Audio Interference

Interference Archive is a social space, exhibition venue, and open stacks archive of movement culture, based in Brooklyn. Audio Interference is a podcast dedicated to the activists, artists, and organizers whose histories make up the archive.

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Audio Interference 82: Dane Michael on Zines & Mutual Aid

Listen on Soundcloud In this episode, we speak with Interference Archive volunteer Dane Michael about his favorite zines in the archive’s collection as well as his interest in collecting radical print materials and mutual aid ephemera, which he regularly donates to the archive. In particular, Dane shares experiences traveling to social centers and radical spaces […]

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Audio Interference 81: Asylum Seekers Fighting Back Against Workplace Exploitation In Montréal

Listen on Soundcloud In this segment we hear about the struggles for workplace justice for non-status people and asylum seekers in Montréal. The segment revolves around an ongoing campaign on the part of the Immigrant Workers Centre to support the workers at the warehouse distribution centre for Dollarama, one of the largest dollar shop corporations in North America. Many […]

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Audio Interference 80: Soulscapes

Listen on Soundcloud In this episode, we speak to Zeelie Brown, a Black, queer artist and cellist based in New York City. She creates “soulscapes”: sites and soundscapes that invoke the temporality, sacredness of connection, and layers of history embedded within feelings of refuge. Zeelie’s sanctuary spaces draw on her personal and ancestral traditions of […]

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Audio Interference 79: Handbooks

Volunteer Coordinator Sophie Glidden-Lyon explains why handbooks are among her favorite items at Interference Archive.

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Audio Interference 78: Oral History of UHAB

"The city had so many buildings, it had no ability to manage them themselves, no ability to even outsource the management...if you were alive and breathing and raised your hand, you could have a building in the city of New York." -- Charles Laven

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Audio Interference 77.6: Archiving Abolition—A Quarter of a Century

In this episode, we hear "A Quarter of a Century," a song by Ivie, a comrade on the inside whose story is uplifted by Survived and Punished. It references her campaign to free herself from a 25 to life sentence and was recorded over the phone from Bedford Hills prison, a maximum security correctional facility in Bedford Hills, NY. In the middle of the song, you'll hear an accompanying rap by another comrade, Sassi, who is also incarcerated at Bedford Hills. The episode stems from a collaboration with Survived and Punished New York.

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Audio Interference 77.5: Archiving Abolition—Alisha Walker

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re sharing reflections from Alisha Walker, a survivor on the inside. The episode stems from a collaboration with Survived and Punished New York, a grassroots, abolitionist group that works to eradicate the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the culture of violence that contributes to it.

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Audio Interference 77.4 Archiving Abolition—Annette Farrell

In this episode, we hear from Annette Farrell, a contributor to Survived and Punished's Inside-Outside Newsletter about her experiences as an incarcerated person and her thoughts on justice and abolition.

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Audio Interference 77.3 Archiving Abolition—Andrea Benson

Letters from Comrades on the Inside: In this episode, we hear from Andrea Benson, a contributor to Survived and Punished’s Inside-Outside Newsletter about her experiences as an incarcerated person and her thoughts on justice and abolition. This episode of Audio Interference is part of a series in collaboration with Survived and Punished, a coalition of […]

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Audio Interference 77.2: Archiving Abolition – Jessica Paradiso

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re sharing reflections from Jessica Paradiso, a survivor on the inside. The episode stems from a collaboration with Survived and Punished New York, a grassroots, abolitionist group that works to eradicate the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the culture of violence that contributes to it.

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Audio Interference 77.1: Archiving Abolition – Survived & Punished

This episode of Audio Interference is about Survived and Punished, a coalition of defense campaigns and grassroots groups committed to eradicating the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the culture of violence that contributes to it. We’re speaking with two members of the New York chapter of the group, Will Willis and Maureen Silverman.

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Audio Interference 76: Sanctuary City Project

The Sanctuary City Project collects stories of immigration, detention, and resistance and then shares those narratives with the public through video projections, installations, mobile food projects, billboards, banners, and pop-up print shops.

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Audio Interference 75: Kent State and Jackson State
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Audio Interference 75: Kent State and Jackson State

"Polls showed that the majority of Americans thought that the National Guard did the right thing at Kent State."

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Audio Interference 74: We the People Won’t Go

"We plant gardens in vacant lots...we turn abandoned buildings into homes, we turn street corners into liberated zones...For a moment, for an hour, for a year, for a decade..A space opens up and we are in control, We the people seize control of public space, seize control of housing, seize control of those things that make up our lives"

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Audio Interference 73: Ghost Bikes

In this episode, we speak with Ellen Belcher and Steve Scofield of Ghost Bikes, a volunteer group that installs street memorials for cyclists who have been killed in traffic violence.

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Audio Interference 72: Dissident Island

“Areas that are now very affluent in London like Notting Hill or Camden Town, these would have been full of squatted places. Literally streets, like whole blocks of terraced housing that were squatted. From the 1960-70s onward there’s lots of people that ended up in possession of properties having initially squatted there.”

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Audio Interference 71: Protect Oak Flat

In this episode, we speak with Vanessa Nosie, activist, and Carrie Curley, activist and artist, about the Apache Stronghold and their spiritual movement to protect Oak Flat from the foreign mining company Resolution Copper.

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Audio Interference 70: Citation and the Archive

AK Thompson speaks about citation and the role of archivists in social movements.

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Audio Interference 69: What a DJ Really Is

"we never used the term pirate radio ...what we are doing is legit we are legit we are community radio station and more important we are an undocumented radio station.. that’s how we talked about it...—we are not illegal we are undocumented"

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Audio Interference 68: Brooklyn Pirate Radio

In this episode, we’re sharing excerpts from an event at Interference Archive in July, which featured a conversation between David Goren and Joan Martinez about Haitian pirate radio stations of Brooklyn.

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Audio Interference 67: Interference Archive on Radio Survivor

Audio Interference is excited to be bringing you an episode from a guest podcast, Radio Survivor. Interference volunteers Elena Levi and Celia Easton Koehler appeared on the podcast to talk about our current exhibition, Resistance Radio: The People's Airwaves.

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