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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.

Life Harvester Radio Colin Hagendorf

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

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.

    LHR #42: Ana Armengod (De Rodillas)

    LHR #42: 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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    • 1 hr 42 min
    LHR #41: Nick Anglin (Black Young and Educated)

    LHR #41: Nick Anglin (Black Young and Educated)

    This month I talked with Nick Anglin of Black Young and Educated, about Civil Saturdays, BYE’s ongoing Saturday afternoon protest against PA Section 508 which gives police discretion to use lethal force when they “perceive danger,” organizing in this current moment, building sustainable movements, and where he sees BYE turning their attention once 508 is amended. Give these kids your money! They accept Cashapp or Venmo! Episode photo by Shane Berman.

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    • 32 min
    LHR #40 Paula Martinez (Demystification)

    LHR #40 Paula Martinez (Demystification)

    In early March I interviewed Paula Martinez of Demystification Zine and now I can whisk you away to a time before we were all sheltering in place. Paula rules and her zine Demystification rules, and she talked to me about her Harmony Korinne childhood in Brazil and Broward County, beatdown hardcore, finding riot grrrl zines on Tumblr, haircut patterns, what it's like to work collaboratively with a perfectionist when she herself is a slob, and SO MUCH MORE. It's a really good convo and I hope you like it.

    ALSO please buy Demystification it's for your own good.

    And subscibe to my newsletter Life Harvester for free and it’s only an email or for money and you'll get one in the mail (write colinhagendorf (at) gmail for non-patron subscription options). OKAY BYE.

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    LHR #39 Jimmy Webb (I Need More)

    LHR #39 Jimmy Webb (I Need More)

    What is there to say about Jimmy Webb that hasn’t already been said in one of his countless profiles, anecdotes, eulogies? I figured it would be good to let Jimmy speak for himself. One thing that really stood out to me was Jimmy’s fond recollections of Studio 54 and the world of disco, lending some first person credence to something we knew all along—that punk and dance music communities have been linked on their margins by cool queers since both began. But that’s me. There’s so much more in this interview that’s worth hearing—from listening to Lou Reed down by the crick in his podunk hometown to backstage at the Apollo with Guns’n’Roses in the year 2010 (what a psychotic series of words).

    Jimmy and I weren’t friends, I just knew him from shopping (or browsing and not buying) at Trash & Vaudeville as a teen, and like everyone else who ever met him, I have a few stories about him convincing me to buy my jeans two sizes too small. After he died last week, my friend Mikey, who was very close with Jimmy, mentioned that he had conducted this interview for a podcast that wasn’t meant to be, and we decided to put it up here so that people could find it. So here it is. Please give it a listen. RIP Jimmy.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    LHR #38 Tay Simms (TAZ)

    LHR #38 Tay Simms (TAZ)

    This month I talked to Tay Simms (of TAZ, Terrorist, Twisted Thing, Penis Boys) about growing up in an immigrant neighborhood in Ottawa, dropping out of high school, having an FBI snitch infiltrate the punk house, grief and loss, the gig as collective catharsis, and so much more. This conversation was incredible to have and I hope it's just as good for you to listen to.

    LINKS!T.A.Z. tapesTerroristTwisted ThingPenis Boys are maybe not on the internet yet and if they are I'm not making my way through the search results to find 'em.Life Harvester Patreon

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    LHR 37.5 Krystyna Fox Bonus Episode !!!

    LHR 37.5 Krystyna Fox Bonus Episode !!!

    AYYE here's a bonus episode since I didn't have a chance to edit the full one this month. Krystyna talks about famous punks she's met. It's quick and cute and very funny. Sorry I belched in the intro. If you haven't heard the real episode with Krystyna, you should! It's great! Check it out here!

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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Hell yeah!

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!

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