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The Heart

Summary: The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.

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  • Artist: Mermaid Palace, Radiotopia & Kaitlin Prest
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 Appearances | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:06

Welcome to… Appearances, an audio mind trip into the fantasies and nightmares of Melanie Barzadeh and her quest for family connection, love and inner strength. It’s a new series written and directed by Sharon Mashihi. In this episode, host Kaitlin Prest talks to Sharon about how Appearances evolved from her 2017 audio documentary, Man Choubam (I Am Good.)

 Rite of Passage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:36

An episode from Spark, a show about daring attempts to create masterpieces and the mysterious process of transforming trauma into art. Chiquita Paschal returns to the beginning — and end — of her dream to become an artist to find out why the spark of inspiration isn’t always enough... and how the added pressures of having marginalized identities can make it even harder to find your voice. Written, produced & hosted by Chiquita Paschal.

 Neon Touch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:47

At an erotic play party called Neon Touch, two friends — Meesh & Mercury — feel sparks.   This episode was produced by Nicole Kelly and hosted by Kaitlin Prest. Neon Touch is hosted by Meghan Gordon & Angela Penaredondo, who go by the names Meesh & Mercury when they play. Meghan is an artist and gallery director. Angela is a writer and educator.

 Coming This Fall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:57

A trailer for our Fall season. Beginning August 12 and airing every other Wednesday for the rest of the year. Featuring the work of Sharon Mashihi, Kamala Puligandla, Vinh-Paul Ha, Ari Mejia and Mara Lazer. Produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter, and hosted by Kaitlin Prest.

 Swelter: A Steam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:18

When I have sex, I think of radio... Part 3 of a 3-part summer series. ⚠️ You won’t find these sweaty Audio Smut stories anywhere else on the internet or airwaves ⚠️ Part one was written & produced by Meg Frances in 2012 and aired at drive time on Montreal’s CKUT 90.3 FM.  Part two was produced by Kaitlin Prest, Mitra Kaboli, Jen Ng, and Ray Dooley for Audio Smut in 2013. This episode was hosted by Phoebe Unter and Nicole Kelly.

 Swelter: A Scheme | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:52

Gina Gold goes west in search of fame, freedom, and her first good lay.  Part 2 of a 3-part summer series. This episode was produced by Ana Adlerstein in 2015, edited by Kaitlin Prest, and hosted by Phoebe Unter and Nicole Kelly. For more on Gina Gold and what she’s up to now, go to

 Swelter: A Dream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:49

What would you sound like if no one ever told you that’s all a woman could be? Part 1 of a 3-part summer series. “The reallotment of material resources is going to be the only thing that will save us.” - Yocheved Zenaida Cohen Listen to Fuck U Pay Us and pay them! Support Yocheved Zenaida Cohen Produced & hosted by Nicole Kelly and Phoebe Unter.

 Race Traitor: betray white fathers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:00

Phoebe has an idea of a white race traitor: someone who makes personal sacrifices for the betterment of humanity. Someone whose actions halt the patterns of white supremacy. She goes looking for one and meets Stephanie Hofeller. Part 4 of a 4 part series. Produced by Phoebe Unter, edited by Sharon Mashihi and hosted by Kaitlin Prest.

 Race Traitor: what makes a mom a white mom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:35

All parents shape our identities. Phoebe’s affluent white parents made a particular set of choices to raise her in an all-white neighborhood with a sordid history. Phoebe investigates what she inherited as a result. Part 3 of a 4 part series. Produced by Phoebe Unter, edited by Sharon Mashihi and hosted by Kaitlin Prest.

 Race Traitor: can we be friends? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:27

In a community with a strict “no new white friends” policy, Phoebe asks: how does my being white affect our relationship? Part 2 of a 4 part series. Produced by Phoebe Unter, edited by Sharon Mashihi and hosted by Kaitlin Prest. Featuring Nicole Kelly & Kamala Puligandla.

 Race Traitor: who taught you to be white? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:55

Phoebe is surprised to learn that even she, an angry Jewish dyke, still participates in upholding white supremacy culture. Part 1 of a 4 part series. Produced by Phoebe Unter, edited by Sharon Mashihi and hosted by Kaitlin Prest.

 Every Happy Ending Is Normative | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:51

So what’s the point of a crush? This episode was produced by Nicole Kelly, with anise cinquepalmi. anise is a poet teaching in Los Angeles. Find her writing workshop info on Instagram by following @bashfulhole.

 Mardi Gras Is a State of Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:05

What can a body do? This episode was produced by Mara Lazer & hosted by Kaitlin Prest.

 Divesting From People Pleasing: Affirmation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:29

In the final episode of the Divesting From People Pleasing season, NK talks with her friends & Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis about some of the things that surround her personal narrative. This episode was produced by Nicole Kelly & hosted by Kaitlin Prest.

 Asking For It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:43

Meet Goldie. The cycle begins, in episode 1 of Asking For It, a new fictional series from Mermaid Palace.


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