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The Michael Amidei Show

The Michael Amidei Show

By Michael Amidei
Michael Amidei is a creative polymath, working as a musician, poet, author, and speaker. He is a childhood cancer survivor and has appeared on 20/20, ABC, CBS, & NBC. In this podcast, Michael delves into the subjects of philosophy, creativity, art, beauty, and how to live a meaningful and authentic experience, what he calls "living life as poetry".
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Ep.582 - Spend Vs. Circulate
Michael discusses a mental shift around prosperity that has changed how he perceives the world.
June 16, 2021
Ep.581 - More Awesomeness, Not Less
Michael discusses the value of creating "awesomeness" in life as a tactic to scale to reaching larger goals.
June 15, 2021
Ep.580 - Hold The Silence
Michael discusses his joyful new pursuit: silence.
June 14, 2021
Ep.579 - Scars Tell The Truth
Michael discusses the meaning and the opportunity in our scars...
June 13, 2021
Ep.578 - Filling The Void
Michael discusses what fills the void after our illusions are seen for what they are.
June 10, 2021
Ep.577 - Imposters!
Michael discusses success and failure...
June 9, 2021
Ep.576 - Summer Night (The Moment You're In)
Michael discusses finding joy in the moment as opposed to being entirely future-focused...
June 8, 2021
Ep.575 - Mayweather vs. Paul
Michael discusses the match up between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul...
June 7, 2021
Ep.573 - My Own Civil War
Michael commemorates the anniversary of the beginning of the US Civil War and ties it to deep personal work.
April 12, 2021
Ep.572 - The Unseen
Michael discusses how to create art that creates a rebounding art effect within the audience.
January 28, 2021
Ep.571 - Unique Robots
Michael discusses the power of being unique in your career and life.
January 26, 2021
Ep.570 - Starving Artists
Michael discusses the myth of the starving artist and charts a direction for the future of the podcast.
January 25, 2021
Ep.569 - Freedom In Definition
Michael discusses the dance between going with the flow and the action of will in the world.
January 22, 2021
Ep.568 - The Gap
Michael discusses a late night text message from a friend and the inspiration that followed.
January 21, 2021
Ep.567 - Memories Of Inauguration Day
Michael tells the story of a past inauguration and how it changed his life.
January 20, 2021
Ep.566 - Recede You Tyrants
Michael shares a new short piece and his thoughts on our cultural transition.
January 19, 2021
Ep.565 - The Ache (or "Mad Men In Washington")
Michael discusses nostalgia, the myth of the "great" America, and the series "Mad Men"...
January 19, 2021
Ep.564 - Stressed...
Michael discusses the feelings of stress that many of us are experiencing.
November 7, 2020
Ep.563 - The NOW..
Michael discusses the importance of presence in this tumultuous time.
November 6, 2020
Ep.562 - Pathway To Meaning
Michael discusses the process of turning your own values into real world projects.
November 5, 2020
Ep.561 - Dark Night Of The Soul
Michael discusses the year of 2020 (so far), the election, and how he is using story to keep an empowered perspective.
November 3, 2020
Ep.560 - The Worst Job I've Ever Had
Michael discusses his spotty early employment record...
September 15, 2020
Ep. 559 - What Season Is It?
Michael discusses our seasonal nature, both as a culture and individually.
September 8, 2020
Ep.558 - You Are Not A Metric...
Michael discusses the importance of not regarding your creative work as "content" or as an "asset".
August 21, 2020
Ep.557 - Finding Beauty In Chaos
Michael discusses the importance of finding inspiring and transcending beauty in the midst of tumultuous times.
August 20, 2020
Ep.556 - Mick Jagger, My Guru
Michael discusses the surprising connections between his philosophy and Mick Jagger's lyrics.
June 22, 2020
Ep.555 - Giving Against Obstacles
Michael discusses giving to the world when there is no guarantee that gift will be received.
June 22, 2020
Ep.554 - Invitation To Renew
Michael discusses the reimagining of the future as a method to move forward.
June 20, 2020
Ep. 553 - Symbology Of An Uprising
Michael breaks his silence to discuss current cultural events through a lens of symbology, the unconcious, biocentrisim, and our place as creators within it.
June 19, 2020
Ep.552 - What & Why?
Michael discusses the root cause of our culture's prevalent hysteria and ideological violence.
May 11, 2020
Ep.551 - Cultural Hypnosis
Michael discusses how culture reinforces our comfort zone by supporting our opinions and biases.
March 9, 2020
Ep.550 - About Choices
Michael discusses getting older and how the choices we make take effect in our lives.
