17.7: Dissecting Influence

Your Hosts: Howard Tayler, Kaela RiveraSandra Tayler, and Megan Lloyd

What are your influences? What pieces of art, music, literature, or other media have inspired you? In this episode we’ll talk about making that inspiration deliberate, and consciously learning from our influences.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson


Take a slice of something that inspires you (book, movie, art) and break down a list of the specific elements you find appealing.

Hobbes Sakuga : This YouTube channel is a curated collection of the very best cuts of hand drawn animation compiled into category-specific videos.

4 thoughts on “17.7: Dissecting Influence”

  1. I apologize for this being off topic, but I can’t find a better location other than through the “Contact” menu item. Has anyone else had issue with downloading the podcasts? I have been a listener for years, but haven’t been able to download the podcasts for several months. I’ve tried different devices and different services with no luck. (I have tried things like Amazon Music and Podcast Republic, among others.)

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  2. This week, the power-packed quartet, Howard, Kaela, Sandra, and Megan, talked about dissecting influence, otherwise known as learning from whatever inspires you. Strawberries, jam, and toast? Firefly, Avatar the Last Airbender, and Cowboy Bebop? Lots of interesting discussion, and you can read all about it in the transcript available now in the archives.

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