This week I got both a good laugh and a painful lesson from listening to She Podcasts. Warning, don’t teach your Mexican co-worker what “See You Next Tuesday” means. Spoilers: it doesn’t end well. I’ve also got eclipse news, dead bodies in strange places, a workplace affair gone horribly wrong, and by far the worst way to find out your spouse is cheating. All that, and I revisit a previous feature for it’s spinoff podcast, Movie Maintenance Presents.
Artist Stephanie Rose has decided to oppose selfie culture in a “special” way. She takes what she’s dubbed “StefDies.” She drops, face down, dead in random locations, some major tourist spots, and has a picture taken. She says that people need to stop being part of the camera and be start being part of the picture.
If somebody dies in a NYC subway, the policy is to get the body removed quickly and get business back up and running ASAP. Apparently this also means that when they bag and tag a body, they dump it in the nearest, out of public view, area around. This often ends up being the subway workers’ break rooms or random storage closets.
“From thrillers to comedies to biopics, the Movie Maintenance crew from Sanspants Radio, working with Bitten By Productions, bring you a series of original radio plays, written by some of Melbourne’s most exciting up and coming writers – or, y’know, those guys you occasionally listen to on that podcast. Some of these stories you’ll recognize from pitches on Movie Maintenance, others are total originals, all of them are probably worth your time. Featuring professional actors and immersive sound effects, Movie Maintenance Presents is guaranteed to offer you at least a middling good time once a month.”