Citizen Radio reports from the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia!
First up, Utah is trying to make miscarriages illegal (http://citypaper.net/blogs/clog/2010/02/23/dont-fall-down-the-stairs-ladies-in-utah-miscarriages-will-soon-be-illegal/).
Next, it’s time for LISTENER MAIL! Allison and Jamie field your questions about Conservative family members and Israel.
Allison talks about the Compton Cookout debacle at the University of California San Diego (http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-compton-cookout,0,2673438.story), and the subsequent protests and racial tensions, including the discoveries of a lynch in the school library and a KKK hood fashioned from a pillow case.
Then, it’s time for part 2 of Citizen’s Radio interview with DC Pierson (http://www.dcpierson.com/), author of the excellent book, The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep And Never Had To (http://www.amazon.com/Couldnt-Sleep-Never-Vintage-Contemporaries/dp/0307474615).
DC is a member of Derrick Comedy (http://www.derrickcomedy.com/) and can be seen in the film Mystery Team, which is now available for pre-order on DVD (http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Team-Donald-Glover/dp/B0035LCV12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1264465276&sr=8-1).
The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep And Never Had To is an amazing book – hilarious, wildly creative, and refreshingly honest. It perfectly (and sweetly) captures the frightening vulnerability of youth. Also, there are mutant creatures from other galaxies. Did we mention it’s awesome?
DC joins the show to talk about the writing process (and cutting ties with the internet,) the concept of a “culture factory,” pushing back against stupid industry demands, how nerds are the only interesting type of people in the world, and DC offers some final words of advice for young artists.
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