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Release date: 5/12/19
Runtime: 34 minutes
This episode of The Allusionist looks at Polari, a dialect primarily used by queer people to hide their identities from those who would oppress–or attack, or imprison–them while still finding others in their community. Like so much of queer culture, Polari was absorbed into the pop culture and slang of general society, and Helen Zaltzman’s interview with Polari expert Paul Baker is a fascinating look into how that process happened.
New updates to be announced tomorrow (5/21/19) on Tuned In, Dialed Up
For an update on projects I have up my sleeve, be sure to listen to tomorrow’s episode of Tuned In, Dialed Up. A more formal announcement will be coming soon, but consider the episode a sneak peak.
Childish: A Podcast Musical crowdfunding its first season
Podcast production house Whale Bus (The Van, Story Blocks, Looking Back at Tomorrow) is crowdfunding the first season of their upcoming musical audio drama, Childish: A Podcast Musical via IndieGogo. The campaign has a flexible goal of $2000 USD and will be running until June 28th, 2019. The podcast will be about “A college student wants to be the world’s most famous rapper [Childish Gambino], so he becomes an RA.”
Australia-based IndiePodFest crowdfunding its 2019 event
IndiePodFest is crowdfunding its 2019 event, to be be held from July 12th – 14th, 2019, at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute in Melbourne. The campaign has a goal of $19500 AUS (~$13600 USD) and will run until June 3rd, 2019, via Pozible. One reward for backing the campaign is a “Podcasting 101” workshop.
Art history podcast Accession crowdfunding its second season
Accession‘s second season will be a road trip themed around the concept of “home,” travelling across the United States to examine different works of art that give commentary on what home means. The IndieGogo campaign has a flexible goal of $2500 USD and will be running until June 10th, 2019.