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Introducing: Witches of the Waste

Introducing: Witches of the Waste

May 8, 2019
In the latest broadcast of Waste Radio, Waste correspondents Eric Toennis and Chris Tsekouras journey to the heart of the witch's lair for a very special episode. On a farm outside Tillamook, OR they sit down with herbal artist Laura Sanders of Rogue Witch Apothecary and visual artist Sara Dread to talk about witchcraft, paganism, magic, and what it means for them to be witches in their daily lives. They even do a tarot card reading! Check out all the great herbal creations and visual art these two have to offer at roguewitchapothecary.com and saradread.com
  
Notes 

We have renamed our book club feed in the spirit of providing an open platform much like our website, to which people can submit work and “try out” podcast ideas without going thru the rigamarole of setting up their own channel. If you have an idea for a podcast, send a pilot to admin@waste-division.org !!! And be on the lookout for more stuff from Waste Radio every Wednesday.

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Podcast produced by Eric Toennis. Rogue Witch Apothecary logo by Natalie Myers. Graphic by Sara Dread. Waste Radio graphic by Cooper Malin.

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Philthy Talk #1 - Drew McMannus of Satsang

Philthy Talk #1 - Drew McMannus of Satsang

April 25, 2019

In the first official episode of Philthy Talk (and the opening of Waste Radio!), Phil has musician, entrepreneur, jiu jitzu student, and conversationalist Drew McMannus over to talk about a bunch of shit, including climate change, The Hussle, identity politics, discipline, revolution, and Drew's band Satsang. Check out their new record Kulture wherever you get music!

We have renamed our book club feed in the spirit of providing an open platform much like our website, to which people can submit work and “try out” podcast ideas without going thru the rigamarole of setting up their own channel. We are thinking of it as a sort of incubator for eggs like Philthy Talk. If you have an idea for a podcast, send a pilot to admin@waste-division.org !!! And be on the lookout for more stuff from Waste Radio every Wednesday.

Music by Satsang with the track "So Far" from Kulture.

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Podcast produced by Phillip Griffin. Graphic by Cooper Malin! @rustyfleece on Instagram

Waste Books Ep. 14 - Sex at Dawn

Waste Books Ep. 14 - Sex at Dawn

April 22, 2019

Join us this month as we discuss Chris Ryan and Cacilda Jethá's nonfiction book about prehistoric human sexuality, Sex at Dawn!

Overview

If you're looking for a comfortable read, you're likely not going to find it here. The authors of this book pull no punches as they undertake a big task: undermining what they call the "standard narrative of human sexuality," which they see as potentially very harmful to humans given how we likely evolved and behaved for hundreds of thousands of years. 

We are all familiar with the standard narrative, having been raised in a culture that saturates our existence with love songs, rom-coms, and countless other forms of propaganda that seem to insist that the fundamental condition of human sexuality is heartbreak. Under the standard narrative, we must always be on guard for the two-timing dude or the gold-digging lady, arguably a microcosm of a larger scarcity culture.

Indeed, the authors trace our issues back to what seems to be the root of many of our problems: the agricultural revolution. Before this time, humans didn't have a mechanism for building capital - they just followed game animals or gathered food as needed. In other words, after hundreds of thousands of years existing without substantial property, we found ourselves thrust into a brave new world subject to the laws of capital. Until then we had no reason to keep track of lineage and keep capital "in the family." In this way, marriage and monogamy seem to play a vital role in the dynamics of capitalism, and not necessarily human nature.

Through writing both witty and delightfully chatty, Ryan and Jetha root out fundaments of mainstream thought around human sexuality and open space for new conversation where it seems much needed.

Notes

Music by the Bad Math Band with their track "Chum Dumplins."

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Podcast produced by Phillip Griffin. Graphic by Cooper Malin.

W.B. Appendix 010: Don Corcoran & Phillip Griffin

W.B. Appendix 010: Don Corcoran & Phillip Griffin

April 22, 2019

In this episode Waste correspondent Phil Griffin had Don Corcoran over for a long conversation about addiction, pleasure, family, fundamentalism, and dying, among many other topics. Don has a progressive form of blood cancer and was leaving for a possible cure treatment just days after this recording, and yet he still made time to tell his story & talk.

For about 15 years Don lived a life modeled after Rimbaud & Kerouac, dodging police and consuming any substance he came in contact with. After 10 years of sobriety and a new life of faith, he finds himself facing his death every day. He's an amazing storyteller with a perspective worth considering. We extend many thanks to Don for his time.

Music in this episode features Grant Jones' "Newborn" and Bull Market's "Invested," per Don's request. Find them both on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get ur tunes.

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Podcast produced by Phillip Griffin. Graphic by Cooper Malin. Check out his new art page on Instagram @rustyfleece!

W.B. Appendix 009: Jeff Jones & Phillip Griffin

W.B. Appendix 009: Jeff Jones & Phillip Griffin

March 27, 2019

Waste Correspondent Phillip Griffin had computer nerd, entrepreneur, and all-around badass Jeff Jones over for homemade kombucha and kimchi and a big conversation! Topic areas include capitalism, the tech industry, life in LA, and how fucked we all are. Get in on this wide-ranging conversation with a guy who seems to know wtf he's doing! He's pretty cool despite being a filthy capitalist. Also check out his radio-phone company at beartooth.com!

