Life, Love & Existential Dread

Bryan & Nathan are just two working class artists, living on opposite sides of the country & trying to navigate the entertainment industry while figuring out life, love... and existential dread.

About the show

Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years, since their early days of artistic collaboration in Southwest Missouri. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, the two decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate life, love, and... existential dread! Take a listen and join the conversation!

Episodes

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    Happy Birthdays & Haunted Babies!

    April 29th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins
    40th, actor, arcane, art, artist, audio drama, birthday, bryan arata, chicago, collaboration, composer, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, director, discussion, dream, entertainment, episode, existential dread, film, friends, friendship, frightmare, frightmare theatre, growth, horror, hosts, humanity, industry, interview, island of dolls, la, life, los angeles, love, metaphysics, mexico, movie, music, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, producer, professional, rap, real life, relationship, religion, sci fi, science, science fiction, shadow bound, show, society, technology, theories, travel, work, world, writer

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, they decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!

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    Enjoy the movie... but beware the Carpet People!

    March 13th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 17 mins
    4d, actor, arcane, art, artist, audience, bryan arata, chicago, cinema, collaboration, composer, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, director, discussion, dream, entertainment, episode, existential dread, film, friends, friendship, growth, horror, hosts, humanity, industry, interview, la, life, los angeles, love, metaphysics, movie, movie theater, music, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, producer, professional, real life, relationship, religion, sci fi, science, science fiction, show, society, technology, theories, william castle, work, world, writer

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, they decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!

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    Save Some Monkeys… Kill the Artist!

    February 23rd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    actor, arcane, art, artist, bryan arata, chicago, collaboration, composer, compositor, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, darrell claunch, director, discussion, dracula, dream, entertainment, episode, episode 6, existential dread, film, film talk, friends, friendship, growth, horror, horror convention, hosts, humanity, industry, interview, kill the artist, la, life, linda blair, los angeles, love, metaphysics, movie, music, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, producer, professional, real life, relationship, religion, save some monkeys, sci fi, science, science fiction, show, society, special effects, special guest, technology, the exorcist, theories, vfx, work, world, writer

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, they decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!

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    Kick His Ass, You Must!

    February 7th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 17 mins
    action, actor, arcane, art, artist, bryan arata, chicago, collaboration, composer, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, digital, director, discussion, dream, entertainment, episode, episode 5, existential dread, fights, film, friends, friendship, growth, horror, hosts, humanity, industry, interview, kids, la, life, lord of the rings, los angeles, love, metaphysics, movie, music, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, practical, producer, professional, real life, relationship, religion, rocky, sci fi, science, science fiction, sfx, show, society, special effects, star wars, stunts, technology, the matrix, theories, violence, visual effects, work, world, writer, yoda

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, they decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!

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    F*** you, Cindy Makowitz!

    January 29th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 12 secs
    actor, arcane, art, artist, bryan arata, chicago, cindy makowitz, collaboration, communion, composer, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, director, discussion, dream, entertainment, episode, episode 4, existential dread, film, friends, friendship, growth, holidays, horror, hosts, humanity, industry, interview, la, life, life lesson, los angeles, love, metaphysics, movie, music, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, producer, professional, real life, relationship, religion, sci fi, science, science fiction, show, society, students, teachers, technology, theories, travel, work, world, writer

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, they decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!

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    If Brando Can Sport a Muumuu, So Can I!

    January 5th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 9 mins
    actor, almost 40, arcane, art, artist, bryan arata, celebrity, chicago, collaboration, composer, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, director, discussion, dream, entertainment, episode, episode 3, existential dread, film, friends, friendship, gaining weight, getting older, growth, horror, hosts, humanity, husky, industry, interview, la, life, los angeles, love, marlon brando, metaphysics, movie, music, muumuu, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, producer, professional, real life, relationship, religion, sci fi, science, science fiction, show, society, technology, theories, work, world, writer

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, they decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!

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    Teddy SoulSpin for the Win!

    January 4th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min
    a.i., actor, arcane, art, artificial intelligence, artist, bryan arata, chicago, collaboration, composer, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, director, discussion, dream, entertainment, episode, episode 2, existential dread, film, friends, friendship, growth, horror, hosts, humanity, industry, interview, l.a., life, los angeles, love, metaphysics, movie, music, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, producer, professional, real life, relationship, religion, sci fi, science, science fiction, show, society, technology, teddy soulspin for the win, theories, work, world, writer

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, the two decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!

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    Fake It Till You Make It

    January 3rd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 25 secs
    actor, arcane, art, artist, bryan arata, chicago, collaboration, composer, conspiracy, content, conversation, crazy, creator, culture, director, discussion, dream, entertainment, episode 1, existential dread, fake it till you make it, film, first episode, friends, friendship, growth, horror, hosts, humanity, industry, interview, la, life, los angeles, love, metaphysics, movie, music, nathan shelton, podcast, politics, producer, professional, real life, relationship, religion, science, society, technology, theories, work, world, writer

    Bryan Arata is a film composer based in Los Angeles. Nathan Shelton is an actor, writer, and director living in Chicago. The two have had a friendship spanning almost 20 years. After years apart working through their own fair share of trials & errors, the two decided to reconnect on a regular basis to check-in, learn, laugh, inspire, and discover what it is that makes them push forward in the crazy world of entertainment as they navigate Life, Love, and... Existential Dread!