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The podcast from the folks who bring you Meat For Tea: The Valley Review. This quarterly publication of arts and literature has its very own audio companion. The Meat For Teacast features live recordings of spoken word and music, conversations with authors and other artists, and more!
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S3 E3 100,000 Poets, Artists and Musicians for Change 2021, Meat For Tea edition.
Join us for this Zoom event in celebration of 10 years of 100tpc.org. Spoken word performances from Gayle Brandeis, Linda Kraus, D. Dina Friedman, Kristin Bock, Jessamyn Smyth, Marissa Perez, and featured reader Tommy Twilite. Recorded and streamed live on September 25, 2021. As this was a live Zoom event, the audio quality varies wildly. With apologies, we still hope you enjoy the excellent content contained therein! See S1 E20 for Elizabeth's chat with 100TPFC's co-founder Michael Rothenberg, S3 E2 for our conversation with Jessamyn Smyth, S2 E24 for our time with Massachusetts 2021-2023 Beat Poet Laureate Tommy Twilite, and S1 E24 for Elizabeth's talk with Gayle Brandeis for more!
01:36:41
October 18, 2021
S3 E2 Jessamyn Smyth
Buckle up! We have a super chat with writer, professor, all-around-terrific-person Jessamyn Smyth, discussing her new book, philosophies on writing and reading and much, much more. She reads from her new book, Gilgamesh Wilderness as well - you get to hear it here first! You can find out more about Jessamyn at http://jessamynsmyth.net Look for her new book, out soon on Saddle Road Press, wherever fine books can be found (hint: ask your local bookstore to order it for you if they don't carry it!) Go to http://saddleroadpress.com for more information as well.
02:12:27
October 5, 2021
S3 E1 David Solheim and Barbara Laman
Welcome to the season three premiere episode! It's a doozy of a conversation that Elizabeth had with her former professor and his excellent wife, both excellent writers and contributors to Meat For Tea, as well as publishers and published authors in their own right. Lots of excellent reading of theirs and others' works, as well as a wide ranging conversation of many things political, philosophical, geographical and much much more! David was the North Dakota Statehood Centennial Poet and is an Emeritus Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota, and an Emeritus Professor at Dickinson State University in North Dakota. Barbara is also an Emeritus Professor of English at DSU. Grab a snack and settle in! Be sure to visit www.buffalocommonspress.com
01:48:10
September 20, 2021
S2 E25 Jane Yolen and Peter Tacy
The season two finale - and what a finale it is! We had a terrific chat with poets, writers - and musicians! - Jane Yolen and Peter Tacy. They read several new poems, some to be in the upcoming issue of Meat For Tea, a couple in previous issues, and more! Tuck in and enjoy our conversation with these two brilliant folks. Find out more at: www.janeyolen.com 
01:22:58
August 15, 2021
S2 E24 Thomas Clark aka Tommy Twilite
In our penultimate episode for season 2, we have - in our own Meat For Teacast dining room studio - a great meeting with Thomas Clark, aka Tommy Twilite. Poet, musician, former fireman, 2021 Massachusetts Beat Poet Laureate and so much more. Join us for a lovely chat filled with all sorts of topics and some of his poetry and music - all recorded live under the Three Elephants™ here at Meat For Tea central (replete with passing traffic sounds and other noises - hey! - it's our home, it's hot out so we opened windows and got up to refresh our beverages :) )  Be sure to join us next episode for the season finale - but don't worry, we'll be back with season three before you can blink. Find more about Thomas and the Florence Poets Society at http://www.florencepoets.com/ Episode thumbnail photo credit: F. Alex Johnson. (Look HIM up too!)
01:31:24
August 1, 2021
S2 E23 Candace Curran and Nina Rossi
We have a great chat with writers, artists and musicians Candace Curran and Nina Rossi. They regale us with some live spoken word performances as well. Also featuring music from She Said! This was another internet conversation, so there are some glitches, so you know. The first 10 minutes or so of our audio was somehow also strangely corrupted, so during that time, both sides of the conversation were VOIP audio only. Technology!