Music by the Alex Nauman Organ Trio with their track "The Spock" off the album Loud Lullabies.

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Podcast produced by Phillip Griffin. Graphic by Cooper Malin.

W.B. Appendix 008: Natalie Myers & Mary Kate Teske et al.

W.B. Appendix 008: Natalie Myers & Mary Kate Teske et al.

March 21, 2019

Waste Correspondents Mary Kate Teske and Phil Griffin hang out with Billings, MT visual artist  Natalie Myers for a meandering conversation about work, being a parent, living in your hometown, and hair care. Homies Sawyer Peterson and Kianna Valasquez chime in too! To see more of Natalie's stuff check out @nataliekay19 on Instagram!

Music on this week's episode from the band In Rapture, with their track "Writhe" from the album In Rapture. Check 'em out on Bandcamp, Spotify, or wherever you get music!

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Produced by Mary Kate & Phil.

Waste Books Ep. 13 - The Argonauts

Waste Books Ep. 13 - The Argonauts

March 18, 2019

Join us this month's book club as we discuss Maggie Nelson's queer memoir The Argonauts!

Overview

Maggie Nelson’s 2015 book The Argonauts combines theory and memoir in a successful attempt to prove that the political is personal. Combining queer theory, feminism, a bit of Marxism, a dollop of psychoanalysis, heaps of gender theory, and a healthy dose of highfaluting post-structuralism, Nelson undertakes an odyssey like the mythic Argonauts not in pursuit of any Golden Fleece but a record of the self’s permutations and the difficulties with understanding others when all of our experiences appear so diverse.

Nelson’s writing comfortably rests between the informality of a blog and the professionalism of a tenured professor. Her writing rests in this golden mean by suffusing her text with quotes as wide-ranging as Ralph Waldo Emerson to Judith Butler, Michel Foucault to her partner Harry. Rather than introduce each zinger of a quote like an academic paper she cites the quote in italics while identifying its author in the margins. The effect works splendidly and renders the reading experience with heady but fluid results. The narrative consists of two stories, Nelson’s pregnancy where she faces her femininity in lurid but intimate detail, and her husband Harry Dodge’s gender reassignment where their body becomes slowly transformed in intense but exciting ways. Positioned between these two are their children, one Nelson slowly becomes more acquainted with, the other a new life force growing inside our author.

The title of the book references Roland Barthes, Nelson quoting “the phrase ‘I love you’ is like ‘the Argonaut renewing his ship during its voyage without changing its name.’ Just as the Argo’s part may be replaced over time but the boat is still called the Argo, whenever the lover utters the phrase ‘I love you,’ its meaning must be renewed by each use…” The Argonauts mission is one that attempts to locate meaning in a world where meaning seems to take away our freedom. Nelson finds that even in alienated modernity “the inexpressible is contained – inexpressibly! In the expressed.” The read is a deeply engaging one for anyone even remotely interested in gender or queer theory, and makes what for many people is deeply unsettling, familiar, funny, but most importantly, unflinchingly honest.

-Jordan Finn

 

Show Notes

Music this show provided by the Big Sky Trio. Check out their album Short Stories on Spotify or wherever you get music!

To see more arty stuff by our funky collective of ne'er-do-wells visit waste-division.org

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Podcast produced by Phillip Griffin. Graphic by Cooper Malin.

W.B. Appendix 007: Tyler Murphy & Phillip Griffin

W.B. Appendix 007: Tyler Murphy & Phillip Griffin

March 13, 2019

For the latest episode of the Waste Books appendices Waste Correspondent Phillip Griffin sat down over coffee with a MT-based painter, gallery owner, and all-around sweetie Tyler Murphy to talk philosophy & other shtuff. Topics include discursivity, Story Night at Montana Gallery, danger & vulnerability in modern life, Paul Tillich's book The Courage to Be, and Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. For more of Tyler's work visit montanagallery.net!

Music in this episode features Bust! The track is called "Slip Mat." Check out their bandcamp page!

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Podcast produced by Phillip Griffin. Graphic originally by Tyler for his Lonely Painter Podcast, but "reappropriated" for this one by Phil.

W.B. Appendix 006: Cooper Tells A Story

W.B. Appendix 006: Cooper Tells A Story

February 22, 2019

Cooper Malin tries his hand at being "professional" and a "storyteller." It totally "worked" and wasn't a "weird exploration into ASMR."

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Podcast produced by Cooper Malin. Graphic also by Coop. Check out his new art page on Instagram @rustyfleece!

W.B. Appendix 005: Broquel Albertson & Cooper Malin (Part 1)

W.B. Appendix 005: Broquel Albertson & Cooper Malin (Part 1)

February 14, 2019

Waste Correspondent Cooper Malin had some brewskis with his old friend Broquel to talk about books and other stuff they've been thinking about. Topics include Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, separating the art from the artist, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, and FUPAs.

Music in this episode features MT band Boy Feud. The track is called "Left Behind." Check out their bandcamp page!

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Podcast produced by Cooper Malin. Graphic also by Coop. Check out his new art page on Instagram @rustyfleece!