Storyteller Daniel Rangel

Daniel Rangel was a young man studying theater in New York, dreaming of a life on the big screen. Fifteen years later, he's finally found peace and happiness with the family he's surrounded by. He sits down with Kurt to talk frankly about his lean years in Los Angeles, the reality of "making it", and why he returned to his hometown in Minnesota. Does he miss acting? And is he still creative? If so, how?

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Novelist Micah Moss

Micah Moss is the son of a dentist and the brother of a marine. So how did this Oregonian end up in Hollywood, getting an agent from a Pitch Fest, and ultimately starting work on young adult novels? It's not nearly as bizarre as it sounds, but certainly interesting. Micah and Kurt also talk losing a manager that believed in you, the combination of art with tech, and why Micah chose to write three screenplays first and then turn them into novels. Oh yeah, and early jobs at pizza parlors. 

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Film Writer Paul Conway

A devoted student of the seminary at age 13. A dedicated soldier on the brink of war by age 19. The victim of a robbery on his first night in Hollywood. How Paul Conway navigated those worlds and still broke free to write feature films is as interesting a creative journey as you'll find. He sits down with Kurt to talk about the art form that pulled him to California, how the least likely friendships can prove fortuitous, and what it's like to hear Robert De Niro and John Cusack speak your words.  

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