AN AUDIO ART PROJECT ABOUT POWER AND LOVE


The Heart is an audio art project about intimacy and humanity — comprised of a community of writers, radio-makers and artists who make personal documentary work about bodies, love, power dynamics & all of the invisible things in the air between humans. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.

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EPISODE

MAKING TROUBLE


RELEASE DATE February 23, 2022

Making Trouble
Welcome to The Heart. We’ve been in operation for 14 years! What’s next? An overview for those new to the feed. And a window into what double double toil and radio we’ve been cooking up for 2022.



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SHOW HISTORY


IN MONTREAL 2008. CKUT 90.3 FM offers up an hour at drivetime to a group of queers. Kaitlin Prest, Jess Grosman, Nora Rohman, Britt Wray and Linda Tsang are the new collective of a sex positive radio show called Audio Smut. CKUT gives them the space and the freedom to experiment and find their own voice. Wildness ensues.

IN NEW YORK 2012. Mitra Kaboli moves to New York to join Kaitlin, who has big dreams of making the show into a real job instead of a passion project. They go independent from the radio station and relaunch the show as a podcast. Jen Ng, Rider Alsop and Rae Dooley join the ranks. 

IN KAITLIN’S BEDROOM 2014. She receives a call from Kerri Hoffman (PRX) with an invite to join the Radiotopia network. The Heart is born. Wildness ensues. Sharon Mashihi, Samara Breger and Phoebe Wang join the team. The show wins awards. They become pros. And then they get tired. 

IN TORONTO 2018. The Heart is quiet. Kaitlin, Phoebe and Sharon make a different podcast with the CBC. Mitra gets a pro job at ESPN’s 30 for 30. Jen goes on a self-care vacay. Samara starts lifting weights and writing a lesbian romance novel. Rider lives the artist commune poet life. 

IN LOS ANGELES 2019. Kaitlin decides to revamp the show and introduces  artists Nicole Kelly and Phoebe Unter (PU/NK) of bitchface.

EVERYWHERE COVID 2021. The show goes quiet again, brewing ideas for future, queer works of audio art.













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