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Performing Arts

Insightful conversations with fellow creatives about the realities of a career in theater and the performing arts.

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In this episode, Patrick shares one thing that has kept him from auditioning and finding work...jury duty. That civic obligation that many try to get out of has become yet another obstacle to making it. 

But Patrick diligently fulfilled his duty and rendered a verdict on an attempted murder case involving a babysitter. This is certainly a different kind of episode for the podcast, but nonetheless it's a fascinating story with twists and turns and surprises, just the kind of "ripped from the headlines" case they feature on LAW & ORDER.

For more on the case, read about some of the most important moments in the trial:

The Retrial of Marianne Benjamin-Williams
The Father Takes the Stand
Mother's Emotional Testimony
Defense Doctor Provides Alternate Possibility
Defendant Takes the Stand
Manhattan DA Press Release on Verdict

Prosecutors and Defendant

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Whether you call it dun, dun, chung, chung or bong, bong...it's ubiquitous with the L&O franchise.
"Law & Order" sound effect conceived by Mike Post, produced by Dick Wolf.

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As the school year winds down, a Ph.D joins the podcast once again, this time to talk about fiction writing and The Promise of Failure. His most recent book is a collection of lectures and essays he's given to writing students about the certainty of rejection and how best to handle it and move on from it. 

I mean, what better guest and topic are there for the Why I'll Never Make It podcast??

He shares how he combats writer's block and why acting and theater play a vital role in his own writing as well as how he teaches his students.

The Promise Of Failure

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Please consider buying me a coffee to support this work that goes into each episode.
 
Join the WINMI community by following on Instagram or Twitter as well as reaching out to Patrick with any questions or comments: contact.winmipodcast.com
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