160 – Living Our Fontosy w/ Popple

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160 - Living Our Fontosy w/ Popple
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We’re back! And we brought the artist and vtuber sometimes known as POPPLE (aka swordsinverted). Get ready for your shift at the pussy eating factory, ’cause we’re on some sort of deranged queer Stalinism kick. We discuss information and cultural preservation work, living in punk houses, big tech in anime, and the escalation of the Drag Race Industrial Crisis. Enjoy this extra long episode! Promise we’ll get back to a regular schedule soon, we’ve been too busy doing stupid shit like having jobs.

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159 – Fire in the Disco

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159 - Fire in the Disco
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A return to definitely a type of form, the Galleria caucus of Art and Labor (OK and Sarah) reckon with the eternal struggle of Knowing They Did A Gentrification To Bushwick. You, reader, however, are now yourself trapped in my web, unable to stop passively reading this sentence, which is that Kylie Minogue always has at least a couple songs on each album that sound like Starburst commercials, at least one absolute banger, and a bunch of shit. Aphrodite, however, is an entire album of Starburst commercials, and it’s a perfect driving album for the woman on the go with a cracked windshield and dangerously (but also sexily) corroded brake pads. We mostly, however, talk being abolitionists in the face of hateful tragedy like the Rash arson and debrief on the 7th annual Sonic 2006 party. If there was anyone in the north Brooklyn who deserved to be set aflame that night, it was probably us, sorry to all who attended. I also tell the same exact story I did last time I recorded about my sister getting hit by a Tesla, it’s a real meat and potatoes episode folks, we aim above all other things to be your comfort characters.

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158 – World of Statecraft w/ Eric Kostiuk Williams

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158 - World of Statecraft w/ Eric Kostiuk Williams
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Our Canadian/Britney correspondent (and brilliant cartoonist) Eric Kostiuk Williams is back! We wildly speculate on the Grimes Chelsea Manning e-girl royal wedding, and navigate the messy state of traveling in covid times. Western countries have clearly given up on virus mitigation, how are we taking care ourselves as we’re forced under demonic spell of 𝔢𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔠 𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔢𝔪𝔦𝔠𝔦𝔱𝔶? Plus a discussion of the dark money funded truckers/anti-maskers/anti-vax movements, HIV-AIDS criminalization, the hippie to big tech pipeline, and if its possible to untangle the militant nationalism around aid for victims for war.

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Alexander McClelland on how to represent experiences of HIV criminalization: https://visualaids.org/blog/mcclelland-hiv-crim

SXSW evil shit https://www.vice.com/en/article/88gb75/at-sxsw-a-pathetic-tech-future-struggles-to-be-born

Video Game Boss zine (from 7/26/20) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bxie5if_s8OYxTIF0NOQJOg23dCcfYUr/view?usp=sharing

POD KAST: https://twitter.com/ThePOD_Kast/status/1503862096215576576

157 – Tim Epic’s Bandcamp w/ David Turner

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157 - Tim Epic's Bandcamp w/ David Turner
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Music business criticism expert, creator of the fantastic Penny Fractions newsletter, and honorary co-host David Turner is back to discuss the depressing merger of Bandcamp and Epic Games. Can companies maintain consciousness? What role does giant multinational corporations like Tencent and Apple play in the geopolitical sphere? Are Fortnite dances going to overtake the petrodollar by 2024? Are we in 9/11 2 or WWIII? We urge everyone to believe in themselves, understand our place in the media pipeline, and focus on what we can control in our immediate.

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Future of Music Coalition Bandcamp statement: https://twitter.com/future_of_music/status/1499096231179661317?s=21

DSA statement condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: https://twitter.com/DemSocialists/status/1497736667024683008

Ukraine’s SNL president: https://twitter.com/VeraMBergen/status/1498814410911006723

156 – The Art Worker Organizing Movement

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156 - The Art Worker Organizing Movement
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We were mentioned in enemy of the show the New York Times by friend of the show Zachary Small! The movement to organize art and cultural workers has been steadily growing despite pandemic setbacks, how do we feel about it? We promise to never do the cis white art bro thing and claim to be an authority on this subject, even though we literally have dedicated our lives to studying it every week lol. We will, however, always advocate for better pay and workplace conditions for all workers, labor aristocracy be damned!

