Bonus episode 001: A Young Artist in the Triangle shares her poems Life and I am Different

A special bonus episode featuring our first Young Artist! I’ve been thinking for awhile about how to feature kid artists in the Triangle. An opportunity spontaneously presented itself the other day when a podcast guest needed to cancel at the last minute. So, on the spot I interviewed this young friend instead.

This is a quick 15 minute episode, barely edited in order to preserve the thoughtful cadence of this young guest’s voice. She reads the two poems she wrote right before we recorded (apparently, no writer’s block here!). You’ll see her poems below. We also touch on the book The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill, creative make-believe games, turning into a double digit, division, and arctic foxes.

I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed the conversation. It’s a joy to witness the creative thinking that seems to come more naturally to kids than to adults. It’s refreshing and inspiring to be with them in their unselfconscious authenticity. Ultimately this conversation is a reminder that even at this young age, we all want to be heard.

Love and hugs. Enjoy.

If you like these episodes and want more, get on the Soapbox! This episode was recorded at the ASBX home studio.


Life is a miracle.

If a baby is born, happiness is born

And poured into this harmful world.

When that baby has a baby Love comes to life.

But sometime Love will perish when a

Soul is ripped from the world.

Life is a miracle.


I am Different

I am Different like everyone else.

Like how Sally loves to swim.

Or how Jake sometimes fakes.

And how I love me.


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Artist Soapbox

Artist Soapbox is a platform for original scripted audio fiction and an opportunity for artists to discuss their creative work in their own voices. We do this through our interview podcast, our blog, live events, and original audio dramas.

Artist Soapbox is an anti-racist organization. We believe Black Lives Matter. In addition, as a podcast production company, ASBX has signed the Equality in Audio Pact on Broccoli Content.

Artist Soapbox is more than just a podcast.

We lead writers groups, accountability support, workshops, and events. We produce and create audio dramas too! Listen to the Master BuilderThe New Colossus Audio Drama, Jesus Pancake, Declaration of Love, Food for Thought, and ASBX Shorts. Stay tuned to hear about more projects written by the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Group.

Audio Dramas

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Jesus Pancake

Jesus Pancake is the newest scripted audio fiction series from Artist Soapbox. Nine episodes of zany dark comedy.


The New Colossus

The New Colossus Audio Drama is a totally unhinged dark comedy reboot of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, THE SEAGULL.


Master Builder

This audio drama was adapted from Tamara’s 2018 stage play produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and inspired by Henrick Ibsen’s classic, The Master Builder published in 1892.


Declaration of Love

Co-producers Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane of Artist Soapbox commissioned eleven NC playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”


Food for Thought

Three pilot episodes of new scripted audio fiction series inspired by the prompt Food for Thought.


ASBX Shorts

ASBX Shorts are six short audio fiction pieces created and produced by North Carolina artists. Artist Soapbox Shorts were specifically contributed by the artists to aid in fundraising and to get everyone excited about Jesus Pancake, our new audio fiction series in development.

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