Addicted to Stress: Taylor Cashdan interview

He’s a young designer with afib and a warning. Cory and Scott heard Taylor Cashdan speak at Creative South 2019. We loved and commented on his talk in an episode of the 48 Hour Art Check and that got this ball rolling. So here’s an interview with Taylor about his unique experience of his body rejecting his toxic levels of productivity and how he’s adjusted his life to accommodate the change.

The Value of Rest

Too often we burn the candle at both ends and burn out. We creatives push too hard. Here's an episode to give you some mental ammo against the worship of busy culture.

The Science of Grit

Cory discusses a lecture he attended from David Yeager on how to gain the ability and personality trait of sticking with something when it gets hard.

Death, Existential Crisis and Cutting Back

After doing 3 live shows per week for close to a year, the 48 Hour Art Check is cutting back to 2 shows a week. This episode goes through our reasons for doing and the benefits to the show of this new schedule. We also dive into the fact that our limited number of days in this life add value to what we do with our time and other light and fun existential topics.

Creative South 2019 Speakers

Here’s a rundown of the topics covered by the speakers at Creative South 2019. This conference rocks and is worth scheduling into your plans. The following is a list of the speakers and their online links:

Stop Being Selfish

In this episode Josh and Cory talk about the importance of being selfless as an artist, and the problem of selfishness in commercial art and in the classroom in team environments.

Revolution Against Algorithms!

In this episode Josh, Cory, and Scott talk about the downside of algorithms, the corruption of social media, the annoyance of gatekeepers, and then we discuss some possible solutions/forms of revolt against the status quo.

Feast and Famine

In an epic episode, we tackle feast and famine, or, how to deal with the ups and downs of an independent contractor’s income.


With one of the weirdest, conspiracy ridden, fake intros yet, here’s another episode of 48 Hour Art Check covering what happens when things get hard.


In this episode Josh and Cory join special guest Scott Serkland to discuss the topic of contracts for graphic designers and illustrators.

Project Communication

How do you effectively delegate? How do you manage people working on a team remotely? Josh and Cory tackle asynchronous communication on creative projects.

I Almost Died part 3

In this episode, Scott, Cory and I tell more near death stories from our life, this time with our pal, illustrator Scott Serkland...

I Almost Died part 2

In this episode Josh and Cory continue their discussion about their near death, and other such life experience stories that treaded on injury/fatality and also happened to make for great storytelling practice

I Almost Died part 1

Description: In this episode Josh and Cory started their discussion about their near death, and other such life experience stories that treaded on injury/fatality and also happened to make for great storytelling practice.

Automation Apocalypse

Carrying on the conversation about everything being automated, Josh and Cory are joined by Scott Serkland to discuss what artists and writers can do to make sure that we are not replaced by artificial intelligence in the near future.

Automation and Art

Automation is happening. It has been happening for a long time, but it is increasing and becoming more and more effective at the work that drives our economy. What will be left after that? What will be rare, scarce or in demand at that point? Humanity and creativity.

Overcoming Interruptions

So you're being productive, staying on task, getting stuff done and BAM... something interrupts you. Maybe it's a good interruption, maybe is a stressful one... in this episode we discuss how to stay productive on your side project, your art, your comic... whatever it is, here are some techniques you can use to avoid getting sidetracked.

Physical Therapist vs Artist

Covering everything from preventing injury to working through them, a professional Physical Therapist joins us to discuss the particular injuries that artists are at risk for.