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?”

October 12, 2020

Snatch Adams: What’s The Point Of The Artist?

Today we orient our journey with three quandaries. 

  1. Is it important for artists to be politically engaged people?
  2. Is making art self-indulgent or important to the greater community?

Our guest is burlesque babe of buffoonery Snatch Adams.  


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This episode’s featured musician is Emily Afton, an Oakland-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. You can hear more from her at


The track list for today’s episode is as follows:

(00:12 - 01:00) Rachel Lark, The World’s Really Fucked But This Show Will Be Pretty Good (Instrumental)

(01:13 - 04:20) Rachel Lark, This Year (Instrumental)

(04:20 - 05:51) Emily Afton, Just The Two Of Us

(11:40 - 12:20) Emily Afton, Thinking Bout You

(24:40 - 25:46) Emily Afton, Fractions

(28:13 - 30:53) Emily Afton, Back In San Francisco


Art mentioned in this episode…

  1. Nina Simone - Listen to Pastel Blues
  2. Toni Cade Bambara - I recommend her book, “The Salt Eaters”
  3. Tom Robbins - I recommend the essay “What is art and if we know what art is what is politics?”


Organizations mentioned in this episode…

  1. Clowns Without Borders

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