Alien Encounters with Karthik Purushothaman

Karthik Purushothaman
Terrestrial experiences, but a little extra
Created 18 Jul 2020
  • AE9. "Picking the lesser evil for left voters"
    23 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Click above to listen to the 30-minute chat I had with journalist Ross Barkan, summing up many months of his diligent reporting on the 2021 NYC Mayoral election. Also, click here if you’d like to orde...
  • AE8. "Langston Hughes any day more than Terry Crews"
    30 May 2021 • 2 min read
    In the few weeks that have passed since I recorded the above interview, Brooklyn-based rapper Napoleon da Legend has released 2 studio albums in English, and a single in French, all in collaboration w...
  • AE7. One Million Dollars!
    11 May 2021 • 2 min read
    Click above to listen to a half-hour chat with Ted Alexandro, in which the NYC-based comedian talks about NBC Saturday Night Live’s 6 Feb 2021 sketch that drew significantly from his joke about the re...
  • AE6. "White people need cultural receivership"
    01 May 2021 • 2 min read
    “White people need cultural receivership. I need to take over white culture with respect to their churches, families and schools for a generation.” Like Hill TV’s Rising co-host Krystal Ball, I also d...
  • AE5. "Revolution is like giving a typewriter to a 1000 monkeys..."
    17 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    Transitioning from print, I’m giving audio interviews a shot. It’s been refreshing to edit sound without reading words, so I hope listening to the above 50-minute interview is similarly enjoyable and ...
  • AE4. Call & Response: Poems in Conversation with Adeeba Shahid Talukder
    16 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Once a month or twice as often, I hope to be mitigating the loneliness of poetry practice by writing poems in conversation with other poets. Each time, one poet will write a poem as a “call,” to which...
  • AE3. Free Assange
    22 Jan 2021 • 18 min read
    death is more power / than life, if you don't ask who's / gaining in power & who's doing / the dying For about a year, I have been following Chicago-based journalist Kevin Gosztola’s coverage of the c...
  • AE2. "Sometimes, the left is addicted to despair"
    04 Jan 2021 • 20 min read
    Above graphic clicks through to the playlist & so does the below widget After Joe Biden got elected America’s 46th President, POTUS 44’s Presidential memoir, A Promised Land, released as if to timely ...
  • AE1. "It's just the suburbs, man"
    12 Dec 2020 • 11 min read • 2 2
    & the asteroid / crashes unnoticed teasing the sequel / while we’re immersed in a game show / called “America’s Next Top Fossil” On an unusually cold morning for the first week of November in the Amer...
  • Terrestrial experiences, but a little extra
    18 Jul 2020 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Alien Encounters with Karthik Purushothaman by me, Karthik Purushothaman. Terrestrial encounters, but a little extra. Sign up now so you don’t miss the first issue. Subscribe now In the mea...
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