end talk
politics, culture, media, ecology, et cetera
Created 04 Oct 2020
  • Come On Kids
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Last year, for its 20th anniversary, we recorded a conversation on Radiohead’s 2000 album Kid A. It is impossible to neatly convey how essential that album is, but in our conversation we give it a sho...
  • Obama and the Destruction of Libya, w/ Eric Draitser (recorded 11/2020)
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    This Halloween marks a decade since the *formal* end of the devastating 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, and in light of that anniversary we want to re-share a conversation we had with Eric Draitser o...
  • Post 9-11 // Boston Indie Music of the 2000s
    17 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    We begin by discussing the cynical nihilism of the post 9-11 period… and then segway into a conversation about the Boston indie music scene in the late 2000s. How did the aftermath of 9-11 inform loca...
  • Ciao Bella!
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    This project originally started as a podcast, right around when the pandemic began in the US last year. For a variety of reasons that sort of fell away, but we've decided to start it up again to share...
    16 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Note: this issue will be cut off in your e-mail; click the title above to view in your browser, on SUBSTACK. END TALK — 7/2021 por Alejandro Jodorowsky Welcome to END TALK, and welcome to summer 2021,...
    02 May 2021 • 13 min read • 2 0
    Note: this issue will be cut off in your e-mail; click the title above to view in your browser, on Substack. END TALK — 5/2021 In his Pulitzer-winning book, The End of the Myth (2019), Greg Grandin wr...
    08 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    March— We have wanted to do a newsletter focused specifically on CLIMATE COLLAPSE for some time. Climate breakdown, climate chaos, climate collapse: these terms, as opposed to the milder climate chang...
  • How Obama Killed Indie Music
    16 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read
    We're joined by our friend Ben to discuss the shifting terrain in indie music from 2000—present. We cover the impact of the Bush, Obama, and Trump presidencies, the particularities of the indie sound ...
  • Weekending In A (Long) Emergency w/ Rob Rubsam
    21 Jan 2021 • < 1 min read
    We talk to writer Rob Rubsam (@rob_rubsam) about gentrification in the Hudson Valley and its acceleration during COVID, the long history of exploitation and fetishization of the Hudson Valley, and how...
  • 5
    13 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Happy belated… solstice, Christmas, Hannukah, Three Kings’ Day, Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, full moon, snow(?)… et al. As the insanity of this country continues, the day-to-day political drama obscure...
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