About this Episode

Your brain holds onto it and says, this must be the mindset that drives celebrities like Kanye West to jump up on stage and embarrass a young Taylor Swift. An insight that gives the owner the ability to enter any situation with utter and complete confidence and swagger.

And sometimes that Kanye-esque quote comes from a famous French dude named, Gustave Flaubert, who wrote:

 

“There is no truth. There is only perception.”

 

It is an idea that is great in theory, but nearly impossible in practice. It is also an idea that we haven’t been able to stop thinking about since episode 1, when Matt Wilson cracked open our skulls and began putting name-tags on all the little voices in our heads.

These voices steer us through life. But are you behind the wheel, or sitting shotgun, careening through life in the carpool lane?

 

In other words:

 

How do you deal with perception vs. reality?

 

In this episode we sit down with Clementine Von Radics and Alex Dang, two Portland poets who were traveling through Chicago on tour and graciously joined us to figure out how we can identify our own voice, silence haters, and pursue the perception of reality that is right for our life.

 

Learn more about our guests here:

Clementine:
· www.clementinepoetry.com
· facebook.com/clementinevonradicspoetry
· www.Instagram.com/clementinevonradics

Alex:
· wordsoftakumi.tumblr.com
· facebook.com/alexdangpoetry
· instagram.com/takumithefox
· twitter.com/takumithefox

Learn more about our guests here:

 

Clementine:
· www.clementinepoetry.com
· facebook.com/clementinevonradicspoetry
· www.Instagram.com/clementinevonradics

 

Alex:
· wordsoftakumi.tumblr.com
· facebook.com/alexdangpoetry
· instagram.com/takumithefox
· twitter.com/takumithefox

Additional topics include:

 

+ A live read of Salome, which dives into the ignorance surrounding Kim Kardashian’s celebrity and will challenge the way you think.
clementinepoetry.com/post/905847468…even-veils-the

 

+ A poetic look into how it feels growing up as a minority.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoP0ox_Jw_w

 

+ Insightful references to the exquisitely mustached Mark Twain
quoteinvestigator.com/2012/04/28/shorter-letter/

 

+ What we can learn from stories of blind people riding bikes on Invisibilia
www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archiv…e/544/batman

 

+ Chris Rock’s breakdown of the political gang mentality
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQvLb8FiX8w

 

+ A look at how 2 Chainz owns the weed debate
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e25in2BNo48

 

+ Trying to understand how to run like a girl, thanks to Dove
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs

 

+ McDonald’s winning attempt to pull at our heart strings
www.youtube.com/watch?v=93KTpF9JDWo

 

+ The Onion’s view of political discourse, including a man’s ironclad grasp of an issue, which can only withstand two follow-up questions.
www.theonion.com/articles/mans-ir…d-2-follo,37968/

 

+ An explanation as to why Paris Hilton is a genius
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E32oWP_Wn0M

 

+ e.e. cummings and how he was entirely misperceived
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Audio Credits:

 

+ Alex Dang: What Kind of Asian Are You? Live at 2013 National Poetry Slam www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoP0ox_Jw_w

 

+ Kanye West: Heartless www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co0tTeuUVhU

 

+ Talib Kweli: Too Late (Instrumental Version) www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRT-Hpcujoo

 

+ Big Bang Theory Theme Song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ZP152mALk

 

+ Kanye West Interview on Jimmy Kimmel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-PfivL3erw

 

+ Our show theme song is from Chris Leamy: Summertime. Purchase his EP "The Start" on

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-start-ep/id947688749