110 episodes

Weekly podcast featuring conversations with the people on the fringe of the underground.

Undressing Underground/Platonic Polyamory Rob Marvin

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Weekly podcast featuring conversations with the people on the fringe of the underground.

    PPA - Bullshitting with Kelly of Indubitably

    PPA - Bullshitting with Kelly of Indubitably

    Just like evolution will inevitably lead to crabs, our conversations will inevitably lead to breast milk and cannibalism. We discussed cell steaks, again, but also veggie burgers, idiosyncratic small towns across America, the Pacific Northwest, and Brandon and I both got incredibly excited by the mention of the old Hentai theater in Portland.

    If you enjoy hearing from Kelly and find yourself curious about non-right wing debate culture, please do check out her podcast Indubitably over at Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Also, subscribe to Jennifer's newsletter, The Dirtbag Christian, at her Substack. She has a paid option now, which gets you additional content, an exclusive Discord chat (that I will join eventually), and other exclusive content. It's worth it. She's worth it. Just do it.

    Want to come on the podcast? Or know another good guest? Shoot me an email at rob@undressingunderground.com or reach out to any of us in whatever way you know how. We're ethical platonic sluts and are interested in talking about anything with just about anyone.

    • 55 min
    PPA - Kelly of the Indubitably Podcast

    PPA - Kelly of the Indubitably Podcast

    Hello, we're back. I moved and my cat got cancer, Brandon got a job, and Jennifer quit hers, so... here we are. Now. Instead of earlier.

    This week we had Kelly from the podcast Indubitably talk to us about debating and how she does it without crying. And who wins if someone does cry. Honestly, I think we were all sort of surprised how interesting we found debate. It's become an easy topic to dismiss due to the rise of the disingenuous right wing debate culture, but Kelly makes a formidable case for its usefulness and its just being a fun thing to do (for anyone but me).

    Jennifer was a guest on Indubitably last year, so please do check out her discussing polyamory, dating apps, and cancel culture with Josh and Kelly here. You can also find more episodes and where else you can here them at their PodBean page.

    And if you're still reading, please also check out Jennifer's blog, The Dirtbag Christian. She just added a paid tier and is going to be posting regular updates going forward.

    And hey, I just heard from Tripp Nasty recently, our former guest and composer of the songs I stole for most of our episodes. If you're reading this on 8/4, that means it's Bandcamp Friday, so why not go peruse his offerings and throw him a few bucks too? https://trippnasty.bandcamp.com/

    k, bye now

    • 58 min
    PPA - Brandon Noel (Olney Magazine) Pt 2

    PPA - Brandon Noel (Olney Magazine) Pt 2

    Part two of our talk with Brandon Noel about his working class background, poetry, and Olney Magazine. Plus a little more about religion, but not much. We also talk about how reality TV is made.



    Olney recently released their fifth issue, which you can pick up on their website as a $5 PDF or the print version for $17.99. It's worth picking up just for our very own Jennifer C Martin's cover story on her alma mater, "Lee University and the on campus treatment of its LGTBQ+ student." You can learn more about Olney and submit your own work through their website, though they're also on Twitter and Instagram. They're also on Facebook, but you're not really still on Facebook, are you?

    • 57 min
    PPA - Brandon Noel (Olney Magazine) Pt 1

    PPA - Brandon Noel (Olney Magazine) Pt 1

    We brought Brandon Noel on to talk about his working class background, poetry, and Olney Magazine, but our Brandon and I can't stop fucking talking about religion. So, in this part Brandon Noel speaks primarily about how he founded his own church in his early 20s, his amusingly pedantic theory on the "existence" of God, and then we talk a little about Hoarders before I have to cut it off to prevent this episode from going on two hours.

    Next week Jennifer forces us to talk about Brandon Noel's work in a steel mill, the origins of Olney Magazine in the backroom of a cigar bar, and how he's been able to carve out a more fulfilling career in the media thanks to his work in Olney and his former blue collar job. He also explains the origin of the name Olney, which evidently has nothing to do with the Olney area of North Philadelphia.

    Olney recently released their fifth issue, which you can pick up on their website as a $5 PDF or the print version for $17.99. It's worth picking up just for our very own Jennifer C Martin's cover story on her alma mater, "Lee University and the on campus treatment of its LGTBQ+ student." You can learn more about Olney and submit your own work through their website, though they're also on Twitter and Instagram. They're also on Facebook, but you're not really still on Facebook, are you?

