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UltraCreatives Interview #10: Jared Axelrod by J.C. Hutchins


It's an UltraCreatives "two-fer" today: You're getting TWO interview episodes for the price of one! Today's first episode is with Jared Axelrod, a podcaster, writer, actor, director, puppetmaker, costume maker -- there's very little this man can't do, which is why it was a thrill having him on the podcast. In the podcasting community, Jared is best-known for his "Stories from Free Planet X" podcast. J.C. Hutchins and Jared speak at length about that and his other creative endeavors. It's a hoot, and you'll learn a lot about the life of a multi-faceted artist.

There's tons of news for listeners to learn about, including coverage in The Washington Post and the groundbreaking "audience participation" invitation for all 7th Son listeners for the 7th Son: OBSIDIAN short story anthology ... but there's no time to do it in this episode. Expect an informal "Beta Clone Army Update" episode in a day or two.

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VIDEO: Unboxing Keith Burtis' Gift by J.C. Hutchins

Welcome to the first-ever 7th Son Vidcast! In this 5-minute video, J.C. documents the "unboxing" of an incredible work of art created by 7th Son listener Keith Burtis. Keith hand-crafted an unbelievably cool, stylized rendition of "The Womb" cloning chamber, described in the J.C.'s novels.

The piece is made from Osage orange, Australian Burl and blood-red Paddauk woods. Forgive J.C. for getting a bit emotional in the video ... but the time, effort and artistry that Keith invested in this stunning project is remarkable. A big thank-you to Keith for creating this amazing work of art, and sending it to J.C.

Find out more about Keith Burtis' work at