Artistic License with Rachel Woodall

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Katie Horwitch is a writer, a fitness trainer, a motivational speaker, and so much more.  Today, we are going to talk about an organization she started that I believe is very important for our society – it’s called Women Against Negative Talk,
Josie Dunne is a mega-talented singer-songwriter from La Grange, Illinois. She’s blossomed  out of the Chicago burbs in a big way, and she’s toured with names like Ben Rector, Julia Michaels, and Andy Grammer. Her music? It speaks for itself. T
I discovered John “JJ” Thornhill through Aaptiv, an audio-based fitness app. As I took John’s classes, followed him on social media, and started interacting with him, I realized that John was more than just a super fun and motivating trainer. W
Remember how I am always encouraging you guys to look for art in the world around you? Well, I do that, too. Alyssa Wees just published her first novel, “The Waking Forest.” She is also one of my very dearest friends from back in high school. I
It’s that time again… with podcasts continuing to boom the way they are, I wanted to check back in and see what YOUR favorites are! (This one included, of course!) Then, I sat down and spoke with fellow podcast maker and enthusiast, Chad Ellis.
For anyone who follows me on social media (or knows me at all,) you know how much I love working out. From dancing, to yoga, to hitting the gym, I am always trying to find new ways to move. It’s helped me on my best days and my worst. That is w
Once in awhile, I like to scan the world around me and do a check-in on what kind of art is nearby. I always SAY it is everywhere, but sometimes, it can slip by unnoticed. I interviewed several individuals who surround me in my life and asked w
Joe Diamond has been called many things: a mind reader, an illusionist, a psychic, and a magician. The coolest thing about him is that he combines all of these into his art. Rachel Woodall sat down with Chicagoland magician, Joe Diamond, to tal
What is your definition of adventure? Whether it’s climbing the pyramids in Egypt or hiking through your local forest presercve, there is adventure to find everywhere. Last year, Chad Ellis hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT spans 2,659 mil
Our country has changed rapidly over the past year. (Yes, that could be considered a gross understatement.)The unsettled feeling which has plagued many of us makes us each want to act – a call to action which we can personalize to fuel the caus
On this edition of Artistic License: host Rachel Woodall reflects on her love affair with podcasts, our diverse panel of podcast enthusiasts gives their show recommendations, we share the results of listener polls about genre, and Rachel reveal
This post was originally made on Thanksgiving 2016, but it was lost in the shuffle and fell into a black hole on the interwebs. As the new year approaches, we again find ourselves taking the time to reflect on the ups and downs of 2016.  We ref
With this stressful week coming to an end, we at Artistic License decided to feature an amazing opportunity for giving back and showing support to an incredible place, The Ranch of Hope Reins. Hope Reins offers equine therapy to a variety of in
Last week was a historic one for Chicago – after 108 years, our beloved Cubs won the World Series! Then, our rally for the team’s win became one of the largest gatherings in human history. It’s a great time to be in the windy city – there is a
Rachel Woodall and guest host Craig Collins had the incredible chance to talk with America’s Next Top Model winner, Jaslene Gonzalez. As they chatted, they discovered that the ANTM win is only a small piece of her resume. Jaslene is a well-dive
Artistic License is back! Host Rachel Woodall chats with the audience about what’s coming and how, together, we are reinventing and reinvigorating Artistic License. Let’s explore the world around us and look into ourselves to see what art we ca
Rachel Woodall and Samuel Spiegelman speak with five of the competitors from the Fight 2 Win Pro 13 event happening this weekend. Listen to hear about the ins and outs of jiu-jitsu competition from Mike Cimm, Brick Welch, Mark Vives, Taylor Bia
Jason David Frank, known for his role as the original green Power Ranger, stopped into the WGN Radio studios to chat with Craig Collins and Rachel Woodall. In this snapshot, JDF talks the benefits of martial arts! For the full conversation, che
In the first episode of our new “snapshots” series, we bring to you a chat with David Noyes. He uses his artistic drive to capture the world in words and photographs. Listen as we discuss his tips on photography and his award-winning book, The
Emily King is a grammy nominated, soulful songstress with a velvet voice. After recording the acclaimed “East Side Story” in 2006, she chose to part ways with her label and has been killing it as a independent artist ever since. Emily records h
If you listened to episode one of our BJJ mini-series, you’re on your way to being well-versed in the basic language of BJJ, thanks to our panel of experts. To help us now dive further into the world of jiu-jitsu, we welcome Valerie Worthington
This Artistic License is a little different from the rest. This episode includes a podcast that my cousins and I put together last year for our grandparents’ 62nd wedding anniversary. Not too long after that, my grandfather passed away from a f
He has been through all that was and stands tall in what is today. Whispering Bill Anderson shares with us glimpses inside the world that is his mind- one of a songwriter, a family man, and now an author- and wearing all these hats in the face
Between Who’s Line coming back to tv, and the growing popularity of theaters like Second City, many people are at least vaguely familiar with the art of improv…but there’s always more to learn. The improv team at Crystal Lake Central high schoo
In “Exploring BJJ,” Rachel Woodall and Tim Apuli dive into the world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Throughout this four-part series, we will explore the basics, the niches, and the art of it all. For the first episode, we are joined by New Breed Trai
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