January 23, 2020
Ep.549 - The Truth Doesn't Matter (But This Does)
Michael discusses the power of the collective over the truth.
January 22, 2020
Ep.548 - I'm Starting A Book Club...
Michael announces that he is, in fact, starting a book club.
January 21, 2020
Ep.547 - It Never Stops
Michael discusses on of the realities of working in creativity as you professional goal.
January 20, 2020
Ep.546 - Gratitude For The Game
Michael discusses gratitude and humility and their role in doing the work that you love.
January 19, 2020
Ep.545 - A Great Strategy For When You're Stuck
Michael discusses one his favorite "block busting" techniqies.
January 18, 2020
Ep.544 - The Show About Nothing
Michael discusses persistence in the face of resistance.
January 17, 2020
Ep.543 - Manage Your Energy
Michael discusses the need for making mistakes and how to head of the emotional fallout from making them.
January 16, 2020
Ep.542 - No Perfect Moments
Michael discusses several counterintuitive concepts around creativity...
January 15, 2020
Ep.541 - Control Your Context
Michael discusses the power of context in our lives...
January 14, 2020
Ep.540 - Breaking The Dysfunctional Chain
Michael discusses what he's learned about healing in dysfunctional relationships...
January 13, 2020
Ep.539 - Should You "Fake It Until You Make It"?
Michael discusses the old concept if "faking it" until you "make it".
January 12, 2020
Ep.538 - Being "The Worst" To Be "The Best"...
Michael discusses learning to be a student again.
January 11, 2020
Ep.537 - The Bed Is A Cruel Mistress
Michael battles through another episode, discussing the metaphor of "falling asleep" in our lives.
January 10, 2020
Ep.536 - A Solution Looking For A Problem
Michael discusses the effective way to find your next creative venture...
January 9, 2020
Ep.535 - Culling Order From Chaos
Michael discusses Iran's retaliation against the US in January 2019.
January 8, 2020
Ep.534 - 5 Things That Writing Books Has Taught Me
Michael discusses the lessons earned through writing books.
January 7, 2020
Ep.533 - Happy New Year (Looking Forward)
Michael returns, laying out his plans for 2020.
January 5, 2020
Ep.532 - The New New Year
Michael discusses his recent shift around yearly planning.
December 10, 2019
Ep.531 - Reclaiming Yourself
Michael discusses what it takes to start breaking the creative slump in our lives.
December 9, 2019
Ep.530 - I Read Tim McGraw's Book...
Michael discusses what he's learned from Tim McGraw's new book "Grit & Grace".
November 27, 2019
Ep.529 - Kingfisher
Michael discusses the power repeated effort.
November 25, 2019
Ep.528 - The Answer Lies In Action
Michael discusses an incident at a small military outpost in Cambodia and what it has to teach us about our own lives.
November 21, 2019
Ep.527 - System Thinking
Michael discusses the importance of using systems in your life.
November 20, 2019
Ep.526 - What It's All About
Michael discusses what the real subject of our work is...
November 18, 2019
Ep.525 - Inches Away
Michael discusses the truth about the obstacles that block our movement forward.
November 17, 2019
Ep.524 - The Mirror
Michael discusses what is most important as he pushes forward into his creative recovery.
November 15, 2019
Ep.523 - Going Clear
Michael discusses the most important part of his journey out of a creative rut so far.
November 14, 2019
Ep.522 - Where I've Been...
Michael discusses his month long absence and asks a favor of his listeners.
November 13, 2019
Ep.521 - Where You Are
Michael discusses an important concept about our lives.
October 20, 2019
Ep.520 - Pop & Bowie
Michael tells a short story about Iggy Pop & David Bowie...
October 20, 2019
Ep.519 - Channel & The Route
Michael discusses how to find the sometimes "unseen" forces in our lives.
October 20, 2019
Ep.518 - The Night Opens
Michael discusses how to open our imaginations as we arrive to sleep.
October 19, 2019
Ep.517 - Perspective
Michael discusses the value of being able to see your life and work from outside of your perspective.
October 19, 2019
Ep.516 - A Space To Create
Michael discusses the importance of having your own creative space.
October 18, 2019
Ep.515 - The Hidden Work
Michael discusses remembering meaning in the midst of tedium.
October 8, 2019
Ep.514 - Don't Let It Hold You Back
Michael discusses the psychological principle that allows those with setbacks overcome and achieve something extraordinary.
October 4, 2019
Ep.513 - Reunification
Michael discusses German Unification Day and how we can apply that concept to our own lives.
