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Chloe Perkis

January 10th, 2018

 

I temporarily overcame my fear of snakes to interview cartoonist, printmaker and ceramicist Chloe Perkis. Over the course of our talk we faced down ghosts, bullies and mansplainers, and celebrated heroes like resourceful single moms, DIY music festival organizers and the tormented former scientist Alex Olsen, whose chemically bathed body reacted with the vegetation of the nearby swamplands, transforming him into the shambling, muck-encrusted creature known popularly as Swamp Thing

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Jill Flanagan

January 2nd, 2018

For the inaugural episode of Mindkiller, my podcast dedicated to creative struggle, I interview Jill Flanagan, one of my oldest friends and a former bandmate in Coughs, a Chicago noise-rock sextet. Along the way, we discuss the challenges she's faced in her decades as an experimental musician and performance artist, and what keeps her motivated and inspired in the face of adversity. Topics covered include an illuminating acid trip, a bloody accident with a dried puffer fish, year-end top ten lists and Jane Fonda's workout video.

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