What does "making it" mean? 

What holds you back? What keeps you going?

This lighthearted yet revealing podcast focuses on these three basic questions. Artists and creative professionals from theater, television, film, and music share stories of success and setback in the arts, opening up about what keeps them going and why they wouldn't wanna be anywhere else.

Hosted by Patrick Oliver Jones


The job of a stage manager may be behind the scenes, but all that they do makes its way into each and every performance we actors give onstage.

The first Award Season Bonus episode of 2019! And it's a musical that's tied for the most Tony nominations with 12, including Best Musical. (A full list of those nominations can be found here.)

You're not likely to hear a more infectious laugh than on today's episode with Lothair Eaton. His joy of life and performing shine through in this engaging conversation about life on tour with STARLIGHT EXPRESS, the struggles of finding work here in NYC, and how we learn and grow as performers.

Well, the Award Season is now in high gear with all the major theater nominations out: Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and of course the mother of them all, the Tonys. Everyone is talking about the hottest shows on Broadway. So today I'm jumping into the deep end, talking about some of the current Broadway darlings. And...

As part 2 of the focus on auditions, John Ort joins the podcast. He is a member of CSA (Casting Society of America) and works on TV, film, new media and theatre.

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There are a few ways you can support this podcast...

Donate to the podcast by "buying me a coffee." Each conversation featured on this podcast is like sitting down with a friend over coffee or tea and sharing from the heart. So that's why I chose Ko-Fi as way for you to show your support. Even a small amount truly goes a long way toward continuing these weekly episodes and reaching more listeners like you.

• Contribute your own "why I'll never make it" story through the contact form or by sending a voicemail message to me, both of which would be featured on an upcoming episode of the podcast.

• You could also write an article for the WINMI Blog (on Medium). Share your thoughts and experiences with a wider audience, helping us all grow and learn together in a community of artists. 

• And what about being a guest on the show!? I'm always looking for passionate artists with unique perspectives willing to open up about their own personal and professional setbacks and successes. Email me through the contact form below.

Lastly and most importantly, you can share this podcast with those you think would benefit from our stories and conversations. I thoroughly enjoy each and every guest and am so grateful for the time and insights they give freely to each of us on these episodes. Whether in person or on social media, your help in spreading the word about these amazing guests is greatly appreciated!