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The Robert Lane Creative Careers Podcast

Kevin Kelly

This episode of the podcast features a conversation with Kevin Kelly, senior maverick at Wired Magazine and author of multiple best-selling books about the future of technology. He’s also the originator of the 1000 true fans theory.

His newest book, Excellent Advice for Living, is a collection of 450 modern proverbs for a pretty good life.

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  • Performance dates and recent news

    Some updates on recent bits of news and info about upcoming performances 15th March Improv Wolves at Wednesbury Library23rd March The Black Swan, York solo music show 26th March Quarter Acoustic Music Club, South Lanarkshire solo music show27th March Edinburgh Folk Club supporting Alastair McDonald28th March Topic Folk Club, Bradford supporting Joe Topping 19th April Improv Wolves at The Windmill Centre, Deddington, near Banbury 04th May Improv Wolves at The Nags Head, Burntwood for Birmingham Children’s Hospital 25th May Improv Wolves at Stafford Gatehouse 29th June Improv Wolves at Swan Theatre, Worcester 
  • Soldier

    Robert reads something he wrote about creativity. Originally written for his mailing list/blog
  • Track breakdown: Somewhere in the Dark

    Breakdown of the elements I recorded for my song Somewhere in the Dark from the album Homeworking
  • Tom Besford

    Tom has worked on English Folk Expo since its inception in 2012. In January 2018 he took on the newly created role of Chief Executive. During this time, Tom has overseen the expansion of the organisation, creating the artist mentoring programmes, developing industry training activity, launching the Official Folk Albums Chart, creating EFEx Digital and Folk Talk Academy, joining Manchester Folk Festival with EFEx, starting Rochdale Folk Festival, producing newly commissioned touring work, applying for charitable status, recruiting a first board and building the team.
  • Oliver Senton

    Oliver Senton is an actor who has appeared in most forms of live and recorded work, from the mainstream (RSC, Chichester, Mamma Mia!, BBC Radio, TV staples like EastEnders, Casualty and Hollyoaks) to the highly alternative (work with Helen Chadwick, Nigel Charnock and the KLF; as a founder member of performance trio IROQIM; with Ken Campbell – from the 24-hour play cycle The Warp to esoteric impro troupe The School Of Night; and most extensively in recent years with Alan Lane and Slung Low). He is a founder member of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, teaches and leads workshops, directs, translates and improvises.
  • Gina Lyons

    Gina Lyons is a producer with more than 18 years’ experience working in British comedy entertainment and scripted comedy. In 2018, she produced the pilot for In My Skin, which won a BAFTA Cymru award for Television Drama. More recently, she produced the BBC3 pilot for Dreaming Whilst Black (2021), which won creator Adjani Salmon a BAFTA for Emerging Talent: Fiction at the Television Craft Awards 2022.
  • Matt Lipsey

    Matt Lipsey is a TV director who has worked on such fantastic comedy shows as Ted Lasso, Inside No. 9, Intelligence, Saxondale, Little Britain, Psychoville and Upstart Crow.He chats to Robert about collaboration, building a career in TV and working with writers and actors including Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Steve Coogan. He also discusses the importance of having a life outside of work.
  • Dr. Randal Pinkett

    Dr. Randal Pinkett, author of DATA-DRIVEN DEI, is an entrepreneur, innovator, and DEI expert. He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of BCT Partners, a global research, training, and data analytics firm whose mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. An international public speaker, Dr. Pinkett is the author or co-author of Black Faces in High Places, Black Faces in White Places, Campus CEO, and No-Money Down CEO. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rutgers University; an M.S. in computer science from the University of Oxford; and an M.S in electrical engineering, plus an MBA and Ph.D. from MIT. The first African American to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University, he was inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame as a high jumper, long jumper, sprinter, and captain of the Rutgers men’s track and field team. Dr. Pinkett was also the Season 4 winner of the reality television show, The Apprentice.https://www.randalpinkett.com
  • The Validation Goblin

    This episode of the podcast features my thoughts about something a I call “The Validation Goblin”It was originally a blog post on my ko-fi page with is a place where I share thought pieces like this as well as work in progress and other bits and pieces.It’s also a platform where people can support me by sending over tips and donations on a one-off or monthly basis.Take a look at to find out more.You can also join my brand new mailing list to get the latest news about projects I’m working on and receive more of this kind of thing. Join at