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, Steven 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.
As a teenager, acclaimed vocalist Liz Vice lived with a severe autoimmune disease that could have killed her. On this episode, Liz tells us about the creative fears that still have a hold on her, even as her gospel/R&B fusion has made her an NPR darling and given her a considerable platform.
Joshua Henry, fresh off his appearance in the film Tick, Tick...Boom!, is a three-time Tony nominee known for his work in Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys, Hamilton, and Waitress who also just happened to release his debut album, Grow. The secret to so much success? Henry says he tries to listen to "the voice before the voice" as a daily practice.
The songwriter and central figure in the Mercury Prize nominated band Villagers, Conor O'Brien sits down for a conversation about the wrestling required with and the shadow side of social media. It's an insightful conversation about external demands versus our internal compass and how to navigate that tension.
You can listen to The Resistance in many places: right here on our site, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and on Spotify.