October 3, 2019
Ep.512 - Adderall & Cookies
Michael discusses the embarrassing "Cookie Incident Of 2019"
September 22, 2019
Ep.511 - It's Better Than You Think
Michael discusses the importance of perspective in our daily struggles.
September 16, 2019
Ep.510 - It Just Takes Action
Michael discusses the difference between those who dream of "making it" and those who actually do.
September 13, 2019
Ep.509 - Quiet Addictions
Michael discusses our addictions and asks what we might be covering up with the behavior.
September 12, 2019
Ep.508 - From Large To Small
Michael discusses what it takes "to be great". It's not the big stuff...
September 11, 2019
Ep.507 - The "R" Word
Michael discusses how subtle generosity matters.
September 10, 2019
Ep.506 - I've Stopped Working
Michael discusses some of the major changes he is making at the beginning of his 39th year.
September 9, 2019
Ep.505 - I Have Returned...
In this episode, Michael reignites "The Michael Amidei Show", and explains why he decided to reverse his decision to leave it behind.
September 6, 2019
Ep.504 - Rite Of Song - September 1, 2019
In this new episode"The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church.  Each Sunday, Michael presents three readings of the meaningful topics in our lives (love, physicality, spirituality) in a cinematic and sometime ethereal setting. In this episode, he discusses the concepts of health, honesty, and comprehension of the world around us. 
September 1, 2019
Ep.503 - Rite Of Song, - August 25th, 2019
In this new episode"The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church.  Each Sunday, Michael presents three readings of the meaningful topics in our lives (love, physicality, spirituality) in a cinematic and sometime ethereal setting. In this episode, he discusses the myth of Echo & Narcissus, the romances of Mercedes de Acosta, and the value in disappointment. 
August 25, 2019
Ep.502 - The Rite Of Song - August 18th, 2019
In this new episode"The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church.  Each Sunday, Michael presents three readings of the meaningful topics in our lives (love, physicality, spirituality) in a cinematic and sometime ethereal setting. In this episode, he discussed the value of simplicity, the meeting and joining together of two souls, and the benefit of working to grow physically and mentally. 
August 18, 2019
Ep.501 - The Rite Of Song, August 11, 2019
With this episode, Michael begins "The Rite Of Song", conceived as a "church to art, music, poetry, and philosophy", without the church.  Each Sunday, Michael presents three readings of the meaningful topics in our lives (love, physicality, spirituality) in a cinematic and sometime ethereal setting. In this episode, he features the work of Glenn Jones and a set of lyrics by Gordan Sumner (Sting).  "The Big Arena", Copyright 2019, Michael Amidei *(All music in this episode composed by Michael Amidei)
August 11, 2019
Ep.500 - The Final Episode
Michael ends "The Michael Amidei" and his discusses what is replacing it.
August 11, 2019
Ep.499 - Throw It All Away
Michael discusses the importance of getting back to where our creative work started.
August 10, 2019
Ep.498 - Fast & Slow
Michael discusses the various speeds of creation that we can experiment with in our work.
August 10, 2019
Ep.497 - Royal Guidance
Michael discusses the importance of etiquette and shares an oddly beautiful story by Byron Tully in Florence.
August 9, 2019
Ep.496 - I Am An Unreasonable Man
Michael discusses the unreasonable expectations that he somehow holds about himself and the world.
August 7, 2019
Ep.495 - I'm Ending The Show (Seriously)
Michael discusses why he is ending this podcast and what he plans to do in this space as we move into the future.
August 7, 2019
Ep.494 - Our Story Is Alive
Michael discusses how the stories we tell ourselves about who we are influences our culture and our world.
August 5, 2019
Ep.493 - Wooden Clogs & Silk Slippers
Michael discusses our culture of mass shootings within a historical perspective.
August 4, 2019
Ep.492 - Should I End The Show?
Michael discusses the future of the podcast and where he sees it going with it after episode 500.
August 3, 2019
Ep.491 - Mastering The Light & Dark
Michael discusses the artistic and practical uses of "chiaroscuro" aka "light and dark".
August 2, 2019
Ep.490 - How To Be Ultraproductive
Michael lays out the methods he utilizes in his creative process and shows how you can apply it to your own work.
July 31, 2019
Ep.489 - Energy Game
Michael discusses Will Smith and his intentional energy management.
July 30, 2019
Ep.488 - Before The Dawn
Michael discusses why he chooses to get up so early in the morning.
July 29, 2019
Ep.487 - Night Fails
Michael discusses how he plans for failure in the night and how he uses it to his advantage.
July 29, 2019
Ep.486 - I Learned HOW To Think
Michael discusses how he went from chaotic thinking to organization through his creative practices.
