MikeyPod 255 | Painter Jane O’Hara

Jane O'Hara

I sometimes feel a bit insecure talking with visual artists. I know so little about that world, so I fear I won’t have the knowledge or even basic vocabulary to carry on a worthwhile conversation. Enter painter Jane O’Hara, whose charming approachability is matched only by her fascinating path as an artist who makes works about animals. She was an absolute treasure on this week’s podcast. Continue reading →

MikeyPod 254 | Filmmaker Carrie Hawks

Carrie Hawks

Carrie Hawks is a filmmaker whose film, black enuf* explores their journey as “a queer oddball seeking approval from black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials.” This animated documentary playfully explores race and self-acceptance through Carrie’s experience, and interviews with their family and friends.

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MikeyPod 253 | Comedian, Composer, and Filmmaker Lauren Maul

Lauren Maul

I got a message from Bianca at Shark Party Media early last week that she had a perfect guest for the podcast: Lauren Maul. One glance at her latest project, Apologies from Men: The Album convinced me that this was an activist artist I needed to meet. Continue reading →