    • 55 min
    PPA - Melissa Guevara (El Salvadoran Multi-Media Artist) (English/Spanish Version)

    PPA - Melissa Guevara (El Salvadoran Multi-Media Artist) (English/Spanish Version)

    Hi, hello, sorry, yes, we're late again. I hope this edit makes sense because I'm still too busy to start from scratch. But this edit cuts out most of Ileana and leaves Melissa's answers intact for any bilingual listeners. I'm sure our reactions aren't going to really make sense. Sorry.

    If you skipped the last episode, here's a recap of the description, lightly edited because Tripp Nasty had to cancel his tour.



    Good hello again and sorry again for the delay. Life is hard, but it goes on, whether I want it to or not. 

    Today on the show we talk to a mutual friend of former guests Ileana and Ernesto Bautista, Melissa Guevara. Her and Ernesto's work have a lot of overlaps (death, experimental video, large conceptual pieces, focus on El Salvadoran history and issues like immigration), but also we tried to focus a little more on her own unique perspectives and approaches. We discuss all of the above, but we also touch on her religious upbringing, her current feelings about religion, and her pottery work.

    Also of note, Melissa's answers in this episode are translated by our mutual friend and former guest, Ileana. I've done my best to edit this in an engaging manner for English speakers, leaving Melissa's answers largely in place but diverting focus to Ileana's translations layered above them, but we will also have a bilingual version in the coming weeks that will feature all of our questions in English and Melissa's answers in Spanish. If there's any questions or concerns about my editing, please let me know by emailing me at rob@undressingunderground.com.

    If this works out, we'd also love to hear from other non-English speaking artists and people. If you know anyone and would like to help us out with this, please feel free to contact me at the email above and let's see what we can do. We had a lovely time talking to Melissa and are incredibly grateful to Ileana for her services. We would love to learn more about what's going on outside of the anglosphere.

    If you want to learn more about Melissa or take a look at some of the work described in the episode, you can check out her website and her VIMEO, which are primarily in Spanish.

    Music today is a couple of old tracks by our buddy Tripp Nasty.

    • 40 min
    PPA - Melissa Guevara (El Salvadoran Multi-Media Artist) (English Version)

    PPA - Melissa Guevara (El Salvadoran Multi-Media Artist) (English Version)

    Good hello again and sorry again for the delay. Life is hard, but it goes on, whether I want it to or not.



    Today on the show we talk to a mutual friend of former guests Ileana and Ernesto Bautista, Melissa Guevara. Her and Ernesto's work have a lot of overlaps (death, experimental video, large conceptual pieces, focus on El Salvadoran history and issues like immigration), but also we tried to focus a little more on her own unique perspectives and approaches. We discuss all of the above, but we also touch on her religious upbringing, her current feelings about religion, and her pottery work.



    Also of note, Melissa's answers in this episode are translated by our mutual friend and former guest, Ileana. I've done my best to edit this in an engaging manner for English speakers, leaving Melissa's answers largely in place but diverting focus to Ileana's translations layered above them, but we will also have a bilingual version in the coming weeks that will feature all of our questions in English and Melissa's answers in Spanish. If there's any questions or concerns about my editing, please let me know by emailing me at rob@undressingunderground.com.



    If this works out, we'd also love to hear from other non-English speaking artists and people. If you know anyone and would like to help us out with this, please feel free to contact me at the email above and let's see what we can do. We had a lovely time talking to Melissa and are incredibly grateful to Ileana for her services. We would love to learn more about what's going on outside of the anglosphere.



    If you want to learn more about Melissa or take a look at some of the work described in the episode, you can check out her website and her VIMEO, which are primarily in Spanish.



    Music today is a couple of old tracks by our buddy Tripp Nasty. He's touring soon, so sniff around his social media for more info on that.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Labornthyn ,

Refreshing as in the olden days of podcasting

Many excellent aspects to this podcast, and one thing that stands out is that it truly gets into wonderfully weird and obscure people, ideas, and sounds. Reminds me why I first got into listening to podcasts in days of yore. The “slice of life” comment from a reviewer above is right on. Actual interesting people and conversations…

I <3 Stevie ,

Love it!

Smart and very entertaining.

KittensAndUnicorns ,

This is the best podcast I’ve heard so far

I might be a little bit biased though.

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