01:36:16
July 18, 2021
S2 E22 Joshua Michael Stewart
We have a great chat with writer and musician Joshua Michael Stewart. He reads several of his poems, discusses some of the methods he's used, and a lot more. Also, we feature four pieces of his music! In Joshua's words: ""Jig for Jim" is an original composition from my first album, "Ghost in the Room." "Brother..." & "Nobody's Business" are old traditional songs (public domain) that will be on my upcoming album "Bitches Banjo" released July 20, 2021 and "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" is also a traditional song on the upcoming album, but this version is an alternate take that won't be on the album." Learn more about Joshua at www.joshuamichaelstewart.com
01:31:54
July 4, 2021
S2 E21 Cirque du Pamplemousse
Going back to Saturday, June 8, 2013, we have some readers and music featured in that night's release party. Spoken Word from Elizabeth MacDuffie, David P. Miller, Camille Meyer and Stephanie Baird, and music from HugFace (Curious Buddies) and Kim Gordon and Bill Nace's project Body/Head. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
01:20:44
June 20, 2021
S2 E20 Elizabeth Macduffie with Matt Latham on the Pick A Disc Podcast: A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
In this special episode, we're honored to be able to "re-broadcast" (is that "re-podcast"?!) Elizabeth's outing on the Pick A Disc podcast with Matt Latham. They discuss A Tribe Called Quest's "Low End Theory" album and more..! Please do check out Matt's podcast and also everything else on the We Made This podcast network. Cool folks over there!
01:28:16
June 6, 2021
S2 E19 Jenna and Jeff Lloyd
We have a conversation with musicians and artists Jenna and Jeff Lloyd regarding music, local Northampton area notable figures, and much much more. Some of their musical projects are Beasthampton, The Urojets, Easthampton Savings Band and Tal Vez. And we have a couple musical treats from them as well. Their music can be found at https://beasthampton.bandcamp.com and https://theurojets.bandcamp.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/425213545421709  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1504155513002301 and https://www.facebook.com/groups/125855310784995
01:32:38
May 23, 2021
S2 E18 John Yamrus
In this episode, Elizabeth has a great talk with writer John Yamrus. Lots discussed! Listen to find out... Here's the link to Brüush, our sponsor for this episode. You can find the discount code in the break. https://bit.ly/3xe5g7S
01:01:15
May 9, 2021
S2 E17 Le Guerrier Cirque
Going back to the December 14, 2013 cirque, we have readings from that snowy night from Gerald Yelle and Tom Pappalardo, and performances from Azuza Inkh and Problem With Dragons.
01:33:33
April 25, 2021
S2 E16 David P. Miller
We have a great talk with poet, musician, retired librarian, and multi-disciplined theater veteran David P. Miller. Featuring a rare 1975 recording of Radio Piece #2, performed live by David and Andy MacKenzie on WMUA. You can find more on David's written work at cervenabarvapress.com, nixesmate.pub/product/sprawled-asleep-david-p-miller and of course at meatfortea.com.
02:03:01
April 11, 2021
S2 E15 Ernest Brute and Object Echo
In this episode we feature a conversation with Ernest Brute and Object Echo, and feature some of their audio works of music, spoken word and sound collage. Find their releases at ernestbruteandobjectecho.bandcamp.com and more information at facebook.com/ernestbruteandobjectecho and facebook.com/Snffbx-321190761694323
01:39:09
March 28, 2021
S2 E14 Cirque du Fou
This time we revisit the Cirque du Fou release event for the Tête de Veau issue from December 5, 2015. Recorded live at Sonelab, we have readings from contributors Stephanie Baird, Ernest Brute, Jefferson Navicki, Michael Goldman, Eleanor Lane, Gerald Yelle and Richard Wayne Horton. Plus our lovely musical guests The Fawns and Easthampton Savings Band, who ROCKED that night. Check out Stephanie's works at sephanienbairdlmhc.wordpress.com, too.
01:27:43
March 15, 2021
S2 E13 Lesa Bezo and Henning Ohlenbusch
Here we are with a great and diverse chat with Lesa Bezo and Henning Ohlenbusch. Extraordinary musicians and lovely people! Featuring music from some of the bands they're in: The Fawns, Gentle Hen, School For the Dead and some solo Henning material. Do stick around! We talk about TV shows, too...
