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The Resistance

By Matt Conner

There's a force at work that keeps you from being you. We feel it, too. It's the reason we avoid making the call, the reason we put off the diet. It's why we've done nothing about that entrepreneurial idea, that creative endeavor, that new relationship. In his book The War of Art, Stephen Pressfield defines this universal force as Resistance. Welcome to The Resistance, a new podcast featuring honest interviews with creative persons about this force and the forms it takes.

  1. 1.
    Singer-songwriter Mindy Smith on criticism and the Resistance09/15/2020
    28:28
  2. 2.
    Award-winning poet Li-Young Lee on the need to face Resistance08/18/2020
    33:45
  3. 3.
    Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton on the boundaries needed for his positive, creative energy07/28/2020
    23:40
  4. 4.
    Singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind on her struggles with time management and solitude07/14/2020
    34:14
  5. 5.
    Singer-songwriter Rosi Golan on the fears that loom larger than ever06/30/2020
    24:32
  6. 6.
    John Mark McMillan details a 10-year descent into doubt and confusion06/16/2020
    39:54
  7. 7.
    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown discusses reward versus resistance05/21/2020
    33:32
  8. 8.
    Zach Williams (The Lone Bellow) fights the pressure to please others05/07/2020
    26:57
  1. 9.
    Alex Ebert discusses the steep cost of following his own creative interests04/20/2020
    32:24
  2. 10.
    Pandemics and the challenge of being present04/13/2020
    13:22
  3. 11.
    Sierra Hull faces real Resistance despite such early successes04/06/2020
    28:32
  4. 12.
    Film composer Nathan Johnson (Knives Out) on his creative sandbox approach03/24/2020
    29:02
  5. 13.
    The Resistance: A Reintroduction03/17/2020
    6:46
  6. 14.
    Grammy-winning bluesman Fantastic Negrito shares his dramatic victories over resistance08/26/2019
    32:35
  7. 15.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Glen Phillips (Bonus)08/21/2019
    15:16
  8. 16.
    Glen Phillips, solo artist and Toad the Wet Sprocket vocalist, reflects on a career filled with resistance.08/20/2019
    45:36
  9. 17.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Drew Holcomb (Bonus)08/15/2019
    15:17
  10. 18.
    The drive of Drew Holcomb to offer something beautiful to the world08/13/2019
    22:43
  11. 19.
    Rules for Artists: Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club lays out lessons learned07/22/2019
    8:11
  12. 20.
    Tokyo Police Club frontman Dave Monks on the tension of creative permission07/15/2019
    34:22
  13. 21.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Sarah Jaffe (Bonus)07/12/2019
    13:37
  14. 22.
    Indie pop artist Sarah Jaffe makes up her own creative rules07/09/2019
    26:44
  15. 23.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Denison Witmer (Bonus)07/06/2019
    20:19
  16. 24.
    Singer-songwriter Denison Witmer on sacrificing his art for a greater cause07/01/2019
    36:16
  17. 25.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Lowland Hum (Bonus)06/27/2019
    15:17
  18. 26.
    Indie folk duo Lowland Hum defies doubts with acts of creative courage06/25/2019
    34:58
  19. 27.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Theodore Shapiro (Bonus)06/20/2019
    12:32
  20. 28.
    Film composer Theodore Shapiro on balancing ego and contentment06/16/2019
    24:01
  21. 29.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Lynn Renee Maxcy (Bonus)06/13/2019
    9:51
  22. 30.
    The Handmaid's Tale writer Lynn Renee Maxcy on success and resistance06/09/2019
    26:28
  23. 31.
    Reflecting on the Resistance: Stephen Kellogg (Bonus)06/06/2019
    18:35
  24. 32.
    Singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg on fighting to find your voice06/03/2019
    28:40
  25. 33.
    Introducing The Resistance05/09/2019
    3:33

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