Episode 47

47. The Creative Process, Honest Songs, & Good Art - [Jon Torrence]

The Life of a Musician

Being a singer-songwriter and creating music, poetry, videos, and stories is a complicated role. Jon Torrence is a creator — but not just of art. He is a creator of meaningful experiences and seeks to put life into words and sounds. 

This episode is a listening room for Jon Torrence of The Native Heart with live performances of four original songs and a host of conversations exploring the background of each song and ideas on creativity, the importance of music history, using stories to create art, and the balance of creating for popularity and creating for meaning. 

Featured songs by Jon Torrence and The Native Heart:

  • Pass the Time
  • The Fallows
  • Fingerprints
  • David’s Song

About the Podcast

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Meaningful content to craft how you live. Becoming Human is about education and lifestyle; exploring the world — whether philosophy, psychology, sociology, or any field available — to better live in it. The goal is ethics through learning.

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Tyler Kleeberger

Becoming Human

It’s an infinite conversation, really. What does it mean to be alive? How should we live? What is the best, healthiest way to exist and do all of the things that make up life?

There’s a lot to explore.

And even more questions to ask.

But that’s what we are here to do.

I’m Tyler Kleeberger and consider me a curator of these conversations. I am, conveniently, a nerd so I see it as my job to go and discover everything I can about a topic or idea and use any field imaginable — from philosophy to psychology, economics to history, and everything in between — and then share it with you.

I hope you’ll consider going on this journey with me. We’re trying to get smarter and live better. You can find more information at tylerkleeberger.com.

Let’s learn, let’s grow, and let’s become more human.