A Year of Change


If you’re reading this, it means you made it to the year 2019, or you’re looking back through history, or you’re a cave-person who fell through a distortion in space and time and learned to read somehow. However you found this site, welcome! This is the Write Idea Workshop, a podcast and website built around the idea of exploring creativity and learning about others process, goals, and achievements. We also talk about books, comics, movies and stuff that tickles our imaginations.

I started this podcast back in October of 2012 during the height of election season with my friend and occasional room mate, Justin Adkins. We started the show because we wanted to build a writing community like we experienced in college, where people could bounce ideas off one another, review works in progress, and challenge each other. That core has still remained throughout the shows history, but focuses have shifted from time to time, as have the people behind the mic and the places the show has been recorded in.

At the end of 2015, I moved back to New York after five years of living in Ohio and almost three years of recording the show. Justin stayed in Cincinnati, OH. Eventually, he started his own podcast about traveling throughout the country as a road comic with his friend Luke. Once in NY, I brought on friends and creative-minded peeps Caleb and Theresa to help me keep things going, and the show evolved with their collaboration. This year though, 2019, the show is feeling quite different from when we started, and we even have a new theme by Jac Kincaid (who provided the original theme(s)) and his delightful band He’s Dead Jim . I’m saying all of this because change is inevitable, and it’s happening again.

This year, I’m refocusing efforts to work on webcomics. I have made attempts previously, but the cost of maintaining those individual sites, and this show, and life in general has gotten to be too much. Instead, I plan to post comics here, in addition to the podcasts and writing prompts. I hope you like them! I do not have an exact update schedule as of yet, but I will be posting the first strips by March 15th.

Another change: Shortly after I moved back to NY and got involved with the stand-up comedy scene here, I started another podcast with comedian Chris O’Leary. His show, RADIOLEARY, is still under the Out of Ideas Network (which is what I the podcast network, if you didn’t guess), but after 2 years, I figured they needed their own site and built one for them. You can find all their episodes, plus blog posts, videos and photos from Cons we attend and the like on that very same website. It just launched officially today as well. So, future RADIOLEARY episodes can be found here .

Also, my third podcast Kaizen Komedy can be found at it’s own site.

I’m getting all the jelly out of my peanut butter.

Thank you all so much for listening, for writing in and for joining us on this weird journey. Let’s see where the metaphorical road takes us.



Daylight Savings

March is here, and that means we're losing time. Not just because March is also the month that drags along St. Patrick's Day in it inciting all sorts of blackouts and impressive levels of alcohol consumption,  but also because it's the month in which the clocks arbitrarily jump forward an hour to appease the farming gods of old. Something like that. 

For the podcasts on the Out of Ideas network, March means new shows, new things to announce, and update a'plenty. Starting with: a brand new banner image! For 2018, the core podcast is heavily focusing on writing instead of so much focus on TV and movies. The updated banner image is meant to reflect that. What do you think of the composition?

Secondly, RADIOLEARY is really stepping up their game with relevant social issues and utter riduclousness in their recent podcasts. Already thus far in March, the fellows have discussed gun violence, has a morning zoo crew with Bella Lugosi and ripped apart the Oscars... of yesteryear. Soon, there are going to be some very big announcements coming from RADIOLEARY Tower, but until then, stay tuned!

Finally, Kaizen Komedy has been reviewing some of the best and brightest comedic voices of the modern era and are stepping it up later this week when Jim Jefferies and Trevor Noah go head to head in a purely speculative manner, as Shafi and crew break down what makes these gents so damn funny. Check out all the links at the top of the page for more information and to entertain your ear drums.

Keep on writing!

Half of January Announcements

It's the second week of January, and a lot has been going on in the Out of Ideas Network.

Over at Kaizen Komedy, a new episode talking about comedian Tommy Johnagin has been garnering a lot of attention. 

RADIOLEARY has been tackling alternate universes, including one where Gary Busey was a physicist on the verge of unlocking the Higgs-Boson issue. 

Meanwhile, The Write Idea Workshop has been trucking along talking about The Runaways on Hulu and whatever else tickles their fancy. 

All in all, we're kicking off 2018 with a lot of content covering all sorts of flavors of funny, and there is a lot to listen to. But we're not just providing ear candy: starting January 20th, 2018 there is going to be a new bi-weekly webcomic to fill your looking holes called Don't Delete This. DDT is a comedy/horror comic about working with technology you might not understand. It's an idea I've had kicking around the brain for a while, and am bringing into fruition this year. Please check it out and let me know what you think. 

Keep on writing!