DiscoverThe Tim Ferriss Show#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art
#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art

#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art

Update: 2019-04-1825
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"I'm just so fundamentally optimistic, and I barrel forth in life with this attitude that everything is going to be absolutely fine and go my way." — Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, director, blogger, and ukulele enthusiast who simultaneously embraces and explodes traditional frameworks of music, theatre, and art. She first came to prominence as one half of the Boston-based punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, earning global applause for their inventive songcraft and wide-ranging theatricality.

Her solo career has proven equally brave and boundless, featuring such groundbreaking works as the fan-funded Theatre Is Evil, which made a top 10 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release in 2012 and remains the top-funded original music project on Kickstarter. In 2013 she presented The Art of Asking at the annual TED conference, which has since been viewed over 20 million times worldwide. The following year saw Palmer expand her philosophy into the New York Times best-selling memoir and manual, The Art of Asking: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Let People Help.

Since 2015 Palmer has used the patronage subscription crowdfunding platform Patreon to fund the creation of her artwork. This has enabled her to collaborate with artists all over the world with over 14,000 patrons supporting her creations each month. Palmer released her new solo piano album and accompanying book of photographs and essays, There Will Be No Intermission, on March 8, 2019, followed by a global tour. Recorded in late 2018 with grammy-winning Theatre Is Evil producer/engineer John Congleton at the helm, the album is a masterwork that includes life, death, abortion, and miscarriage among its tentpole themes.

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Comments (6)

nick valine

Why does this guy swallow into the mic every 10 seconds. Absolutely disgusting.

Jul 19th
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Asher Winn

04:54 enjoy :)

May 1st
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Wayde Hall

Man I tried my hardest to get through this one but I shut it off 45 mins in. I love Tim, but right out the gates she went in with dark depressing vibes and just kept going and going with it lol

Apr 27th
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Dean Loftus

wow. so terrible. she acts like she attained enlightenment for doing the bare minimum that decent people do every day

Apr 27th
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Sachin Bishnoi

very good

Apr 20th
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#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art

#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art