1 hr 44 min

WE ARE THE MEDIA Heads Will Roll

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In this episode, Heaven discusses controversial indie musician Amanda Palmer and how despite her controversies, she has managed to make an imprint in our current culture through her success at crowdfunding, putting crowdsourcing sites as Patreon, on the map. Through her successful Kickstarter in 2012, raising over a million dollars to make her album, "Theatre Is Evil", she has shaved a path for creators to have a closer relationship to their fans and cut out corporations in the business of making art.

Heaven also delves in Palmer's White Feminism and the Socialist aspects of how Palmer creates and distributes her music using a pay-what-you-want model, following Marxist ideology "Each according to their ability, each according to their need".

Finally, Heaven discusses some of her more prominent controversies, such as not paying touring musicians, a badly written poem, and some tracks that have not aged well over time due to content and use of the N-word.

It's a nuanced discussion about a very complicated woman.

In this episode, Heaven discusses controversial indie musician Amanda Palmer and how despite her controversies, she has managed to make an imprint in our current culture through her success at crowdfunding, putting crowdsourcing sites as Patreon, on the map. Through her successful Kickstarter in 2012, raising over a million dollars to make her album, "Theatre Is Evil", she has shaved a path for creators to have a closer relationship to their fans and cut out corporations in the business of making art.

Heaven also delves in Palmer's White Feminism and the Socialist aspects of how Palmer creates and distributes her music using a pay-what-you-want model, following Marxist ideology "Each according to their ability, each according to their need".

Finally, Heaven discusses some of her more prominent controversies, such as not paying touring musicians, a badly written poem, and some tracks that have not aged well over time due to content and use of the N-word.

It's a nuanced discussion about a very complicated woman.

1 hr 44 min

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