Start With This

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Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion, from the creators of Welcome to Night Vale, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Each episode centers around a topic from world building, to opening lines, and even failure. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Join the Start With This membership forum to share your work with other listeners. You might just find a creative partner in the process. Jeffrey and Joseph want you to start creating, one assignment at a time because the best way to start writing, is to start writing. Not sure where to begin? Start With This.
New episodes every other Friday.

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How to Listen

You can find the assignments and show notes for each episode on our RSS feed.

Membership Community

For $5 per month, you can join our Membership Community, where you can share your responses to assignments, see what other listeners are creating, discuss your work, and find creative partners. Plus, you’ll also get the ability to ask follow-up questions to be answered by Jeffrey and Joseph in member-exclusive episodes. We’re working to build a supportive community of writers and artists, and we’d love for you to join and share your work.

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Hosted by
Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink

Produced by
Julia Melfi

Edited by
Grant Stewart

Mixed by
Vincent Cacchione

Logo by
Rob Wilson