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Multiple Os

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Talk show host Oriana Fox interviews an eclectic array of artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions. If you’re interested in candid confessions, non-conformity, creativity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place! 'Multiple Os' is the spin-off podcast for Oriana's performance piece 'The O Show', an instantly recognisable yet innovative take on the talk show genre. Topics explored include gender, sexuality, shyness and success, integrating therapeutic, artistic and political perspectives.

Talk show host Oriana Fox interviews an eclectic array of artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions. If you’re interested in candid confessions, non-conformity, creativity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place! 'Multiple Os' is the spin-off podcast for Oriana's performance piece 'The O Show', an instantly recognisable yet innovative take on the talk show genre. Topics explored include gender, sexuality, shyness and success, integrating therapeutic, artistic and political perspectives.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Talk show host Oriana Fox interviews an eclectic array of artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions. If you’re interested in candid confessions, non-conformity, creativity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place! 'Multiple Os' is the spin-off podcast for Oriana's performance piece 'The O Show', an instantly recognisable yet innovative take on the talk show genre. Topics explored include gender, sexuality, shyness and success, integrating therapeutic, artistic and political perspectives.

Language:

English


Episodes

Refusing to be a wife with Sociologist and Coach Jo Van Every (Part 2)

6/10/2021
Oriana continues her conversation with sociologist and coach Jo Van Every who wrote the book Refusing to be a wife: Heterosexual women changing the family. In the previous episode, Oriana spoke with Van Every at length about the personal choices she has made to live up to her feminist values in the domestic sphere, informed by her research into anti-sexist living arrangements. Their conversation continues here with Van Every explaining her views on the Tories; the pandemic; homeschooling;...

Duration:00:33:41

Refusing to be a wife with Sociologist and Coach Jo Van Every (Part 1)

6/8/2021
Oriana Fox interviews Jo Van Every, the sociologist and coach who wrote the book Heterosexual Women Changing the Family: Refusing to be a wife. The research that informed the book was prompted by the kinds of personal questions that come from being disillusioned with ‘little girl’s dreams’ about love, marriage and family. Although the book was published in 1995, the research contained therein about anti-sexist living arrangements informed Van Every’s commitment to do feminism in her daily...

Duration:01:02:18

Hyper-femme superhero alter ego with artist Lois Weaver

5/27/2021
Mentioned spontaneously by two prior guests in this very podcast series, the influential and pioneering performance artist and professor Lois Weaver needs no introduction. Yet Oriana provides a very lengthy one at the start of this interview with Weaver in which they discuss her alter ego, Tammy Whynot, who decided to stop being a country and western singer in order to start being a lesbian performance artist. In Weaver’s own words, Tammy’s “sense of wonder and her ability to fail gloriously...

Duration:01:16:35

Type-casting yourself with artist Harold Offeh

5/11/2021
Oriana speaks with the artist Harold Offeh whose practice engages with identity politics via an ambivalent and humorous self-casting within the pop-cultural material he admires (and in some cases, finds problematic). He pre-empts his own type-casting by pointedly living within certain racialised stereotypes including the Mammy, an Afro-Brazilian manual labourer and a toilet attendant. The discussion touches upon a range of topics such as cultural appropriation; national identity and...

Duration:01:22:21

50 Tinder dates with Indrani Ashe, artist and unconventional woman

4/27/2021
Curious about heterosexual dating habits in the age of the internet? Want to hear about it from the perspective of a feminist artist? Look no further! Oriana speaks with artist Indrani Ashe whose project 50 Dates of Grey documented her search for a man to spend her life with, to marry in fact, via online dating platforms. Unbeknownst to the men Indrani was seeing, she kept a blog under the pseudonym Unconventional Woman where she critiqued and vented about her experiences. Gossiping about...

Duration:01:13:48

Do-It-Yourself Revolution with Charlotte Cooper, artist, psychotherapist and fat activist

4/20/2021
Should you embrace your curves by smearing yourself in Dove products, or drink slimfast and chase the thin dream? Either way, the same giant corporation will benefit. Do what you need to do, but listen to this podcast too! Oriana talks with the artist, psychotherapist and fat activist Charlotte Cooper, who is an outlier in every field in which she takes part. They discuss what it takes to keep doing your thing and valuing it and yourself along the way, despite reactions ranging from...

Duration:01:14:49

Art makes life more interesting than art with Joshua Sofaer

4/13/2021
In this interview with the artist Joshua Sofaer, Oriana asks for his help in finding her purpose, her why. He is, after all, a socially engaged artist who is deeply invested in turning life into art because art makes life more interesting than art. And, he's also a relational dynamics coach and Oriana pays for his services from time to time. They also discuss the possibility of breaking into the mainstream simply by imitating the trappings of fame. But that is not all! Tune in to get the...

Duration:01:14:07

Nervous Laughter with Hamja Ahsan, author of Shy Radicals - Part 2

4/7/2021
This is part 2 of Oriana's interview with Hamja Ahsan, author of Shy Radicals. Hamja admits that if he dies tomorrow, he wants to be remembered for his interview on The O Show episode "You're only as sick as your secrets". But he's still not convinced that Oriana's series does anything other than promote extrovert supremacist, normative ways of living. Will Oriana dissuade Hamja from his assumption that practicing unconditional self-acceptance (USA) is in fact yet another example of...

Duration:00:41:50

Nervous Laughter with Hamja Ahsan, author of Shy Radicals - Part 1

4/6/2021
Oriana interviews Hamja Ahsan, leader of the introvert revolution. They discuss their mutual affliction, shyness. Or is it in fact their superpower? Oriana admits to feeling very guilty for having tried to convert shy people ever since Hamja made her painfully aware of how much of a sell-out she's been to the extrovert supremacy. Will he convince her to wholly embrace her shyness or, better yet, to take pride in it? Listen and find out! Dr Oriana Fox is an artist with a PhD in...

Duration:00:47:16

Multiple Os: The O Show's spin-off podcast

3/23/2021
With this trailer, Oriana Fox, the artist with a Ph.D. in self-disclosure, launches the spin-off podcast to her talk show The O Show. On The O Show Fox interviews artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions. So if you’re interested in candid confessions, non-conformity, creativity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place! As episodes of The O Show are released online, so too...

Duration:00:01:07