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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.

Great Expectations

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Your second work, as an artist, is arguably the most important. If your first is successful, the public’s expectations are already set for a spectacular performance again. How do you, as an artist, deal with the public pressure of expectation?

In this episode, we explore what comes next after a successful debut: how artists can deal with their fans, and the behavior we wish fans would display.


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