I want Krieger’s van from Archer SO BAD.
Katja & Ben’s show is super-impressive and they are super-impressive, too.
Good interview by Jesse Thorn with the creators of High Maintenance. They talk about making a show with zero budget and trying out a new distribution model for their web series. Plus Pot.
From NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn:
Jesse sits down with Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair. The couple created the series High Maintenance, a “not on television” show that follows a New York City marijuana delivery guy as he visits his various clients.
Photo courtesy Matt Doyle
(Source: SoundCloud / Bullseye with Jesse Thorn)
BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has an annual radio festival called RadioLovefest. It’s co-presented by my pals at WNYC.
I’m so excited that I’ll be part of it this year - Bullseye Comedy Night on May 9th. I had the idea that instead of doing a live show, we’d curate a standup show, and we booked a totally amazing lineup: Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, Ali Wong and Aparna Nancherla. Seriously. Bananas talent. I’m hosting. That means I’m doing a little bit at the top and then getting out of the way.
Tickets go on sale March 9th for WNYC members and friends of BAM, and March 16th for everyone else. If you’re in New York and you miss this, you’re on permanent chump status as far as I’m concerned.
All the info you need is here.
Sky was pretty crazy yesterday here in LA.
What are you up to, neighborhood cat?
"It is only through his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story."
Current, the newspaper of public media, has started a really excellent podcast called The Pub. I’m on the latest episode, talking to host Adam Ragusea about why we decided to end our internship program. It was a really tough decision that Theresa and I spent a lot of time on. Ultimately, we came to the conclusion that we simply did
n’t have any money to pay an intern, and that an unpaid internship, even a great one, was probably illegal and offered an unfair advantage to people who could afford to work for free. My own experience trying (and failing) to get a paid job in public radio out of college ended up being the deciding factor.
James Baldwin, who nails the middle part of that sentence so hard it hurts.
"One writes out of one thing only - one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art."
James Baldwin, “Autobiographical Notes” from Notes of a Native Son
Mount Washington, Los Angeles, Feb 2015
For all you Thornist-Lenninists out there.
(Thank you, Adam. Sort of.)
Thanks to Zac Wolf for this great photo. If you need portrait or event photos in the Boston area, run don’t
We’re proud to have launched Hrishi Hirway’s Song Exploder at MaximumFun.org, and to have helped Nate DiMeo keep The Memory Palace running for the past couple of years. Nate and Hrishi are taking their shows independent, and we wish them all the best.
As for MaxFun? We plan to continue to be the best creator-owned, audie
nce-supported podcast network in the world.
My dog Cocoa loves this chair.