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Phantom Power
Phantom Power
Mack Hagood

A podcast on sound art, sound studies, and the sonic humanities

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Ep. 25: For Some Odd Reason (Kate Carr)

Today’s guest, Kate Carr, is an accomplished sound artist and field recordist whose recent work grapples with issues of communication... more

13 Apr 2021 · 35 minutes
Ep. 24: Voice of Yoko (Amy Skjerseth on Yoko Ono)

Phantom Power's Amy Skjerseth brings us the story of perhaps the most famous vocal performance artist and avant-garde musician whose... more

09 Mar 2021 · 34 minutes
Ep. 23: Forest Listening Rooms (Brian Harnetty)

What would happen if you took red state rural voters on a walk into the woods with left-wing environmental activists... more

09 Feb 2021 · 37 minutes
Ep. 22: HEY, ROBOT! (Frank Lantz)

The Hey Robot board game Today, we’re playing with voice assistants and thinking about the role of voices in gaming with... more

08 Jan 2021 · 25 minutes
A Life Based on an Experiment (Siavash Amini)

Episode 21 presents a portrait of Iranian experimental composer Siavash Amini. His music, which moves seamlessly between contemplative ambience, menacing... more

03 Sep 2020 · 47 minutes
Ep. 20: What is Radio Art (Colin Black)

What is radio art? It’s a rather unfamiliar term in the United States, but in other countries, it’s a something... more

13 Mar 2020 · 40 minutes
Ep. 19: Under Construction

It's been a minute, so in this short episode, we update you on what's happening with Phantom Power and what's... more

21 Feb 2020 · 7 minutes
Ep. 18: Screwed and Chopped (Re-cast)

Slab trunks feature sound systems and visual displays. Today we re-cast one of our favorite episodes, an interview with folklorist and... more

20 Dec 2019 · 35 minutes
Ep. 17: The Sounds of Silents

What did going to the movies sound like back in the “silent film” era? The answer takes us on a... more

01 Nov 2019 · 43 minutes
Ep. 16: Soar and Chill (Robin James)

Why do certain musical sounds move us while others leave us cold? Are musical trends simply that—or do they contain... more

27 Sep 2019 · 1 hour,
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