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Amanda Palmer launches weekly podcast The Art of Asking Everything


Amanda Palmer is a musician, best-selling author, TED speaker and community leader who does everything on her own terms simply by asking. Now, with her new podcast, The Art of Asking Everything she turns the tables on her colleagues and heroes to find out how they create art, love difficult people, work for change, and survive the worst moments of their lives. From porn stars to empathy researchers, and cartoonists to climate scientists, no topic is out of bounds.

Amanda: “One day in my early forties I looked around and realized that I occupied a very strange social space: I was good friends with both doctors and porn activists, climate scientists and avant-garde writers and musicians. When I began recording these conversations, I realized that I’d accidentally created what I’ve always yearned for: an excuse to randomly call up really creative and compassionate people, dispense with the superficial chat, and get to the core heart-to-heart discussion about what’s important in this life. Being able to create this podcast using patronage also means that I don’t have to answer to a boss, rely on advertisement, or otherwise dilute the content of the conversation. This podcast is produced purely by me and my home-team, for my community, with no added artificial ingredients.”

This podcast is 100% fan supported and powered by 15,000 patrons. There are no corporate sponsors or restrictions on speech. Exclusive content is available to Patrons only, join the community at

The Art of Asking Everything weekly podcast launches on September 29th with Elizabeth Lesser as the guest for the first episode: ‘Bullshit is Everywhere’ You can find it at your usual Podcast provider.

Notable guests in the first few seasons of the series include Tim Minchin, Laura Jane Grace, Lenny Henry, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Tim Ferriss, Dan Savage, Susan Cain, Tim Flannery and KT Tunstall. Patrons of the podcast are also privvy to a live follow-up chat with Palmer and her guests.

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The Art of Asking Everything
By Amanda Palmer

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