Kevin Smith- From Indie Icon to Podcasting Mogul… why the hell not?

Very few people have actually grasped the brass ring in this world. There are a lot of us who try, but most of us just don't reach it. But every once in a while there is that one person who, through work, luck, and timing, actually makes it.

After being inspired by "Slacker" a young New Jersey man decided to have a go at telling a story he hadn't seen on film before. It was a huge gamble, one that he thought would lead to an interesting story and years of financial perils.

The story was simple, a day in his life as a convenience store clerk... but something happened. This film was in the right place at the right time and became something so much more.

We speak, of course, of Kevin Smith.

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Almost overnight Smith went from clerk to star and his career has been as unpredictable as that ever since.

This week we take a look at a man who went from artist, to filmmaker, to director for hire, to comedian, to podcaster, to businessman and finally back to artist.

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  • John in Cincinnati

    Huh. After listening to your past 100+ shows, I’d gotten the mistaken impression you didn’t like him and much of his output. Glad to be corrected about that.

    Good luck with his podcast contest.

    Mar 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm