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A semi-regular, occasionally amusing, and rarely funny conversation on a random topic. An hour-ish long interview with someone who does something I like.

A semi-regular, occasionally amusing, and rarely funny conversation on a random topic. An hour-ish long interview with someone who does something I like.
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A semi-regular, occasionally amusing, and rarely funny conversation on a random topic. An hour-ish long interview with someone who does something I like.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 77: Enter the Skullcast 11

8/7/2019
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For the last 11 years, mutants have been invading Pittsburgh at the end of August, and we’re talking to two of the people responsible, Dusty Hanna and Erica Moulinier. In this podcast, we look behind the scenes and into the inner workings of Skull Fest. Actually, most of the time we just sit around and … Continue reading Episode 77: Enter the Skullcast 11

Duration:02:52:45

Episode 76: You’ve Known Me Your Entire Life

7/20/2019
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For this episode, we’re taking a different approach. Instead of an artist promoting a new creation, I sit down with Noah Gainer, someone I’ve known since he was 5, and we have an in-depth conversation about what it means now that he has joined me in adulthood. In the process, we resist nostalgia. We talk … Continue reading Episode 76: You’ve Known Me Your Entire Life

Duration:03:07:05

Episode 75: She Will Never be Quelled

7/9/2019
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Barbara Barrow is a professor and novelist. In this episode we discuss her wonderful new novel The Quelling at length, and her academic monograph Science, Language, and Reform in Victorian Poetry briefly. Along the way, we extend this podcast’s already extended conversation about human dignity, we also touch upon the potential monstrosity of medicine, the … Continue reading Episode 75: She Will Never be Quelled

Duration:01:24:03

Episode 74: Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series

6/30/2019
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For the last 45 years, Hemingway’s has been the host of a summer poetry series. Founded by the late Jimmy Cvetic, the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series has been a place where academics have met street poets and shared their voices, and the series has become a foundation of the Pittsburgh literary community. Joan E. Bauer … Continue reading Episode 74: Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series

Duration:00:59:50

Episode 73: Music and/or Lyrics

6/26/2019
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For this episode, old friend and repeat guest John Charney and I muse in a graveyard about how words and music do and do not get along as means of artistic expression. This is the continuation of a conversation we’ve had for about 20 years now, and I’m not convinced this podcast is the final … Continue reading Episode 73: Music and/or Lyrics

Duration:01:07:21

Episode 72: Taylor Grieshober’s Off Days

6/17/2019
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In this episode, Taylor Grieshober stops by to discuss her wonderful new collection of short stories entitled Off Days on Low Ghost Press. Also, I mispronounce her name 4 of the 5 times I say it, you’re going to have to Google “interregnum” if you don’t already know what it means, and like all good … Continue reading Episode 72: Taylor Grieshober’s Off Days

Duration:00:59:31

Episode 71: The Dreamers Anthology

6/6/2019
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In this first new episode in a while, Janette Schafer, Cedric Rudolph, and I discuss a new collection of creative writing entitled The Dreamers Anthology that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Anne Frank. During our conversation we discuss the process for editing creative works and we read some … Continue reading Episode 71: The Dreamers Anthology

Duration:01:15:51

Episode 70: It’s Weird to be Alive

12/27/2018
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John Villegas is alive and addicted to creating and discovering. I know him best as the proprietor of Cruel Noise Records, but he also is in 4 bands: Drug Lust, Peace Talks, De Rodillas, and Detainees. The Cruel Noise podcast teaches people all over the world about punk. He also writes some great cassette reviews … Continue reading Episode 70: It’s Weird to be Alive

Duration:01:57:24

Episode 69: Party Line

12/11/2018
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In an attempt to forge new frontiers of podcastdom We’re All Gonna Die tries our hand at podcasting over the phone, and I’m sorry about the constant hum. I ran noise reduction and the compression software multiple times, and well…it’s at least an amusing conversation between myself, Stephanie Brea, Jason Baldinger, and all the way … Continue reading Episode 69: Party Line

Duration:01:37:41

Episode 68: Rhinestone Busboys are My Only Friend

9/30/2018
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Old friend Brook Pridemore and new friend Jake McKelvie stop by to discuss their life as artists in gentrifying Brooklyn. While I go all academic Marxist on them, they offer pragmatic advice on how to find platforms for art at this moment in history. We discuss venues, physical media vs. downloads, and of course, Freddie … Continue reading Episode 68: Rhinestone Busboys are My Only Friend