July 28, 2019
Ep.485 - The $50,000 Guy
Michael discusses the "$50,000 Strategy" and how it applies to many areas of life.
July 26, 2019
Ep.484 - Screw It!
Michael reveals what he is letting of in his life.
July 25, 2019
Ep.483 - My Biggest Breakthrough In The Last 6 Months
Michael discusses the dual energy idea and how we can consciously choose the paradigm in which we operate.
July 24, 2019
Ep.482 - Be A Jack Of All Trades? (The 90 Day Sprint Strategy)
Michael goes further into the concept of learning multiple disciplines and offers a strategy for diving deep into new subjects rapidly gaining competency.
July 23, 2019
Ep.481 - Being Yourself Takes Courage
Michael discusses the value and courage needed in being yourself, with a little help from Emerson and Cummings.
July 22, 2019
Ep.480 - Stop Philosophizing
Michael reflects on the value of doing the opposite of what he does so often AKA being philosophical...
July 21, 2019
Ep.479 - How To Do Anything (The Real Secret)
Michael discusses what he sees as the process for accomplishing anything in life.
July 20, 2019
Ep.478 - Rome Is Burning
Michael discusses the Great Fire Of Rome, which occurred 1,955 years ago on July 19th, 64 AD.
July 19, 2019
Ep.477 - Broken Hearts & Sore Muscles
Michael discusses the similarities between muscle care and emotional work and the effects on the quality of our lives.
July 16, 2019
Ep.476 - Hans Zimmer's Career Advice (From Examples)
Michael breaks down the lessons that can be applied to our work from watching legendary film composer Hans Zimmer, as told by his ex-assistant, Michael A. Levine. (
July 15, 2019
Ep.475 - Trying Vs. Doing
Michael discusses the distinctly two different states that are often lumped together.
July 12, 2019
Ep.474 - Courage...
Michael discusses how we all must exhibit courage in various ways in life, asking us to examine it's role in our own.
July 11, 2019
Ep.473 - When It All Falls Apart
Michael discusses how he approaches mornings when your plans seem to be falling apart...
July 9, 2019
Ep.472 - Look At The Day
Michael breaks down how he structured his day, allowing him to hit all of his micro-goals.
July 9, 2019
Ep.471 - Made For This
Michael shares a short work by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes and asks you to apply it in your own life...
July 8, 2019
Ep.470 - Take The Power Back
Michael discusses the effects of chaos on life and how he now handles it through structure.
July 7, 2019
Ep.469 - My Wedding Day
Michael recounts the significance of the date 7/7 to him and looks forward to the future.
July 7, 2019
Ep.468 - Failure (And Other Struggles)
Michael discusses feeling like he is failing on a personal level and about the idea of your mind pulling you back into previous versions of yourself.
July 3, 2019
Ep.467 - The Meaning Of Life (As I Know It)
Michael presents his (abridged) manifesto on the the meaning of life.
June 26, 2019
Ep.466 - Stop Wasting Your Life
Michael discusses living from deep gratitude and emotionally within the present, aka "living poetically".
June 24, 2019
Ep.465 - There Is No "One Way"...
Michael discusses the personal nature of completing any creative process.
June 24, 2019
Ep.464 - Cowboys & Punching Nazis
Michael discusses his take on the misunderstanding of cowboy culture and his recent reversal of opinion on the concept of punching Nazis.
June 19, 2019
Ep.463 - Self Employment, Part One
Michael discusses the 5 things that he is focusing on as he makes the transition from full time work to self employment.
June 18, 2019
Ep.462 - 10,000 Steps
Michael discusses his new adventure and the truth behind a culturally accepted health idea.
June 3, 2019
Ep.461 - The Exceptions
Michael discusses the difference between the young and experienced in life.
May 30, 2019
Ep.460 - Unsung Heroes
Michael raises a glass to the behind the scenes heroes of film, tv, stage, and concert.
May 29, 2019
Ep.459 - Rite Riots
Michael discusses the rioting at the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's "Rite Of Spring".
May 29, 2019
Ep.458 - Remember (Memorial Day 2019)
Michael reads meaningful works on those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
May 27, 2019
Ep.457 - The Sad Warrior
Michael discusses the archetype of the sad lone warrior in films.
May 24, 2019
Ep.456 - Enlightened Capitalists
Michael discusses the false correlation of financial success and spirituality.
May 24, 2019
Ep.455 - What You Are Not
Michael discusses how we confine ourselves by how we define our identity.
