A Recap & an Introduction — Welcome to For Better or Verse

It's been almost two years of running this radio show turned podcast, and your host -- Jenny Jay -- is an artist who hasn't really given this show the introduction it deserves. So here it is: including a recap of this show's origins, some favourite highlights from previous episodes, some cringe-worthy (but growth-inducing) moments, and what's in store for the episodes to come!

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Which Came First: The Chicken or the Idea?

Hamish Stewart is the idea man: a singer, songwriter, and student of film, he’s the definition of the, well, what if? All the way from Adelaide Australia, Hamish talks about his current projects, but more importantly, what it can mean to have so many ideas but not always the means to execute them.

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A Skodak Moment

Kodak moments can be beautiful and this entire episode is one giant Skodak moment of candid creativity. So tune in as artist Amy Skodak shares insights about her world, because there's always motivation to ignite the artist in you.

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Ben & Bali, ft. Ben's Wanderlust

In this episode, I sit down with Ben Halilovic, the wonderful creator behind @benswanderlust — a YouTuber, Instagrammer, and all around content creator. We talk about going for your passion hoping for the best, and what can happen when you recognize the world is yours for the taking. 

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Take it back to the roots

In this episode, I take it back to the roots and share 3 of my favourite poems from 'GetLit' — Words Ignite, a YouTube channel attempting to use spoken word poetry to get people thinking about current affairs and issues. 

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You, Yourself, and You.

Sometimes that's all you have. And the You today is going to be different from the You tomorrow, versus the You five years ago.Meet me, your host, Jenny Jay. I get scared, I fall off mountains, but no matter what I always try — because without trying, you're simply not growing.

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Welcome to the Sisterhood

She's a filmmaker, a writer, a passionate creative, and she's also the Founder of Sisterhood Media — a new production house that's already making waves. For those needing a dose of creative energy — this episode is for you — witty, insightful, and inspiring, Samah Ali is the Mother of it all.

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Cass, creative confidence, & criticism

Cassandra Ng is a photographer, dancer, and artist who understands the limitations and struggles of being in the creative field. We talk confidence, photography, creative freedom and criticism, and as always throw in a little spoken word for you to enjoy. 

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In Loving Memory of Pineapple and Panopoulus

In honour of the inventor of pineapple on pizza, Sam Panopoulus, I sit down with Alek Knuuttila — a visual artist and lover of everything on pizza. While the base of this podcast is filled with dough, we talk about so much more: from being your own inspiration to challenging yourself when you get comfortable.

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I am Sam, Sam I am (ft. Sam)

Sam is a filmmaker, comedy writer, and lover of green eggs and ham. We discuss what it means to have positive people in your circle, and I include a special clip from one of my very first debacles that occurred live on air. I like green eggs and Sam, and I assure that you will too. 

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Make your creative path

"Be unconventional. There is so much in doing things on your own without the social construct of school and those things — and follow your intuition as well. It is the strongest guide you’ll ever have in your entire life that is yours and yours alone, so use it." - Tara Magloire

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Queen Lear takes on feminism

Forget King Lear — how about a Queen? Katie Lear is both a journalist and feminist, so I sat down with her to unpack the dreaded term feminism, the idea of mansplaining, as well as what it all means within the workplace. 

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The slam scene

David Brooks is a self-described 'positive cynic' of the poetry world, so journalist Annie Rueter and I sat down with him to discuss his very first poetry slam experience. You won't want to miss out on his unique views — because Brooks is an absolute delight.

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Creatives are the new hipster

Creative angst is suddenly the new fad and Samah Ali and I are tired of it. This week, we talk about the energy that goes into being a full-time creative, and why you need to respect the craft if you're only in it for the gram.

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