Author Colin Atrophy Hagendorf talks to punks, artists, zine makers, tattooers, and other weirdos about what they were like when they were young and what drives them to continue making things today. No cops, no creeps. Peace in the pizzeria.
Erin Yanke (It Did Happen Here)
Erin Yanke f****n rules. I asked her on the show to talk about her incredible podcast, It Did Happen Here, but we also touched on her band Noxeema, the film she worked on, Arresting Power, growing up in Humbolt and the Bay, interning at NPR, and I somehow forgot to ask about the f*****g DEAD MOON BOOK!!! This is why you gotta keep your notes in front of you when doing interviews and not wander around your house like a toddler. This is a good one so please listen, and remember to rate review subscribe whatever in all the places you can do that I need affirmation.
Elizabeth Whitney (Enliven Studios)
This month I talked to Elizabeth Whitney, my dear friend in New York who is an empowerment, sex, and wellness coach and the only person I've ever seen wear a Supreme fanny pack on her waist. Imagine the freedom! We talked about being born into a Christian cult, the Footloose soundtrack, her seemingly innate interest in fashion, getting into cigarettes and punk in the psyche ward at 14, her struggles with disordered eating, running away to live in the Bay at 16, finding community while living in a punk house for 20 years, getting over shyness through waitressing, how moving across the country can be alienating but shift your outlook, training to be a sex coach. There's too much to mention it all but it's an incredible conversation. There was another issue with the audio syncing incorrectly, so about halfway through it starts to sound like Elizabeth is interrupting me all the time, but she isn't! She's very considerate. It's just the internet f*****g up.
Marissa Chavez (Official Bootleg)
Talked on the phone with my cool friend Marissa Chavez from Austin, TX, about her wild childhood, her outlaw family, dropping out of high school to sell weed, oogling around the American West trying to find the best heroin, getting sober, staying connected to the streets through photography , her handmade t-shirt label Official Bootleg, and so much more. Marissa is a magnetic personality and her kindness, generosity of spirit, and willingness to connect and share with others are center stage in this interview. The animals you hear in order of appearance: Marissa's cat Alice purring, my cat Growler screaming, my dog Rubi barking. There were some unexpected issues with the phone recording software, and so for a time at the beginning our conversation is slightly out of sync and it seems like we're talking over each other. I did my best to get rid of the worst of it, but try to bear with it, because it goes away eventually and this convo is too good to miss.
Kelly AH (Visceral Jewelry)
Me and my best friend in Pittsburgh talked about pervy cassingles, finding a sense of safety from dysfunction in punk, the growth of the harm reduction movement from illegally distributing narcan to now, her cool and political statement jewelry. We crack each other up a ton, and at one point I say the word "pussy" 6 times in like 2 minutes 😳 Check visceraljewelry.com for updates on when she's reopening the shop and for now look at her instagram to see the goods!
Jolie M-A (Ribbon Stage)
This month I talked to my friend and yours, Jolie M-A! We discussed her freak on a leash childhood in Miami, discovering punk through Facebook stalking older kids she had a crush on, Gina Gershon in the movie Bound, her time working posting bail in the NYC court system with Bronx Freedom Fund, and bands Ribbon Stage, Tens Unit, Boys Online, and more. Jolie rules!
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Ana Armengod (De Rodillas)
This month I talked to Ana Armengod about growing up in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, MX; her wild adolescence in Mexico City; distributing anarchist propaganda on Warped Tour; dealing with deportation from the US and the arbitrary violence and cruelty of immigration in this country; singing in her hardcore band De Rodillas; her work as an artist & educator. The conversation gets pretty rough at times, so heads up: we discuss sexual assault, deportation, kidnapping and many other forms of violence. Ana is amazing, and I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to have this conversation. I hope you enjoy listening to it. Make sure to listen to De Rodillas and check out Ana’s instagram. And don't forget to rate (5 stars only), review (nice stuff please), and subscribe (in whatever app you like) to Life Harvester Radio for more interviews like this.
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This should be played on NPR every Friday at 6pm
I stole my dance moves from Colin
The perfect podcast with equal parts nostalgia (as a native NYer who entered the punk scene in the mid-90s) and continuing musical and radical education ( for a now 30something exhausted “adult”).
Colin is superior radio host crush material, the rebel girl of our dreams.
Colin was great at writing about pizza. Colin is also great at interviewing people who are doing interesting and important work, with a particular focus on folks who are usually ignored—young, poor, queer, and otherwise marginalized people. Thanks Colin!