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Beginnings with Andy Beckerman

By Andy Beckerman

On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences, and examines the many different ways a creative life can unfold.

  1. 1.
    Episode 461: Chad Clark of Beauty Pill11/20/2020
    1:18:35
  2. 2.
    Episode 460: David Sirota11/13/2020
    1:06:07
  3. 3.
    Episode 459: Diane Cluck11/06/2020
    1:16:05
  4. 4.
    Episode 458: Thurston Moore10/30/2020
    1:05:26
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    Episode 457: Silas Howard10/23/2020
    1:16:46
  6. 6.
    Episode 456: Owen Pallett10/09/2020
    1:10:19
  7. 7.
    Episode 455: Tim Smith of Midlake and Harp10/02/2020
    1:02:57
  8. 8.
    Episode 454: Psalm One09/25/2020
    1:08:53
  1. 9.
    Episode 453: Brian Gallivan09/18/2020
    1:09:39
  2. 10.
    Episode 452: Shirley Collins09/11/2020
    1:10:03
  3. 11.
    Episode 451: Josh Radnor09/04/2020
    1:06:53
  4. 12.
    Episode 450: Mac McCaughan08/28/2020
    1:08:36
  5. 13.
    Episode 449: Sabrina Ellis of Sweet Spirit and A Giant Dog08/21/2020
    1:12:31
  6. 14.
    Episode 448: Andrew Becker08/17/2020
    1:08:14
  7. 15.
    Episode 447: Sam Prekop08/14/2020
    1:00:49
  8. 16.
    Episode 446: Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods08/07/2020
    56:21
  9. 17.
    Episode 445: David Hill07/31/2020
    1:22:36
  10. 18.
    Episode 444: Shamir07/24/2020
    1:02:09
  11. 19.
    Episode 443: Greg Saunier of Deerhoof07/17/2020
    1:30:54
  12. 20.
    Episode 442: Ben Passmore07/03/2020
    1:21:34
  13. 21.
    Episode 441: Dan Levy06/26/2020
    1:12:06
  14. 22.
    Episode 440: Thao Nguyen06/19/2020
    1:04:02
  15. 23.
    Episode 439: Rob Guillory05/29/2020
    1:10:34
  16. 24.
    Episode 438: Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs05/22/2020
    1:09:29
  17. 25.
    Episode 437: Michael R. Jackson05/14/2020
    1:13:55
  18. 26.
    Episode 436: Dennis Callaci05/07/2020
    1:08:29
  19. 27.
    Episode 435: Anna Burch04/30/2020
    1:03:15
  20. 28.
    Episode 434: Jeff Parker04/23/2020
    1:14:00
  21. 29.
    Episode 433: NIIKA04/16/2020
    1:06:26
  22. 30.
    Episode 432: Larry Hankin03/19/2020
    1:18:27
  23. 31.
    Episode 431: Sarah Bolger02/20/2020
    1:05:14
  24. 32.
    Episode 430: Jamie Drake02/06/2020
    1:12:32
  25. 33.
    Episode 429: Stephin Merritt01/27/2020
    1:08:30
  26. 34.
    Episode 428: Josh Siegal01/16/2020
    1:10:15
  27. 35.
    Episode 427: Ada Lea01/02/2020
    1:12:19
  28. 36.
    Episode 426: Mikal Cronin12/19/2019
    1:02:40
  29. 37.
    Episode 425: Alexandra Stréliski12/05/2019
    1:00:13
  30. 38.
    Episode 424: Magdalene Visaggio11/21/2019
    1:19:55
  31. 39.
    Episode 423: Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus11/07/2019
    1:15:27
  32. 40.
    Episode 422: Cara Beth Satalino of Outer Spaces10/24/2019
    1:14:40
  33. 41.
    Episode 421: Vagabon10/10/2019
    1:07:15
  34. 42.
    Episode 420: Redd Kross09/26/2019
    1:10:28
  35. 43.
    Episode 419: Punam Patel09/12/2019
    1:18:09
  36. 44.
    Episode 418: Alexander Noice08/29/2019
    1:12:31
  37. 45.
    Episode 417: Jim Gavin08/22/2019
    1:10:20
  38. 46.
    Episode 416: Dre Babinski of Steady Holiday08/08/2019
    1:16:33
  39. 47.
    Episode 415: Sasami07/25/2019
    1:06:53
  40. 48.
    Episode 414: Bleached07/11/2019
    1:12:51
  41. 49.
    Episode 413: Ellen Kempner of Palehound06/27/2019
    1:04:12
  42. 50.
    Episode 412: Andy Hull and Kevin Devine of Bad Books06/13/2019
    1:21:36
  43. 51.
