You Are Here (For Now) Podcast

Adam J. Kurtz

Artist Adam JK talks with inspiring friends about life, change, fear, creativity, and figuring out who you are in the process, inspired by his book YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW).

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In this episode, my husband Mitchell and I are chatting with Chani Nicholas and her wife Sonya Passi about being present in your own life, astrology, activism, building together with intention, and the transformational power of love.  YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way.  My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @ChaniNicholas, @PassiSonya, @MitchellKuga, and @AdamJK.

Dec 3

54 min 4 sec

This week I'm sharing an audiobook excerpt from You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way. This chapter is about the work of being happy – setting expectations, creating boundaries, and if necessary, asking for help. Followed by a bit of guided introspection, our sort-ironic-sorta-not audio treatment for the visual art portions of the printed book. YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) the podcast is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. We'll resume next episode with another conversation!

Nov 25

10 min 57 sec

In this episode, I’m chatting with writers Alexander Chee, John Paul Brammer, and Mitchell Kuga about queer culture and family dynamics, finding your voice, and advice–as a concept, for our younger selves, and for each other. YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way.  My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @AlexanderChee, @JPBrammer, @MitchellKuga, and @AdamJK.

Nov 19

56 min 30 sec

In this episode, I chat with musician Michelle Branch about the creative process, personal transformation, family life, and finding your own version of success. Plus an acoustic performance of a new song, "When That Somebody Is You." YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way.  My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @MichelleBranch and @AdamJK.

Nov 13

54 min 5 sec

In this episode, I’m chatting with artists and hopeless romantics Timothy Goodman and Mari Andrew about dating and romance, what makes a creative legacy, and being unabashedly who you are… for better or worse??? YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way.  My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @TimothyGoodman, @ByMariAndrew, and @AdamJK.

Nov 5

1 hr 4 min

In this episode, I’m chatting with friends, podcast hosts, and professional queer people Jenna Wortham and Fran Tirado about work/life balance, authenticity, and resisting the pressure to let yourself be defined by others’ expectations.  YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way.  My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @fransquishco, @JennyDeluxe, and @AdamJK.

Oct 28

53 min 18 sec

In this episode, I’m chatting with humorists Aparna Nancherla and Jonny Sun about creative influences, managing professional anxiety and comparison, the importance of humor, knowing when it’s time to make a change, and giving yourself permission to just try.  YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way.  My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @JonnySun, @Aparnapkin, and @AdamJK.

Oct 21

59 min

In this episode, I’m chatting with artists Jordan Sondler and Grace Miceli about topics like owning our fears and uncertainties; grief, mortality, and being alive; and learning to be comfortable in our own skin. YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way.  My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @ArtBabyGirl, @JordanSondler, and @AdamJK.

Oct 14

54 min 47 sec

In this episode, I'm chatting with writers Ashley C Ford and Mary HK Choi about love, family, and learning how to show up for yourself and for others, even imperfectly. YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. My new book You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way is available now. Follow this episode's guests at @ChoiToTheWorld, @SmashFizzle, and @AdamJK.

Oct 14

56 min 52 sec

I'm artist and author Adam JK and YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) is a series of conversations with some of my favorite people about being alive: navigating change, personal transformation, love, fear, and figuring it all out on the way. See you in two weeks for the first of these conversations inspired by my new book of the same name – don't forget to subscribe! YOU ARE HERE (FOR NOW) the book: yahfn.com More from Adam: AdamJK.com and @AdamJK

Sep 30

1 min 17 sec