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Episode 25 with Dave from Dopey

This we week have a great conversation with Dave from Dopey podcast.

Dopey is an American self-help and comedy podcast about personal experiences of substance abuse and addiction. The show is anonymously hosted by Dave, a recovering addict based in New York City, and was formerly co-hosted by Chris, a fellow addict and graduate student from Boston, Massachusetts. Dave has described the show as being about “drugs, addiction, and other dumb shit.”

Initially conceived as a show about the humorous side of addiction, specifically excluding stories about recovery, the focus has changed over time, especially following Chris’ relapse and overdose death in July 2018. As of 2019, Dave hosts the show alone, with occasional celebrity guests.

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Episode 24 with Daryle Lamont Jenkins

This week we welcome back Daryle Lamont Jenkins to talk about the anti-facist movement, One People’s Project, we live stream the President’s empty concert, ask “why now?”, and, much, much more.

Please consider donating to One People’s Project if you can.

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Episode 23 with Chris Shary

This week have a wonderful conversation with artist Chris Shary.

The Northern California drama teacher is one of the most prolific punk rock artists since Raymond Pettibon. He has most recently worked with artist such as 7 Seconds, Teenage Bottlerocket, and Old Man Markley, but most importantly, Chris Shary has been the go-to artist for Descendents/ALL since 1991. Shary might not have invented the Milo logo, but in his long run with the band, he has made it into something all his own while staying true to its original spirit. We chat with Shary from his Stockton, Calif., home about he came to work for Descendents, starting a Christmas sweatshirt craze, and parodies of his work.

https://chrisshary.bigcartel.com/

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Episode 22 with Megan March and John No (STREET EATERS)

This week we sat down with Megan March and John No from the band STREET EATERS.

STREET EATERS are a truewave/punk band from Berkeley, CA. Active since 2008, they have extensively toured North America and Europe with bands like SCREAMING FEMALES and FORGETTERS, playing everything from steamy midwest basements and smoke-filled Serbian squats to four experimental/ambient sets at the Portland Art Museum and multiple nights at the Fillmore Ballroom supporting JAWBREAKER. They have released several EPs and three well-received full length albums on both continents, including their most recent LP The Envoy – a concept album based on famed dystopian, gender revolutionary, anti-authoritarian author Ursula K. Le Guin’s books “The Dispossessed” and “Left Hand of Darkness“.
Megan and John also run the independent label Nervous Intent Records which has put out music from bands such as CROOKED BANGS (Austin), LEVITATIONS (Berlin), and the upcoming LP from SILENT ERA (Oakland/SF). The label is also releasing a new Street Eaters 7″ picture disc soon, which features the band’s first foray into playing with guitarists – including a GANG OF FOUR cover with Marissa Paternoster (of SCREAMING FEMALES) on guitar and vocals (video of it live here). 

In addition to playing in Street Eaters, Megan (drums) and John (bass) have been in bands such as FLESHIES, WILD ASSUMPTIONS, and YOUNGER LOVERS. John is also a high school social studies teacher and was the main editor and a primary contributor to the 2019 anthology Teaching Resistance (on PM Press). 

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Episode 21 with Dunstan Bruce

This week we sit down with Dunstan Bruce. Dunstan is an English musician and filmmaker who is perhaps best known for his work with Leeds-based anarcho-pop band Chumbawamba, of which he was a founding member. He grew up in the northern industrial town of Billingham.

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Episode 20 with James Tracy

This week we sit down with No Fascist USA author James Tracy. James is an author from the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in cities, hidden histories and social movements.

He is the co-founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust and is active with Jobs With Justice. Tracy also is an adjunct Instructor in the Labor & Community Studies Department of City College of San Francisco.

https://jamestracybooks.org/

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Episode 19 with Crystal Moselle

This week we had an amazing conversation with filmmaker Crystal Moselle. Cyrstal is a New York based director best known for her Sundance,  Grand Jury Prize award winning documentary, The Wolfpack.  In the past she was a producer on the critically acclaimed documentary film, Excavating Taylor Mead.  In the last decade she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications such as Vice, Nowness and The New York Times, where she created a series called “Something Big, Something  Small,” featuring talent such as Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey.  Later collaborations with Pharrell included, “Meet the Bae’s,” a series profiling the artists back up dancers.  Moselle’s short film for Miu Miu, That One Day,  premiered at The Venice Film Festival.  The feature version of the film “Skate Kitchen”  premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2018.

Her HBO series, Betty, is airing now.

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Episode 18 with Dani Burlison

Dani Burlison is the creator/editor/author of “All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body” (PM Press, 2019), “Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories,” a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name, and the “Lady Parts” zine series (available at Pioneers Press). Her short story collection “Some Places Worth Leaving” will be published by Tolsun Books in February 2020.

Dani has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review and a regular contributor at Yes! Magazine, Chicago Tribune, KQED, The Rumpus, Made Local Magazine and Emerald Report. Her journalism, fiction and personal essays can also be found at Ms. Magazine,WIRED, Vice, Utne, Earth Island Journal, Ploughshares, Portland Review, Hip Mama Magazine, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health Magazine, The Press Democrat, Shareable, Common Good, Sustainable America, Tahoma Literary Review, Vestal Review, Bike Monkey Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, sparkle + blink and more.

https://www.daniburlison.com/

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Episode 17 with James Spooner

This week we sit down with James Spooner. James owns and operates Monocle Tattoo. Being a vegan for over twenty years, he pioneered a vegan tattoo procedure in Los Angeles in order to be consistent with his politics and lifestyle.

He describes himself as a pretty literal tattooer. “I’d be happy tattooing portraits, pictures of animals, and pretty ladies all day everyday”. One of his favorite things about tattooing is challenging clients to be more creative with their ideas. “You want a song lyric? Let’s illustrate the song instead! You want a bible verse? Let’s recreate a scene from the bible on your arm!”

He also is an award winning filmmaker and illustrator. His documentary film Afro-Punk sparked what many consider to be a movement within the black community. He is currently working on two full length graphic novels. You can follow him here: “Spooners No Fun”.

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Episode 16 with Matt Nathanson

This week we have a great talk with Matthew Adam Nathanson. Matt is an American singer-songwriter whose work is a blend of folk and rock and roll music. In addition to singing, he plays acoustic and electric guitar, and has played both solo and with a full band. His work includes the platinum-selling song “Come On Get Higher”.

https://mattnathanson.com/