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WHATS GOOD INTERNET this month's guest is the delightful and charming Raquel Namuche who I met because she yelled at me on the street and we've been friends ever since. We talked about her childhood in Lima and Queens, getting into punk at ABC No Rio, finding other immigrant punk kids in the Migra Punk scene, becoming involved with activism as a te…
 
Heavy hitter alert. This month I talked to artist, activist, scholar, illustrious zine maker, and my very old friend Mimi Thi Nguyen about coming to the US as a refugee as a child; getting into punk through Maximum Rocknroll; falling out of love with punk because of a bunch of shitty men involved with MRR; falling back in love with punk through Evo…
 
Erin Yanke fuckin rules. I asked her on the show to talk about her incredible podcast, It Did Happen Here, but we also touched on her band Noxeema, the film she worked on, Arresting Power, growing up in Humbolt and the Bay, interning at NPR, and I somehow forgot to ask about the fucking DEAD MOON BOOK!!! This is why you gotta keep your notes in fro…
 
This month I talked to Elizabeth Whitney, my dear friend in New York who is an empowerment, sex, and wellness coach and the only person I've ever seen wear a Supreme fanny pack on her waist. Imagine the freedom! We talked about being born into a Christian cult, the Footloose soundtrack, her seemingly innate interest in fashion, getting into cigaret…
 
Talked on the phone with my cool friend Marissa Chavez from Austin, TX, about her wild childhood, her outlaw family, dropping out of high school to sell weed, oogling around the American West trying to find the best heroin, getting sober, staying connected to the streets through photography , her handmade t-shirt label Official Bootleg, and so much…
 
Me and my best friend in Pittsburgh talked about pervy cassingles, finding a sense of safety from dysfunction in punk, the growth of the harm reduction movement from illegally distributing narcan to now, her cool and political statement jewelry. We crack each other up a ton, and at one point I say the word "pussy" 6 times in like 2 minutes 😳 Check …
 
This month I talked to my friend and yours, Jolie M-A! We discussed her freak on a leash childhood in Miami, discovering punk through Facebook stalking older kids she had a crush on, Gina Gershon in the movie Bound, her time working posting bail in the NYC court system with Bronx Freedom Fund, and bands Ribbon Stage, Tens Unit, Boys Online, and mor…
 
This month I talked to Ana Armengod about growing up in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, MX; her wild adolescence in Mexico City; distributing anarchist propaganda on Warped Tour; dealing with deportation from the US and the arbitrary violence and cruelty of immigration in this country; singing in her hardcore band De Rodillas; her work as an artist & educator. …
 
This month I talked with Nick Anglin of Black Young and Educated, about Civil Saturdays, BYE’s ongoing Saturday afternoon protest against PA Section 508 which gives police discretion to use lethal force when they “perceive danger,” organizing in this current moment, building sustainable movements, and where he sees BYE turning their attention once …
 
In early March I interviewed Paula Martinez of Demystification Zine and now I can whisk you away to a time before we were all sheltering in place. Paula rules and her zine Demystification rules, and she talked to me about her Harmony Korinne childhood in Brazil and Broward County, beatdown hardcore, finding riot grrrl zines on Tumblr, haircut patte…
 
What is there to say about Jimmy Webb that hasn’t already been said in one of his countless profiles, anecdotes, eulogies? I figured it would be good to let Jimmy speak for himself. One thing that really stood out to me was Jimmy’s fond recollections of Studio 54 and the world of disco, lending some first person credence to something we knew all al…
 
This month I talked to Tay Simms (of TAZ, Terrorist, Twisted Thing, Penis Boys) about growing up in an immigrant neighborhood in Ottawa, dropping out of high school, having an FBI snitch infiltrate the punk house, grief and loss, the gig as collective catharsis, and so much more. This conversation was incredible to have and I hope it's just as good…
 
AYYE here's a bonus episode since I didn't have a chance to edit the full one this month. Krystyna talks about famous punks she's met. It's quick and cute and very funny. Sorry I belched in the intro. If you haven't heard the real episode with Krystyna, you should! It's great! Check it out here! For more information about Life Harvester Radio visit…
 
