week we have two stories of creative stupidity, courtesy of our own Branan Edgens. Co-host Anson Mount asks Branan to expound upon how his pursuits of genius rarely mix well with electricity. And then… THE SQUIRREL STORY!!!

Additional music for this episode was provided by Jason Shaw under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The track “Rocky Top” can be found here.

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.

Jonathan Meiburg, Part 1 – “Restless and Relaxed” – TWP004

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Jonathan Meiburg is a bonafide rock star.  But for the past twenty years, when he isn’t touring or cutting a new album, Jonathan has been routinely drawn to the Falkland Islands and the striated caracara, a rare falcon whose brain has been found to be strangely human.  He’s also one of the most creatively generous people we know.  Which is why we asked him to be the composer for The Well.  We hope you enjoy this in-house interview as much as we enjoyed making it.

To see the clip of Jonathan and Anson in a scene from “Time Indefinite” go to https://thewellpod.com/shownotes/

“Who’s Your Superhero?” – TWP003

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Earlier this year Anson got to fulfill a lifelong fantasy when he portrayed a Marvel Comics superhero.  While shooting, he kept a handheld recorder with him and asked his cast mates a very simple question: “Who’s your superhero?”  The results were not only interesting, but deeply touching.  This episode is dedicated to those special people in our lives who inspire us to continue being creative in the pursuit of our dreams.

Special thanks to Marvel Entertainment and to the cast of “The Inhumans”.

Ken Leung – “Don’t Mess With Rocky” – TWP002

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Actor Ken Leung woke up one morning to a phone call.  It was his father telling him that he had to fly to Thailand to bring back the body of his brother Kevin who had suddenly drowned while on vacation.  Ken explains a mystery surrounding the circumstances; and goes on to tell us how the experience of handling his brothers affairs changed his outlook on both his life and his craft.

(Ken’s credits include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Vanilla Sky, Rush HourKeeping the Faith, X-men: The Last Stand, Vanilla Sky and the TV shows Lost and The Inhumans.)

Additional music this week provided by Jelsonic under a creative commons 4.0 attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

You can find our more information about them at: http://jelsonic.com/royalty-free/

Kelly Gleason Keogh – “The Two Brothers” – TWP001

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In 1820, the whaleship Essex was attacked by a sperm whale and sank.  A handful of men survived through shear force of will and their story became the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that wasn’t the end of the story.  Dr. Kelly Gleason Keogh tells us how Captain George Pollard went on to helm another fateful ship… and how she uncovered its watery remains.

Additional music for this episode was provided by Jason Shaw under a creative commons 3.0 attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/

“Sailor’s Lament” performed by Jason Shaw: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/Audionautix_Acoustic/SAILORS_LAMENT____________3-08