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The Interrobang is a first – a Festival of Questions driven entirely by questions submitted by you. Through a series of controversial, funny, revealing and insightful talks featuring a diverse group of thinkers – our Brains Trust – you'll explore new ideas across books, politics, race, language, food, comedy, science, culture and much more.
 
The official podcast for the Interrobang Film Festival which takes place during the Des Moines Arts Festival the last weekend in June downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The views and opinions expressed in the interviews heard on this podcast are not necessarily reflect the views of the Interrobang Film Festival or the Des Moines Arts Festival.
 
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Wherein we discuss FARCRY 6 with one of its lead designers Dominic Laforge! We dig into game theory and the interplay between video game world design and table top role playing games. Also how your hero is only as interesting as your villain, how Dm and player skills turn into career skills, and how the players actions and experiences help to shape…
 
Yin Q, writer of the piece "We All Deserve To Heal" from We Too, discusses Spike Lee, Body of Workers, Kink Out Spaces at MOMA PS1, disassociation, complicity, power play, control, and forgiveness. // Yin Q is a mother, kink educator, writer, and activist based in New York City. Their media work includes Mercy Mistress, a web pilot, and Fly in Powe…
 
“They have no stakes. We have all of the stakes.” In the latest episode of my special series on WE TOO: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, I interviewed Selena the Stripper, who wrote the book's introduction. Discussed: FKA Twigs' pole dance appropriation; who gets to use the word Heaux: sugar dating; the status value of a Birkin bag; Strippers Unite…
 
For the first episode of a special series celebrating the release of We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, I chatted with the book's editor Natalie West. (I associate edited and contributed to the anthology!) // "You have to be ok with ambiguity to grapple with what the book presents and what sex work is."// Natalie reflects on her choice to mar…
 
Hey YAPIT fans! I'm focusing my energy on SfSx Volume 2, the hustle, and work/life balance in these turbulent times. Listen for a few words on my hiatus, and what to expect in 2021. xoxoxo TH Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yapit. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yapit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
“No amount of assimilation or pride has shaken this sense of myself as an inverted dark predatory lesbian.” // Certified lesbian vampire Annie Rose Malamet joins me to explain the appeal of darkness, finesse, predation, the night, immortal codependency, two little wounds in the neck, ejaculating blood, obsession, morbidity, the shadow self, and per…
 
"How can brands do more for social justice movements? Give people pleasure! Give people a reason to have a wet a$s p#ssy! Uplifting difficult conversations about Black Lives Matter: that’s what makes p#ssy wet! Loving relationships and care starts with pleasure and understanding your needs. And guess what? Social and political justice are needs lik…
 
“Kink is an arena where I find tidiness.” // In Part 2 of my talk with Juno Mac, co-author of Revolting Prostitutes, we discuss: great books about sex work, rational thoughts in an irrational world, whether there's such a thing as the sex worker gaze, what the Hustlers of prostitution will look like, why it’s imperative that sex work activism cente…
 
“Is it ok for 'Juno Mac' to be an anxious hooker and an advocate for sex worker rights? Am I allowed to be a messy, complicated person?” // The co-author of the indispensable book Revolting Prostitutes join me over the phone from her quarantine in England to discuss: the unfair pressure of compartmentalizing our own sex lives and whoreientations, w…
 
“The push and pull between clarity and imagination is something I think about a lot in visual storytelling.” // I called up SfSx series artist Jen Hickman to celebrate the release of our SfSx: Volume 1: Protection trade paperback on July 22nd! Jen and I discuss our collaborative process, and Jen gives some insight into how they think about formatti…
 
“The funny thing about Crash Pad is: you know that I know that you know that I know that there’s cameras in there." // In Part 2 of my interview with Shine, we focus in on Why Are People Into Voyeurism. // Shine tells a legendary tale of how seeing herself in the mirrors at the Lusty Lady inspired Crash Pad Series. We discuss how the voyeurism them…
 
On May 11th, I recorded an episode remotely with Shine, about 15 years of Crash Pad Series, and a second part about voyeurism. On June 24th, I called her back to get her perspective on the Movement for Black Lives. This is part one, including our talks about BLM and CPS. Voyeurism coming soon. // “If you tell professionals what to do they won’t rif…
 
What is the Whorearchy? How can understanding it help us to combat whorephobia? This portmanteau meaning Whore-Hierarchy is a term originating from and used within the sex worker rights movement describing social stratification within the industry. In honor of International Whores Day on June 2nd, here's my lecture from a 10.26.17 Stigma Unbound ev…
 
“There’s a part of me that’s going to enact a sadism on you from the inside.” // It’s YAPIT: COVID-19 Lightning Round Edition, recorded live on Instagram May 2nd 2020. // In which I really try my best to game-ify YAPIT even though I don’t have a game brain and cannot follow my own rules. // We cover: masks, medical fetishism, nano-objects, virtual …
 
"That’s the sex appeal of fascism: the desire to be violated. To be cut through like butter and spread... Fascism is sexy because it’s dangerous, confident, and... leather! It’s scary and comforting at the same time, because you don’t have to make any decisions. We’re afraid of it because our power is taken away, and we want it because we want our …
 
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