Every week day for at least the next two weeks, I will be spotlighting some of the awesome creators I have met over the last seven years of doing Legion of Sand. These creators produce a variety of different content and with the current state of affairs, I wanted to reach out and ask them all the same several questions.
You can check out the previous entry of Content Comrades right here:
Part 1 – Victoria of SaturnHex
Part 2 – Jason of Aquarium Drunkard & Zia Records
Part 3 – Author Beth Cato
Part 4 – Daniel of Steam Crow & Monster Rangers
Part 5 – DeAngelo of The Geek Lyfe
Part 7 – Shawn of Parks and Cons
Part 8 – Kerry of San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog
Part 9 – Val of Mystery Babylon
Jared might be the only person in this series that I know from a professional capacity and not social media/conventions. Turns out, Jared might also be the busiest person I know as he does several podcasts, involved in indie publishing, and more. I encourage you to check Jared’s work on Limited Engagement, his award winning podcast.
How are you spending the time at home?
I’m sure I’m not alone in taking the opportunity to catch up on some TV shows—finally got around to watching the final season of Legion, which I highly recommend—and watching some old favorites as well (currently revisiting Buffy the Vampire Slayer), checking out some new-to-me podcasts (finally started The Star Wars Minute), and making sure to keep a balance of off-screen time as well, going for a daily run, listening to a lot of records, playing guitar, and catching up on manuscript submissions for Hoot n Waddle.
What is a favorite of meal of yours that you could have multiple times a week?
The easy answer is pizza, but I’m also trying to stay healthy. Something that tastes great and is easy to make: cauliflower gnocchi on zucchini noodles with pesto and pine nuts, topped with a little parmesan (maybe throw in some tomatoes). I’ll eat that a few times a week as long as Trader Joe’s doesn’t run out of the ingredients.
Any recommendations for other creatives struggling to make content while at home?
I think that creatives are in a unique position in this new paradigm to look for alternative ways to do their thing. For the podcasts I’m moving to recording interviews over Skype, which is something that I’ve always been loathe to do, but is a necessity now. Also, I’m looking at Limited Engagement in particular as a platform to help local creatives promote their work while being sequestered. We all have a responsibility to help promote each other’s work with so many of the traditional avenues shut down for the foreseeable future.
Anything you would like to promote?
The podcasts—Limited Engagement, What the Fork?, and I’m pulling Album Infinitum out of mothballs shortly. The more content, the better, right? I mean, California deemed podcasts an essential service, so I’m just doing my part. You can hear the shows on all major podcast platforms.
If anyone would care to support any of these endeavors monetarily, they can check out https://patreon.com/hootnwaddle, or buy a book from the Hoot n Waddle shop (https://hootnwaddle.square.site)—we’ve got free shipping on orders over $25 and discounts of up to 40% off (details are on the site). We publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, so there’s something for everyone.
Be sure to return tomorrow for part 7 of Content Comrades