Feeling down about the human condition? Consider the spiritual dilemmas of a school crossing guard, a documentary filmmaker, an artist who likes belts, and more. Constellation Prize, a podcast from The Believer magazine, talks to subjects about their daily existential problems—how art, God, and loneliness fit in their lives.
5: What is Boring? with B. Wurtz
The artist B. Wurtz reflects on what is boring, and a three decade relationship with his only belt. Featuring: socks, garbage, and Andy Warhol.
4: Two Years With Franz
Bianca spends two years listening to over 500 recordings made by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright. Featuring: a tape recorder, a cat named Robert, and a hatred for MFA programs. Produced with Jay Allison for the public radio website Transom.org.
3: Spool of Thread
A short reflection on a spool of thread. Featuring: the aforementioned spool of thread.
2: Caveh is God
Nonfiction filmmaker Caveh Zahedi, creator of The Show About the Show, talks about how his relationship to God has changed over the course of his life. Featuring: mushroom trips, a metaphorical meat locker, and an earthworm.
1: Crossing Guard
Bianca goes looking for a stranger and meets Sophia, a school crossing guard. They spend six months together. Featuring: Sartre, twists, and organ music.
A masterpiece. This show makes me feel things
It’s my new fave show, but will there be more episodes?? I stumbled across this via death sex money and I am SO glad I did. I have not heard something this beautiful in a long time. As someone who loves characters over plot, this really spoke to my heart and artistic senses. So moving. I’m sure these episodes take time to make but please oh please make more.
I am so glad this podcast exists. The episodes with Bianca and Franz especially were some of the most beautiful pieces of audio that I have ever heard. I can’t stop thinking about them. Thank you.
Just pure talent
Bianca is the very definition of talent. One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Keep up the amazing work!