I did two interviews on the TV and Internet machine last week where I tried to broaden the conversation about the Charleston Massacre.
My first spot was with the good folks on Ring of Fire TV and Radio. I dropped a bionic elbow on the narrow discourse around The Charleston Massacre and tried to focus on guns, Right-wing domestic terrorism, and toxic white masculinity.
My promo was a solid one. Thus, I was invited back for round two on Friday as Mike Papantonio was sitting in for Thom Hartmann on the RT network's show "The Big Picture" during prime time. Mike was very generous as we put the pedal to the metal and talked about the deeper game where the Republican Party is willing to sacrifice the Confederate Flag and American Swastika in order to prevent any meaningful gun control public health legislation.
I was on point during that conversation--talking slowly, being pithy with my witty, and having fun with difficult topics in order to leave a memorable impression with the viewer (chess analogies are great; Michael Jackson allusions may be lost on some viewers). Of course, there was a "Dusty finish" (got to keep honoring the late great American Dream) as some damn interference popped up during the feed. Gremlins are mocking ol' Chauncey DeVega it would seem.
As always, please share any thoughts, criticism, or other insights.
The podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show is back up and running. The host's servers were down for 4 days. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I am especially apologetic to the great guests Author Jonathan Lethem and Dr. David Reiss who should not have had their awesome sharing derailed by computer troubles.
To prevent this in the future, I am migrating the show over to Libsyn later this week--once that is done I will post the next episode early next week after the July 4th holiday. I appreciate your patience.
[I will post the new url and RSS feed info so that folks can resubscribe from Itunes, and other sources to the show.]
We have been doing too much great work on the podcast to have it derailed by technical problems. If you did not get a chance to listen to that last episode of the podcast please do so--between the great guests and the in the moment coverage of The Charleston Massacre--it is one of the best so far, and I suggest would hold up quite well against anything that you would find elsewhere.
I will be offering a proper thanks on the next episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, and also on site next week, but I want to give some preliminary love to the kind folks who donated to the June fundraising drive that helps to support the site and my other online work. I am so appreciative and moved by the kind donations and act of sending me positive energy. Thank you, so very, very much.