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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ep. 142 - Ash Burgess [XIII]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 142nd episode, our returning guest is Ash Burgess.
You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16, Episode 26, Episode 27, Episode 39, Episode 58, Episode 63, Episode 77, Episode 86, Episode 91, Episode 100, Episode 124, Episode 130, Episode 136, and Episode 82, and which also featured regular guest Jonathan Fowler of the podcast.

Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies and an appetite for both high and low culture. She strives to celebrate the best of every season with her young children
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Friday, May 10, 2019

Ep. 141 - Carlos Dengler [IV]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 141st episode, our returning guest is Carlos Dengler. You first heard Carlos Dengler on Episode 87, Episode 88, and Episode 123 of the podcast.
Carlos Dengler is a freelance actor, musician, writer, and filmmaker living in New York City.
Carlos is completing post-production on a festival-bound short film called Iowa. He wrote, directed and starred in the film, along with composing the score and editing. It is based on characters from Charles D’Ambrosio’s short story “The Scheme of Things.”
He has written for n+1, Seven Stories Press and is working with Foundry Literary + Media on writing his first memoir. He performed a critically acclaimed one person show for NY Fringe Festival in 2016, entitled Homo Sapiens Interruptus and guest performed with the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band. Carlos worked with director Terry Kinney at Lincoln Center Theater in 2016 and performed with Da Camera of Houston portraying Marcel Proust in a devised theatre piece with music in 2017.
He received an MFA from NYU Grad Acting in 2015 and was the founding bass player and keyboardist for the band Interpol from 1997 to 2010.
Carlos is currently developing an experimental monologue called The Importance of Ernest, loosely based on the similarly titled play by Oscar Wilde.
Carlos is also an avid backpacker and amateur nature photographer. He has a Flickr album full of photos from all of his adventures and a recently edited hiking video on Vimeo shot entirely on his iPhone in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He has raised money for the Fresh Air Fund on GoFundMe through his backpacking adventures.
You can read Carlos' essay, “Motley Boo,” which we discussed in this episode, here: https://prefacingblog.tumblr.com/post/183950166754/motley-boo-the-dirt-2019-and-a-tertiary-failure
And you can see the Patrick Willems video, “The Broken Formula of Musical Biopics,” which we also discussed in this episode, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3q3LEaK7_U
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Monday, April 22, 2019

Ep. 140 - Jonathan Fowler [XXXVI]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess. On this, our 140th episode, our returning guest is Jonathan Fowler.
You first heard Jonathan Fowler on Episode 2, Episode 10, Episode 20, Episode 21, Episode 29, Episode 30, Episode 31, Episode 32, Episode 34, Episode 35, Episode 43, Episode 48, Episode 51, Episode 56, Episode 64, Episode 74, Episode 83, Episode 92, Episode 102, Episode 103, Episode 104, Episode 105, Episode 106, Episode 107, Episode 108, Episode 109, Episode 111, Episode 114, Episode 115, Episode 116, Episode 119, Episode 126, Episode 127, Episode 133, Episode 137, and Episode 82, also featuring fellow regular guest Ash Burgess of the podcast. Jonathan graduated with a BA in history from Indiana University in 2006. He is an unabashed left-wing political junkie. He has lived and worked in South Korea for over 10 years, trying to help the citizens of that great nation, hopefully, "talk pretty one day."

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Here is a YouTube playlist of the songs we discussed on this episode:

Friday, April 5, 2019

Ep. 139 - Andrea Chalupa


Hello, and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host Rob Burgess.
On this, our 139th episode, our guest is Andrea Chalupa.
Here is her biography:
“I was born and raised in Davis, California, and currently live in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from the University of California, at Davis with High Honors in History, with a focus on Soviet History, I studied Ukrainian at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the International School of Ukrainian Studies in L’viv, Ukraine. As a journalist, I cut my teeth in the newsrooms of Conde Nast Portfolio and AOL Money & Finance, and have written articles and columns for The Daily Beast, Forbes, TIME, and The Atlantic. Since 2004, while finishing my History thesis on the role of religion in Ukraine’s independence movement at the fall of the Soviet Union, I began dreaming up a screenplay that would take me fifteen years to research, write, and produce. That screenplay became Mr. Jones, directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Agnieszka Holland and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joseph Mawle as George Orwell. Much of the research for the film was compiled into my book, Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm, which has been taught in classrooms in Canada and Ukraine through the genocide education program Orwell Art.
“When I was growing up in Northern California, my grandfather Olexji was the world to me. Born in Donbas, a region in eastern Ukraine currently being invaded by Russia, my grandfather witnessed the Russian Revolution fought on his family farm as a small boy; survived the Holodomor, Stalin’s genocide famine that killed an estimated 4 million to 7 million people; and as a young father was arrested and tortured by the Soviet secret police during Stalin’s purges. Shortly before he passed away at the age of 83, my grandfather wrote down his life story, showing the events Orwell allegorized in Animal Farm through the eyes of a survivor.
“It was for my grandfather and the countless others who suffered under the Soviet regime that I wrote and produced Mr. Jones. The idea first came to me in my final year of university and followed me to Ukraine after college and to a road trip through Wales shortly before my wedding, and many research trips for several years after. I wanted to tell a story that would honor the millions of victims of Stalin, who has been resurrected under Putinism as a great hero, and expose how Kremlin propaganda works - sometimes with the help of corrupt Western journalists and political leaders. The history of Stalin’s genocide is told through this short documentary I was asked to write, direct, and produce for genocide education by the Holodomor Research and Education Consoritum at the University of Alberta. It features interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum, author of Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine and Gulag: A History; Yale University’s Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hiter and Stalin and On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century; Harvard University’s Serhii Plokhy, author of The Gates of Europe: A History and The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union, Stanford University’s Norman Naimark, author of Stalin’s Genocides, and other leading historians on this period. You can watch the documentary, Stalin’s Secret Genocide.
“As surreal as this journey has been against the backdrop of growing authoritarianism around the world, I met along the way brave human rights activists and journalists who continuously restored my faith. In January 2014, I helped launch #DigitalMaidan, a hashtag of the revolution in Ukraine; #MarchForTruth, a nationwide protest on June 3, 2017 demanding transparency and accountability in the Russia investigation, and helped lead a crowdfunding campaign to turn an oligarch’s abandoned private zoo in Ukraine into an animal refuge.
“Over the years, I have spoken about Ukraine and Russia in the World Forum for Democracy at the Council of Europe, the Personal Democracy Forum at New York University, the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the National Arts Club in New York City, and went on a two-week university lecture tour of Canada, including McGill University, Carleton University, and the University of Toronto.
“And yes, I have a sister, Alexandra Chalupa, called one of the most influential people of the 2016 election by the investigative journalist Michael Isikoff who, along with David Corn, the first journalist to publish an interview with Christopher Steele, features my sister in their bestselling book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. The first three episodes of Gaslit Nation, recapping the 2016 election like a crime scene, explain how my sister was harassed and risked her life and career to alert the media about Paul Manafort and the Kremlin’s attack on our democracy as it was happening.”
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ep. 138 - Sarah Kendzior [VII]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess. On this, our 138th episode, our returning guest is Sarah Kendzior.
You first heard Sarah Kendzior on Episode 70, Episode 80, Episode 89, Episode 99, Episode 112, and Episode 128.
Sarah Kendzior is best known for her reporting on St. Louis, her coverage of the 2016 election, and her academic research on authoritarian states. She is currently an op-ed columnist for the Globe and Mail and she was named by Foreign Policy as one of the “100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events.” Her reporting has been featured in many publications, including Politico, Slate, The Atlantic, Fast Company, The Chicago Tribune, TeenVogue, and The New York Times.
Her book, “The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America,” was published April 17, 2018 and is now a New York Times-bestseller.
Also, a quick shout out before we start the show to Mercer Suppiger, who created the brand new logo for The Rob Burgess Show. You can see more of his work at www.mtsuppiger.com.
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ep. 137 - Jonathan Fowler [XXXV]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess. On this, our 137th episode, our returning guest is Jonathan Fowler.
You first heard Jonathan Fowler on Episode 2, Episode 10, Episode 20, Episode 21, Episode 29, Episode 30, Episode 31, Episode 32, Episode 34, Episode 35, Episode 43, Episode 48, Episode 51, Episode 56, Episode 64, Episode 74, Episode 83, Episode 92, Episode 102, Episode 103, Episode 104, Episode 105, Episode 106, Episode 107, Episode 108, Episode 109, Episode 111, Episode 114, Episode 115, Episode 116, Episode 119, Episode 126, Episode 127, Episode 133, and Episode 82, also featuring fellow regular guest Ash Burgess of the podcast. Jonathan graduated with a BA in history from Indiana University in 2006. He is an unabashed left-wing political junkie. He has lived and worked in South Korea for over 10 years, trying to help the citizens of that great nation, hopefully, "talk pretty one day."
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Monday, March 11, 2019

Ep. 136 - Ash Burgess [XII]


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.



On this, our 136th episode, our returning guest is Ash Burgess.



You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16, Episode 26, Episode 27, Episode 39, Episode 58, Episode 63, Episode 77, Episode 86, Episode 91,Episode 100, Episode 124, Episode 130, and Episode 82, and which also featured regular guest Jonathan Fowler of the podcast.



Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies and an appetite for both high and low culture. She strives to celebrate the best of every season with her young children
Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashburgess/ and subscribe to her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2Bis7mhGmekVi0ZioJFOg?app=desktop 



This is also a very special episode because three years ago today, which was March 11, 2016, the very first episode of The Rob Burgess Show dropped, and featured (now) regular guest Sean Spicer. Thank you to everyone who has been a guest. And, thank you to everyone who has listened to any of the episodes, including this one.



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