    Episode 411: Nick Turner05/30/2019
    1:17:41
  44. 52.
    Episode 410: Will Fox05/23/2019
    1:10:03
  45. 53.
    Episode 409: Chris Cohen05/09/2019
    1:08:35
  46. 54.
    Episode 408: H. Alan Scott05/02/2019
    1:13:10
  47. 55.
    Episode 407: Anna Connolly04/18/2019
    1:17:35
  48. 56.
    Episode 406: Michael Collins of Drugdealer04/11/2019
    1:08:38
  49. 57.
    Episode 405: Natalie Palamides04/04/2019
    1:08:03
  50. 58.
    Episode 404: Ben Cooper of Radical Face03/28/2019
    1:42:30
  51. 59.
    Episode 403: Megan Neuringer03/21/2019
    1:14:16
  52. 60.
    Bonus Episode 42: Andy Daly from 201403/14/2019
    1:06:24
  53. 61.
    Episode 402: Mike Deni AKA Geographer03/07/2019
    1:16:04
  54. 62.
    Episode 401: Solomon Georgio02/28/2019
    1:05:56
  55. 63.
    Episode 400: Scott Thompson02/22/2019
    1:22:45
  56. 64.
    Bonus Episode 41: Aaron Burdette on TV Development02/14/2019
    1:09:52
  57. 65.
    Episode 399: SOAK02/07/2019
    1:07:25
  58. 66.
    Episode 398: Rosie Tucker01/31/2019
    1:04:50
  59. 67.
    Episode 397: The Blow01/24/2019
    1:19:14
  60. 68.
    Episode 396: St. Lenox01/17/2019
    1:26:14
  61. 69.
    Episode 395: Alison Tatlock01/10/2019
    1:07:25
  62. 70.
    Bonus Episode 40: Let's Get Metaphysical pilot12/27/2018
    55:55
  63. 71.
    Episode 394: Adeline12/20/2018
    1:07:18
  64. 72.
    Episode 393: Black Belt Eagle Scout's Katherine Paul12/13/2018
    1:14:57
  65. 73.
    Episode 392: Kether Donohue12/06/2018
    1:12:10
  66. 74.
    Episode 391: Chapman and Brocker Way11/29/2018
    1:06:52
  67. 75.
    Episode 390: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya11/21/2018
    1:10:39
  68. 76.
    Episode 389: Becky Thyre11/15/2018
    1:09:06
  69. 77.
    Episode 388: Maria Taylor of Azure Ray11/08/2018
    1:12:27
  70. 78.
    Episode 387: Amber Nelson11/01/2018
    1:10:32
  71. 79.
    Episode 386: Tony Millionaire10/25/2018
    1:12:09
  72. 80.
    Episode 385: Howard10/18/2018
    1:21:51
  73. 81.
    Episode 384: Ohmme10/11/2018
    1:09:33
  74. 82.
    Episode 383: Cirocco Dunlap10/04/2018
    1:23:55
  75. 83.
    Episode 382: Allison Crutchfield of Swearin'09/27/2018
    1:18:15
  76. 84.
    Bonus Episode 39: Mitski interview from 201609/20/2018
    1:16:02
  77. 85.
    Episode 381: Johnathan Fernandez09/13/2018
    1:18:09
  78. 86.
    Episode 380: Aleksa Palladino09/06/2018
    1:08:55
  79. 87.
    Episode 379: Keiko Agena08/30/2018
    1:10:19
  80. 88.
    Episode 378: Todd Berger08/23/2018
    1:07:57
  81. 89.
    Episode 377: Brian Evenson08/16/2018
    1:15:38
  82. 90.
    Episode 376: Jon Gabrus08/09/2018
    1:24:46
  83. 91.
    Episode 375: Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids08/02/2018
    1:18:23
  84. 92.
    Episode 374: Liz Stokes of The Beths07/30/2018
    45:07
  85. 93.
    Episode 373: Colin Newman and Malka Spigel (Wire, Minimal Compact, Githead, Immersion)07/26/2018
    1:09:09
  86. 94.
    Bonus Episode 38: Couples Therapy07/19/2018
    1:00:18
  87. 95.
    Episode 372: Glen David Gold07/12/2018
    1:10:04
  88. 96.
    Episode 371: Nora Singh of Hit Bargain07/05/2018
    1:15:41
  89. 97.
    Episode 370: Adam Zwar06/28/2018
    1:18:09
  90. 98.
    Episode 369: Kara Brown06/21/2018
    1:16:12
  91. 99.
    Episode 368: Colleen Green06/14/2018
    1:06:50
  92. 100.
    Episode 367: Cecil Castellucci06/07/2018
    1:14:17
  93. 101.
