Kacper Jarecki, absurdist filmmaker and author, talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about artificial intelligence, how in the future everything will have sentience / be self aware, his life and works including a film adaptation of Eeee by Tao Lin, and his subversive novel "The Depression of Blue Rainbow Sprinkle". We take a call from a friend who discusses the future of society. Music from Franco Battiato, The Vengaboys, and "NYC Subways Sounds" by Kacper.
Poet Tiffany Amber Moton discusses with host Vijay R. Nathan her poetry as a pathway for healing from trauma. We also discuss education policy and gender equality. Seeking to redefine gender roles, we question society's ideas about men and women. With that in mind we end with listening to a song "The Man" by The Killers. Opening song from The Black Keys "Gold on the Ceiling".
Filmmakers Shannon Shird and Darren Mallet of the film "BodyMore" from the art collective "House of Ease" talk about their process, influences, and the vision for the ideal society with hosts Vijay R. Nathan and Claire Van Winkle. Music: Thirty Seconds to Mars and Tori Amos.
Musician Gaurav Venkateswar talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about his unique blend of traditional Indian and western pop music. We also discuss Indian comics, Amar Chitra Katha, and epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, through the lens of feminism. Includes samples from Gaurav including "Always True", "Radha's Mistress" and "Indian Blues". @gvtunes
Host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle of Rockaway Writer's Workshop discuss zines, poetry, the hive mind, and other pressing topics that come up as we wait for calls from our audience. Music: Regina Spektor
Filmmaker Tore Knos (Snakeeater, 2018) converses LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan about his journey to making films as well as influential movies in his life and the changing storytelling landscape. Those filmmakers discussed include: Spike Lee, Stanley Kubrick, The Coen Brothers, and Orson Welles. Music from Arctic Monkeys and The Cardigans.
Singer Orit Dahari talks to host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle to relate her journey from childhood and how she became an empowered musician by exploring the path of yoga and meditation, includes LIVE performances of "Learning to Kneel" and "Who Loved You" from her self titled album "Orit Dahari".
Sam Mirror, Win-win Guru, talks LIVE with hosts Vijay R. Nathan and Claire Van Winkle about self empowerment through poetry and how her reliance on intuition saved her. We explore the pressing need for gratitude and find pathways for "warriors of the light". Music from DJ Shadow.