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The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.

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    • 4.6 • 2.1K Ratings

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The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Dumb Slut Summer

    Dumb Slut Summer

    Welcome to Provincetown! Mitra Kaboli invites us to lay on the beach in gay mecca: P-Town. She is there to unlock the secrets to growing old and gay. Her friend Sonny is living out his dumb slut dreams, but is it actually what he wants? With men having sex all around her, Mitra seeks a sapphic summer but wants to know: where are the women?

    This is a preview episode of Mitra Kaboli’s new show: Welcome to Provincetown. Produced by Rocoocco Punch and Roomtone, distributed by Stitcher.

    Welcome to The Heart

    Welcome to The Heart

    Welcome to The Heart. We’ve been in operation for 14 years! What’s next? An overview for those new to the feed. And a window into what double double toil and radio we’ve been cooking up for 2022.

    Support The Heart and donate to Radiotopia Now! https://on.prx.org/3HK9OIh. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!

    • 15 min
    Sandy Claus

    Sandy Claus

    Surprise, it’s a holiday special! Join us for a little queer holiday cheer as journalist America Stevens tracks down Santa’s older, gayer, drunker, sister… Sandy Claus.

    This piece is an adaptation of a live show written and performed by comedian, Kristen Becker. Produced by Katie Fitzgerald.

    Axel: How to Remember

    Axel: How to Remember

    “You don’t know what it means to be Black because you don’t know what it means to be one thing. Who is when you know you are a brother and a son, a lover and a friend. Sometimes you say you’re Ivorian. And other times you say “je suis Ivorien” which means you feel more French than British until you go to France where your French isn’t French enough. When you come back, you feel more British than Ivorian, until you’re offered tea. Or learn something about this country that puts you on the outside again.” Axel Kacoutié’s sonic meditation on Blackness and identity. The final episode of our three part feature of Axel’s work.

    Originally produced for BBC Radio 4, Shortcuts. Edited by Eleanor McDowell.

    Axel: Paradise

    Axel: Paradise

    A dreamlike exploration of depression in the underground.  Inspired in part by a bruised and beautiful looking cloud at sunset, we follow Axel Kacoutié on a subway ride home.

    In response to Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is the thing with feathers', this work was originally produced for BBC’s Between the Ears, from Falling Tree Productions. Edited by the great Eleanor McDowall.

    Axel: A Sound Poem

    Axel: A Sound Poem

    Axel Kacoutié brings you into his mind and his heart through rich sonic universe building. In this audio journey, he conjures sensations: warmth, light, and the feeling of waking up after having a disturbing dream. This is the first of a three part series featuring this audio artist and poet’s inner world.

    Originally produced on the Constellations podcast.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

pantone292 ,

Ahead of their time

The whole team was so ahead of their time in using the medium as an intentional art form. It’s experimental, beautiful, totally paradigm shifting in what podcasts have the ability to achieve. I LOVE this body of work. As left podcasts shift to increasingly narcissistic contrarianism, the heart offers a communal, healing salve for our collective soul.

MW3940 ,

Art

No one is doing it like the heart and audio smut has been doing this for a long time. Fresh, experimental but approachable, with honest and important perspectives

catnamedchicken ,

My most-recommended

There’s nothing else like the Heart out there. This podcast is a beautiful part of building the world I want to live in. Many episodes leave me flabbergasted just by the fact that they exist and that someone was willing to be this vulnerable and share so deeply. ❤️❤️❤️ so much gratitude.

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