Make/Work: A Rumpus Podcast

by Scott Pinkmountain

Make/Work: A Rumpus Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 39
  • Last: 19 Jul 2017
In Season 2 of Make/Work (beginning with Episode 38), Scott Pinkmountain will speak with artists and activists about how they are responding to the new administration and the role that art and creativity can play in resistance. The show will seek to primarily amplify the voices and work of those being targeted and attacked by this administration. In Season 1 of Make/Work (Episodes 1-37), Pinkmountain spoke with people working in a wide range of creative mediums about how they survive, how they make a living, how they maintain their work over the long term. Every creative laborer has a different story to tell about how they negotiate their relationship between their creative work and their paycheck and how they balance their lives to sustain their creative practice.

Episodes (39)

  • Episode #40: Kate Schatz
    Episode #40: Kate Schatz
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    Published: 19 Jul 2017 Duration: 35:49
    In Episode 40 of Make/Work, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with writer and activist Kate Schatz, author of the New York Times bestselling Rad American Women A-to-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, which she did in collaboration with illustrator Mir... Read more →
    In Episode 40 of Make/Work, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with writer and activist Kate Schatz, author of the New York Times bestselling Rad American Women A-to-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, which she did in collaboration with illustrator Mir... Read more →

  • Episode #39: Dorian Wood
    Episode #39: Dorian Wood
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    Published: 22 May 2017 Duration: 17:06
    Dorian Wood is a musician, vocalist, and experimental performer. Much of Wood’s music and performance is an intensely visceral celebration and embrace of the body, often his own, which he fearlessly exposes while rendering gorgeous and virt... Read more →
    Dorian Wood is a musician, vocalist, and experimental performer. Much of Wood’s music and performance is an intensely visceral celebration and embrace of the body, often his own, which he fearlessly exposes while rendering gorgeous and virt... Read more →

  • Episode #38: Beth Pickens
    Episode #38: Beth Pickens
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    Published: 19 Apr 2017 Duration: 23:07
    Beth Pickens is an LA-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. Pickens’s background is in Counseling Psychology and she applies those skills to her work, specializing in supporting queer and trans artists, women, and artists of ... Read more →
    Beth Pickens is an LA-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. Pickens’s background is in Counseling Psychology and she applies those skills to her work, specializing in supporting queer and trans artists, women, and artists of ... Read more →

  • Episode #37: Melody Parker
    Episode #37: Melody Parker
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    Published: 4 Jan 2017 Duration: 45:48
    Melody Parker composes intricate chamber songs, and Archipelago is her imaginative debut record. It invites the listener to inhabit an otherworldly place and time, yet it evokes the familiar as much as the fantastical. She has created these... Read more →
    Melody Parker composes intricate chamber songs, and Archipelago is her imaginative debut record. It invites the listener to inhabit an otherworldly place and time, yet it evokes the familiar as much as the fantastical. She has created these... Read more →

  • Episode 36: Abeer Hoque
    Episode 36: Abeer Hoque
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    Published: 14 Oct 2015 Duration: 50:54
    Author and photographer Abeer Hoque lives in New York, has Bangladeshi roots, was born and raised in Nigeria, and identifies home in several different places. She captures this kind of simultaneous global existence beautifully in her new co... Read more →
    Author and photographer Abeer Hoque lives in New York, has Bangladeshi roots, was born and raised in Nigeria, and identifies home in several different places. She captures this kind of simultaneous global existence beautifully in her new co... Read more →

  • Episode 35: Dru Farro
    Episode 35: Dru Farro
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    Published: 16 Sep 2015 Duration: 01:07:40
    Scholar Dru Farro is currently finishing his PhD at the Center for the Study of Theory and Criticism in London, Ontario. He is also the Chief Deputy Editor of the journal Chiasma: A Site for Thought, and head administrator of the blog Song,... Read more →
    Scholar Dru Farro is currently finishing his PhD at the Center for the Study of Theory and Criticism in London, Ontario. He is also the Chief Deputy Editor of the journal Chiasma: A Site for Thought, and head administrator of the blog Song,... Read more →

