We strive to be both intellectually stimulating and entertaining, with commentary on everything from recent world political phenomena to Lebron’s dominance. With two of the three founders of the platform being from Cleveland, Ohio, we strive to keep the pulse of what is happening in the Midwest and other parts of the country that are typically ignored by those living on the coasts. We all have relative expertise in theory, philosophy, literary theory, and comparative literature, and aim to use the tools we have learned as recent college graduates to both practically give interesting takes to what is happening in the world and to not have those “ivory tower” skills rot as we enter into our mid-twenties.
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19: Russian Bots/Nikolai's Dreams
We are Russian agents on this one. Billy, Joy, and new guest Nikolai discuss the Strelka Institute, an architecture and urban planning school/think tank housed in Moscow, which Joy and Nikolai both attend. We also discuss the strange dreams that Nikolai has been having, including one where he and his friends are running away from an apocalyptic event. Finally, Joy and Billy discuss the perils of going to single sex schools. And a bunch of other stuff, I don't really remember and I didn't re-listen to the whole thing honestly, so the quality might be off. Might have also talked about memes and stuff (ay Russia), and the recent Russian election. Also Nikolai and Joy discuss a trip they recently went on, and Nikolai discusses his evolving sense of some sort of Russian nationalism/identity having alternately spent time in "Siberia" and big cities. He's actually from Russia. So if the CIA is listening to this podcast/reading this, he's the Russian agent. Me and Joy are just playing along, please don't send us to the gulag.
Open Mike Eagle: Dark Comedy Morning Show
Panda Bear: Mr. Noah
18: Joy Is a Good Girl/ I Wanna be Sent to a Penal Colony
Billy (@goodpureform) and Joy (@dykwyas) are joined by Rob Kozar and Jackson Frons (@fronssss). We discuss indie lit, Tao Lin, Jackson's various literary side hustles, Jacques Tati's "Playtime," WKW's "Fallen Angels," Kafka's "The Castle," Joy's recent trip to Chicago, whether or not we would welcome being sent to a penal colony, the world of NYC journals, and Don Delillo. We also discuss Nausicaa (shout out to Homer and Odysseus) Renner's piece in N+1, "Misdiagnosis," which discusses the phenomenon of diagnosing Trump, mainly by mental health professionals, and why it may be missing the point (https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/misdiagnosis/).
Links to our work:
1. Joy recently translated a piece by Lee Chi-liung, which was published in Asymptote. Read it here: https://www.asymptotejournal.com/nonfiction/lee-chi-leung-when-the-migrants-amass-notes-from-the-new-territories/
2. Jackson had his story "This" published in the Hobart Pulp last month. Check it out here: http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/this
3. Billy has been publishing film reviews for The Reserve, an online Cleveland magazine, for a bit now. Check out his reviews here: https://www.thereservenews.com/author/williamlennon/
1. "Souvlaki Space Station" by Slowdive
2. "Kaputt" by Destroyer
Thanks for listening!!!
17: Wong Kar-wai Not (have an episode on Wong Kar-wai)?
In this episode, the original gang of Billy (@goodpureform), Joy (@dykwyas), and Kyle (@chickenpaprkia) discuss a few films by Wong Kar-wai, most notably Chungking Express, Happy Together, and Fallen Angels, with reference to Ackbar Abbas' book "Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance." We also generally muse about the new year, and various other topics, including Heidegger, Deleuze, Woody Allen, Eastern Philosophy, Tarkovsky, Godard, and Bergman. Will include links to pieces we discuss on juniordance.wordpress.com.
California Dreamin': The Mamas and The Papas (from Chungking Express)
Happy Together: The Turtles (from Happy Together)
16: The Production of Male Rage, Net Neutrality, and 'Bama
William Lennon, Rob Kozar, and Kyle are at it again, discussing the revoking of net neutrality, Doug Jones' victory in the Alabama special election and its implications, and Dayna Tortorici's essay in the latest edition of N+1, "In the Maze." (https://nplusonemag.com/issue-30/the-intellectual-situation/in-the-maze/).
We also have a special segment where we pay tribute to the recently passed William H. Gass.
Link to articles mentioned in this episode/show notes: https://juniordance.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/jd-16-the-production-of-male-rage-net-neutrality-and-bama/
The Vanishing American Family by ScubaZ
Black Refraction by Tim Hecker
Rutti by Slowdive
Underside of Power by Algiers
One Correction: I referred to the latest issue of N+1 as being titled "Winter Wonderland," when in reality it is titled "Motherland." Interesting slip.
15: Pernicious Narratives
In this episode, myself and Rob Kozar have a two-pronged thesis. The first part of it is that US government puts forth false narratives in order to justify our military presence in foreign countries, namely the Middle East. The second part of it is that the media often plays-down or mis-represents our actions involving foreign governments. We look at a plethora of articles and look at how this thesis holds up in our relation to Yemen, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. We begin with a quick look at Vietnam, and even earlier at the CPI, to find the origins of when the government began to put forth false narratives to justify our actions in the world. Our website has a more detailed list of notes, links to articles we discuss, and some videos that apply to what we talk about. Here's a link to the page: https://juniordance.wordpress.com/2017/12/10/jd-15-pernicious-narratives-on-us-involvement-in-the-middle-east/
New Dawn Fades by Joy Division
Reckoner by Radiohead.
14: And the Cycle Continues (On Gentrification)
Billy, Jasmine and Kevin talk about gentrification in New York and Cleveland. We talk about how a combination of artists moving to low-income areas in conjunction with developers drive out people who have lived in those low-income areas for a long time, mainly POC's, which is basically a new form of colonization. We also talk about whether or not art has the duty of making social change, Charlie Kirk's recent visit to Cleveland State, New York's search for a night mayor, and DIY spaces.
Articles discussed: https://t.co/eWG6Xi00vG, http://observer.com/2017/10/new-york-city-nightlife-mayor/ … https://t.co/O3Nn2i9uk8, https://t.co/ujubwBWcPk, https://t.co/8CsfeFh8ZW
Quo Vadis- Lower Dens
Continental Shelf- Preoccupations