Matthew Dons: Reflections on Remaining Alive

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Matthew Dons: Reflections on Remaining Alive
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Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
In Amsterdam
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Matthew Dons
In Tokyo

Matthew Dons was told five years ago that he had less than one year to live. 5 years later, he is still living with terminal cancer. The struggle has not gotten easier yet at the same time Matthew has gained a wealth of knowledge about health care costs, cancer treatment options, humanity and I would argue… life itself.
Today on the program, recorded some weeks before his major surgery he is struggling to recover from currently, we talk about these past 5 years, and we also discuss the recent loss of the great Dan Kaminsky. In between there is podcasting, media, information, friendships and well.. the stuff life is made of. Listen in and enjoy.

Go to MatthewDons.org and donate to help him stay alive!

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: Places Sound Takes You

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: Places Sound Takes You
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Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
in Amsterdam
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Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
in the Hague

Picture it: You meet someone new who introduces themselves to you. You proceed to start a conversation, but you notice this person’s voice sounds exactly like that of a childhood friend. In that moment, although you’re supposed to be listening to the conversation, you’re also thinking back to those days and that person. You’re there but you’re somewhere else.

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is very interested in the “somewhere else” that sound can take us to. As an artist, researcher, writer and theorist, Budhaditya’s work revolves around lived experiences as well as contemplation through listening.


In today’s podcast I get to ask him about his life, work, and the kinds of sounds that most fascinate him, particularly during a pandemic when people are moving less and perhaps noticing one another more. Along the way we do something I love to do… remember music and films.

Madge Weinstein: Cancelled Friendships and Thus and So

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Madge Weinstein: Cancelled Friendships and Thus and So
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Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
In Amsterdam
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Madge Weinstein
Calling from Chicago

Legendary podcaster and esteemed political commentator Madge Weinstein returns to the program to update the gentle audience on what life is like when there are vaccines for covid but people somehow still manage to make each other sick.

Yeast Radio is my favorite podcast.

Eat This Hot Show may have ended.

Pod Save The Queens in about “The Crown”

538 isn’t really related but Madge mentioned them.

Bilal Ghalib: Building Deeper Relationships

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Bilal Ghalib: Building Deeper Relationships
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Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Bilal Ghalib
Paris, France

Beyond the loss, the distance, and the isolation brought on by the global pandemic, Bilal Ghalib has found creative and effective ways to keep learning; about himself, his loved ones, and humans in general. He also has never stopped experimenting with ways of connecting with people or tapping into his own talents and fears.
Today on the podcast, we spend the hour speaking with Bilal about his reflections over the past year, what he has figured out and what he struggles with. We tackle history and the parts of our past that are difficult to talk about or make sense of. We speak of family and the complication of distance when being the outsider /foreigner becomes a way of life. We also manage to discuss what gaming means to us, so far, with limited experience.

Bilal is a very special person who has appeared on this podcast numerous times over these past two decades, and Im very thankfully to have had this time together and to be able to share it with you the listeners.

Bilal‘s website

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