Society & Culture

Something is going crazy in this world. Sometimes its funny and sometimes its not, especially when it feels like life is kicking you in the ass. We know how you feel.

Episodes

April 13, 2021

Straightlikethat

We talk to the charming and uber-talented singer/songwriter Moses Lightergang this week. Moses provided two musical selections and we have a wonderful conversation with him. 

We also share our suspicions and disappointments about world leaders. We talk weird pantry offerings. And we talk about the things that are on everybodys minds. 

 

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We have a visit with singer/songwriter and musician David Tombesi-Walton. This episode features two musical selections by his band Mr. Wu's Pigs. We also talk about monsters, holiday bread, and we break a few eggs.

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March 30, 2021

Just Add Water

This week we talk about a science doc, a chess film and The White Tiger - and more. Please join us.

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March 23, 2021

Disaster Movie!

This week we have musical selections by The Jin J. X. Group. We share two songs, the first "Brando Blues" and, the second ,"Sea Of Blue". We are happy to share a conversation with singer,/songwriter and guitar player Jin J. X. We also visit with Indian scholar Arnab Chakraborty about disaster movies and their meanings to our lives and culture. 

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March 16, 2021

This is Our Life

Musical selections on today's program were provided by Joe Newberry:

My Dear Childhood Days (with April Verch)
Missouri Borderlands
Roustabout

This week we have 2 guests joining us. First we talk with Professor Carey Millsap-Spears about The Female Gothic, Tarot and the Penny Dreadful television series.

Our second guest is singer, songwriter, guitarist and clawhammer banjo player Joe Newberry, speaking with us from Raleigh North Carolina.

We would like to thank our guests for participating in today's podcast and as well, we'd like to thank you, our listeners.

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March 10, 2021

Family Mystery

We try to solve the mystery of the royal famly, and watch two friends tackle true crime by looking at their own family. And Candy watches a sci-fi with a family trying to save humanity. We interview Canadian comedians, actors and filmmakers Jackson Rowe and Mike Milden about their documentary series "For Heaven's Sake."

 

Please email your thoughts on the royal scandal or if you have any theories of what happened to Harold Heaven here...

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We take a deep dive into the audio sound board history at legendary New York City club CBGB. Irish scholar and musician, Richard Duckworth, a former sound mixer for CBGB, talks to us about his time in NYC and he shares his recent paper on the sound system at the club. CBGB was a live venue from 1973 to 2006. It is considered the birthplace of punk music but served many genres of music over it's 30 some year operation. We also share a conversation Candy has with Oscar winner Jaunty Yates. Ms. Yates, currently on set in Rome, talks about costume designs in the movie The Counselor. Thank you for listening!

 

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C/O Anthony Stagg

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Chicago, Illinois 60608 USA

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February 23, 2021

The Lost Christo Tapes

In 1991, Toronto artist Sheila Gregory read that Christo was spending over $20 million to bring to life his latest Umbrellas project, and she wanted to ask him about it. Sheila flew to New York and spoke with Christo for over an hour. The interview was played in 4 parts on CKLN radio's Art on Air. For the next 30 years, it has lived in a drawer on cassette tape. Recently, Sheila came across it while organizing boxes of old photos.

Today, The Agency speaks with Sheila Gregory about her interview with Christo, followed by the entire Christo interview.

Please join us. If you would like to send us your thoughts on this episode or anything on The Agency, email: theagency.podcast@gmail.com

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February 16, 2021

Double Bake

This week your agents get lost in the woods, make yummy rosemary crackers, read some challenging Japanese crime fiction, and catch up on an assortment of movies and tv shows. Please join us.

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The Agency
C/O Anthony Stagg
P.O. Box 8912801
1859 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

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February 9, 2021

Dead Reckoning

This week: Superbowl and The Weeknd; Tom Jones has the Reality Television Blues; n-scale; low-tech antics; My Kind of Eats; Phuc Map Vlog; Talk Radio woes; The Choir: Sing well you work; Your Honour; Tin Star; Dead Reckoning. Please join us.

Email The Agency: theagency.podcast@gmail.com

Send your cards, letters and packages to:

The Agency
C/O Anthony Stagg
P.O. Box 8912801
1859 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

Thank you for listening - and special thanks to our Patreon supporters. If you would like to help The Agency pay some bills, please visit our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=24378373

 
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