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The term "Zero Suit" refers to a mode from the popular Metroid video game franchise, in which the main character Samus is not wearing her famous full-body armor. By extension the "Zero Suits Podcast Situation" is a patreon-funded podcast in which two black creatives—PhD candidate and Afrofuturist producer & rapper Sammus as well as YA author Lanre Akinsiku—remove their armor to discuss the highs and lows of their new journey as full-time artists in Philly, as well as their relationships with music, writing, and each other. Ultimately this monthly podcast is designed to help artists navigate their own creative endeavors and educate supporters about some of the things that make artists tic. Support the podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/zerosuits Questions? Concerns? Comments? Email: zerosuitspodcast@gmail.com

The term "Zero Suit" refers to a mode from the popular Metroid video game franchise, in which the main character Samus is not wearing her famous full-body armor. By extension the "Zero Suits Podcast Situation" is a patreon-funded podcast in which two black creatives—PhD candidate and Afrofuturist producer & rapper Sammus as well as YA author Lanre Akinsiku—remove their armor to discuss the highs and lows of their new journey as full-time artists in Philly, as well as their relationships with music, writing, and each other. Ultimately this monthly podcast is designed to help artists navigate their own creative endeavors and educate supporters about some of the things that make artists tic. Support the podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/zerosuits Questions? Concerns? Comments? Email: zerosuitspodcast@gmail.com

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The term "Zero Suit" refers to a mode from the popular Metroid video game franchise, in which the main character Samus is not wearing her famous full-body armor. By extension the "Zero Suits Podcast Situation" is a patreon-funded podcast in which two black creatives—PhD candidate and Afrofuturist producer & rapper Sammus as well as YA author Lanre Akinsiku—remove their armor to discuss the highs and lows of their new journey as full-time artists in Philly, as well as their relationships with music, writing, and each other. Ultimately this monthly podcast is designed to help artists navigate their own creative endeavors and educate supporters about some of the things that make artists tic. Support the podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/zerosuits Questions? Concerns? Comments? Email: zerosuitspodcast@gmail.com

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Episodes

Episode 39 - Fin

1/4/2021
Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2021 episode of the Zero Suits Podcast Situation! It's a bittersweet one, folks! This'll be our last episode for a while, so hosts Sammus & Lanre take a bunch of time to thank the incredible Zero Suits community for your kindness, generosity and wonderfully silly emails. We'll also talk about why we're taking a step back from the podcast and tell you about the new journeys we feel compelled to take in the New Year. And to top things off, we deeply...

Duration:00:43:44

Episode 38 - Down the Rabbit Hole

12/2/2020
Hello faithful listeners! After taking some unexpected time off to collect their brains after the madness of the election knocked them on their booties, Lanre 3K and Sammus are back to talk about how they've been keeping sane. Tune in to hear about the dynamic duo's entree into a wide range of rabbit holes (also, shout-out to any Metal Gear solid fans in the room!)

Duration:00:44:25

Episode 37 - Zoom Sucks

10/2/2020
So...Zoom sucks. That's it, that's the tweet. JK! Well, sort of. In this episode our faithful hosts Sammus and Lanre 3K do discuss how much Zoom sucks as a way to think through the past and future of everything from performance to friendship. Tune in to commiserate!

Duration:00:50:01

Episode 36 - On Chadwick Boseman, And The Effects Of Turning People Into Symbols

9/6/2020
Welcome to the September 2020 installment of the Zero Suits Podcast Situation! In this episode, our faithful hosts Sammus & Lanre 3K give Chadwick Boseman his flowers and discuss the many parts of his incredible legacy. Their discussion leads them to a bunch of unexpected questions: What's gained when we turn a person into a symbol for an idea/issue? What's lost? And what happens when people take this process – cough, Jessica Krug, cough – too far? Thanks for supporting us as always and if...

Duration:00:43:22

Episode 35 - Lanre's Big News

8/2/2020
Welcome to the August 2020 installment of the Zero Suits Podcast Situation! In this episode our faithful hosts Sammus & Lanre 3K discuss some big news for Lanre (and what it means for his process). Tune in to check out that conversation and/or if you want to hear about such thrilling updates as Lanre's recent soap-making endeavors or Sammus' new favorite video game. Thanks for supporting us as always and if you have questions drop us a line at zerosuitspodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:38:02

Episode 34 - Gushers' Solidarity is Weird, No? (Also Queen & Slim Spoiler)

7/3/2020
After taking some time off to mourn the loss of black life this year has brought, find peace, support other black folks, and make some dope art, our faithful hosts Sammus and Lanre 3K return with some commentary on the good and the bad that has come out of the utter absurdity that is 2020. Tune in, unless of course you were planning to watch Queen & Slim, in which case just tune into like... the beginning and the end. Good to be back.

Duration:00:51:28

Episode 33 - NewNormal

5/2/2020
In this month's episode, Sammus and Lanre3Stacks put their heads together to imagine a world after the Rona. Times are really strange and really hard, but so many people have found brilliant ways to rethink how we can work, play, learn and love. What might live shows look like post-pandemic? How will dating change? Or the way we think about cooking/food? Put your thinking caps on and join them for a messy, fun, mostly-hopeful look into the future!

