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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.

Dispatch

Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.

Sounds on Specialization

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As professional creatives, is it better to focus on a single area of work, or to generalize and serve a broader clientele? That’s the topic of our conversation on this episode of Dispatch.

Welcome to Dispatch, an innovative talk show about issues that affect creators and their work. In the last decade, what it means to be an artist has changed drastically. We explore what it means to truly create - without any preconceived notions or rules - in a cluttered world. The world in 2013 is a busy place, but we’re here to cut through the noise with common sense advice and unique perspectives.

Headlines

WBEZ cuts freelance contributions, wants more contributions from audience [Poynter]

A New Direction for WBEZ [Chicago Reader]

Chicago Sun-Times Fires Its Photographers [NPR]

Why Can’t We Take Pictures in Art Museums? [ARTNews]

Guests

Molly Rene

Molly is a creative generalist, writer, designer, and lover of ketchup currently residing in Chicago. She also voraciously consumes public radio programming, making her a perfect guest for this episode.

Brett Henley

Brett is the Chief Smasher of Bullshit at We Craft Stories, a small publishing and lifestyle design company in Tennessee. Together with his wife Amber, they’re exploring what it truly means to be an artist, by cutting through the bullshit and just creating.