This month I had the pleasure of interviewing native-Pittsburgh freaker Krystyna Fox of PEACE TALKS one of my favorite Pittsburgh bands! We talked about growing up in Pittsburgh, her many KISS uncles (and one VENOM aunt), being punk/staying punk, surviving an abusive childhood, running away and squatting at 14, playing in bands, getting into witchc…
 
WHATS GOOD INTERNET. This month I talked to Atiya Jones about growing up in Brooklyn, Pitbull, what it means to really LIVE in a place, where to get good oxtail in Pittsburgh, Wildfang (sponsor us), not all art being for all people, MUCH MORE. Plus Atiya asked how I was doing at the end and I talked about my transition for the first time on the pod…
 
WHATS GOOD this month's podcast guest is Sarah Elaine Smith, author of Marilou Is Everywhere. We talked about high school literary magazines, Pander Zine Distro, playing trombone, getting two MFAs, teaching middle school kids, and a bunch more. Sarah rules and this conversation made me want to work on my novel again. As promised here are three revi…
 
WHATS GOOD this month on the podcast I talked to my sister-wife Asher Waite-Jones about being a homeless teen, identifying more with punks than queers, loving and leaving his hometown of Pittsburgh, and his qualms with the representation of the legal system in the television show Riverdale. Asher rules and this episode is super fun. Plus at various…
 
This month I sat down with Maddy Court aka @xenaworrierprincess and we talked about feeling awkward at parties, writing vs being a writer, distrust of magicians, her advice zine series, signing a book contract, etc etc etc. Please listen! Maddy rules! Also here is the Patreon I mentioned in the introduction! For more information about Life Harveste…
 
WHAT’S UP this month I got to talk to Ali Donohue of Fleabite, Waxahatchee, etc about contested geographic region Central Jersey; her ska origins; getting turned gay by Ladyfest; Solfeggio frequencies; staying grounded on tour; making music videos; and more more more. Two videos we mentioned in particular are Empath "Hanging Out of Cars", which Ali…
 
WHAT’S UP this is episode 31 of Radio Harvester. A good number. On my 31st birthday I got my ear pierced at the Queens Center Mall. This month’s guest is queer filmmaker Sue Johnson, who I met at a screening of Off Course, a 15 year retrospective featuring 13 of her films spanning from 2003, when she’d first picked up a camera, to this year! We tal…
 
WHATS GOOD this month I talked to Shani Banerjee, Pittsburgh wildass and singer of Empty Beings and Maenads, about growing up in Pittsburgh's Bengali community, hanging out at bars with her bluegrass dad, finding punk, escaping an abusive relationship, and so much more. This is a good one, Shani is cool, and I used the word autodidact incorrectly i…
 
This month on the podcast we sit down with Gina Favano of Come Holy Spirit to talk about growing up in South Philly, discovering she was adopted, moving to the Misfits home town, driving around the country like a maniac, the Sopranos, chronic illness, free jazz, sign painting, being a lifer freak. Gina is so cool and such an inspiration and I feel …
 
This month I sat down with my old friend Maggie to talk about growing up in Queens, discovering punk through TRL, dealing with grief through an artistic practice, parenting, and a bunch more. She is such a delightful person and I'm so glad to know her and I can't wait for you to hear this conversation. The Jamie we talk about throughout the episode…
 
This month I sit down with my old friend Tamara Santibañez to talk about growing up in Athens, GA, getting into punk, discovering her queerness, getting into tattooing, connecting with Chicanx culture, being an artist, prison abolition work, running a publishing house. The conversation goes a lot of places, but I think it's a really good one, so pl…
 
WHATS UP this month I talked to my best friend, artist and freakazoid Caroline Paquita, about growing up in Miami, getting into woo woo spirituality and health practices, running her publishing house Pegacorn Press, connecting with queer elders, and MORRRRE. This is a long one but we really packed it in. Also here is the newsletter I mentioned in t…
 
