Performing Arts

Weekly conversations and insights on the fine line between setback and success in the performing arts. Fellow creatives share their own journey as artists and the lessons learned along the way with host Patrick Oliver Jones, an actor who knows first-hand the ups and downs we all face.

September 22, 2019

Season Three Preview

Welcome to Season 3 of Why I’ll Never Make It, a weekly show, featuring insightful conversations with actors and fellow creatives on the realities of a career in the arts. In each episode we explore the setbacks and stumbles each of us face and how we overcome them, sometimes...all while challenging the notion of what it really means to “make it” in the entertainment industry.

I’m your host Patrick Oliver Jones, a professional actor and singer for than 25 years. From national tours and pre-Broadway productions, to developmental workshops and regional theaters across the US. I’m also a director, producer, and coach who knows first-hand how hard this industry is and the passion and dedication it takes to keep going.

This podcast typically runs between 45 to 60 minutes and releases every Wednesday. Every now and then, you’ll also get some bonus episodes from The Spotlight Series, where I talk to non-profit organizations making a difference in the arts and beyond. Also this season, Why I’ll Never Make It is going on the road...or rather out to sea. I’ve taken a contract on Norwegian Cruise Lines doing the musical FOOTLOOSE. So you’ll be getting some bite-size episodes at the end of each month about performing life, discussions on issues we artists face as well as taking your questions and comments.

It’s going to be a great season and I can’t wait for you to join me and my guests on Why I’ll Never Make It! Think of anyone you know who could also benefit from this podcast and tell them it’s available for free on any app that supports podcasts as well as the website, Now go dive into the episodes and remember the reasons for not "making it" may be countless and arbitrary, but the reasons to keep going are even more numerous and rewarding.


The time and expense needed to bring these guests and conversations to you each week is both sometimes challenging but always rewarding. Please consider buying me a coffee to support this work that goes into each episode.
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