    Episode 366: Nocando05/31/2018
    1:04:21
  94. 102.
    Episode 365: Amy Aniobi05/24/2018
    1:28:34
  95. 103.
    Episode 364: D'Arcy Carden05/17/2018
    1:33:58
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    Episode 363: Julia Wertz05/10/2018
    1:13:56
  97. 105.
    Episode 362: Dan Gregor05/03/2018
    1:29:29
  98. 106.
    Episode 361: Aisling Bea04/26/2018
    1:05:41
  99. 107.
    Episode 360: Wayne White04/19/2018
    1:09:40
  100. 108.
    Episode 359: Carson Mell04/12/2018
    1:08:13
  101. 109.
    Episode 358: Anna Waronker of that dog04/05/2018
    1:11:45
  102. 110.
    Episode 357: Josh Ruben03/29/2018
    1:37:37
  103. 111.
    Episode 356: Ian Davis03/22/2018
    1:26:52
  104. 112.
    Episode 355: Rachel Browne of Field Mouse03/15/2018
    1:26:28
  105. 113.
    Episode 354: DeWanda Wise03/08/2018
    1:17:47
  106. 114.
    Episode 353: Dean Wareham03/01/2018
    1:10:40
  107. 115.
    Episode 352: Jo Firestone02/22/2018
    1:15:22
  108. 116.
    Episode 351: Griffin Newman02/15/2018
    1:38:17
  109. 117.
    Episode 350: Ryan Lott of Son Lux02/08/2018
    1:14:24
  110. 118.
    Episode 349: Amy Hubbs02/01/2018
    1:15:12
  111. 119.
    Episode 348: Tawny Newsome01/25/2018
    1:13:58
  112. 120.
    Episode 347: Brandon Bird01/18/2018
    1:29:03
  113. 121.
    Episode 346: James Urbaniak01/11/2018
    1:18:11
  114. 122.
    Episode 345: Dana Gould01/04/2018
    1:13:29
  115. 123.
    Bonus Episode 37: Naomi Ekperigin on Keeping Your Soul in Hollywood12/28/2017
    43:43
  116. 124.
    Episode 344: Karl Schaefer12/21/2017
    1:08:10
  117. 125.
    Episode 343: Jessica Gao12/14/2017
    1:17:55
  118. 126.
    Episode 342: Sina Grace12/07/2017
    1:22:00
  119. 127.
    Episode 341: Steve Dildarian11/30/2017
    1:08:29
  120. 128.
    Bonus Episode 36: Katie Walsh on Being a Film Critic11/22/2017
    57:49
  121. 129.
    Episode 340: Carlos Alazraqui11/16/2017
    1:19:55
  122. 130.
    Episode 339: Javier Grillo-Marxuach11/09/2017
    1:25:35
  123. 131.
    Episode 338: Eliot Glazer11/02/2017
    1:31:08
  124. 132.
    Episode 337: Angelo de Augustine10/26/2017
    1:17:22
  125. 133.
    Episode 336: Inara George of The Bird and the Bee10/19/2017
    1:27:22
  126. 134.
    Episode 335: Annie Mebane10/12/2017
    1:14:01
  127. 135.
    Episode 334: Cord Jefferson10/05/2017
    1:23:32
  128. 136.
    Episode 333: Wand's Cory Hanson09/28/2017
    1:12:21
  129. 137.
    Episode 332: Andrew Ti09/21/2017
    1:39:28
  130. 138.
    Episode 331: Eli Valley09/14/2017
    1:29:15
  131. 139.
    Episode 330: Latasha Alcindor09/07/2017
    1:14:13
  132. 140.
    Episode 329: Jill Eisenstadt08/31/2017
    1:21:22
  133. 141.
    Episode 328: Zhubin Parang08/24/2017
    1:21:26
  134. 142.
    Episode 327: Miles Kahn08/17/2017
    1:08:56
  135. 143.
    Episode 326: Matt Lubchansky08/10/2017
    1:23:04
  136. 144.
    Episode 325: Jeremy Pikser08/03/2017
    1:30:34
  137. 145.
    Episode 324: Sam Sinyangwe07/27/2017
    1:25:20
  138. 146.
    Episode 323: Isaac Oliver07/20/2017
    1:31:47
  139. 147.
    Episode 322: Aye Nako's Jade Payne and Mars Ganito07/13/2017
    1:23:12
  140. 148.
    Bonus Episode 35: A Beginnings Live Music Mixtape07/06/2017
    1:08:19
  141. 149.
    Episode 321: Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow06/29/2017
    1:32:07
  142. 150.
    Episode 320: Joseph Kertes06/22/2017
    1:17:59
  143. 151.
