CYOP #128 - The Between Seasons Update Episode

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CYOP #128 - The Between Seasons Update Episode

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I'm back with a quick update episode about what you can expect from me in the coming year, as both my life and my business evolve. 

In the episode, I chat through my own impending career changes, an exciting (though daunting) rebrand, updates about the podcast, the shop, the artist residency, and much more.

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CYOP #127 - Lessons Learned from the First CYOP Artist Residency: A Chat Between Me + Melanie Biehle

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CYOP #127 - Lessons Learned from the First CYOP Artist Residency: A Chat Between Me + Melanie Biehle

The full collection of CYOP Art Prints — coming to the shop soon! 

The full collection of CYOP Art Prints — coming to the shop soon! 


Today is the final episode of Season 4! I'm wrapping things up with a co-hosted chat with this year’s CYOP Artist Resident Melanie Biehle and we're talking all about the artist residency. When I launched the CYOP Artist Residency, I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted it to roll out, but I learned a lot throughout the season and Melanie did too.

In the episode, Melanie and I chat about what we loved about the residency, what we learned, and what we might do differently next time. Melanie also shares some really great advice for those who might want to participate in any type of residency in the near future and some updates about her work as she prepares to close out the year.

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CYOP #126 - Confronting Stereotypes, Speaking Up + Using Your Craft for Good with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

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CYOP #126 - Confronting Stereotypes, Speaking Up + Using Your Craft for Good with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

Photo courtesy of Sami Abdou.

Photo courtesy of Sami Abdou.


We’re wrapping up our final three-part series of the season featuring documentary director Sami Abdou and things get pretty heavy today. You can absolutely just listen to this episode and get a lot out of it, but I really recommend you head back to episodes 124 and 125 first, so you can get more context around Sami’s career trajectory and the topics we’re covering.

On the show, we talk about why, for the first time in Sami's life, he feels unwelcome in the country he calls home, why it’s become pretty much impossible for Sami to create just for the sake of creating, and how we can all use our platforms to do good in the world.


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"Never forget your purpose." — Documentary Director Sami Abdou // Art by Melanie Biehle 

"Never forget your purpose." — Documentary Director Sami Abdou // Art by Melanie Biehle 



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CYOP #125 - The Importance of Side Projects + Why Personality Matters with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

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CYOP #125 - The Importance of Side Projects + Why Personality Matters with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

Photo: Death to the Stock Photo

Photo: Death to the Stock Photo


We’re back with another episode featuring documentary director Sami Abdou. If you're just finding the show, I highly recommend you go back and listen to last week’s episode — episode 124 — before diving into this one. Everything will just make a lot more sense if you do.

On today’s show, I’m talking with Sami about his side projects, what they mean to him, and how he fits them in while he’s working some seriously long hours as a director for the show Intervention. We also talk a lot about the magic of Los Angeles (and some of its dark sides) and why being a solid human being is crucial when you’re looking to be gainfully employed in the entertainment industry — and any industry.

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CYOP #124 - Thinking Strategically About Your Career Path + Making as Often as You Can with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

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CYOP #124 - Thinking Strategically About Your Career Path + Making as Often as You Can with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

Photo courtesy of Sami Abdou.

Photo courtesy of Sami Abdou.


Today we’re starting our final three-part series of the season and I’m really excited to be sharing this next guest with you. If you’ve been listening to the show for a bit, you may know that it actually started with a Q&A interview series on my blog before it became a podcast. I really wanted to bring back some of the people I interviewed in 2013 and today we’re getting some updates from my friend Sami Abdou. 

Sami is a documentary director and he works on both small projects and some pretty notable ones. For example, right now he's a director for the TV show, Intervention. In today’s episode, we learn more about Sami’s background and the real story behind why he decided to get into filmmaking, what it’s like to direct documentary films and shows, how his career has evolved over the years and how he stays happy and healthy with his intense work schedule.

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"Just make stuff." — Documentary Director Sami Abdou // Art by Melanie Biehle 

"Just make stuff." — Documentary Director Sami Abdou // Art by Melanie Biehle 



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