Oren Lomena of the podcast The Whole Hard Truth talks through the events of this summer with Ray. This podcast explores political and social issues, as well as creativity, performance, and using podcasting as a way to spread empathy in diverse communities.
In this laid-back conversation, Josh and Stu discuss American Football, the 2026 World Cup, global politics, and the importance of live music events. And while this isn’t a political conversation, it is certainly timely.
Vermin Supreme’s satirical run for POTUS delivers humor, direct action, and mutual aid as a substantive platform with the goal to uplift the disenfranchised, and disempowered, force them to clean their teeth, and provide free ponies. This interview explores his direct action playful protest style, real world branding tactics he’s developed, and how he’s deployed responsive performances of his political persona as an art form.
This is the second half of our interview with renowned artist, ecological mechanic, transformer Willie Cole. This second half delves into spiritual and creative forces, as well as more about his current work. While you’re listening, check out his artwork and online presence at the links below:
This is the first half of our interview with contemporary American sculptor, printer, and perceptual engineer Willie Cole. Topics cover the influences behind his work, the current moment and how his current work reflects this moment, and the projects he has in development. While you’re listening, check out his artwork and online presence at the links below:
This is a conversation about mortality. Ray interviews Matt Allen on his experiences with prostate and colon cancer in this conversation about the afterlife. Content includes frank discussions about pain management and reflections on the importance of forgiveness.
Episode seven is all about Football! By which we mean actual Football, real Football, which Americans call Soccer. What’s next for the World Cup? Will it happen? Why can’t American teams compete on the same level as others? Josh and Randy break down the recent games and talk about what’s next.
This is episode six, the second half of a two-part episode as Ray converses with Ken Boe, an artist who came up through a similar scene early on with Ray back in the day. This second half of the conversation veers into some interesting places, and talks about the realities of our time.
Josh brings on Austin, a soccer coach, to discuss the wide world of sports in 2020, what with the virus and the bubbles and all the changes that has caused. Special focus on football, by which we mean what Americans call soccer, with speculation about the upcoming World Cup.
Lance and Jessie break down the reality of living in today’s world as themselves, and what that means and what that can cost. Ray asks about recent laws passing that impact the LGBTQ community, particularly in Colorado. This is an extended episode that makes room for a special conversation about healing, compassion, and dealing with trauma in novel ways.
Ariella J. Asher, also known as Yella the Triple Threat, is the subject of this episode. Her work is extraordinary. You should listen to this interview while perusing her web site, which functions like an online gallery of her work. Here’s the links:
I was creator and host for the podcast Ripple, distributed on Alterati in 2007-2009, which would be some of the first cultural and art-centered podcasts on the internet.
I’ve returned to podcasting in a new way with my current creative endeavors, which are intended to provoke and provide conversations. I believe in creativity being used to educate and empower the audience, and so I intertwine conversations and narratives in oils paintings and illustration through satire. The Deep Americana podcast has been focused on breaking bad barriers of “isms.” The first season delved into mental illness and disability, as well as individual methods of coping.
Season two delves into immigration, how covid-19 has disrupted lives, and frank discussions on institutional and personal racism. With all of the podcasts I’ve been involved in the point is the conversation and I tend to move away from scripted formats. I’m driven to help people find ways to communicate their own experiences.
With Season three, Deep Americana takes on new hosts and topics. I’m developing new guest hosts, bringing back friends, and broadening the focus. Here’s to another great season, glad you all are enjoying this.