“We’re the storyteller. We’re not the story of the trauma. We’re the one who gets to tell the story.” Brooke Axtell I’ve known of Brooke Axtell for years, and I am super excited to have her here on ATX UnBound. Brooke and I share a philosophy that you are the storyteller of your own life.
ATX UnBound Podcast
ATX UnBound explores the creative world of Austin, TX one of the fastest growing creative cities in the US.
The host, Nelson Guda, is an artist and former scientist, who has traveled the world pursuing his own creative work and has seen creativity from the inside of wildly different careers.
Join Nelson as he explores what it is that makes people’s creative machinery tick, by interviewing people who use creativity in every aspect of life – from artists and musicians, to entrepreneurs and engineers, to people who are trying to find creative solutions to make the world a better place.
Joel Laviolette’s music is fusion in the truest sense of the word. He is an American master of the traditional African instruments the mbira and marimba, and he mixes those ancient sounds with high tech audio sampling and projection mapping. His work is fun, danceable, high energy and often trance-like. It is music that is
Michael Love – Tapping Deep Emotions Being brave enough to step out and say, “I’m gonna make work that speaks to this part of my identity”. Michael Love’s work is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. He’s a tap dancer who taps to hip-hop, funk and videos of social justice work. His dance taps deep
Nelson Guda – We Are Not Enemies “When we find compassion, we realize that we are not enemies.” This episode includes an interview I did for a Nicole Morin’s podcast, Universally Seeking. I hesitated to post an interview with myself, but after the mid-term elections I thought that this topic was especially relevant. My biggest project
Chef Erind Halilaj – Creativity and Tradition “I think that I am a chef because I know what my palatte wants, and I know how to get there.” Chef Erind Halilaj started cooking as a way to be independent so he wouldn’t have to go to military school in Italy. When he realized that he
Sally Jacques – Flying Without Fear “TO BE INSPIRED IS TO BE IN SPIRIT.” If you have lived in Austin long, you have probably seen or heard of Sally Jacques’ work. The dancers in her group, Blue Lapis Light, dance while suspended hundreds of feet in the air off buildings, bridges and abandoned power plant
Podcast: Charlotte Bell – Bridging Cultures with Creativity Charlotte Bell is many things – professional photographer, quiet activist, and community organizer. She and her husband live in an enchanting and beautiful little house in Travis Heights, but they also spend nearly half their time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Charlotte is one of those
Podcast: ATX Food Company – Brothers in Food Brothers Raad and Raed (Rey) Mansour seem like an unlikely pair to have started Austin’s newest vegan food trailer, ATX Food Company on Barton Springs Road (map). Raad and Raed came to the US as Iraqi refugees during the first Gulf War. After growing up in a
Podcast: Dave Madden, Swimming in Music Austin, TX is swimming in music. It is flooded with music. It is literally impossible to go to a party and not meet a musician of some sort. This is awesome, but it makes it incredibly challenging to make a living as a musician in this town. Dave Madden
Podcast: Sarah Evans Bringing Water to Africa Austin is filled with people who want to change the world. The problem is that changing even one small part of the world is not easy. It takes creativity, a lot of hard work and sometimes just plain luck. Sarah Evans is one of those people who decided
Podcast: The Fantastic World of Lucas Aoki Every once in a while I run into a piece of art that transports me to some new and unexpected place. This is what Austin-based painter and mural artist Lucas Aoki’s art did for me the first time I saw it. Lucas Aoki’s art is full of fantasy