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BONUS EP: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63009999 Hours before Putin invaded Ukraine, we dropped our takes. We also discuss the rise of anti-trans legislation. 

155 – Jackass Cultural Studies w/ Sean J Patrick Carney

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155 - Jackass Cultural Studies w/ Sean J Patrick Carney
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Fresh off an empty post-industrial mall cinema viewing, we discuss the Gesamtkunstwerk Jackass Forever with lauded expert in the field of suburban whiteboy studies, Sean J Patrick Carney (@ripcytwombly.) We’re clearly very psyched to have the original “I’m Ira Glass. Welcome to Jackass” on the show to wax insanity about queer theory, masculinity, PTSD, and art history. I personally apologize for all the clapping, it’s a film that elicits such responses.

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Excerpts of Sean’s new sci-fi BACK\SLASHER ( also links to audio version and to pre-order): https://donotresearch.net/posts/backslasher01/

Sean’s Jackass Review: https://www.artforum.com/film/the-sublime-stupidity-of-jackass-forever-87843

Follow Sean! https://www.instagram.com/socialmalpractice/

Us on Sean’s pod, RIP for real: https://podtail.com/en/podcast/humor-and-the-abject-podcast/79-art-and-labor-ok-fox-and-lucia-love/

Constructing the Real’s Art Worlds – Anime Music Videos: an Artform and Culture

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Constructing the Real's Art Worlds - Anime Music Videos: an Artform and Culture
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WATCH IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYO_uyLqPu4&t=3137s

Are AMVs proletarian or free fandom labor for multinational media companies? Where do Anime Music Videos sit in Hito Steyerl’s “an alternative economy of images” and can someone be the Dziga Vertov of AMVs? Are AMVs subjected to a particular nation state?

This is the second session of Constructing the Real’s Art Worlds Class, join us here: https://www.constructingthereal.com/

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154 – Socialist Fanfiction w/ Shawn Escarciga aka Miss Ladysalad

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154 - Socialist Fanfiction w/ Shawn Escarciga aka Miss Ladysalad
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Performance artist, meme maker, genius Shawn Escarciga (aka @Missladysald) enters the pod chamber. We discuss better practices for indoctrination like yassifying Rennesme and putting goatse Marina Abramovic on a t-shirt. Can we do successful bait and switches with the PMC? Is it possible to isolate the radical nuggets inside everyone via the social media brain stem hookup? Let’s find out girlies!! Love wins!

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Shawn’s website: https://www.shawnescarciga.com/

Come on Strong: https://www.instagram.com/comeonstrong/

Lucia show! Zine we’re gonna bootleg lol https://www.instagram.com/p/CZP70J6FWVg/

153 – Earth II

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153 - Earth II
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There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to they/thems… It is a dimension as vast as the list of tags on Archive of Our Own and as timeless as Spongebob backpacks… It is the middle ground between “kirsten dunst opening a book to hunters in the snow” and “going full ted”, between science (virgin matt damon) and superstition (chad keanu reeves), and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge… This is the dimension of imagination… It is an area which we call… <<i>>𝔭𝔬𝔡𝔠𝔞𝔰𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔤<//i>

pod within a pod, thanks for the inspo Anti-Banality Union

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Watch trailer here: https://www.spectacletheater.com/earth-ii/

Read a proper review of Earth II here: https://www.screenslate.com/articles/earth-ii

152 – Larry’s List, Biennial Man

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152 - Larry's List, Biennial Man
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Wanting to fuck candy is the ultimate drive of any American, are we not just all in a snow globe within Ed Bernays mind palace? Turns out tailoring artmaking to surveillance state media platforms was bad for culture and our psyches?? Join us at the intersection of self-flagellation and market-driven analysis this week and learn how to count your clicks towards financial security and becoming the emotional equivalent of those technically edible packing peanuts. Reach out and touch dick…

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Episode 151 is currently paywall’d so we don’t end up in a labor arbitration (again)

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green m&m AMV and art: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZA6sS8p5Ae/