This month I sit down with one of my oldest and dearest friends Mya Spalter to talk about her new book Enchantments: A Modern Witch's Guide to Self-Possession. We also discuss our high school literary magazine, spellcasting etiquette, whether or not we'd want to be psychic, The Game ft. 50 Cent's "Hate It Or Love It," and more. TUNE IN and the BUY …
 
Bryony was courteous enough to wake up early on tour to sit with me in my office and talk shit while we were both too tired and drinking coffee. We talked about the barriers of entry--social, physical, emotional--for women getting into underground music, 90s street punk in NYC vs South Wales, the Beatles, the joy of discovery vs the urge to pretend…
 
WHAT'S GOOD welcome back to Radio Harvester after we had to take June off cause I had LYME DISEASE (oy vey) !!! Very excited for this month's guest, Madeleine Campbell, who runs Accessible Recording and does the zine Women In Sound. We talked about growing up in The Triangle, the parallels between punk/hardcore and modern avant garde composers, get…
 
Me and Mark sat down at his art gallery, Mudd Guts (http://muddguts.com), and talked about the suburbs being weird, getting into graffiti, getting into tattooing and opening his own shop (http://www.rosetattoonyc.com), sobriety in adulthood, anonymity at the level of press radio and film, being a "wretched flesh formation," and more. Please enjoy. …
 
What's good! Radio Harvester is back and we're starting Season 3 strong with a longer cut of a 2015 conversation I had with Brontez Purnell, because my girl won a MOTHERFUCKING WHITING AWARD and we're all very proud of him. This conversation is a little rambly but I think Brontez is so charming I didn't edit out too many of his ADD ass tangents. We…
 
This month's interview is with John & Megan from Street Eaters! This is the first extended cut of an older, shorter podcast. I intended to put it out a few weeks earlier so it would be out while they were still on tour, supporting their new record The Envoy out soon on their label Nervous Intent Records but I fucked up and it's too late and they're…
 
This month's guest Faiza Kracheni—singer of Bondage and Body Pressure, coordinator at Austin School of Film, all around cool & stylish gal about town—talks about getting into hardcore as a delinquent teen in Austin, TX; being a brown woman in punk; the grim reality of punk/hardcore message board culture; dudes trying to shame you for wanting to loo…
 
This podcast almost broke my computer! I just got it out of the shop and the first thing I did was make sure the episode was safe because lemme tell you, folks, this episode is a doozy. Firstly, it's the first episode not recorded in a pizzeria. Wanna know why? Because I live in Texas. Instead, I sat down with multidisciplinary multimedia artist Ke…
 
This month I sit down with Ted Leo and we talked about his punk roots in Jersey, why going to college is stupid, how to dress well as you get older, Skrewdriver records, touring, etc, etc etc. Ted is a handsome mensch who makes good music and you should listen to what he has to say! He has a new record he's kickstarting, so bless him with some cash…
 
RADIO HARVESTER IS BACK. After a year of nothing we've returned with a banger of an episode. This month's guest is Shannon Thompson, a punk rocker and a best friend to a best friend of mine. Shannon is one half of Nervous Nelly Records, which she runs with her partner Kale, she sings in Pandemix and plays drums in Long Gone. We talked about Connect…
 
This month on the podcast I read an excerpt from my book, Slice Harvester: A Memoir In Pizza, which comes out on August 11th, 2015 on Simon & Schuster. Buy that shit please.books.simonandschuster.com/Slice-Harve…81476705880 For more information about Life Harvester Radio visit http://www.colinhagendorf.com/audio. If you enjoyed this episode please …
 
Brontez Purnell (of Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!, The Brontez Purnell Dance Company, author of Fag School and co-author of The Cruising Diaries with Janelle Hessig) talks to Colin about growing up queer and black in the Deep South, finding punk, his familial history in Oakland, studying and performing dance as an extension of punk performance plu…
 
This month I sat down with Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress fanzine! She is so cool and smart and it was really cool to hang out with her. We talk about Shotgun Seamstress, Osa's zine "by, for, and about black punks," and the complicated, sometimes conflicted relationship between Osa's black identity and her punk identity. It's not all somber or seri…
 