Duration:01:16:40

Episode 67: Far Away from Today

8/20/2018
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For this episode John Charney of The Saturn Plan hangs out in a gazebo on a beautiful summer evening to discuss his new solo acoustic album on Until the Quasar Cassettes. During the course of our conversation we grapple with the problem of how do we assign worth to memory and we listen to a … Continue reading Episode 67: Far Away from Today

Duration:01:18:25

Episode 66: Shannon Norman is the King of the Worst

8/14/2018
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For this episode the excellent comedian Shannon Norman stops by to promote his new comedy album Human Raccoon. In the process we discuss racist Beatles songs, the exact moment Dennis Miller lost it, and a surprisingly serious conversation about the general absurdity of the human condition. Also, Shannon coughs a lot because he’s “just getting … Continue reading Episode 66: Shannon Norman is the King of the Worst

Duration:01:14:14

Episode 65: This Useless Beauty

8/5/2018
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Frequent, and frequently entertaining, guest Jason Baldinger stops by to discuss the publication of two new books This Useless Beauty and The Ugly Side of the Lake (written with John Dorsey). During the course of our conversation we discuss American decay, the nostalgia trap, and what it’s like to grow old in an era when … Continue reading Episode 65: This Useless Beauty

Duration:01:04:11

Episode 64: Enter the SkullCast 10

8/1/2018
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Dusty Hanna and Erica Moulinier stop by to talk about the 10th installment of Skull Fest, the internationally known punk festival. In our conversation we discuss how Skull Fest is like a university, sidewalk pooping, and we collectively geek out about bands like the Cro-Mags, Arctic Flowers, Dark Thoughts, and Blood Pressure. Skull Fest 10 … Continue reading Episode 64: Enter the SkullCast 10

Duration:01:15:40

Episode 63: Mad Virginia

7/24/2018
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Janette Schafer stops by to discuss her new play Mad Virginia, which will be premiering at the Pittsburgh Original Short Play Series at The Glitter Box Theater on July 27th and 28th hosted by Yinz Like Plays? Mad Virginia chronicles the final moment’s of Virginia Woolf’s life. During our discussion we explore the romanticised mythos … Continue reading Episode 63: Mad Virginia

Duration:00:51:28

Episode 62: The Dialectics of Falling

7/9/2018
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For this episode Andrew Fox (aka Andrw Fx) stops by to discuss his new short film and old cassette. The film is entitled The Dialectics of Falling, and it is based on a poem of the same name. You can go to The Dialectics of Falling Premier at the Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination … Continue reading Episode 62: The Dialectics of Falling

Duration:00:48:52

Episode 61: For the Love of Hardcore

7/1/2018
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For our first podcast in a million, billion years Eric Montanez stops by to discuss his encyclopedic knowledge of hardcore, and his personal quest to find hardcore records. In the process, we reminisce about what it was like to be a music fan before the internet, we geek out over what it was like to … Continue reading Episode 61: For the Love of Hardcore

Duration:00:57:27

Episode 60: The Lovelorn Lines

2/9/2018
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For this episode, friend of the podcast Stephanie Brea stops by to read some of her poems, the Valentines Day poems of Ted Kooser, and I bungle the bottom 5 by asking a question I asked her on our last episode from December. Most importantly however, in a new frontier for the podcast Stephanie adds … Continue reading Episode 60: The Lovelorn Lines

Duration:01:03:10

Episode 59: Bah Humbug

12/14/2017
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Celebrating the holidays We’re All Gonna Die style, Jason Baldinger and Stephanie Brea stop by to talk about the Bah Humbug Reading that’s happening Sunday night (Dec, 17, 2017) at 8 at the Brillobox. Jason is no stranger to the pod, and you’ll all get to know Stephanie better around Valentine’s Day. In our conversation … Continue reading Episode 59: Bah Humbug

Duration:01:18:32

Episode 58: Deathrock Jubilee

11/26/2017
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For this episode goth DJ, record label founder, and accountant Erica Moulinier stops by to talk death, rock, deathrock, accounting, and the importance of creating an infrastructure for the things you love. Along the way, we talk punk culture, the philosophy of Ernst Cassirer, being addicted to the joy of discovery, and fond memories of … Continue reading Episode 58: Deathrock Jubilee

Duration:01:06:27