Mike Sakasegawa is a writer, photographer, book artist, and activist. His writing has appeared in Last Exit, Catapult, PetaPixel, and Don’t Take Pictures Magazine. His photographs have been featured on Lenscratch, A Photo Editor, and SD Voyager, and included in exhibitions around the US. He is originally from the Central Coast region of California. Nowadays he lives in San Diego with his family.
David Adjmi is a writer and playwright based in Los Angeles, CA. In his new memoir Lot Six, David tells the story of how he found himself through art and the theater, growing up feeling like an outsider as a gay, atheist, artistic youth in a small and insular Syrian Sephardic Jewish community in Brooklyn. In our conversation, David and I discussed the craft of memoir, the process of constructing one’s own identity, and why his book isn’t structured like the typical gay narrative. Then in the second segment, we discussed how the pandemic is affecting our ability to make narratives, and how art can function as a community. (Conversation recorded August 31, 2019.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Review on Apple Podcasts | Review on Podchaser Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Newsletter | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr Show Notes: David Adjmi Purchase Lot Six (bookshop.org) Review Lot Six on Goodreads Elizabeth Hardwick - Sleepless Nights Richard Wright - Black Boy Melissa Febos San Diego Union-Tribune - “Commentary: In the COVID-19 era, I have to tell my patients they are experiencing authentic fear” L’Avventura Keep the Channel Open - Episode 33: José Olivarez Neutral Milk Hotel - “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” I May Destroy You Transcript Episode Credits Editing/Mixing: Mike Sakasegawa Music: Podington Bear Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo
Jessica Eaton is a photographer based in Montreal, Quebec. At first glance, the minimalist compositions in Jessica’s images might seem simple, but the process behind their creation is anything but. Using a series of color filters and a painstaking multiple exposure technique, she is able to use light to construct color. In our conversation, we discussed her photographic technique, her impulse toward iteration, and why her work is not abstract. Then in the second segment we talked about coming to big life changes during a pandemic. (Conversation recorded August 3, 2020.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Review on Apple Podcasts | Review on Podchaser Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Newsletter | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr Show Notes: Jessica Eaton Jessica Eaton - That is Picture (short doc) M+B Gallery - Jessica Eaton Higher Pictures Gallery - Jessica Eaton Luminous Landscape - “Profile: The Relentless Jessica Eaton” Keep the Channel Open - Episode 56: Chris Engman Bruce Gilden TransformerStation - Jessica Eaton interview Dolly zoom Akinetopsia Sally Mann - Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Georgiana Houghton, Hilam AF Kint, Emma Kunz - World Receivers Transcript Episode Credits Editing/Mixing: Mike Sakasegawa Music: Podington Bear Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo
Matthew Salesses is a writer based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Matthew’s new novel, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, is darkly funny, unsettling in the best way, and wholly original, the story of a Korean American man struggling simply to exist as he feels himself literally disappearing. In our conversation, Matthew and I discussed his book, the trap of the first-person perspective, and what it means to take responsibility. Then in the second segment, we talked about the meaning of love. (Conversation recorded July 8, 2020.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Review on Apple Podcasts | Review on Podchaser Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Newsletter | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr Show Notes: Matthew Salesses Matthew Salesses - Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear Thank You Books - Author Event: Laura Van Den Berg in conversation with Matthew Salesses (August 20, 2020) Prairie Lights - Reading: Matthew Salesses and Lyz Lenz (August 27, 2020) Belmont Books - Virtual Event: Margot Lives and Matthew Salesses (September 16, 2020) Review Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear: Amazon | Goodreads Julio Cortázar Matthew Salesses - Love and Silence (Catapult column) Matthew Salesses - “What Does It Mean to Write Asian American Literature?” David Eng & Shinhee Han - “A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia” Han Kang - The Vegetarian Margot Livesey - The House on Fortune Street Olga Tokarczuk - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Byung-Chul Han - The Agony of Eros Kahlil Gibran - “On Marriage” Jacques Lacan Lyz Lenz - Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women Elisa Gabbert - The Unreality of Memory Margot Livesey - The Boy in the Field Transcript Episode Credits Editing/Mixing: Mike Sakasegawa Music: Podington Bear Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo
Ross Sutherland is a writer and podcaster based in Peterborough, UK. Ross’s podcast Imaginary Advice is one of my favorites in any genre. Blending poetry, essay, and audio fiction with a wonderfully experimental approach to sound design, Imaginary Advice sounds like nothing else. In our conversation, Ross and I talked about what it’s like to make a podcast without a format, why starting with form can lead to unexpected discovery, and what collaboration can open up for a project. Then in the second segment, Ross and I talked about his recent difficulties trying to learn yoga via YouTube. (Conversation recorded July 17, 2020.) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Review on Apple Podcasts | Review on Podchaser Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Newsletter | Email | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr Show Notes: Imaginary Advice Support Imaginary Advice on Patreon The Allusionist The Allusionist - Imaginary Advice: S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D. BBC - Radio 1 - John Peel Lunar Poetry Podcasts - Ep. 116 — Ross Sutherland & C.I Marshall OuLiPo Univocalic Imaginary Advice - 66 Exquisite Corpse (with Clive Desmond) Imaginary Advice - 50 Four or Five Weddings and One or Two Funerals Stand By For Tape Back-Up Tim Clare Florian Cramer - “Words Made Flesh” Alexander Technique David Berman David Berman & The Impossible Shapes - Bloomington, IN, 2005 David Berman - Actual Air David Berman Transcription Project Transcript Episode Credits Editing/Mixing: Mike Sakasegawa Music: Podington Bear Transcription: Shea Aguinaldo
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144
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5
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6 days, 5 hours
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