Austin & Min Write A Musical

Austin & Min Write A Musical Podcast

Join us every week as we attempt to create a new and original musical! Starting from conception to (hopefully) production, you'll get to listen in on what it's like to build a musical from scratch.

Episode 2.8 - Season 2 Finale Special!
To commemorate the lack of progress we've made on our musical, we're sharing a song each from other musicals we were able to get produced!...

Episode 2.6 - Development Opportunities
The path a musical takes to production can take many forms. In this episode, we discuss new musical development opportunities and what might make sense for our show....


Episode 2.5 - A Bit of Music
Finally - you get to hear some music that isn’t our theme song! To help us think about what the score for our show might sound like, Austin shares a song he wrote for another project....

Episode 2.4 - All About Min
This time, the focus turns to what’s been keeping Min busy - namely, the premiere of his musical ‘Gold: The Midas Musical' which opens in Berkeley this weekend!...

Episode 2.3 - All About Austin
We’re so busy with other projects, we decided to share a bit of what else we’re working on. This time, we hear from Austin about his musical based on the popular children’s book ‘Press Here.’...


Episode 2.2 - Character Outlines
Say hello to Berk & Tess - our two central characters - as we share sketches of them from our outlining sessions. We also share another international email!...

Episode 2.1 - A Working Title
We’re back! As a result of some outlining sessions, we are actually able to share a working title. Plus, we answer an email from one of our listeners!...

Episode 1.8 - Even MORE Possible Plot Points!
The discussion continues as we flesh out the details of our story even more. And perhaps get distracted by conversations about high school, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Also, FYI - we're taking a "mid-season break" and hope to be back in a few weeks with more AMWAM magic!...


Episode 1.7 - Minisode: The Roles We Play
In this special minisode, we have a brief check-in about which hats each of us will wear and how we might divvy up the workload of book-, music- and lyric-writing....

Episode 1.6 - More Possible Plot Points
We continue our conversation about story construction and what would make for a compelling plot for our characters. Topics include privilege, 2-act/3-act story structure, and Min has a lot to say about the Child's Play horror film series....

Episode 1.5 - Possible Plot Points
Things are getting exciting! First, we delve deeper into the responsibility and rigor it takes to create diverse characters. Then, we begin to jump into story elements we think these characters could undergo....


Episode 1.4 - Character Sketching
This week, we dive deeper into the question of "Who are the people in our musical?" We begin to sketch in very rough detail some outlines of who these characters could be, as well as briefly discuss the question of representation in storytelling....

Episode 1.3 - World Building
It's time to think through the inner workings of the show's universe. What is this fictional world we are trying to create? What makes it tick and who are the people in it?...

Episode 1.2 - Finding Our Premise
After our brainstorming session last week, we start to hone in on the central ideas upon which we can build our musical. Discussions include self-actualization, mundaneness, and a lot of talk about video games!...