  • Episode 34: Joy Castro
    Episode 34: Joy Castro
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    Published: 19 Aug 2015 Duration: 01:06:00
    Joy Castro works in memoir, nonfiction, both literary and so-called commercialfiction, and poetry. And she’ll also be directing the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln this fall. Castro speaks about her somew... Read more →
    Joy Castro works in memoir, nonfiction, both literary and so-called commercialfiction, and poetry. And she’ll also be directing the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln this fall. Castro speaks about her somew... Read more →

  • Episode 33: Daniel Baird and Alex Chitty
    Episode 33: Daniel Baird and Alex Chitty
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    Published: 15 Jul 2015 Duration: 53:15
    Back in January, artists Daniel G. Baird and Alex Chitty sublet their apartment, quit their jobs, packed what they could into their van, Bosco, and left their home base of Chicago to travel around for a year with the intention of figuring o... Read more →
    Back in January, artists Daniel G. Baird and Alex Chitty sublet their apartment, quit their jobs, packed what they could into their van, Bosco, and left their home base of Chicago to travel around for a year with the intention of figuring o... Read more →

  • Episode 32: Nathan Langston
    Episode 32: Nathan Langston
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    Published: 17 Jun 2015 Duration: 51:18
    Several years back Nathan Langston schemed up a “gimmick” to meet other artists when he landed friendless in New York City. In April, he launched Telephone: An International Arts Experiment with the Satellite Collective, linking 315 artists... Read more →
    Several years back Nathan Langston schemed up a “gimmick” to meet other artists when he landed friendless in New York City. In April, he launched Telephone: An International Arts Experiment with the Satellite Collective, linking 315 artists... Read more →

  • Episode 31: Aurora Tang
    Episode 31: Aurora Tang
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    Published: 20 May 2015 Duration: 59:20
    Researcher/curator Aurora Tang splits her time between Los Angeles, working as the Program Director at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Joshua Tree, where she’s the Managing Director of High Desert Test Sites. 
    Researcher/curator Aurora Tang splits her time between Los Angeles, working as the Program Director at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Joshua Tree, where she’s the Managing Director of High Desert Test Sites. 

  • Episode 30: Jon Nielsen
    Episode 30: Jon Nielsen
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    Published: 15 Apr 2015 Duration: 43:38
    Guitarist/composer Jon Nielsen spends half of his year working as a bike mechanic in Minneapolis and the other half traveling the country in an RV. He speaks about becoming disillusioned with the music scene, the difficulty he’s had regaini... Read more →
    Guitarist/composer Jon Nielsen spends half of his year working as a bike mechanic in Minneapolis and the other half traveling the country in an RV. He speaks about becoming disillusioned with the music scene, the difficulty he’s had regaini... Read more →

  • Episode 29: David Meltzer and Julie Rogers
    Episode 29: David Meltzer and Julie Rogers
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    Published: 18 Mar 2015 Duration: 01:00:13
    Episode 29 of Make/Work is the fifth of a sub-series where host Scott Pinkmountain interviews couples in which both partners are artists, addressing some of the unique issues that may arise in those relationships and talking about the chall... Read more →
    Episode 29 of Make/Work is the fifth of a sub-series where host Scott Pinkmountain interviews couples in which both partners are artists, addressing some of the unique issues that may arise in those relationships and talking about the chall... Read more →

  • Episode 28: Pamela Z
    Episode 28: Pamela Z
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    Published: 18 Feb 2015 Duration: 55:27
    Rooted in the San Francisco avant-garde music scene, composer and performer Pamela Z combines vocals, electronic processing, and multi-media performance into a hybrid, experimental medium of her own invention.
    Rooted in the San Francisco avant-garde music scene, composer and performer Pamela Z combines vocals, electronic processing, and multi-media performance into a hybrid, experimental medium of her own invention.

