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84 EpisodesProduced by Joseph W NienstedtWebsite

Explore how to get the most out of life through creativity, skill, and self-improvement. I'll be talking with people who have found meaning in their lives by mastering their crafts, overcoming great challenges, or by just being all-around awesome at living life to the fullest. It's about finding pas… read more

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JWN #83: Nora Roy

July 12th, 2021


Nora Roy grew up in the Charleston area but relocated to Brooklyn to further pursue her music career. The pandemic brought her back to her hometown for a brief period and it was during that time I got to see her perform …

JWN #82: Travis Maynard

July 5th, 2021


Travis Maynard is the General Manager of Food & Beverage & Hospitality at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island in South Carolina. Before he …

JWN #81: Morowa Mosai w/ R Dotta

June 7th, 2021


Alexandria Searles is an artist that goes by her chosen name Morowa Mosai. She describes her artistic style as Afrocentric and Empowered Femininity. It’s hard to pin down just one artistic medium as she paints …

JWN #80: Natasha Nast

May 24th, 2021


Natasha Nast is a professional dancer with the Palmetto City Ballet as well as the Unbound Ballet Project. When she’s not performing she also teaches advanced ballet & jazz classes in the Charleston Area. She’s an …

JWN #79: Aaron Utterback of Human Resources

May 10th, 2021


Aaron Utterback is a musician who grew up in Charlotte, NC along with his lifelong friends & bandmates in the indie electro-pop band Human Resources. When they decided to relocate to Charleston, SC they quickly fit …

JWN #78: Jordan Igoe

May 3rd, 2021


Jordan Igoe is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Charleston, SC. She’s collaborated with some of the best musicians in …

JWN #77: Michelle Tompkins

April 19th, 2021


Michelle Tompkins is a licensed professional counselor who practices expressive arts therapy where she uses multiple creative techniques to help …

JWN #76: Aggie Flores

April 12th, 2021


Aggie Flores is an artist, singer & songwriter who came to Charleston, SC after living & working all throughout the USA. Born & raised in …

JWN #75: Dos Bandidos

April 5th, 2021


William Kiser & Candace Patterson met a crossroads of their respective lives & found each other to be the yin to the other’s yang with a love of art as the glue that brought them together. After an epic …

JWN #74: Susannah Elliott

March 29th, 2021


Susannah Elliott is a photographer who loves to take environmental portraits with heart, light and music. I met Susannah through our mutual love for concert photography. A French teacher by day, at night she loves to …

JWN #73 - Landon Carter

March 22nd, 2021


Landon Carter is an artist of many different mediums and styles. Recently he’s delved into the multimedia realm combining acrylic paint and resin to …

JWN #72: Marissa Sumwalt

March 15th, 2021


Marissa Sumwalt is an artist & musician currently based in Charleston, SC. Her musical identity with her band is known as “Maya Gold”, and they …

JWN #71: Kate Ritchie

March 8th, 2021


Kate Ritchie is a mixed media artist who is constantly exploring new ways to create. She’s become known lately for her collage based artwork that …

JWN #70: Vik Hart

March 1st, 2021


Vik Hart is a visual artist who’s current work is primarily based on a fantastical world he created called “Firn”. Vik has found a way to connect with fans by sparking their imaginations through his very unique …

JWN #69: The Nifty (NFT) Show

February 27th, 2021


This special episode is all about NFTs, or “Niftys” as they’re often referred to. NFT stands for Non Fungible Token and it’s a technology that’s …

JWN #68: Madison White

February 15th, 2021


Madison White’s life story is one that is fueled by creative endeavors including opening a music school & studio with her husband right here in …

JWN #67: Solo Show - Our house is a very, very, very fine little bitch

February 12th, 2021


This week’s solo episode covers a recent trip to the land that forgot COVID, AKA Florida. I then discuss Phoebe Bridgers on SNL and her resultant …

JWN #66: Brett Nash

February 8th, 2021


Brett Nash is a multi instrumentalist who is an invaluable part of the independent music scene in South Carolina. He’s performed with well over 50 …

JWN #65: Solo Show - Music sweet music I wish I could caress

February 5th, 2021


This solo episode reflects a bit more where last week’s solo show touched regarding anxiety and digs a little deeper into depression as the gravity …

JWN #64: Abby Duran

February 1st, 2021


Abby Duran is the creative director and founder of, where music and storytelling collide. Abby also provides clients with technical …