May 22, 2019
Ep.454 - Being Dangerous
Michael discusses the importance of not accepting the subtle violence of others.
May 21, 2019
Ep.453 - Impossible
Michael discusses how we trick ourselves into thinking something is impossible.
May 21, 2019
Ep.452 - I've Been A Liar
Michael comes clean and fesses up.
May 20, 2019
Ep.451 - Are We Making This All Up? (The Most Important Question)
Michael discusses the choice that we all must make about how to perceive our reality.
May 16, 2019
Ep.450 - Kendrick Castillo
Michael discusses Kendrick Castillo and the sacrifice he made to save the life of his fellow students during the STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
May 9, 2019
Ep.449 - About Heroes
Michael discusses stories of heroism (like "Game Of Thrones"), why they matter, and real life heroism.
April 29, 2019
Ep.448 - How To Be A Good King
Michael discusses the axioms of what it takes to be good ruler of your own "realm" (life, business, home).
April 28, 2019
Ep.447 - The Truth About "Manifestation"
Michael discusses his views on the "process of manifestation".
April 24, 2019
Ep.446 - Cakes & Harmony
Michael discusses his early misadventures baking a cake, musical harmony, and the secret to an intentional life.
April 23, 2019
Ep.445 - The Red Knight
Michael tells the story of a legend who died 101 years ago today.
April 21, 2019
Ep.444 - I'm Taking A Hiatus...
Michael explains his need for a hiatus and what that means for the show.
April 9, 2019
Ep.443 - Poems About Spring
Michael reads three classic poems about the season of Spring.
April 8, 2019
Ep.442 - We Are Haunted
Michael tracks the privatization of our relationships directly into a tidal wave of the spectre of the future that will never come...
April 7, 2019
Ep.441 - Ancient Love Letter
Michael tracks a love letter from ancient Rome to Johnny Cash.
April 6, 2019
Ep.440 - The Terror Of Waiting
Michael discusses the painful process that is waiting for something that we can't control.
April 5, 2019
Ep.439 - We're All Mad Here
Michael recounts the fascinating and eerie history of mass hysteria.
April 4, 2019
Ep.438 - Wolfe's Last Ride
Michael discusses the life of rancher, entrepreneur, and founder of the chuckwagon industry, Russ Wolfe.
April 3, 2019
Ep.437 - The Most Beautiful Thing I've Ever Seen
Michael shares stories of people describing the most beautiful thing they have ever seen.
April 2, 2019
Ep.436 - The Painful Past (Story Of A Mutation)
Michael tells the story of 185delAG and a journey made in secret many years ago...
April 1, 2019
Ep.435 - Drugs Of Expression
Michael discusses how continually confined forms of expression seem to contain expanded power of communication from creator to audience.
March 30, 2019
Ep.434 - Chasing Phantoms
Michael discusses the phantoms of the Anima and Animus, which we seemingly chase throughout our lives and romantic relationships.
March 29, 2019
Ep.433 - "Rich" vs. Wealth
Michael discusses the vital difference between being rich and being wealthy...
March 22, 2019
Ep.432 - Hustle Sucks
Michael discusses the rise of "hustle" and how it's not as productive as you might think...
March 21, 2019
Ep.431 - Why Everyone Loves Criticizing Singers
Michael discusses our obsession with criticizing those who make themselves vulnerable in public.
March 20, 2019
Ep.430 - Clarity Is Needed
Michael discusses how to seek clarity into who you want to be rather than pursuing "your purpose".
March 19, 2019
Ep.429 - My Next Book
Michael officially announces his next book "The Spark: 12 Steps For Rediscovering Your Passion & Reigniting Your Creativity", due out in mid-April.
March 18, 2019
Ep.428 - The "Real" St. Patrick
Michael gives a brief biography of Ireland's patron saint.
March 17, 2019
Ep.427 - Anxiety Hacks
Michael discusses how to handle performance anxiety.
March 15, 2019
Ep.426 - (I Was Wrong...) The Most Important Episode
Michael discusses how he has been wrong in his teaching of music and why it has vast implications.
March 14, 2019
Ep.425 - How To Survive A Blizzard
Michael discusses the broadstrokes of how to survive a blizzard as a (supposedly) major one blows into Colorado (and surrounding states).
March 13, 2019
Ep.424 - Nobody Knows Anything
Michael discusses the concept that, despite what they say, nobody actually knows anything.
March 12, 2019
Ep.423 - Is It Art Or Commerce?
Michael discusses Lydia Lunch's quote, "If you are doing it for money, you aren't doing art. You're doing commerce."