01:40:09
March 1, 2021
S2 E12 Kimaya Diggs
Our guest is the talented and lovely Kimaya Diggs. Musician, artist, writer, teacher and so much more. Listen and learn how we all got to know each other and a lot more. Including several songs from her solo album Breastfed! kimayadiggs.bandcamp.com www.kimayadiggs.com
01:16:40
February 14, 2021
S2 E11 Michael Goldman and James Steinberg
In which we have a great conversation with translator, poet, author and musician Michael Goldman and illustrator, designer and musician James Steinberg. And we are treated to three great pieces from the jazz sextet Now's The Time, of which they are both members. Now's the time to listen to this latest and fresh episode.
01:33:37
January 31, 2021
S2 E10 Cirque du Gougéres
A trip back to 12/13/2014 and the Cirque du Gougéres. Featuring readings from Gerald Yelle, Elizabeth MacDuffe and Kurt Zellen. Great live performances by Lord Russ and Wishbone Zoe! You'll want to stay to the end.
01:17:40
January 17, 2021
S2 E9 Lord Russ and Perry Carter
In which we have a lively conversation with Russell (Lord Russ) Brooks and Perry Carter. We chat about music, art, life, and a lot of other things along the way. And crack ourselves up quite mightily. Also featured are four tracks from several of Lord Russ' musical projects. https://lordruss.bandcamp.com/ http://perrycarter.com/
01:31:49
January 3, 2021
S2 E8 Le Anniverserie Nueviéme Cirque
For this episode, we go back to the 9th Anniversary Cirque of March, 2015, "Le Anniverserie Nueviéme Cirque." Featuring readings by Ernest Brute, Dan Hales and David P. Miller and our very own Elizabeth MacDuffie. Musical guests Trinary System round out this excellent show. (Fans of Roger Clark Miller take note!)
01:12:15
December 21, 2020
S2 E7 Pandemic Pause Update
In this bite-size episode, we talk about the upcoming magazine release and it's corresponding (virtual) release party, and share a couple ways you can support what we do! We'll be back to our regular format on the next episode. In the meantime, find us on Facebook, where you can get a link to the December 12 release show Le cirque de la tour de Croquembouche ( https://www.facebook.com/events/174641867711350 ) and the Meat For Tea and Meat For Teacast pages. ( https://www.facebook.com/meatfortea , https://www.facebook.com/meatforteacast ) Also, links mentioned in the episode to support us are https://anchor.fm/meatforteacast (click the Support button)  http://meatfortea.com/donate.htm and if you like the theme and background music of the show, check out https://outout.bandcamp.com . Cheers!
08:07
December 7, 2020
S2 E6 Roger Clark Miller
Roger Clark Miller joins Elizabeth and Mark in conversation. Roger is known for his work in the bands Mission of Burma, Alloy Orchestra, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, and Trinary System, as well as for his visual art and the surrealist games events he hosts. Join us for an diverse and lively conversation about all of that and more - including some music by Trinary System and his own one-man guitar ensemble.
01:27:43
November 22, 2020
S2 E5 Paul Richmond
In this episode, Elizabeth has a great conversation about the arts, including independent publishing and having events in the time of Covid-19. Her guest is 2019-2020 National Beat Poet Laureate Paul Richmond, of Human Error Publishing and the band Do It Now, among many of his excellent credentials. Listen to their chat and check out some of Do It Now's work as well. And afterward, check out https://humanerrorpublishing.com and https://doitnow.bandcamp.com.
01:41:21
November 9, 2020
S2 E4 Le Cirque des Feuilles Sales
We're back with another visit to the Cirques, with the music and spoken word from Le Cirque des Feuilles Sales, September 10, 2016. Recorded live at Sonelab, it features readings from Candace Curran, Richard Horton, Tom Crean, Lea Banks, Kathryn Higgins, Jim Whitten and Adam Grabowski. And a firey set of tunes from Hot Dirt and The Leafies You Gave Me.