Duration:00:55:37

Project Futurus, Episode 2: Something's Wrong

4/28/2020
Sunny and his dad try to get The Machine up and running in the middle of a violent storm; a new traveler pushes Sunny to question everything he knows about time travel; and an incident with The Machine forces Sunny and his dad to consider a new and uncertain future. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:11:32

Project Futurus, Episode 1: We Call It Futuring

4/3/2020
America, sometime in the future. A white supremacist government ships anyone deemed 'undesirable' to a western desert known as the Wasteland. 17-year-old Sunny and his mysterious, astrophysicist father have been on the run for two years, fighting back with a new, experimental weapon: a device that sends people 1500 years into the future, to a post-American utopia known as Angala. As they zig-zag across the country, evading robohounds and bloodthirsty militias, their only chance at survival...

Duration:00:09:01

Episode 32 - Quaran-tool Kit

4/1/2020
In this episode our faithful hosts Dr. Sammus and Lanre 3K check-in about their post-quarantine life. Listen in as they chat about the things that give them joy in the apocalypse. And let them know what's been helping you to stay sane!

Duration:00:34:11

Episode 31 - The Most Oft Quoted Line from Spiderman (On American Dirt, Tyler Perry, and Get Out)

3/1/2020
In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus sit down to chat about some recent curfuffles in the world of literature and film in order to think about the responsibility of the artist to their audience (imagined or real). Tune in as they discuss the stress that comes with trying to either block out the noise or write with the noise in center view. Or listen in for their hot takes on the Netflix hit Love is Blind lol. Oh yeah and happy WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH. Link to the Tim & Eric...

Duration:00:59:24

Episode 30 - Filling Yer Cup & The Art of Re-Inspo

2/1/2020
In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus sit down to discuss what it means to replenish after completing a massive project (no this is not the same as watching a bunch of trash...peep the last episode for that). Tune in as they discuss all the pressures that come with trying to get re-inspired to say something meaningful and real with their art. Oh and happy BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

Duration:00:35:36

Episode 29 - TRASH TALK

1/2/2020
In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus sit down for some good trash talking...like literally talking about all the TV, Netflix, an Youtube trash they consume and why it's so necessary for them to function. Tune in (and feel free to judge) as they reveal just how far they'll go to tune out. Oh and happy new year!

Duration:00:50:56

Storytime with Lanre: #1 - Functional Strength in Cape Town

12/4/2019
Hey friends! Here's the very first episode of a new storytime segment from me, Lanre 3K. You're favorite fiction writer, remember? That's right, gather round the campfire, or phone and tune in every month to enjoy some of my strange, funny tales. This month's storytime is about bar fights, hammer pants, and so much more. Let us know what you think!

Duration:00:17:42

Episode 28 - Where Are They Now (Our Decade in Review)

11/30/2019
In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus reflect on who they were in 2009 and what they would say to their cute, frightened, naive versions of themselves from a decade go. Also check out the episode if you want to hear the dynamic duo clowning about Keynesian economics.

Duration:01:02:26

Episode 27 - Place is the Space

10/31/2019
In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus talk about the role of "place" in their art ~ what does it mean to be from somewhere and how does that somewhere sound (in literature and in raps)? Also check out the episode if you want to hear the dynamic duo butcher the New England accent. Btw this episode was recorded liiiiive in Providence, RI!

Duration:00:46:31

Episode 26 - PROMO FOMO

10/2/2019
In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus recount a run-in at the XOXO festival in Portland that inspired them to think about the icky world of sales -- specifically, how much energy they should be committing to the promotion side of the creation equation. They also talk about fall as a government conspiracy. Tune in. (Engineer's note: please accept my apologies on any audio issues you might pick up on. My audio interface was creating additional feedback on the mics for some...

Duration:00:38:19

Episode 25 - Honeymoon Landing (& How to Think Outside the Bun)

8/30/2019
Hello Zero-Suiters! Our faithful hosts Lanre 3K & Sammus took some much needed rest after successfully planning + executing a wedding (two if you count the African ceremony they participated in before the wedding), and moving Sammus into her new place in Providence where she's starting her dream gig as a rap teacher. But they're back -- to chat about all of the fun things they learned in planning their wedding (most notably -- how to integrate Taco Bell's philosophies into their lives). If...

Duration:00:53:11

Episode 24 - Teaching Yer Craft

8/1/2019
In this episode, our faithful hosts Sammus and Lanre 3K give us a much needed back-to-school conversation about what it means to teach their respective creative crafts. With Lanre's extensive resume as a creative writing instructor, can he help Sammus figure out how TF she's supposed to teach a hip hop songwriting course for the first time (which she'll be doing in like T-minus 5 weeks)? Find out the answer to this, as well as hearing about Lanre's big purchase and an incredible movie you...

Duration:00:50:42

Episode 23 - On Alter Egos & Pen Names

7/1/2019
In this episode, our faithful hosts Sammus aka Enongo and Lanre 3K aka LJ Alonge discuss the wild world of the artist alias. A pen name, nom de plume, persona, stage name--why do artists take them on? What is to be gained and what might be lost when we take on an artist alias? Join our hosts as they hash it out (and also discuss stuff like ...oh I dunno, SAMMUS SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDING HER DISSERTATION!)If you'd like to share your thoughts, send us a listener letter at...

Duration:00:47:57