  • Episode 27: Saul Melman
    Episode 27: Saul Melman
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    Published: 28 Jan 2015 Duration: 52:56
    Host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with emergency room physician and visual artist Saul Melman about ephemeral relationships, the parallels between creative practice and caregiving, and how to reconcile your identity as both a doctor and an art... Read more →
    Host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with emergency room physician and visual artist Saul Melman about ephemeral relationships, the parallels between creative practice and caregiving, and how to reconcile your identity as both a doctor and an art... Read more →

  • Episode 26: Christine Hiebert
    Episode 26: Christine Hiebert
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    Published: 14 Jan 2015 Duration: 51:48
    Christine Hiebert has focused on drawing for nearly 30 years. She has shown at museums and galleries all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work is both abstract and organic, investiga... Read more →
    Christine Hiebert has focused on drawing for nearly 30 years. She has shown at museums and galleries all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work is both abstract and organic, investiga... Read more →

  • Episode 25: Jim Ragen
    Episode 25: Jim Ragen
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    Published: 31 Dec 2014 Duration: 44:34
    For over forty years, with career, family and various natural disasters intervening, Jim Ragen has been at work on a five-volume novel spanning generations of life in the Dakotas. He turned down an offer to publish his writing in his mid-tw... Read more →
    For over forty years, with career, family and various natural disasters intervening, Jim Ragen has been at work on a five-volume novel spanning generations of life in the Dakotas. He turned down an offer to publish his writing in his mid-tw... Read more →

  • Episode 24: Artist Roundtable
    Episode 24: Artist Roundtable
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    Published: 17 Dec 2014 Duration: 01:13:32
    Host Scott Pinkmountain facilitates a conversation between four artists—Fiona Connor; her brother, Jamie Connor, a web developer; artist and writer Brigitte Nicole Grice; and artist Catherine Davis, who works as the manager at the Eames Hou... Read more →
    Host Scott Pinkmountain facilitates a conversation between four artists—Fiona Connor; her brother, Jamie Connor, a web developer; artist and writer Brigitte Nicole Grice; and artist Catherine Davis, who works as the manager at the Eames Hou... Read more →

  • Episode 23: Katherine Ball
    Episode 23: Katherine Ball
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    Published: 3 Dec 2014 Duration: 51:17
    Katherine Ball’s work happens at the intersection of anti-capitalism, environmental issues, and social justice issues. For Ball, this has translated to a broad spectrum of projects ranging from making inflatable barricades for climate chang... Read more →
    Katherine Ball’s work happens at the intersection of anti-capitalism, environmental issues, and social justice issues. For Ball, this has translated to a broad spectrum of projects ranging from making inflatable barricades for climate chang... Read more →

  • Episode 22: Mick
    Episode 22: Mick
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    Published: 12 Nov 2014 Duration: 47:32
    Guitarist and songwriter Mick (who has requested anonymity due to the nature of the discussion) speaks frankly about his childhood abuse and drug use, and the crucial need for alternatives to Katy Perry.    
    Guitarist and songwriter Mick (who has requested anonymity due to the nature of the discussion) speaks frankly about his childhood abuse and drug use, and the crucial need for alternatives to Katy Perry.    

  • Episode 21: Mona Tian
    Episode 21: Mona Tian
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    Published: 29 Oct 2014 Duration: 42:47
    Mona Tian grew up in Shanghai and started playing violin at age 3. She made her major solo debut at age 8, then moved to the US to further her studies when she was 12. She speaks with Scott Pinkmountain about her lost childhood, the pressur... Read more →
    Mona Tian grew up in Shanghai and started playing violin at age 3. She made her major solo debut at age 8, then moved to the US to further her studies when she was 12. She speaks with Scott Pinkmountain about her lost childhood, the pressur... Read more →

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