JWN #63: Solo Show - The simulation is empty

January 29th, 2021


On this solo episode I talk about the stressful time leading up to this week and the ways it’s manifested in my life, from crazy nightmares to …

JWN #62: Amanda Lane Evans

January 25th, 2021


Amanda Lane Evans is a professional dancer and choreographer currently based in Charleston, South Carolina. Besides dancing professionally, she’s a …

JWN #61 Not So Solo Show - In the light you will find the road

January 22nd, 2021


On this solo episode, I have a very special guest! That means it's not actually a solo show, doesn't it? My lovely wife Amy comes on to discuss our …

JWN #60: Amber Vasquez

January 18th, 2021


Amber Vasquez is an artist who at the time of this recording is at the tail end of her apprenticeship as a tattooist. I wanted to talk to her about how she got to this point in her career to get a snapshot of what it’s …

JWN #59: Solo Show - Now these days are gone & I’m not so self assured

January 15th, 2021


On this solo episode I talk a lot about mental health. My personal struggles of not being able to do the healthy things I love to do because of the …

JWN #58: Taylor Czerwinski

January 11th, 2021


Taylor Lee Czerwinski is a portrait & lifestyle photographer, artist, & musician based in Charleston, SC. She’s also the founder of 9 To 5 Magazine, which is a print magazine that focuses on music and art …

JWN #57: Solo Show - America I love you but you’re freaking me out.

January 8th, 2021


On this solo episode I get back to my regular routine of talking about fun stuff I did or experienced, and tell fun stories of days gone by while …

JWN #56: Shaquille Fontenot

January 4th, 2021


Shaquille Fontenot is a private chef, recipe developer, educator, and serial entrepreneur specializing in 100% plant-based cuisine and strategic brand growth. One of her companies, FairyFresh Foods, offers private …

JWN #55: Solo Show - This is the trick, forget a terrible year.

January 1st, 2021


Welcome to the 1st show of 2021! It’s a solo show and on this episode I talk about the holidays, the new wave of infections in my area, and a few of …

JWN #54: Presley Randall of Baby Yaga

December 28th, 2020


About a year after she first picked up a guitar, Presley Randall formed her band Baby Yaga and started writing, recording, & performing original music. Her natural ability to put her mind to something and generate …

JWN #53: Solo Show - Don't mess around with those silly toys.

December 25th, 2020


Happy holidays to those who celebrate! This episode is mostly a discussion about dealing with holiday depression. I skipped the news on this one just …

JWN #52: Chad Dyar

December 21st, 2020


Chad Dyar is a photographer, musician, and artist who found his way into a career in professional photography by working at a photography studio before he even owned a camera. After he did get his own gear, he decided …

JWN #51: Solo Show - Surrender To The Sound

December 18th, 2020


As the year winds down, I discuss how we’ve adapted to a being safe while living our lives. I also feel like I’m narrowing down where I want to see my creative projects going, and I talk about dealing with what happens …

JWN #50: Erel Pilot

December 14th, 2020


Erel Pilot grew up in Brooklyn and recently relocated to Charleston, SC to pursue her musical project entitled P!lot. She also hosts a show on Charleston’s Ohm radio called Song Story in which she interviews musicians …

JWN #49: Solo Show - Never For Money, Always For Love

December 11th, 2020


Margaret Keenan is the first person in the world to receive Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial & I’m using her as my …

JWN #48: Bill Wilson

December 7th, 2020


Soul musician Bill Wilson was born in 1941 on Christmas Day in Charleston, SC. Music was as much a part of his life growing up as going to Church on …

JWN #47: Solo Show - Back To The Lake

December 4th, 2020


After a special guest introduction, I talk about end-of-year best-of lists, putting your emotional eggs in one basket, creating photos with intention, Instagram’s poor handling on time sensitive information, nature’s …

JWN #46: Patrick Prickett

November 30th, 2020


Patrick Pricket’s signature style of bold color portraits that are broken down into shapes with thick lines may have been born out of his love of …

JWN #45: Solo Show - If we make it through December everything's gonna be all right.

