Episode 68

Published on:

11th Jan 2022

I've Awoken from This Coma of Whiteness with Bianca Diaz

Artist and children's book illustrator Bianca Diaz talks to me about unpacking her identity as a white Latina, the personalities of buildings, and the comfort she'd like to give children with incarcerated parents in See You Soon, her forthcoming book with bestselling author and abolitionist organizer Mariame Kaba. She's also at least the third person to reference What Dreams May Come when describing her hopes for the afterlife, so it might be time to start a This Is Your Afterlife movie club.

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Transcript: This Is Your Afterlife on Podscribe

Music = Future: "Use Me" / James Blackshaw: "The Cloud of Unknowing" / Four Tet: "Two Thousand and Seventeen" / Johnnie Frierson: "Miracles"

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About the Podcast

This Is Your Afterlife
Comedian Dave Maher interviews artists and activists about death, their lives, and the afterlife.
What happens when we die? What if this is the afterlife? Comedian, coma survivor, and former Pitchfork writer Dave Maher ("This American Life") asks artists, entertainers, and activists for definite answers to these unanswerable questions.
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