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Episode 36: Abeer Hoque

Author and photographer Abeer Hoque lives in New York, has Bangladeshi roots, was born and raised in Nigeria, and identifies home in several different places. She captures this kind of simultaneous global existence beautifully in her new collection of linked short stories, The Lovers and The Leavers, which was recently published by HarperCollins India.

Direct download: Episode203620Abeer20Hoque.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Episode 35: Dru Farro

Scholar Dru Farro is currently finishing his PhD at the Center for the Study of Theory and Criticism in London, Ontario. He is also the Chief Deputy Editor of the journal Chiasma: A Site for Thought, and head administrator of the blog Song, and Sin. Farro talks with Pinkmountain about his role on the fringes of academia, his deeply ingrained American reluctance to seek medical attention, his eventual and abstract creative goals, and lots of Faulkner with some highfalutin references to someone named “Husserl.”

 

Direct download: Episode203520Dru20Farro.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 34: Joy Castro

Joy Castro works in memoir, nonfiction, both literary and so-called commercial
fiction, and poetry. And she’ll also be directing the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln this fall. Castro speaks about her somewhat unorthodox writing process, the course of her career, the distinctions (real or false) between literary and commercial fiction, and whether or not she’d feel comfortable leaving her child with the “slutty drunken” narrator of her crime thrillers.

Direct download: Episode203420Joy20Castro.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 33: Daniel Baird and Alex Chitty

Back in January, artists Daniel G. Baird and Alex Chitty sublet their apartment, quit their jobs, packed what they could into their van, Bosco, and left their home base of Chicago to travel around for a year with the intention of figuring out how to make it all work better. They speak to host Scott Pinkmountain about their goals, fears, hopes, and their desire to avoid being perceived as slackers. And of course the value of “Wiggly Time.”

Direct download: Episode203320Baird202620Chitty.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 32: Nathan Langston

Several years back Nathan Langston schemed up a “gimmick” to meet other artists when he landed friendless in New York City. In April, he launched Telephone: An International Arts Experiment with the Satellite Collective, linking 315 artists from 42 countries. Langston speaks about the origin and development of this ambitious project as well as the effect it’s had on his creative and personal life.

Direct download: Episode203220Nathan20Langston.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 31: Aurora Tang

Researcher/curator Aurora Tang splits her time between Los Angeles, working as the Program Director at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Joshua Tree, where she’s the Managing Director of High Desert Test Sites

Direct download: Episode203120Aurora20Tang.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 30: Jon Nielsen

Guitarist/composer Jon Nielsen spends half of his year working as a bike mechanic in Minneapolis and the other half traveling the country in an RV. He speaks about becoming disillusioned with the music scene, the difficulty he’s had regaining his inspiration and motivation over the past several years, and how he hit the road in search of finding that motivation.

Direct download: Episode202920Jon20Nielsen.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 29: David Meltzer and Julie Rogers

Episode 29 of Make/Work is the fifth of a sub-series where host Scott Pinkmountain interviews couples in which both partners are artists, addressing some of the unique issues that may arise in those relationships and talking about the challenges and benefits of building a life with someone who's also engaged in a creative pursuit.

This week, Scott speaks with poets David Meltzer and Julie Rogers. Husband and wife, reading and performing partners, Meltzer and Rogers also share a Beat sensibility with Buddhist leanings.

 

 

Direct download: Ep202920David20Meltzer202620Julie20Rogers.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 28: Pamela Z

Rooted in the San Francisco avant-garde music scene, composer and performer Pamela Z combines vocals, electronic processing, and multi-media performance into a hybrid, experimental medium of her own invention.

Direct download: Episode202820Pamela20Z.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Episode 27: Saul Melman

Host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with emergency room physician and visual artist Saul Melman about ephemeral relationships, the parallels between creative practice and caregiving, and how to reconcile your identity as both a doctor and an artist.

Direct download: Episode202720Saul20Melman.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EST