10 episodes

A podcast in which we talk to writers and other creative types about how they create, and also whatever else we're interested in. Which is a lot of things.

Labor: A Podcast by The Caribbean (DC) The Caribbean

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A podcast in which we talk to writers and other creative types about how they create, and also whatever else we're interested in. Which is a lot of things.

    Episode Ten: Ted Travelstead (Author, Comic)

    Episode Ten: Ted Travelstead (Author, Comic)

    Perhaps my favorite Labor episode yet.  Ted is endlessly kind, funny, and insightful.  This was a great and highly engaging conversation.  Live from Brooklyn’s Fire Proof East.

    • 48 min
    Episode Nine: Rafael Alvarez (HBO’s “The Wire”)

    Episode Nine: Rafael Alvarez (HBO’s “The Wire”)

    We did a live podcast event with Rafael at Atomic Books in Baltimore, a fantastic store that now has a great bar in the back.  Rafael is always insightful, and, decked out in full Orioles’ regalia, has Baltimore, and storytelling,… Continue Reading →

    • 55 min
    Episode Eight: Johnny Temple (Akashic Books, Girls Against Boys)

    Episode Eight: Johnny Temple (Akashic Books, Girls Against Boys)

    We met with Johnny Temple at Akashic Books’ Brooklyn office for a conversation that covered noir, curating, selling books, the current state of affairs in print media (not the usual opinion you’d expect), and Akashic’s unique vision for what a… Continue Reading →

    • 57 min
    Episode Seven: Jeff Lyons (Used Wigs)

    Episode Seven: Jeff Lyons (Used Wigs)

    Like so many really funny people I know, I found Jeff Lyons via Twitter, and I've got to say, his batting average on there is in the .900 range. Even his tweet from the night of our interview, posted on his drive over from the Philly suburbs, hit the spot. But it turns out that in addition to being funny, he's also an incredibly thoughtful, insightful guy who was doing what we're doing with his podcast, but started over ten years ago. Go to his site and check out the "Tweets of the Week" feature, in particular, to get a taste of Jeff's curatorial skills, as well.



    As a final note, I tweeted this while I was editing this episode, and it's entirely true.



    Track List: “The Night Panel” from William of Orange; “Populations” from Populations; "Discontinued Perfume" from Discontinued Perfume.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode Six: Heba Kadry

    Episode Six: Heba Kadry

    Back to Brooklyn's Splitty for another installment of Labor. This time we were joined by Heba Kadry, who's been making a name for herself as go-to mastering engineer, helming numerous releases on Thrill Jockey records, and who recently made her major label bow mastering The Mars Volta for Warner Bros. She came into our orbit this summer with her intuitive mastering of Moon Sickness, our upcoming release out 2/4 on Hometapes.



    Track List: “Fresh Out of Travel Agent School” from History's First Know-It-All; “Outskirts” from Discontinued Perfume.

    • 46 min
    Episode Five: Ian Williams (BATTLES)

    Episode Five: Ian Williams (BATTLES)

    This episode finds us again in Brooklyn on the back patio of Splitty, a fine, feels-like-home place in Fort Greene. Ian joined us late afternoon and we chatted for over an hour about video editing (both above and a little below board), the definition of selling out, if there is a definition of selling out, Pittsburgh, maybe wanting a nice car, and a lot of other things. Love this one.



    Track List: "Calla Lilies" from Plastic Explosives; “Imitation Air" from the new record, out 12/3 on Hometapes.

    • 1 hr 26 min

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