I'm Not Crazy About Reality, But It's Still The Only Place To Get A Decent Meal: Satire
Join Skip Shea, Andrea Wolanin and Patrick Bracken as they discuss the importance of satire and absurdism, which is more fun than it sounds. Especially when we will be discussing things like The Marx Brothers, Blazing Saddles, Don't Look Up and Don Knotts. What do Albert Camus and The Incredible Mr. Limpet and have in common? Join us and find out.
Dangerous Interview with Guest Catherine Marenghi
As a part of the Creating Dangerously Podcast we will be interviewing artist from all walks of creativity who explore themes and push the boundaries of art. Who Create Dangerously! Our first guest is Catherine Marenghi.Catherine Marenghi is an award-winning poet, novelist, and memoirist. Her works include Our Good Name, a historical novel inspired by her Italian immigrant ancestors, and Glad Farm: A Memoir, about growing up in stark poverty; President Jimmy Carter called it “inspiring.” Her poetry books are Breaking Bread: Poems and her newest book Unfurled: Love Poems.
Tony Brown joins us monthly to bring a poem that relates to each episode of the Creating Dangerously Podcast. For the "Who Are We? Why Are We Here?" episode that explained the philosophy behind Creating Dangerously Tony Chose Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky's Darkmotherscream.Tony Brown has been writing for well over 50 years, and publishing and performing his work for over 40. He is the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, endowed by the late US Poet Laureate and Worcester native and awarded annually to a poet for life achievement and service to the Central Massachusetts poetry community. Which he continues to do as the Poet Laureate of the Shawna foundation.
Bonus Episode: Noirvember 2023
As if November isn't dark enough join us for a discussion of Noirvember where we will shine a light on the dark alley's and dirty bars found in the shadows of Film Noir.Join Skip Shea, Andrea Wolanin and Patrick Bracken as they try to define the genre (?) and give some examples of their favorites. And they might even find a connection with Albert Camus and Creating Dangerously! We hope you'll join us!
Episode One: Who Are We? Why Are We Here?
Now that we've got Episode Zero out of the way, it's time to get down to it. Our hosts Skip Shea, Andrea Wolanin and Patrick Bracken discuss what it means to Create Dangerously.Creating Dangerously, is based on the lecture by Albert Camus which he gave on December 14, 1957 at Uppsala University in Sweden, four days after he gave his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature. In it he said “To create today means to create dangerously. Every publication is a deliberate act, and that act makes us vulnerable to the passions of a century that forgives nothing."What has changed? We have lived through things like the September 11 attack, to a pandemic to the new threat of the rise of fascism globally. Again. This century also forgives nothing. This episode we will start to explore artists past and present who are doing their part to create dangerously to try to make sense of a world that often doesn't make sense at all.