Sunday 20 January 2019

The stories we tell ourselves, a report from England

Ralph is joined by Gabi Davies to discuss 'the problem of England', focusing in on the relationship between culture and class, via the films of Alan Clarke, our national fascination with the weather and of course Brexit.

Monday 16 April 2018

12 Rules: Self-improvement, fascism & Foucault

Gloria and Ralph discuss the popularity of Jordan Peterson and motivational youtubers and how their ideologies relate to punishment and desire. Michel Foucault's 'Friendship as a Way of Life' also gets a massive shout-out.

Thursday 30 November 2017

Flesh and Bone/Poetry and Magic

Gloria talks to her friend Callie Gardner, poet, editor, critic, teacher. We cover 'ss' sounds, teaching literature, the existence of magic (in poetry and elsewhere),the politics of editing, tentacles and psychoanalysis. The poem referred to at the start is Laurel Uziell's 'The amount of brain in the bone'. Other books referred to/read are CA Conrad's 'While Standing in Line for Death' and Nuar Alsadir's 'Fourth Person Singular'.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Something to do with happiness

Starting with a collaboration between Pina Bausch and Chantal Akerman, Gloria and Ralph attempt to discuss individuality, dancing in clubs and eventually desire. Along the way they touch on bell hooks, self-love and Pasolini's Theorem.

Thursday 24 August 2017

Internet, Art!

Ralph is joined by guest Emily Simpson to discuss profiles, anxiety and making work during the early 21st century, an era where big shifts are still ongoing in regard to online communication platforms and the way we use them.

Saturday 5 August 2017

A Podcast Is Talking To Death

In this special edition of Gone Clear, Ralph Pritchard and Gloria Dawson read out two pieces of writing, one by June Jordan, the other by Hélène Cixous, and think about how art and politics engage with death and are informed by the dead. Discussion begins at approx 20mins.

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Ways Of Reading

Gloria and Ralph discuss time, and how our sense of time affects the work we consume and how we consume it, via Maggie Nelson, Clarice Lispector and Leio, the timed reading app.