Vicarious

Alex Scott & Karen White

"Exploring our creative lives and the habits we've built to sustain them." Co-hosts Alex Scott and Karen White are two musicians and longtime friends that are on a mission to explore all things creative by chatting with musicians, songwriters, producers, painters, screenwriters, and more. Tap into your own creativity, glean some inspiration, and live vicariously through their guests. Join Alex & Karen every week for Season 3 through this spring. read less
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Marysia Tyski and Michael Nunweiler on Rish Jewelry, From Markets to DTC, Travers Metal and Making Things You'd Want to Wear
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Marysia Tyski and Michael Nunweiler on Rish Jewelry, From Markets to DTC, Travers Metal and Making Things You'd Want to Wear
Alex and Karen talk with Marysia Tyski, the founder of Rish Jewelry, and her apprentice (and fiancé!) Michael Nunweiler to learn all about their business ventures and the art of jewelry making. Alex and Karen get a rundown of the different jewelry-making processes and dive even further into Marysia and Michael’s own processes for creating their beautiful works, from their sources of inspiration to the craftsmanship that goes into every piece. In addition to speaking about the creative side of their work, they get into the nitty-gritty details of running and growing a business, how their work and partnership has grown and evolved over time, and where they see it going from here. They also share their personal tastes in both jewelry and fashion, and discuss the power that can come from wearing the right pieces. …Follow Marysia @rishjewelryFollow Michael @traversmetalGo to rishjewelry.com and traversmetal.com to view and purchase their beautiful wares!…Follow us on instagram @vicarious.pod Have any questions or topics you want to hear us discuss? Email us at thevicariouspod@gmail.com Credits: Credits: Hosted and produced by Alex Scott & Karen White. Mixed by Justin Gorrie. Editing & cover art by Alex Scott. Supported by Chernoff Music.Music by Alex’s solo project @lx.tox | Bandcamp | Spotify Check out Karen’s band @realearthtones | Bandcamp | Spotify …Creative Recommendations:Underdressed at the Symphony - Faye Webster (2024)Trouble Pagan Altar
Francis Henson on Content vs. Intent, Big Feelings, and Effect of Language on Social Identity
Apr 10 2024
Francis Henson on Content vs. Intent, Big Feelings, and Effect of Language on Social Identity
Alex and Karen are joined this week by musician, writer, teacher and certified fashionista (at least in Karen’s mind) Francis Henson! He brings with him a lot of great topics for them to dive into, like the idea of artistic identity as intent rather than content; our connection to music and art in adolescence; and music as a study of humanity. They explore Francis’ globetrotting childhood that began in The Philippines and brought him to Kazakhstan before ending up here in Vancouver, and talk about what effects that had on his understanding of himself and the world around him. And if that wasn’t enough, they also have a very impassioned discussion about fashion and the trends that they love to hate. …Follow Francis @francishenson and his groups @frankieandthejuicebox and @bigfuzzmusiccheck out his website francishenson.com for more info on his music projects. …Follow us on instagram @vicarious.pod Have any questions or topics you want to hear us discuss? Email us at thevicariouspod@gmail.com Credits: Credits: Hosted and produced by Alex Scott & Karen White. Mixed by Justin Gorrie. Editing & cover art by Alex Scott. Supported by Chernoff Music.Music by Alex’s solo project @lx.tox | Bandcamp | Spotify Check out Karen’s band @realearthtones | Bandcamp | Spotify …Creative Recommendations:Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel KahnemanKitchen Confidential - Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain : No ReservationsArticles of Interest
Sam Dowdell and Keely Rammage-Scott on Project Vancity, the Grunt Work of Creativity and Working in Community
Apr 3 2024
Sam Dowdell and Keely Rammage-Scott on Project Vancity, the Grunt Work of Creativity and Working in Community
Alex and Karen sit down with musicians Sam Dowdell (Emilyn) and Keely Rammage-Scott to talk about their work with The Project Vancity, a music initiative that works toward community building by bringing a variety of musicians in the Vancouver music scene together to create video series, shows, and other creative works. Sam and Keely share how they individually got involved with the project and how it’s evolved since they joined the team, and get into the nitty gritty of what it takes to run a registered non-profit that works with “creative people, not organized people”. They get into so many different aspects of the project, such as the challenges they face working with such a large roster of volunteers; why creating a safe space is at the forefront of the group’s mission; the aspects of the project that are most meaningful for them; and the importance of a vibe check when deciding on who to work with. …Follow Keely Rammage-Scott @keely_leahFollow Sam Dowdell/Emilyn @emilynmakesmusic@samisacoachFollow @theprojectvancity to see what projects and events they’ve got coming up next!…Follow us on instagram @vicarious.pod Have any questions or topics you want to hear us discuss? Email us at thevicariouspod@gmail.com Credits: Credits: Hosted and produced by Alex Scott & Karen White. Mixed by Justin Gorrie. Editing & cover art by Alex Scott. Supported by Chernoff Music.Music by Alex’s solo project @lx.tox | Bandcamp | Spotify Check out Karen’s band @realearthtones | Bandcamp | Spotify
Kaya Kurz on Garment Making, Chronic Illness, and Being Radicalized By Tumblr
Oct 25 2023