March 11, 2019
Ep.422 - My Musical Identity
Michael discusses how the unique qualities of his musical parents helped form his identity as a person and as an artist.
March 10, 2019
Ep.421 - Sacred Theater
Michael discusses the concept of 'sacred theater' and the deep influence it has over our lives.
March 9, 2019
Ep.420 - The Problem With Romance
Michael discusses romantic relationships and a romance with the infinite. Typical stuff...
March 7, 2019
Ep.419 - Ash Wednesday
Today is Ash Wednesday. Here's why it matters. (And what's with the number "40"?)
March 6, 2019
Ep.418 - In Love With Music
Michael discusses the alternate model of living from passion and creativity he has chosen to follow.
March 5, 2019
Ep.417 - Anxiety At Night (& What To Do About It)
Michael discusses nocturnal panic attacks and night anxiety and how to deal with them.
March 4, 2019
Ep.416 - Ghosts Of A Breakdown
Michael discusses the memories brought on by snowstorm and his creative practice.
March 3, 2019
Ep.415 - I Need To Get Better...
Michael discusses some weak spots he has found in his creative business structure.
February 28, 2019
Ep.414 - Take The Challenge
Michael discusses the multiple stages of being a creative in this world.
February 27, 2019
Ep.413 - "Home Hurts" (Single) World Premiere
Michael debuts his new ambient single "Home Hurts" which will be released on 3/1/19.
February 26, 2019
Ep.412 - Separation
Michael discusses how perception of the underpinnings of the world effect us on a day to day basis.
February 25, 2019
Ep.411 - "Revolution" Is A Lie
Michael discusses his views on the concept of "revolution".
February 24, 2019
Ep.410 - Conquering Stage Fright
Michael discusses a pivotal technique in conquering the fear of performing or speaking in front of others.
February 22, 2019
Ep.409 - Definition Of "The Struggle"
Michael defines the concept of "the struggle" and provides his frame work on how to use it to your advantage.
February 21, 2019
Ep.408 - Calculations
Michael discusses the biggest step between dreaming and doing.
February 20, 2019
Ep.407 - The Promise & Peril Of Words
Michael discusses the idea of language determining thought, the Saphir/Whorf Hypothesis, and about what words can't do.
February 19, 2019
Ep.406 - Stop Waiting
Michael discusses why you should stop waiting and begin pursuing your calling.
February 18, 2019
Ep.405 - Beautiful Things
Michael discusses the case for beauty as a basic service and the effects of beauty on our hearts and spirits.
February 17, 2019
Ep.404 - I'm Back (and Q&A)
Michael discusses his several day absence and answers several questions sent in by listeners.
February 11, 2019
Ep.403 - The Quiet Voice
Michael reads two excerpts from this newest book "The Path: Walking In The Footsteps Of The Spiritual Beggar".
February 7, 2019
Ep.402 - Two More Poems
Michael shares two new(ish) works, talks about why he isn't a film composer for a living, and about his decision about criticizing artists in public.
February 6, 2019
Ep.401 - Recovery
Michael rambles the morning after a horrible dress rehearsal.
February 5, 2019
Ep.400 - The 400th One
Michael weighs in on the Superbowl and talks about the future theme of this podcast.
February 4, 2019
Ep.399 - Awe-theist
Michael discusses living in an inspired state of awe and gratitude in life as a strategy for creativity.
February 3, 2019
Ep.398 - Constant Work
Michael discusses the need for time off, as well as knowing your own strengths in order to more effectively provide value to others.
February 1, 2019
Ep.397 - It's Better Than You Think
Michael discusses why now is the best time to ever have been alive in history.
January 31, 2019
Ep.396 - Early Morning Coffee
Join Michael for his first cup of coffee as he discusses his writing and musical work...and what he's working on now.
January 30, 2019
Ep.395 - The Fog Of Life
Michael discusses a quote by Joseph Campbell.
January 29, 2019
Ep.394 - Ah Ha!
Michael discusses "The Aesthetic Ah Ha."
January 28, 2019
Ep.393 - Failure Points
Michael discusses how to find and negotiate failure points in our lives.
January 24, 2019
Ep.392 - Leave Space
Michael discusses leaving space in your life to be imaginative.
January 23, 2019
Ep.391 - I Shouldn't Have This...
Miuchael discusses claiming your own path as a creative act.
January 22, 2019
Ep.390 - Super Wolf Blood Moon
Michael discusses the origins of the name "Wolf Moon", shy wolves howl at the moon, and why he is now starting to feel safe about not being attacked by a super wolf.
