Episode 40

Published on:

11th May 2021

The Difference Between Heaven and Hell Is Square Footage with Kurt Chiang

One man's cancer is another man's coma. Kurt Chiang (The Neo-Futurists) talks to me about the weird corners of feeling that come with surviving cancer and wanting to control that attention by making theater. He describes a particularly theatrical heaven, and I think we accidentally proved the existence of God dissecting Kurt's experience of eating Peruvian rotisserie chicken.

Check out Kurt's extended episode at patreon.com/davemaher, which includes extra intro talk about his transition from active Neo-Futurist ensemble member to solo performance/video artist, plus his "Funeral Planning" segment.

Follow Kurt on IG: @chiangkurtox

And on Twitter: @chiangkurt

And keep a lookout in June, when Kurt will begin a crowdfunding campaign with support from the 3Arts Foundation for his premiere short film "Chicka-Dee-Dee-Dee!"

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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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