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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.


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.

Inside Vagabond School

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This week on Dispatch, we venture outside the comfortable world of our studio to visit with Michael and Becca McCracken, founders of Vagabond School of the Arts. Chicago is a city full of beautiful art, not the least of which is our thriving theater scene, which Vagabond serves with a collection of useful continuing education classes, curated and presented by the city’s top talent.

In this conversation recorded at their Ravenswood loft, we explore the story behind Vagabond, how Michael arrived in Chicago, joined up with Becca, and the trials of the entrepreneurial journey that they’ve embarked on. It’s a show that you don’t want to miss.