November 26th, 2020


On this solo episode I reflect on a celebratory yet somber weekend. I look for the small things to be thankful for in this crazy year. 
As for news, I …

JWN #44: Blake Ratliffe

November 23rd, 2020


Blake Ratliffe is a singer/songwriter and South Carolina native who’s music truly captures that southern coastal indie rock sound. He’s also the …

JWN #43 Solo Show: Run For Your Life

November 20th, 2020


I’m feeling good about life due to an upcoming road running race and training for a Marathon in March of 2021 because these are things that feel “normal” for me. I also talk about morning routines as well as Goo Goo …

JWN #42: Chris Smith

November 16th, 2020


Chris Smith has been a professional photographer for over 25 years. Along with his wife & business partner Cami, his specialty is pretty much everything - From weddings to professional sports & everything in …

JWN #41 Solo Show: Tinfoil Hat Territory

November 13th, 2020


I thought I could get back to just talking about art stuff this week, but nope, the political news pulled me back in. I made my own tinfoil hat, and …

JWN #40 Kalyn Oyer

November 9th, 2020


Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier, the oldest newspaper in the south. She starts off this …

JWN #39 Solo Show: Just Another Nervous Wreck

November 6th, 2020


On this solo episode I talk about the unavoidable subject of the 2020 United States elections & the anxiety surrounding it for me. When people …

JWN #38 Matt Zutell of Coast Records

November 2nd, 2020


When Matt Zutell created Coast Records, it was intended as a way to bring his various creative pursuits together under one moniker. As a …

JWN #37 Solo Show

October 30th, 2020


On this solo episode I talk about shopping for holiday gifts before Halloween as well as going to Disney World during a pandemic. I discuss the …

JWN #36 Emily Heller

October 26th, 2020


Emily Heller is a running enthusiast who created her own YouTube channel in 2019 that filled the void of women’s voices in the world of running shoe review videos. Emily’s channel “Run Like Hell(er)” provides an …

JWN #35 Solo Show

October 23rd, 2020


I start off with a story about an angry customer and how doing the right thing makes everyone happy. I do get a little political during this episode …

JWN #34 Pip The Pansy

October 19th, 2020


Music wasn’t always Pip The Pansy's passion, but the need to create and share her art has carried her though some of the worst obstacles the music …

JWN #33 Solo Show

October 16th, 2020


In this solo episode, I start off talking about my return to in-person trail running & racing. I also discuss the amazing Jack White performance

JWN #32 Crystal Wellman

October 12th, 2020


Crystal Wellman is a classically trained professional dancer who’s been dancing her entire life. Her persistent need to create art has led to the …

JWN #31 Solo Show: We Are The Music Makers & We Are The Dreamers Of Dreams

October 8th, 2020


Bzzzzz Bzzzzz Bzzzzzz…. On this solo episode I talk about the anxiety around trying to make something positive out of 2020, I mourn the loss of Eddie …

JWN #30 Gil Shuler

October 5th, 2020


Gil Shuler began his career as a graphic designer when it was still an analog craft. Having maintained a successful graphic design career & …

JWN #29 Solo Show: Three Little Birds

October 2nd, 2020


Happy Inktober! This is a solo episode and I’ve decided to follow up with what some of my past (and future) guests are up to, as well as cover some …

JWN #28 Tim Showers

September 28th, 2020


Tim Showers is a Charleston based pop artist who’s distinct style can be recognized by his bold, dramatic lines and exaggerated details. His color …

JWN #27 Solo Show: Protect Ya Neck

September 25th, 2020


On this solo episode of the JWN Podcast, I discuss what self care means to me. I break it down into the 3 ways I’m currently taking care of myself: …

JWN #26 Angel Bond

September 21st, 2020


Angel Bond has spent her life looking for ways to help other people. Through an unbelievable journey early on in her life that took her around the world, she eventually stopped long enough to find her musical voice on …

JWN #25 Solo Show: Here’s To Shutting Up

September 18th, 2020


On this solo episode I talk about my memories of one extraordinary day getting attached to a musical recording. Specifically, how the Superchunk

JWN #24 Jason Eisenberg of Holy City Tattooing Collective

September 14th, 2020


Jason Eisenberg grew up in Charleston, SC at a time when tattooing was still illegal. It wasn’t until 2006 that the ban on tattooing was lifted in the southern state, but by that time Jason had already mastered the …

JWN #23 Solo Show: The Guitar is Dead… Long Live the Guitar!

