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.
Host Vijay R. Nathan and co-host Claire Van Winkle explore the divergent lives of two pediatricians and budding memoir writers: Helena Rho, who left medicine to refocus on her creative passions, looks back to investigate what makes a successful doctor, and Monica Mirchandani, deeply committed to her altruistic desire to "help others", reflects on her experiences practicing medicine during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Music from Handsome Boy Modeling School and Bjork. LIVE.
Joanna C. Valente, poet and author of "Sexting Ghosts" and "Marys of the Sea", talks LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan, and guest cohost Claire Van Winkle of Rockaway Writers Workshop, about being human, as an expression of their non binary identification, and how language brings into reality the imagined. Music from Wax Tailor (Que Sera) and Metric (Love You Back).
Poet Nina Pick shares LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan her passions for depth psychology and ecology that informs truth in her writing. We discuss how we heal from wounds of the personal and collective past and discover pathways for moving forward to create a better world. Music from Frigga.