January 21, 2019
Ep.389 - Rebooting The New Year (with Dave Glaser)
A recording of a recent Facebook Live session with Dave Glaser, personal trainer, podcaster, and all around cool human being. In it, we discuss how to "reboot the New Year" if you are one of the hundreds of millions of people who have fallen off of your resolution.  You can find Dave at
January 20, 2019
Ep.388 - Be Watchful
Michael discusses a general theory of behavior in good and bad times.
January 19, 2019
Ep.387 - Stories
Michael discusses the value of stories as communicators.
January 18, 2019
Ep.386 - Resist
Michael discusses the futility of resisting habits or behaviors that we wish to change.
January 17, 2019
Ep.385 - New Dreams
Michael discusses the need for new dreams, new horizons.
January 16, 2019
Ep.384 - Bound
Michael discusses the duality of being bound to this life, but being owned by eternity.
January 15, 2019
Ep.383 - The Secret Place
Michael discusses the secret internal world of all creatives.
January 14, 2019
Ep.382 - Trust Yourself
Michael discusses a more intuitive approach to meeting (or reviving) your goals in life.
January 13, 2019
Ep.381 - Chasing
Michael discusses his need for inspiration.
January 12, 2019
Ep.380 - More Awesomeness
Michael discusses the importance of doing "awesome" things in your own life.
January 11, 2019
Ep.379 - Trump & The Problem With Trolls
Michael discusses the effectiveness of President Trump's method of personal politics.
January 10, 2019
Ep.378 - Self Judgement
Michael discusses the need to drop judgement against yourself.
January 9, 2019
Ep.377 - Get Out
Michael discusses the need for self awareness in achieving our goals.
January 8, 2019
Ep.376 - Year 2 Begins...
Michael kicks off the second year of the podcast and details what subject matter will be covered.
January 7, 2019
Ep.375 - Year One: Complete
Michael celebrates the one year anniversary of the daily "Michael Amidei Show", and talks future plans.
January 3, 2019
Ep.374 - The Day After
Michael discusses the day the after the work us done.
January 2, 2019
Ep.373 - Happy New Year
Michael rings in New Year with...ta da! Work.
January 1, 2019
Ep.372 - What I Pray For
Michael discusses working on his new book, "The Path".
December 31, 2018
Ep.371 - In The Belly Of The Beast
Michael discusses the writing of his new book.
December 30, 2018
Ep.370 - Absence & Void
Michael discusses the void left by work.
December 29, 2018
Ep.369 - The Abyss
Michael discusses how we react to the void
December 28, 2018
Ep.368 - Playing The Game
Michael discusses how to choose the game you play in life.
December 27, 2018
Ep.367 - A Reason To Keep Going
Michael discusses a dark moment from a Christmas long ago.
December 26, 2018
Ep.366 - Merry Christmas
Michael discusses the metaphor of Christmas.
December 25, 2018
Ep.365 - The Magic
Michael discusses the power of perspective.
December 24, 2018
Ep.364 - Change The Frame
Michael discusses how to think about thinking about difficult problems.
December 23, 2018
Ep.363 - No Genius
Michael discusses the true causes of geniuses.
December 22, 2018
Ep.362 - Making Money
Michael discusses a vital idea around making money with you art.
December 21, 2018
Ep.361 - How To Survive A Tiger Attack
Michael discusses the do's and don'ts of surviving a tiger attack.
December 20, 2018
Ep.360 - Turn It Off
Michael discusses stepping away from distractions.
December 19, 2018
Ep.359 - The Coming Storm
Michael discusses protecting yourself from automation.
December 18, 2018
Ep.358 - Just Press Go
Michael discusses the importance of just starting.
December 17, 2018
Ep.357 - Something I Need To Work On
Michael discusses the art of not looking back.
December 16, 2018
Ep.356 - Another World
Michael discusses how artists create a new world for thier audience.
December 15, 2018
Ep.355 - Consistency
Michael discusses how to build a consistent daily habit.
December 14, 2018
Ep.354 - Become A Student
Michael discusses the process he follows upon meeting each student.
December 13, 2018
Ep.353 - Abandon Desire
Michael discusses how the removal of desire in the execution of art helps it communicate more effectively.
December 12, 2018
Ep.352 - Wandrers Nachtlied
Michael discusses "Wandrers Nachtlied" by Goethe and the musical setting by Franz Schubert.
December 11, 2018
Ep.351 - The Blessings (& Burdens) I Bear
Michael discusses his past physical tribulations and expresses gratitude for his path.
December 9, 2018
Ep.350 - What Sort Of Person?
Michael discusses how our dreams influence our lives.
