The One You Feed

The One you Feed- Joe Oestreich

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This week on The One You Feed we have Joe Oestreich.

He is the author of the memoir, Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll, which documents the twenty-five years he toured the country in a beat up Econoline as the bass player and co-singer for Columbus Ohio’s Watershed.

His writing has appeared in EsquireSports IllustratedNinth LetterFourth Genre, and many other magazines. He's been awarded a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, honored by The Atlantic Monthly, and shortlisted in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007The Best American Essays 2008 and 2009, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses 2010 and 2014. He is now teach creative writing at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where he is the nonfiction editor of Waccamaw.

In This Interview Joe and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • Getting the work done.
  • Making time for your art.
  • Taking selfishness too far.
  • Working hard.
  • How working hard is sometimes you the only thing you can change.
  • Not being attached to external success.
  • The work has to be it's own reward.
  • The frustration of not seeing the success you want.
  • That there has never been a better time to get your work in front of people.
  • The support from his father.
  • Watershed's legendary manager Biggie.
  • Optimism versus fear.
  • Opening for the Insane Clown Posse.
  • His upcoming book.

Joe Oestreich Links

Joe Oestreich homepage

Watershed homepage

Buy Hitless Wonder

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Frank Turner The One You Feed

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This week on The One You Feed we have Frank Turner.

This is a big episode for me. When I came up with the concept of the show, Frank Turner was the first person I thought of that I wanted to have as a guest. His music is hugely important to me. He feeds my good wolf on a regular basis.

Frank was a singer in a hardcore band, Million Dead. When they broke up he started out on his own with an acoustic guitar. He has released  five solo albums, two rarities compilation albums, one split album and five EPs. His fifth studio album, Tape Deck Heart was released just over a year ago.

In This Interview Frank and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • The feeling that there is never enough time.
  • The importance of friendship in feeding your good wolf.
  • His role as a CALM Ambassador.
  • Building a community around music.
  • What punk rock meant to him as a kid.
  • Staying connected to his values of openness and community as he gets more famous
  • Music as a refuge for those that don't fit in.
  • Music that he turns to to feed his good wolf.
  • Writing the press release for John K Samson's latest record.
  • The challenges of alcohol and drugs.
  • Getting older and the changes in identity that come with that.
  • His love of dogs and his amazing "dog policy" at shows
  • His forthcoming record.

Frank Turner Links

Frank Turner Homepage

Buy Frank Turner music on Amazon

Frank Turner on Twitter

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The One You Feed Tree

"Positive thinking can look an awful lot like old-fashioned denial"

Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

 

In this mini-episode I'm discussing my ambivalence on positive thinking. I cover:

Our Jessica Lamb-Shapiro interview

- One of my Favorite quotes

- The Stockdale Paradox

- My former boss

-Striking a balance

 

 

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This week on The One You Feed we have Jessica Lamb-Shapiro.

Jessica Lamb-Shapiro is the author of the book Promise Land: My Journey through America's Self-Help Culture. Jessica Lamb-Shapiro has published fiction and nonfiction in The Believer, McSweeney's, Open City, and Index magazine, among others. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a graduate of Brown (BA) and Columbia (MFA).

We loved the great writing, the honest look at self-help, and the insights that she delivers. This was a really fun conversation that left us with a lot to think about.

In This Interview Jessica and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • How positive thinking can become denial.
  • The history of self-help stretching back to ancient Egypt.
  • Using self-help terminology to avoid emotional intimacy.
  • Challenges with the Law of Attraction.
  • The paradox of self improvement: When should you accept yourself and when should you try to change.
  • When is acceptance the right course and when is it settling?
  • How cliches can become meaningless but yet still contain so much truth.
  • Finally being able to talk about her mothers suicide.
  • Growing up with a self-help author as a father.

Jessica Lamb-Shapiro Links

Jessica Lamb-Shapiro Homepage

Buy Promise Land: My Journey through America's Self-Help Culture

Jessica on Twitter

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Brenden Dilley The One You Feed

 

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This week on The One You Feed we have Brenden Dilley.

Brenden Dilley is the author of the book Still Breathin': The Wisdom Teachings of a Perfectly Flawed Man.

We were taken by the intensity, directness and self-deprecating humor throughout the book. Brenden is not one to sugar coat things, he doesn't even dust a little Sweet'N Low on them.

He was introduced to the world of “self-help” at the age of eleven by his mother, Lisa Kitter. At the age of thirteen, he was doing book reports on titles such as “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Upon graduating from high school, Brenden went on to become a highly successful personal trainer, receiving his certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Brenden is also a single parent to his three children: Sophia Rose, Jasmine Nai’a and Phoenix Alexander. Much of what Brenden writes, speaks about, teaches and trains on revolves around parenting, dating, relationships, self-empowerment, fitness and authenticity.

Currently, Brenden resides in Phoenix, Arizona, and works in the world of commercial real estate development.

Warning: This interview has some slightly ribald humor in parts. 

In This Interview Brenden and I Discuss...

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • How acknowledging all aspects of ourselves is important.
  • Why we need to be less judgmental of ourselves as we try to grow and change.
  • In order to move forward forgiving yourself is paramount.
  • Comfort versus happiness.
  • How we can't judge choices until we see the results.
  • Making sure that your daily actions align to your dreams.
  • Getting honest about achieving our goals.
  • What working as a waiter in a nudist resort taught him about humility.
  • How to not project your own bull*shit onto your kids.
  • How to handle negative energy from other people.
  • Avoiding the guru complex in the self-help world.
  • Staying authentic.

Brenden Dilley Links

Brenden Dilley Homepage

Buy Still Breathin'

Brenden Dilley on Twitter

 

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