    Episode 319: Bill Scheft06/15/2017
    1:29:56
  144. 152.
    Episode 318: Stephen Falk06/08/2017
    59:41
  145. 153.
    Episode 317: Joel Church-Cooper06/01/2017
    1:25:32
  146. 154.
    Episode 316: Damon Lindelof05/25/2017
    1:15:13
  147. 155.
    Episode 315: Patrick Adams05/18/2017
    1:36:36
  148. 156.
    Episode 314: Chris Leo of The Van Pelt05/11/2017
    1:19:41
  149. 157.
    Episode 313: Ronny Chieng05/04/2017
    1:20:48
  150. 158.
    Episode 312: Nathan Lee Graham04/27/2017
    1:18:49
  151. 159.
    Episode 311: Negin Farsad04/20/2017
    1:33:32
  152. 160.
    Episode 310: Caissie St. Onge04/13/2017
    1:14:27
  153. 161.
    Episode 309: Amy Hoggart04/06/2017
    1:19:05
  154. 162.
    Bonus Episode 34: Naomi Ekperigin asks Is Showbiz a Meritocracy?03/30/2017
    31:55
  155. 163.
    Episode 308: Tim Kasher of Cursive03/23/2017
    1:16:33
  156. 164.
    Episode 307: NE-HI03/20/2017
    1:14:14
  157. 165.
    Episode 306: Jason Narducy of Split Single03/16/2017
    1:10:35
  158. 166.
    Episode 305: David Harrington of Kronos Quartet03/09/2017
    1:08:13
  159. 167.
    Episode 304: Mara Wilson03/02/2017
    1:04:15
  160. 168.
    Bonus Episode 33: Jesse David Fox of Vulture.com on Comedy Journalism02/23/2017
    1:54:33
  161. 169.
    Episode 303: Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc and Cap'n Jazz02/16/2017
    1:10:02
  162. 170.
    Episode 302: Nadia Sirota02/09/2017
    1:20:17
  163. 171.
    Episode 301: Sammus02/02/2017
    1:43:54
  164. 172.
    Episode 300: Chris Claremont01/26/2017
    1:42:41
  165. 173.
    Episode 299: Joel Kim Booster01/19/2017
    1:24:55
  166. 174.
    Episode 298: Matt Pond PA01/12/2017
    1:22:21
  167. 175.
    Episode 297: Amber Ruffin01/05/2017
    1:23:19
  168. 176.
    Episode 296: Josie Long12/29/2016
    1:30:46
  169. 177.
    Episode 295: Roy Wood Jr.12/22/2016
    1:27:14
  170. 178.
    Episode 294: Baron Vaughn12/15/2016
    1:33:09
  171. 179.
    Episode 293: Mitski12/08/2016
    1:20:15
  172. 180.
    Episode 292: Azie Dungey12/01/2016
    1:41:29
  173. 181.
    Bonus episode 32: Andrew Ti on Irony and Appropriation11/24/2016
    50:24
  174. 182.
    Episode 291: Matthew Shipp11/17/2016
    1:14:49
  175. 183.
    Bonus episode 31: Naomi Ekperigin and Election Depression11/10/2016
    54:01
  176. 184.
    Episode 290: Chioke Nassor11/03/2016
    1:26:53
  177. 185.
    Episode 289: Tom Snyder10/27/2016
    1:14:02
  178. 186.
    Episode 288: Affinity Konar10/20/2016
    1:12:08
  179. 187.
    Episode 287: Anthony Atamanuik10/13/2016
    1:18:04
  180. 188.
    Episode 286: Sasheer Zamata10/06/2016
    1:18:33
  181. 189.
    Episode 285: Paul Hammer of Savoir Adore09/29/2016
    1:38:41
  182. 190.
    Episode 284: Jen Spyra09/22/2016
    1:18:10
  183. 191.
    Episode 283: Sarah Pappalardo09/15/2016
    1:33:37
  184. 192.
    Episode 282: Beth Newell09/08/2016
    1:28:16
  185. 193.
    Episode 281: Bhaskar Sunkara09/01/2016
    1:16:40
  186. 194.
    Episode 280: Nato Green08/25/2016
    1:18:47
  187. 195.
    Episode 279: Elaiza Santos of Crying08/18/2016
    1:35:32
  188. 196.
    Episode 278: Sofia Alvarez08/11/2016
    1:12:55
  189. 197.
    Episode 277: Suki Kim08/04/2016
    1:09:46
  190. 198.
    Episode 276: Barbara Manning07/28/2016
    40:49
  191. 199.
    Episode 275: Cole Escola07/21/2016
    1:18:04
  192. 200.
    Episode 274: Adam Wade07/14/2016
    1:19:05

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