The Joy of Being Wrong

The Joy of Being Wrong
In which I have conversations with friends who are artists in the middle of their careers. Accompanied by a Fallow Essay: Subscribe:

Mathew Borrett / Illustrator / Competing Timelines
Aug 31 • 67 min
“Instead of following up, I bought a van and drove to Arizona.” Mat makes 3D models of destroyed cities that he then flattens onto canvas. He also has collaborated with me on movies, a VR game, and a short story collection. We talked about aging actor…
Paolo Pedercini / Game Creator / Politics
Dec 17, 2019 • 51 min
“I think you were wrong all along.” Paolo Pedercini has made political videogames since 2003, one of them with me. We talk about the Utopia Deficit, asymmetrical infomation warfare, and weaponizing the fear of looking dumb. Intro and outro music: “Danny…
Hartley Lin / Cartoonist / Parenting
May 14, 2019 • 67 min
“You have to be in the moment and really enjoy that your kid is this beautiful being who is laughing, but there is another part of you who is like… I’ve got stuff to do!” Almost immediately after birthing the Doug Wright award-winning graphic novel Young…
Scott Waters / Painter / Self-Discipline
May 2, 2019 • 61 min
“It’s such a rewarding feeling, standing under the shower and planning out the next couple of hours.” I chat to Scott Waters, who makes gorgeous moody paintings of terrible war machines, about artistic self-discipline, the People Problem, and the solace…
Liz Hysen / Musician / Productivity
Feb 24, 2019 • 78 min
“I’ve played shows where I’ve wanted to start a fight,” says Liz, creator of strange and beautiful music for 20+ years. We talk about intermediaries, farmers, algos, ambition, boxing, & humiliation. Intro and outro music: “Skinnies” by Picastro.…