September 11th, 2020


On this week’s solo episode of the JWN Podcast I’m excited about the prospect of going to see live music once again. I discuss the downfall of one of …

JWN #22 Babe Club

September 7th, 2020


Jenna Desmond & Corey Campbell began their musical partnership as members of the indie rock band Susto. After touring extensively they decided to part ways with Susto and begin their own project, which became known …

JWN #21 Solo Show: The Longest Week Ever

September 3rd, 2020


This podcast is legally allowed to drink in the USA! Happy 21st episode!! This is a solo show, and I start off getting into a POD-WAR with rival …

JWN #20 Seth James DeMoor

August 31st, 2020


Seth James DeMoor is a YouTube creator who found his niche by doing something he was passionate about. When he started his daily vlog, it was more of a lifestyle channel that struck a chord with people & started …

JWN #19 Solo Show: The James Baldwin Episode

August 29th, 2020


“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with …

JWN #18 John Kenney of The Royal American

August 24th, 2020


John Kenney is one of the owners of The Royal American, a dive bar located in what was once an iron forge that’s now the center of the downtown Charleston, SC independent music scene. Before creating a home base for …

JWN #17 Solo Show - Am I Being Abducted By Aliens?

August 21st, 2020


On this episode, I talk about my upcoming birthday plans courtesy of my wonderful wife Amy. I also wonder why we're all not freaking out about the …

JWN #16 Proton Factories

August 17th, 2020


Proton Factories started his artistic career as a graffiti artist, but transitioned into painting & printmaking after being convicted as a …

JWN #9 Mike Cavallaro

August 17th, 2020


When I first met Mike Cavallaro back in the 90’s, he was known in the underground music scene as Johnny X, guitarist for New Jersey punk rock legends Sticks & Stones. MIke's imagination, determination, and artistic …

JWN #15 The Seed of Inspiration or How I discovered Richard Brautigan (w/ Special Guest Tömmy Röckstar)

August 15th, 2020


I give my friend & former bandmate Tömmy Röckstar (@tommyrockstar on Instagram) a call to talk about how I discovered the beat poet & author Richard Brautigan. The book Trout Fishing in America was the …

JWN #14 Jerry Jacobs

August 10th, 2020


Jerry Jacobs is a singer, songwriter, and audio engineer who hails from Music City, USA. Before planting himself in the heart of Nashville, he grew up right around the block from where I call home in Charleston, SC.

JWN #13 That time Carson Daly used me as his wingman...

August 8th, 2020


This is a Solo/Bonus episode of the show. I talk about being happy due to another busy week of photography work and getting excited to go swimming at …

JWN #12 Ashlee D. Manos

August 3rd, 2020


I reached out to Ashlee because I was curious about acupuncture and she was referred to me by multiple trusted friends. Ashlee is a Licensed …

JWN #11 Solo Show + PoySha (& La Croix)

August 1st, 2020


This is a bonus show where I talk about what’s been on my mind lately. On this episode I do make a phone call to my friend Shawnda, aka @PoySha to …

JWN #10 Carla Oakerson

July 28th, 2020


Carla Oakerson began her career in comedy while attending law school by working the door at The Comic Strip in New York, but her boss wouldn’t let …

Episode #8 Pandemic Pool Party Podcast!

July 21st, 2020


A small group of my friends (four of us total) have been getting together weekly at a private pool at our friend’s condominium complex for dinner. …

JWN #5 Sondra James

July 16th, 2020


Actor Sondra James may be best known for her roles in movies like the 2019 Oscar winning film Joker, Woody Allen’s Crisis In Six Scenes, or her …

JWN #4 Katie Thompson

July 13th, 2020


Katie Thompson is an independent artist, author, creative consultant and public speaker. As a disabled mother of two, she's also the wife and partner …

JWN #3.5 Solo Show (or 2nd Breakfast)

July 10th, 2020


A show in-between the shows where I reflect on the previous guests and elaborate on things that were said during those interviews about art and live performance. I discus my unplanned negative vision board & share …

JWN #3 Patrick Arnheim

July 8th, 2020


Acting saved Patrick Arnheim from flunking out of Princeton High School in New Jersey. He ended up studying acting at New York City’s esteemed Circle …

JWN #2 Marcus Cripps

July 3rd, 2020


Marcus Cripps is a talented artist who just published his first comic book "Cat Bite: The Ghost of Gamblin", which he co-wrote with his equally talented partner Amber Vasquez. Marcus drew all of the artwork in this …

JWN #1.5 Solo Show

July 2nd, 2020


This is an “in-between” episode where I reflect on the conversation from the previous episode, talk about what’s coming up on the podcast, and …

JWN #1 Mandy Baughman

June 26th, 2020


Mandy Baughman is a Yoga Teacher who’s path in life brought her to Charleston, SC where she built upon her life experiences with a genuine sense of curiosity and creativity to co-create “I Am Rituals’, which is a Yoga …

JWN Podcast Trailer

June 19th, 2020


Introducing a new interview podcast focused on finding the things that people are passionate about and how they live life to the fullest. 

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