Society & Culture

Join Oakland-based countercultural darling, Rachel Lark, as she interviews artists, activists and scholars about the connection between art and activism and tries to get to the bottom of the question, “What’s The Point?”


LOUISE ANTONY: The Artist As One Of The Points


In this final episode Rachel is interviewed by none other than her mother (and all around badass philosopher, professor, and author) Louise Antony. They work together to explore building community around activism, bringing activism into your art, and trying to finally settle the question, What’s The Point?


For more from Louise Antony, check out her page at the UMass Amherst website.


Today’s music came from Rachel Lark. The featured song was “Things Oughta Make Sense,” the intro was “This Year- Instrumental” and the outro was “The Unicorn Song- Instrumental.” Check out more where on her website,, where you can also listen back to the rest of our episodes!


Here's the response letter from Tom Robbins mentioned in this episode.



This episode was produced and engineered by booch McCandless. 

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Riley Davidson: The Artist As A Destroyer Of Binaries


What’s the point of expressing your true, unfiltered self? How can art help us break out of the boxes we are put into? Performance artist Riley Davidson, aka Gutter Gucci, chats with us about moving past guilt, getting over the good/bad binary, and creating artistic spaces in which people can have full agency to set themselves free.


For more from Riley Davidson, check out @guttergucci on Instagram.


Today’s featured musician is Animal Prince. Find more from them at their bandcamp. Songs in order played as follows: 


(0:23 - 1:06) - Animal Prince - Back and Forth

(11:00 - 11:43) - Animal Prince - Closer to the Stars

(14:28 - 15:18) - Animal Prince - Like a Dream

(23:38 - 27:35) - Animal Prince - Liquid Sights and Sounds

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