The Role of Story Today; feat. Ira and Carol Williams (film/tv viewers)

Naomi dissects what the fundamental role of stories are in a society and how streaming content, social media, and that eastern European guy with the hydraulic press may have fundamentally changed our roles as artists.

Interview: Ira and Carol Williams – Ira and Carol are an insanely delightful retired couple living in Missouri. Naomi talks to them about what content they watch, the role of Netflix in their lives, and, of course, Trump.

Favorite Thing This Week: Lila Yomtoob’s gorgeous short film America 1979 about an Iranian-American girl living in America during the Iranian hostage crisis. In the way of history repeating itself, this period film feels urgent in today’s America. You can (and should) watch all 14 minutes of it here:

As always, the work of this podcast is for Naomi to help you and herself crack the nut of how to have a life as an artist and entrepreneur, so if you have stories to share from your own life – successes, failures, times you learned something – or if you have a question you would like Naomi to answer or find the answer to or a person you would like her to interview – send them all her way. Write or send a voice memo to

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