Josh speaks with painter Daniel John Gadd about making the most of mistakes, the tension between solitude and community, and how he discerns when a work is complete. Included are powerful stories about savoring subtlety and silence, and why asking "How do I feel?" can sometimes be more significant than asking "What does this mean?"
Josh talks with Megan Fairchild, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, about the importance of seeking new creative challenges, misconceptions about the ballet world, and how perfectionism helps and harms an artist. Footloose is discussed, along with loneliness, the need for artistic community, and Einstein's assertion that dancers are God's athletes.
In this episode, Josh talks with portraitist Ben Fink Shapiro about how he defines beauty, why photographers are like psychologists, and navigating the tension between commerce and art. Along the way, they discuss the legend of Narcissus, nude portraits, Instagram, and meaningful moments with their fathers.