The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.
In Toronto’s downtown eastside, Moss Park’s encampment is home to a lot of people with deep ties to the neighbourhood. The site of the city’s first overdose prevention facility—a hard-won resource that started in an unsanctioned trailer—Moss Park’s residents are used to claiming space and fighting for what they need.
Relationships are important in every encampment. And in Moss Park, people go way back, but while blood may be thicker than water...you can’t drink blood. And the city isn’t delivering water.
On two days of a July heatwave, residents walk us through life in the park and share strategies for living in a pandemic without access to life’s most vital resource.
A feature from the podcast We Are Not the Virus. Produced by Aliya Pabani with support from Allie Graham.
This story by Mitra Kaboli tells of a little bit of love found in an unlikely place: a natural disaster. As we cozy down and prepare to say goodbye to 2020, The Heart is here to wish you all some pandemic love for 2021.
From audio artist James T Green ft. C’ne Rohlsen. “With this piece, I was trying to get down to the bottom of why I felt anxious in a world where it felt like I was losing control, either literally or conceptually.” Featuring music from James’ new album Molten 3.
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e4e: stop living on video
start searching for transformative pleasure. In conversations with trans viewers and makers of porn, Mara investigates porn as a healing portal for trans people seeking embodiment. This episode was written, sound designed & produced by Mara Lazer, edited by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter and hosted by Kaitlin Prest.
Part 2 of e4e, a mini mini series where two artists seek experiences where their minds and bodies are connected.
e4e: chasing purple
Ari's fumbles with homemade dildos as a teen dyke riot grrrl leave a lasting impression that doesn’t evolve until years later, with an experience of embodied sex she’s never forgotten. This episode was written, sound designed & produced by Ari(el) Mejia, edited by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter and hosted by Kaitlin Prest.
Part 1 of e4e, a mini mini series where two artists seek experiences where their minds and bodies are connected.
Hit Ari up!
One: not if, how
Tarot cards, The Musician vs The Scientist and a crossroads at 39.
Alone: A Love Story is an award-winning memoir podcast by Michelle Parise. Listen to the whole series, from CBC Radio. This episode was produced by Michelle Parise and Veronica Simmonds.
One is a mini series about the lessons inside loneliness.
This episode was hosted by Kaitlin Prest.