01:33:36
October 25, 2020
S2 E3 Jeremy and Rebecca Macomber-Dubs
In episode three of our second season, we have a great conversation with musician and writer Jeremy Macomber-Dubs, and are also joined by his wife and bandmate Rebecca in the band Bunnies. And perhaps a bonus surprise as well. You'll have to stay tuned to find out..!
01:21:23
October 11, 2020
S2 E2 Dan Whitley
The second episode of season two of The Meat For Teacast! We are happy to have Dan Whitley. A rock star from a rock star family, and also family to us. Check out some of his thoughts and recollections, and also his excellent music. To follow the latter, go to http://www.danwhitley.com/ and https://danwhitley.bandcamp.com/ and check out his work. The savvy of you will also find his experimental record, mentioned in this episode. We know we will!
01:36:41
September 28, 2020
S2 E1 á la Mémoire de Philip: Un Cirque Virtuel
Welcome to Season 2! We're starting right off with selections from Meat for Tea presents á la Mémoire de Philip: Un Cirque Virtuel. Our twenty-first episode features readings from Gerald Yelle, Richard Wayne Horton, Jan Maher, and David P. Miller. Musical readings from Seth Cable and Ernest Brute and Object Echo, and music from Bigger Stars, Beach Honey and Original Cowards.  Once you've enjoyed this, when you're ready to sit down with some charcuterie and a nice beverage, you can dive deeper by viewing the whole Cirque at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIRUtugqIZg 
01:44:02
September 13, 2020
S1 E20 Michael Rothenberg
The twentieth episode of the Meat For Teacast, and the season one finale! Join Elizabeth in conversation with Michael Rothenberg, writer, artist, and co-founder of 100,000 Poets, Artists and Musicians for Change. And hear the world premiere of a track from his new album Dystopic Relapse, with the track "Incarceration of the Orange Bartender." (Longineu Parsons-trumpet. Michael Bakan-drums and percussion. Brian Hall-double bass. Tribal Records. Tribaldisorder.com).
01:48:04
August 16, 2020
S1 E19 Jamie Berger
The nineteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Elizabeth has an in-depth conversation with Jamie Berger, host of 15 Minutes: A Podcast About Fame. He also reads his piece Itch Itch Itch, which was published in a recent issue of Meat For Tea: The Valley Review. (For the attentive listener, yes, Elizabeth's microphone track has some occasional glitches, which we did our best to mitigate.)
02:10:11
August 3, 2020
S1 E18 Le Cirque de la Bete de Givre
The eighteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. We again return to recordings from the Meat For Tea Cirques. This episode features recordings from Le Cirque de la Bete de Givre on Saturday, June 2, 2018, an event celebrating the release of the “Lotus Blossom” issue of Meat for Tea.  Recorded live at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA. We have spoken word by Elizabeth MacDuffie (reading a work by Eliza Strauss Jenkins), Michael Goldman, Gerald Yelle, Theo Greenblatt, Richard Horton and Peter Urkowitz, with great music from Frost Heaves and Hales and Beasthampton.
01:13:04
July 18, 2020
S1 E17 Nicole Young and Kaliis Smith, Pamela Means
The seventeenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Nicole Young and Kaliis Smith join Elizabeth in an excellent conversation about many things, mostly focusing on black voices and black lives in the world and our culture, ranging from the political to the artistic. Featured throughout is the excellent music of Pamela Means. You can learn more about them at the following links: https://pamelameans.com https://pamelameans.bandcamp.com https://www.nicolemyoung.com and by googling Kaliis Smith and her bands Ex-Temper, The Brass and Soul Magnets. As has been the case with recent episodes, portions are recorded via the internet, so sound quality varies from time to time.
02:01:25
July 5, 2020
S1 E16 Khalif Neville
The sixteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Elizabeth has a conversation with Khalif Neville, son of Charles Neville of the Neville brothers. He tells a couple of his dad's stories from his life, and has a lengthy and thoughtful discussion of racism in culture and music. This episode features music from his last full-length recording which features his father on saxophone on several tracks, as well as some music from former Meat For Tea intern and all-around amazing talent Kimaya Diggs. Please follow the links below to find out more about Khalif and Kimaya and their music! https://www.facebook.com/pg/khalifnevillejazz/ http://www.kimayadiggs.com/ (All music on this podcast used with explicit permission of the artists.)