Kaya Kurz on Garment Making, Chronic Illness, and Being Radicalized By Tumblr
Alex and Karen talk to musician, sewist, arts worker, and all around cool person Kaya Kurz about her life as a multi-faceted artist. Kaya shares her self-described “flukey” journey from music school to her current job working for an arts non-profit, and how her idea to take up sewing as a covid hobby turned into a passion project that has become one of her main forms of artistic expression as well as a tool for both advocacy and community on her Instagram page that chronicles her work. They talk about Kaya’s chronic illness and how that has impacted her creativity, especially in the realm of garment making, and explore many different topics that are connected to the fashion industry, such as fast fashion; anti-fat bias; and the ability or inability to properly express oneself through style. …Follow Kaya:@kaya_sews@the.shorties.music…Follow us on instagram @vicarious.pod Have any questions or topics you want to hear us discuss? Email us at thevicariouspod@gmail.com Credits: Edited by Alex Scott & mixed by Will Chernoff. Music and artwork by Alex Scott. Check out Alex’s solo project @lx.tox | Bandcamp | Spotify Check out Karen’s band @realearthtones | Bandcamp | Spotify …Resources:What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat and "You Just Need to Lose Weight" and 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordonhttps://www.aubreygordon.net/booksFearing The Black Body by Sabrina Stringshttps://www.sabrinastrings.com/booksAnti-Diet by Christie Harrisonhttps://christyharrison.com/booksJust Eat It by Laura Thomas PhDhttps://www.laurathomasphd.co.uk/just-eat-it/
BONUS EP: Alex and Karen talk Summer Slumps, & Quick Fire Questions
Aug 23 2023
BONUS EP: Alex and Karen talk Summer Slumps, & Quick Fire Questions
It’s a bonus episode! Alex and Karen sit down for a lighthearted chat about mental health struggles and the creative slump that crops up for them during their experiences with the summertime blues. Fun! They also talk about some of the things that are bringing them joy during this tricky time and play a rousing round of Quick-Fire Questions: Guilty Pleasure Edition. …For a sneak peak of the questions asked, check out the answers provided by our editor extraordinaire Will! Guilty pleasure lazy day activity: watching sports! live games or just youtube content / highlights A reality show you’d go on: Storage WarsTrashy/weird snack: peanut butter, sesame seeds, and panko breadcrumbsFirst celeb crush: Hollaback era Gwen Stefani or early RihannaComfort meal: Baked potato bar with lots of toppings to choose fromMovie you know every line to: School of RockLast show you binge watched: Break Point (Netflix show about young pro tennis players)Best Halloween costume: no idea in my memory now! all i can remember is being the King of Spades with a poster board version of the card stuck to me and a mustache/hatGuilty pleasure pop singer: Morgan Wallen or Post MaloneTV or movie character you would bring to life to be your best friend: C-3POWe’d love to read your answers too! Send us an email or dm us on Instagram to share!Follow us on instagram @vicarious.pod Have any questions or topics you want to hear us discuss? Email us at thevicariouspod@gmail.com Credits: Edited by Alex Scott & mixed by Will Chernoff. Music and artwork by Alex Scott. Check out Alex’s solo project @lx.tox | Bandcamp | Spotify Check out Karen’s band @realearthtones | Bandcamp | Spotify …
Season 1 Finale ft. guest host Will Chernoff
Jul 5 2023
Season 1 Finale ft. guest host Will Chernoff
It’s the last episode of season 1! To celebrate, Alex and Karen are joined by their podcast producer Will Chernoff to answer some burning questions from their illustrious guests and the three of them reflect on their experience making the season.Questions answered:Jamie Lee: What was the intention behind creating this pod and choosing guests? Do you feel like you earned what you were hoping for?Alana Yee: What kind of music do you mostly listen to?Kria Wall: How have you discovered a creative balance for yourself? If not, what are you working on/what would you like to work on to find it, if you’re needing more balance? (i.e. rest)Cary Campbell: What is your understanding of limits and limitations in your creative process/practices?Alana: What’s your Chinese zodiac animal? Alana: If you could invite 5 people over for dinner (dead or alive) who would they be?Kria: How does your gender affect your art? Do you think gender takes a role in how/what you create, or is it irrelevant? Alana: What did you want to grow up to be as a child?Kria: Have you tried any new creative endeavours recently, and if so, did you have an expectation for how you’d do? Did it go the way you thought?Chris Johnson: What was your worst instance of writers / creative block and how did you side step it?Alana: What’s your usual process when writing a song/music?Alana: What’s the most weirdest or odd job you’ve ever had to do as an artist? (Including regular jobs not just art related ones)Josh Eastman: I would love to hear how you maintain an excitement around "creative" pursuits, and how your relationship with art and creation has changed and how it's remained the same!...Follow Will:-Instagram: @williamchernoff @vancouverjazzhttps://www.williamchernoff.comhttps://www.rhythmchanges.ca...Check out Julia's ceramics @juliawhiteceramics(Literally made an instagram account and sold her first pieces a week after recording this episode)...Follow us on instagram @vicarious.pod Have any questions or topics you want to hear us discuss? Email us at thevicariouspod@gmail.com Credits: Edited by Alex Scott & mixed by Will Chernoff. Music and artwork by Alex Scott. Check out Alex’s solo project @lx.tox | Bandcamp | Spotify Check out Karen’s band @realearthtones |