Welcome to Third Eye Weekly–a podcast hosted by BTR’s Zach Schepis and Jennifer Smith for underreported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, percussionist William Ruiz joins us to talk rhythm. Ruiz is a native Taino who plays an unusual instrument called the 12-tongue log drum. He performs for pow-wows, alongside acclaimed jazz musicians, and in the New York City subways.
And later, author Jolie Kerr is on the phone to talk about her newest book My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag, and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha.
Today’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Dave Lordan and Geoff Trenchard.
As always, don’t forget to check out our Twitter account for the latest in independent media and underreported news.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Vice Takes On Former White House Leader” (Nov 17, Truthdig)
“Island of the Widows” (Nov 16, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
“Top Ten US Aid Recipients Practice Torture” (Nov 1, Project Censored)
“White House Seeks Next Generation of High-Tech Weapons” (Nov 16, The Intercept)
The Week in Underreported Stories in the Mainstream Media:
“Thousands Mourn the Death of Iranian Singer” (Nov 15, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty)
“Sweden To Invent Sexism Rating For Video Games” (Nov 18, The Guardian)
“Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests” (Nov 11, Wired)
“Koala Diplomacy Brings Together World Leaders” (Nov 16, Business Insider)
“Pentagon Considers Sending Out More Iraq Ground Troops” (Nov 16, Business Insider)
Without further ado …
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King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard
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November 24 – Hoxton Square Bar – London, UK
November 26 – The Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, UK
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