Rogue #16: Pete Peterson, author/playwright/Executive Director & Founder of The Rabbit Room

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Rogue #16: A.S. Pete Peterson

Author, Playwright,
Executive Director & co-founder of The Rabbit Room


Pete Peterson spent early adolescence as an air traffic controller in the Marine Corps, which set in motion his ability to manage and direct many things at once. Pete, whose pen name is A.S. Peterson, is not only a successful author and playwright, but he sits as executive director of The Rabbit Room - an organization he founded with his brother, singer/songwriter and fellow author Andrew Peterson.

Pete is the quintessential rogue that this series aims to humanize - he’s got many fires burning, and all of them are good, meaningful, and successful. However, he’s able to point to failures, unforeseen opportunities, and insecurities that have ultimately made his story more remarkable. This episode is for the rogue ones struggling with being pigeon-holed, for those who don’t think their many interests can ever be equally as valid, and for anyone looking to produce work with purpose.

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ABOUT The Rogue Ones Podcast:

My name is Leslie Eiler Thompson and I am the host and creator of The Rogue Ones podcast, in which I curate conversations with extraordinary folks doing fascinating things - fearlessly living remarkable lives and deciding a straight path from point A to point B is boring. They’re going rogue. 

In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell suggests that “Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.” 

These rogues, all successful in their varied fields, openly share stories of failure, success, insecurity, lucky-breaks…and they are hand-picked for those who listen to the podcast series, wishing to live with a bend toward the remarkable.

It’s my supposition that the most remarkable among us have found ways to bring their circumstances, character traits, and values together to build extraordinary realities. These people fascinate me - and I bet they fascinate you, too. By hearing these stories, we can adopt a rogue lifestyle with a bend toward the remarkable.

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