Mon, 5 December 2016
Host Peri Pakroo is back at the podcast mic, processing the 2016 election and figuring out how to fit political organizing into her self-employed life. In this episode she interviews Eric Griego, longtime progressive politician and organizer who has served on Albuquerque's City Council and the New Mexico State Legislature, and is currently the State Director of the New Mexico Working Families Party.
Eric and Peri talk about moving past grief and blamestorming after the election, and how progressives can build upon the momentum that was generated by Bernie Sanders and others to fight back against the "machine" politics that dominate both major parties. Eric fills us in on what he's doing with the Working Families Party, as well as what many other organizations in New Mexico are up to, and how they are coordinating to build inclusive, diverse coalitions and bring regular people into government.
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Our rad theme song is “You Do Your Own Thing” by Sam Miller.
Thu, 27 October 2016
Host Peri Pakroo is back at the mic with more tales from the self-employed front. She interviews Collin Troy, a.k.a. Eph Sharpe, known to hip hop fans for his work with 2bers, but who also has a crap-ton of other creative ventures on his plate, including a new solo music project called Factory on Fire. Collin's also a graphic designer, visual artist, event organizer and all-around maker of creative things.
Collin and Peri talk about how he fell into graphic design and entrepreneurship in order to support his creative work. He also shares what's up with his new solo project, and how he deals with the always unpredictable juggle involved in being both a parent and a creative person.
Song clip: "Break Me Down" by Eph Sharpe.
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Theme song: "You Do Your Own Thing" by Sam Miller.
Wed, 3 August 2016
Business author and Pyragraph Publisher/Editor Peri Pakroo takes a break from her crash course in landlording to share more tales from the self-employed front. She interviews glitter-dusted musician and practicing Buddhist Little Bobby Tucker about this particularly surreal and scary political season, and talks with conceptual artist Jessamyn Lovell about her new work in progress, The P.I. Project, in which she is documenting the process of obtaining a private investigator license.
Special thanks to Clarke Condé for his special appearance.
Sun, 17 July 2016
Peri Pakroo returns to the dining room podcasting studio with more tales from the self-employed front, including an interview with social media strategist Roxanne Blair, and gallery owner Nancy Zastudil. Peri shares the latest news from her creative career magazine, Pyragraph, including their launch of coaching services and membership packages to support artists and creatives on a budget.