The Latinx Collective: Lin-Manuel Miranda on creativity
Interview w/actor (and LOL cohost) Juan Bago:
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The Latinx Collective: What's the 1 piece of advice you can share with other creatives/podcasters about what you've learned by doing your podcast for 100 episodes?
Juan Bago: Consistency, making sure you create a system that you can maintain week in and week out. You do not want to set yourself up with fatigue or hit a wall after a few episodes. You want to make sure you can create a podcast that is within your bandwidth and you have the energy to stay creative in the long run.
TLC: What's the best advice you've gotten from the guests you've had on the show?
JB: Probably from our most recent guest Luis A Miranda Jr. to figure out what our true obstacles are in life, and separate it from the ones we create ourselves. Life is difficult enough, you don't need to create barriers for yourself.
TLC: You said your favorite guest was Maria Hinojosa - what do you think made that interview so special?
JB: Her energy, her fight, her spirit. We need more Maria Hinojosa in this world. You felt it in the room. She balanced it out with her wisdom and with her sense of humor during that interview.
TLC: Who would be a DREAM guest for you?
JB: Great question, Romeo Santos. I haven’t heard that many interviews with him, let alone a podcast interview. I'd love to know his creative process and what he enjoys doing.
TLC: How do you think the show has helped you make moves in your career/creative life?
JB: The podcast has helped my career/creative process by interviewing other creatives and learning their styles and their path. The inspirational stories also help me overcome some struggles and creative funks. It's super important to talk to others, and what better way than interviewing them.
TLC: What creative projects are you working on right now that you want to share with the community?
JB: NADA!!!! It's all a secret. Next question! No, in all seriousness, I have a couple of one-off videos in the horizon to look out for before the summer. So, be on the look out.
TLC: What's next for the show?
JB: Continue to grow, continue to connect with more listeners. Challenging ourselves to be better. We all have the common thread that we constantly want to be a better version of ourselves. We would love to do more live shows. We feed off that energy.