In this delightful episode, I interview Scott Crosby and Patrick Dorsey, the dynamic producing, directing, and writing duo behind the new Somebody Knows true-crime podcast. We talk about how they got started as a creative team, the importance of assembling the right team for a creative project, and their advice for aspiring writers, filmmakers, and other creatives. We also dig into the upsides and downsides of taking on a creative venture, the art of getting unstuck — and juggling a million moving parts — and the key to overcoming your fears.
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The first thing that struck me when Scott and Pat arrived at the studio that evening was their cool, easy vibe. I had met Scott and Pat on different occasions a couple of years ago at Medici MediaSpace, a collaborative co-working space in Saint Louis. While I knew Scott by sight, I had come to love and admire Pat as a talented editor, consultant, and friend when we collaborated on my most recent book, Morph, Pivot, Launch.
Scott is a towering, unassuming guy with an easy wit and gentle spirit. As an award-winning TV/film producer and voice over artist, he’s equally comfortable and confident in the studio, with a beautiful radio voice and genuine smile. Pat is the perfect yin to Scott’s yang. Slighter in build with silver hair and a neatly trimmed beard, he’s a talented writer and storyteller with a twinkle in his eye, a vivid imagination, and a staggering command of the English language. When they walked into the studio together, they lit up the room. I knew this was going to be an awesome interview.
What I love about this engaging interview is the rich stories Scott and Pat share with wit and candor. As you’ll see when you listen, these two friends and creative partners admire and respect each other enormously. What fun it is to hear them tell the interesting backstories of how they came to work together and how the Somebody Knows podcast was conceived. (Spoiler alert – involves a baseball park, a bar, and an intriguing news clipping). We talk about the importance of assembling the RIGHT team for any creative project, keeping the engine revving when the process slows, and avoiding the perils of over-tinkering and tweaking your dream project. Whether you would like to write a book, start a podcast, or produce a film, this episode is chock full of wisdom and advice.
Fun Facts about Scott
- Executive producer and co-creator of Somebody Knows: A True Crime Thriller (Podcast)
- Award-winning TV/film producer and voice over artist (Voices from Scott)
- Executive producer/producer, Bar Down Productions
- Executive producer, Something Extra Leadership Podcast w/ Lisa Nichols
- Personal finance mentor
- Loves teaching and telling stories
- “Girl Dad” (Love this sweet moniker!)
Equally Fun Facts about Pat
- Writer, director, and co-creator of Somebody Knows: A True Crime Thriller (Podcast)Founder, Legendary Planet (publishing company)
- Producer, Swordmaker Media
- Best-Selling Author: Haunted Webster Groves, God’s Forge, and Write the Winning Proposal
- Owner/principal technical + business consultant, Mightier Than the Sword Consulting
- Book sherpa – i.e., Pat designs books and offers publishing assistance to aspiring authors
- Jedi master and fencing instructor (I know!!!)
“Start doing something, and you’ll get better at it.” – Scott Crosby
“Finished is better than perfect.” – Patrick Dorsey