The term "Zero Suit" refers to a mode from the popular Metroid video game franchise, in which the main character Samus is not wearing her famous full-body armor. By extension the "Zero Suits Podcast Situation" is a patreon-funded podcast in which two black creatives—PhD candidate and Afrofuturist producer & rapper Sammus as well as YA author Lanre Akinsiku—remove their armor to discuss the highs and lows of their new journey as full-time artists in Philly, as well as their relationships with music, writing, and each other.
Ultimately this monthly podcast is designed to help artists navigate their own creative endeavors and educate supporters about some of the things that make artists tic.
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Episode 39 - Fin
Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2021 episode of the Zero Suits Podcast Situation! It's a bittersweet one, folks! This'll be our last episode for a while, so hosts Sammus & Lanre take a bunch of time to thank the incredible Zero Suits community for your kindness, generosity and wonderfully silly emails. We'll also talk about why we're taking a step back from the podcast and tell you about the new journeys we feel compelled to take in the New Year. And to top things off, we deeply analyze Tenet/time travel movies, fake meat, expensive lotion, and more! Ha, just kidding, it's a ridiculous discussion, as usual. Thanks for supporting us as always and if you have questions drop us a line at email@example.com
Episode 38 - Down the Rabbit Hole
Hello faithful listeners! After taking some unexpected time off to collect their brains after the madness of the election knocked them on their booties, Lanre 3K and Sammus are back to talk about how they've been keeping sane. Tune in to hear about the dynamic duo's entree into a wide range of rabbit holes (also, shout-out to any Metal Gear solid fans in the room!)
Episode 37 - Zoom Sucks
So...Zoom sucks. That's it, that's the tweet. JK! Well, sort of. In this episode our faithful hosts Sammus and Lanre 3K do discuss how much Zoom sucks as a way to think through the past and future of everything from performance to friendship. Tune in to commiserate!
Episode 36 - On Chadwick Boseman, And The Effects Of Turning People Into Symbols
Welcome to the September 2020 installment of the Zero Suits Podcast Situation! In this episode, our faithful hosts Sammus & Lanre 3K give Chadwick Boseman his flowers and discuss the many parts of his incredible legacy. Their discussion leads them to a bunch of unexpected questions: What's gained when we turn a person into a symbol for an idea/issue? What's lost? And what happens when people take this process – cough, Jessica Krug, cough – too far? Thanks for supporting us as always and if you have questions drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 35 - Lanre's Big News
Welcome to the August 2020 installment of the Zero Suits Podcast Situation! In this episode our faithful hosts Sammus & Lanre 3K discuss some big news for Lanre (and what it means for his process). Tune in to check out that conversation and/or if you want to hear about such thrilling updates as Lanre's recent soap-making endeavors or Sammus' new favorite video game. Thanks for supporting us as always and if you have questions drop us a line at email@example.com
Episode 34 - Gushers' Solidarity is Weird, No? (Also Queen & Slim Spoiler)
After taking some time off to mourn the loss of black life this year has brought, find peace, support other black folks, and make some dope art, our faithful hosts Sammus and Lanre 3K return with some commentary on the good and the bad that has come out of the utter absurdity that is 2020. Tune in, unless of course you were planning to watch Queen & Slim, in which case just tune into like... the beginning and the end. Good to be back.
Insightful, charming, witty, and uplifting!! I look forward to getting to know these two more and more through my earbuds! Thanks for letting us all in to hear about the ins and outs of your artistic journeys!