This month I sat down with Freddy Alva who runs Wardance Records to talk about the history of ABC No Rio and the climate of the hardcore scene in NYC when Freddy and some of his friends decided to start putting on shows there every Saturday. These shows still happen today, though Freddy and his crew are All Grown Up and it's a different gang of kid…
 
This month I sat down with my hero Tom Scharpling of the Best Show. I'm just gonna let this interview speak for itself. If you're unfamiliar with Tom's work, head to http://www.thebestshow.net and check it out. He's a force of nature, this guy. For more information about Life Harvester Radio visit http://www.colinhagendorf.com/audio. If you enjoyed…
 
I've known Cindy Crabb for about ten years but she's been doing zines for way longer than that. We talk about her trajectory from being a weirdo teen in Minneapolis who was curious about punks but didn't quite know where she fit to her decision to losing faith in everything and moving to Portland to finally deciding to "access the rage" and be a pu…
 
Me and the dude Lew Hue (this is what I call him in my head but I've never said it to his face) sit down at the pizza parlor to do some tender Bent Haus reminiscing, plus talk about trading zines when we were teenagers; the trauma of forced socialization; alienation from notions of manhood; Mike Ness being a douche. Lew is my bfl (bro for life) and…
 
I talk to my friends Gabi & Terri about their Hurrican Sandy Cleanup effort, Respond & Rebuild, at their favorite pizza place in the Rockaways, Original Ciro's. They tell the story of how R&R came to be and talk about what they think disaster relief should look like to be more effective in the future. I'm really proud of this episode and I'm really…
 
It is SHOCKING that Golnar and I had never actually met before this interview. We have all the same friends, we're the same age, both spent our teens lurking at No Rio, I used to go to shows at her old house Jane Doe when I was in my early 20s. And Golnar is as cool as it is weird that we didn't already know each other (very cool). During this inte…
 
Street Eaters are my friends Megan and John from Oakland and they play awesome PUNK MUSIC together. We talked about Growing Up in the Bay Area, Danger!, and Getting Jumped In to the Int'l Punk Gang. Podcast featuring their hit song RUNNING DOG in its entirety! Hear their other hot jams here: http://www.streeteaters.com For more information about Li…
 
Xara Thustra is the first ever stranger I interviewed, and I feel super lucky it was her! He is a true freaker artist in San Francisco who has collaborated with a ton of my friends and we got to eat fancy pizza and talk about toxic masculinity, the culture of The Streets, how dancing can improve your life. Visit their website, please:www.xarathustr…
 
Cristy Road! We have been penpals for 16 years and actual homegirls since whenever she finally moved to New York. We talked about being punk teens with punk zines, growing up, queer identity in the pop punk scene. Cristy's website is here: http://www.croadcore.org For more information about Life Harvester Radio visit http://www.colinhagendorf.com/a…
 
Me and my old friend Mike Taylor go to one of our favorite pizzerias, Carmine's Original on Norman Ave in Greenpoint, to talk insults, the Florida Gothic Industrial Complex, old harcore records, class warfare. Bonus content: Christina Aguilera battles a demon. P.S. Mike Taylor has a website called http://www.miketaylorart.com For more information a…
 
Sue Jeiven of East River Tattoo, maybe the only truly punk tattoo shop in the world, talks about tattoos, taxidermy, and dealing with terminal illness. Check out some of her work here: http://www.eastrivertattoo.com/artists/sue_jeiven.php For more information about Life Harvester Radio visit http://www.colinhagendorf.com/audio. If you enjoyed this …
 
Benjamin "Ben Trogdon" Trogdon famous creator of NUTS! Fanzine talks about fighting in the streets, working in a pizzeria, and teenage egg whites. Get it together and listen to this man. BEN'S WEBSITE: http://nutsfanzine.tumblr.com/ For more information about Life Harvester Radio visit http://www.colinhagendorf.com/audio. If you enjoyed this episod…
 
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