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

May 26, 2020

None Of Us Are Free

Admiring Billy Bob Thornton's infinite cool. Dwight Yokum's honouring tradition and what the heck is "acrotomophilla"?  And more listener mail.

 

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The Agency

c/o Anthony Stagg

P.O. Box 89101

1859 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60608

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May 22, 2020

Double Literature

We're late this week due to technical difficulties or an international conspiracy (you choose). Reader mail. Lots more on artificial intelligence. Doppelgangers, some podcast recommendations, more television and movies, and a little something from The Comfort Food Diner.

We want to hear from you. Email us: theagency.podcast@gmail.com.

A note on the music for this week's episode. Eugene Knapik plays Wild Hog in the Woods on clawhammer banjo for the intro. Just after we said good-bye, Candy asked me if I could hear the ice cream truck go by. I couldn't so she recorded a bit of it. I recognized it, an Old Time tune called Red Wing, also known as Woody Guthrie's Union Maid, which you hear a few seconds of at the end of the podcast.

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May 13, 2020

Wronger, stronger

Opioids, Artificial Intelligence, the worst movie Clint Eastwood ever made, a gem on Netflix called Unorthodox, and much more. Please join Candy Minx in Chicago and Eugene Knapik in Toronto for the latest at The Agency.

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c/o Anthony Stagg
P.O. Box 89101
1859 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

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We have two interview segments this week. We talk to Allison Rice and Dennis Dion both in the helping field based in Vancouver about pop culture and therapy. Then we play two tracks by the band $hitizen and interview lead singer and clothing designer Claudia Guajardo

We would love to hear from you and hope you will email us at theagency.podcast@gmail.com

 

Or write us by post to

 

The Agency

c/o Anthony Stagg

P.O. Box 89101

1859 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60608

 

And if you like what you see and hear and feel like supporting us you can pledge at our Patreon site but we will always be braodcasting for free.

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April 28, 2020

Not Enough Material

From windmills to goop to cobalt. 

Candy and Eugene not only watch two versions of 3:10 To Yuma but they read the original Elmore Leonard short story. Eugene gets us hungry with an installment of the Comfort Food Diner and we talk about Michael Moore's presentation of Jeff Gibbs movie Planet of the Humans, for free on Youtube, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  

We hope you share your impressions of pop culture with us by emailing us at:

theagency.podcast@gmail.com 

Or...write to us at:

The Agency

c/o Anthony Stagg

P.O. Box 89101

1858 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60608

 

If you want to help support our efforts, help us take care of business, get a mug, maybe a drawing pledge at our  Patreon site.

 

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April 23, 2020

Right To Repair

We have two guests this episode, Brian a parent to four sharing with us quarantine perspectives and Stagg Candy's husband chatting about two movies. We watched DIRTY HARRY and IKIRU this week.

 

Please email us your thoughts, feeling and idea to 

 

theagency.podcast@gmail.com

 

Or write us at 

The Agency

c/o Anthony Stagg

P.O. Box 89101

1859 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Il.

60608

 

If you want to help us take care of business, and get a mug, pledge on our Patrenn page, but don't worry our podcast will always be broadcast for free.

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=24378373

 

 

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April 16, 2020

1000 Miles Behind

Eugene and Candy get down deep and dirty watching new rock music documentary about The Band called “Once Were Brothers.” And other stuff.

 

We would love to hear from you and email is not contagious. Write us at:

 

theagency.podcast@gmail.com

 

If you love what we are up to please consider pledging at Patreon page but rest assured our podcast will always be free. 

 

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=24378373 

 

Our email mail address is:

 

The Agency

℅ Anthony Stagg

P.O. Box 89101

1859 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Illinois

60608

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April 7, 2020

More Brains

Eugene has been bingeing so many movies, including "The Rider", "Late Night" and "Leave No Trace". Candy recommends one of her heroes Slavoj Žižek, and his movie "The Perverts Guide To Ideology".

Eugene and Candy discuss experts vs. conspiracy theories, the power of imagination, and what do we do next?  Check out THE AGENCY Facebook page for lots of links and suppllementary content.

 

If you want to help support our podcast you can visit our Patreon page, Candy will mail you an original  collage for any $10 pledge level...but don't worry we will always be broadcasting for free:

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=24378373

We are still checking our mail box and our email box. But maybe email is better till we can venture outside again.

 

Email us at:

theagency.podcast@gmail.com

For the future here is our snail mail:

 

The Agency

c/o Anthony Stagg

P.O. Box 89101

1859 South Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Illinois

60608

 

 

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April 2, 2020

Inventory

In today's episode: a new movie and an older one too, some binge-watching, and a murder most foul.

Today we tried an experiment - a video feed. If you'd like to watch this podcast on YouTube, go here:

Let us know what you think about the video. It adds extra post-production time, but we're considering providing a video feed as premium content for our Patreon subscribers.

We love to hear from you! Please email us at:

theagency.podcast@gmail.com

If you are looking for some podcast swag or artwork by Candy, or you feel like supporting our podcast please visit and pledge at our Patreon page. Candy is going to offer handmade collage this week for $10 and $20 pledges. But don't worry we will always be broadcasting for free.

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=24378373

You can also reach us by post:

The Agency
c/o Anthony Stagg
P.O. Box 89101
1859 South Ashland Ave.
Chicago, Il.
60608

And don't forget...find us on Facebook for extra content.

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March 25, 2020

Skunked

Candy tries the impossible: discussing The Mandalorian with a non Star Wars fan. Eugene explores the outdoors in the time of quarantine. Other topics include turning to familiar food, looking for rice and comfort tv.

You can tell when Candy edits the audio for an episode because she likes using sound effects with Eugene's banjo stylings. Thank you for listening! 

What comfort foods are you seeking out? What are you doing to pass the time? How are you feeling? Please email us at:

 

theagency.podcast@gmail.com

 

If you are looking for some podcast swag or artwork by Candy, or you feel like supporting our podcast please visit and pledge at our Patreon page. Candy is going to offer handmade collage this week for $10 and $20 pledges. But don't worry we will always be braodcasting for free.

 

https://www.patreon.com/user?u=24378373

 

If you want to write us, please send us something to our snail mail below. If you want to buy a mug you may send us a cheque for $20 to the address below. (written to Anthony Stagg)

The Agency

c/o Anthony Stagg

P.O. Box 89101

1859 South Ashland Ave.

Chicago, Il.

60608

 

And don't forget...find us on Facebook for extra content.

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