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Is There Money In That? A simple question in a complex life. This podcast, hosted by Warren Jones, shares the stories and passions of artists and makers.

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Dear listener.

My experience is that everyone I know, myself included, who is an artist or maker, constantly gets asked the question…

“Is there money in that?”

It’s an absurd and sensible question at the same time.

It’s an absurd question because who becomes a poet or a painter or a musician or cider maker or a woodworker because of the money? Maybe a few, but not many I’d guess.

On the other hand, it’s a sensible question because we’ve all got to eat and put a roof over our heads, pay the bills and do all the things that we modern humans do.

But the question remains: Why would someone choose to be an artist or maker over choosing a “regular job”?

Is There Money In That? explores this question and more. I’ll talk to artists and makers directly and we’ll hear their stories. We’ll delve into the imaginations, the passions, the successes, the challenges big and small, the ideas, the good days, the bad days, the adventures, and the dreams of those who choose to carve their own paths.

I hope you will join me on this journey. Perhaps together we will learn something about life’s possibilities.

– Warren

Warren Jones is a podcaster, massage therapist, and musician based in Santa Cruz, CA.

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Have compassion for everyone you meet,

even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit,

bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign

of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.

You do not know what wars are going on

down there where the spirit meets the bone. – Miller Williams