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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.

Support the podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/zerosuits

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Email: zerosuitspodcast@gmail.com

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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.

Support the podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/zerosuits

Questions? Concerns? Comments? Email: zerosuitspodcast@gmail.com

    Episode 30 - Filling Yer Cup & The Art of Re-Inspo

    Episode 30 - Filling Yer Cup & The Art of Re-Inspo

    In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus sit down to discuss what it means to replenish after completing a massive project (no this is not the same as watching a bunch of trash...peep the last episode for that). Tune in as they discuss all the pressures that come with trying to get re-inspired to say something meaningful and real with their art. Oh and happy BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

    • 35 min
    Episode 29 - TRASH TALK

    Episode 29 - TRASH TALK

    In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus sit down for some good trash talking...like literally talking about all the TV, Netflix, an Youtube trash they consume and why it's so necessary for them to function. Tune in (and feel free to judge) as they reveal just how far they'll go to tune out. Oh and happy new year!

    • 50 min
    Storytime with Lanre: #1 - Functional Strength in Cape Town

    Storytime with Lanre: #1 - Functional Strength in Cape Town

    Hey friends! Here's the very first episode of a new storytime segment from me, Lanre 3K. You're favorite fiction writer, remember? That's right, gather round the campfire, or phone and tune in every month to enjoy some of my strange, funny tales.

    This month's storytime is about bar fights, hammer pants, and so much more. Let us know what you think!

    • 17 min
    Episode 28 - Where Are They Now (Our Decade in Review)

    Episode 28 - Where Are They Now (Our Decade in Review)

    In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus reflect on who they were in 2009 and what they would say to their cute, frightened, naive versions of themselves from a decade go. Also check out the episode if you want to hear the dynamic duo clowning about Keynesian economics.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 27 - Place is the Space

    Episode 27 - Place is the Space

    In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus talk about the role of "place" in their art ~ what does it mean to be from somewhere and how does that somewhere sound (in literature and in raps)? Also check out the episode if you want to hear the dynamic duo butcher the New England accent. Btw this episode was recorded liiiiive in Providence, RI!

    • 46 min
    Episode 26 - PROMO FOMO

    Episode 26 - PROMO FOMO

    In this episode our faithful hosts Lanre 3K and Sammus recount a run-in at the XOXO festival in Portland that inspired them to think about the icky world of sales -- specifically, how much energy they should be committing to the promotion side of the creation equation. They also talk about fall as a government conspiracy. Tune in. (Engineer's note: please accept my apologies on any audio issues you might pick up on. My audio interface was creating additional feedback on the mics for some reason. Hopefully the episode is listenable and we should have things figured out by next month).

    • 38 min

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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!

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