Make/Work Episode 32: Nathan Langston


In episode 32 of Make/Work, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with poet and composer Nathan Langston. Several years back Langston schemed up a “gimmick” to meet other artists when he landed friendless in New York City. In April, he launched Telephone: An International Arts Experiment with the Satellite Collective, linking 315 artists from 42 countries.

Langston speaks about the origin and development of this ambitious project as well as the effect it’s had on his creative and personal life.

All of these art forms, they can get as lonely as people. It sucks when they don’t talk to each other.

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Every creative laborer has a different story to tell about how they negotiate their relationship between their creative work and their paycheck and how they balance their lives to sustain their creative practice. In Make/Work, Scott will speak with emerging and established artists working in a wide range of creative mediums about how they survive, how they make a living, and how they maintain their work over the long term. New episodes will be released the third Thursday of every month.

Scott Pinkmountain is a writer and musician living in California. He is the creator and host of The History Channeler comedy podcast and has written for This American Life, A Public Space, HTMLGIANT, and other publications. He has also released dozens of albums of both instrumental music and songs including the recent No Country Music. He can be found at More from this author →