December 9, 2018
Ep.349 - Disruption
Michael discusses how to make a huge life shift in 2019.
December 8, 2018
Ep.348 - Compounding Everyday
Michael discusses the power of "a little at a time" consistently.
December 7, 2018
Ep.347 - Less Critical, More Often
Michael discusses "clustering" critical work.
December 6, 2018
Ep.346 - Money Means Nothing
In a companion peace to the previous episode, Michael discusses the inherent value of money and the Universe.
December 5, 2018
Ep.345 - Dreams Don't Mean Much
Michael discusses following your dreams later in life.
December 4, 2018
Ep.344 - Energy Management
Michael discusses what he is discovering about successful and unsuccessful people.
December 3, 2018
Ep.343 - Time To Celebrate
Michael discusses taking the time to celebrate and to savor life's successes.
December 2, 2018
Ep.342 - WPOM
Michael discusses the launch of WPOM, six years ago tonight...
December 1, 2018
Ep.341 - How To Start (When You're Just Too Busy)
Michael discusses how to ramp up new things when obstacles stand in the way.
November 30, 2018
Ep.340 - Vision
Michael discusses the importance of having a vision.
November 29, 2018
Ep.339 - More Harm Than Good
Michael discusses a challenging philosophy about charitable work.
November 28, 2018
Ep.338 - Preoccupation
Michael discusses how our culture of preoccupation mag be effecting us.
November 27, 2018
Ep.337 - Learning To Sing
Michael discusses how he learned to sing.
November 26, 2018
Ep.336 - Think About The Future
Michael discusses some developing plans for 2019.
November 25, 2018
Ep.335 - Just Choose
Michael discusses the power of "Just doing".
November 24, 2018
Ep.334 - Thanksgiving Day
Michael discusses his current process of developing a plan for this next year.
November 23, 2018
Ep.333 - A Full Year
Michael marks the full year since his first show.
November 22, 2018
Ep.332 - The Only Difference
Michael discusses the only real difference between massive financial successes and the rest of us.
November 21, 2018
Ep.331 - Two More Sonnets
Michael shares two sonnets from Shakespeare's "The Passionate Pilgrim".
November 20, 2018
Ep.330 - Choose Your Own Adventure
Michael discusses the human need to craft a narrative out of our experiences.
November 19, 2018
Ep.329 - Look Deeper
Michael discusses the layers present in our culture.
November 18, 2018
Ep.328 - The 30,000 Foot View
Michael discusses the con dot if stepping back and creating long term goals.
November 17, 2018
Ep.327 - On A Wire
Michael reads some advice from Phillipe Petit.
November 16, 2018
Ep.326 - Screw it...
Michael discusses one of the most valuable decision you can make in your career as a creative.
November 15, 2018
Ep.325 - Internal/External
Michael discusses the similarities between the facets of physical and mental/emotional fitness.
November 14, 2018
Ep.324 - Stan Lee
Michael remembers the genius of Stan Lee.
November 13, 2018
Ep.323 - Reconnecting To Purpose
Michael discusses reconnecting to the path that you feel called to.
November 12, 2018
Ep.322 - The Great "I Am" (Self Development)
Michael discusses a powerful self development mindset.
November 11, 2018
Ep.321 - The Silence
Michael discusses the idea of just letting silence exist...
November 10, 2018
Ep.320 - Controlling The Options
Michael discusses how to control an opponent's actions by managing which options are presented to them.
November 9, 2018
Ep.319 - Free Press
Michael discusses the revocation of the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta by the White House.
November 8, 2018
Ep.318 - Election Night
Michael discusses the science and art of persuasion.
November 7, 2018
Ep.317 - The Best Smart Drug
Michael discusses the greatest leverage brain enhancer on earth.
November 6, 2018
Ep.316 - When It All Seems Lost
Michael discusses what to do when all hope feels lost.
November 5, 2018
Ep.315 - The Dirty Secret About Creative
Michael discusses the thing that most people won't mention about creative work.
November 4, 2018
Ep.314 - The Question
Michael poses a question about the nature of art and acceptance.
November 3, 2018
Ep.313 - How Do You Measure Success?
Michael discusses living from your values as a mark of success.
November 2, 2018
Ep.312 - Halloween
Michael reads some of his favorite poems of the season.
November 1, 2018
Ep.311 - How To Win In Life
Michael discusses the secret cause of many of our wins & losses in life.
October 31, 2018
Ep.310 - Your Journey
Michael discusses the journey that all of us as experiencing.
October 30, 2018
Ep.309 - The Slog
Michael discusses the "slog" part of finishing a book.
October 29, 2018