01:34:23
June 20, 2020
S1 E15 Cirque du Fleurs
The fifteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Another return to recordings from the Meat For Tea Cirques. This episode features recordings from Cirque du Fleurs on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Recorded live at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA. We have spoken word by Elizabeth MacDuffie (reading a work by Michael Meyerhofer), Richard Wayne Horton, Michael Goldman, Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, Lea Banks, and Connolly Ryan, and some songs from Mystics Anonymous and The Claudia Malibu. ((Note, I mention The Black Voices Collective in the podcast - it is actually the Black Visions Collective. Sincere apologies. -Mark))
01:30:19
June 7, 2020
S1 E14 Gayle Brandeis
The fourteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Elizabeth MacDuffie has a conversation with author and poet Gayle Brandeis, discussing her most recent collection Many Restless Concerns, among other topics related to her work and writing. And the Meat For Teacast co-host features two selections from his band Out Out's most recent EP "White Lily".  See gaylebrandeis.com and outout.bandcamp.com for more information.
01:07:24
May 23, 2020
S1 E13 Le Cirque de Millefeuilles
The thirteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Returning to our explorations of recordings from the Meat For Tea Cirques. This episode features recordings from Le Cirque de Millefeuilles on Saturday, March 10, 2018. We have spoken word by Andrew Varnon, Richard Wayne Horton, Michael Washburn, Peter Urkowitz and Jim Infantino, and some musical selections from Gentle Hen and Beach Honey.
48:35
May 10, 2020
S1 E12 Tommy Twilite and Kaliis Smith, Ex-Temper
The twelfth episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have a conversation with Tommy Twilite, a writer, songwriter and member of Florence Poets Society, and Kaliis Smith, DJ and musician with Ex-Temper, Soul Magnets and The Brass, among other bands, Talking about culture, creativity and business during Covid-19. This conversation is the third part in our series regarding arts, culture and commerce during the pandemic, and related to  the Purple Flame project. Additionally, we have Tommy Twilight reading some of his work and performing two songs, and Ex-Temper (Kaliis, Lynn Simonds, Kate Dowd and Dana Wilde) with two songs recorded at Le Cirque du Duc Blanc Mince, March, 2016. Our conversation was recorded remotely, so audio quality may suffer - so you know.
01:17:31
April 29, 2020
S1 E11 Jean-Pierre Pasche and Vincent Corsello, December Boy
The eleventh episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have a conversation with Jean-Pierre Pasche of Big Red Frame and Elusie Gallery and Vincent Corsello of Corsello Butcheria, discussing culture and business during Covid-19. This conversation is a continuation as well of Episode 10 and the Purple Flame project. Additionally, we have December Boy from the December 2019 Les Cirque de Noël, four songs recorded live! Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/thepurpleflameeasthampton for more information as well. Note: as the conversation was recorded remotely, sound quality reflects that!
01:24:19
April 12, 2020
S1 E10 Josh Suchoza and Jason Montgomery
The tenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have a conversation with Josh Suchoza of Black Labyrinth Tattoo and Jason Montgomery of Attack Bear Press discussing their project The Purple Flame - in support of local Easthampton, MA businesses and culture during the Covid-19 crisis. And Jason reads some works from his upcoming and previous chapbooks. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/thepurpleflameeasthampton for more information as well. Note: as the conversation was recorded remotely, sound quality reflects that!
59:10
March 28, 2020
S1 E9 Les Cirque des Tartes
The ninth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Featuring recordings from the March 7, 2020 Les Cirque des Tartes, recorded live at Sonelab. Featuring comedy from Ezra Prior and spoken word from Neysa Tapanes, Gerald Yelle, Richard Wayne Horton, Peter Urkowitz and Bill O'Connell. There is "adult content and language" in this episode. So you know.
01:01:08
March 23, 2020
S1 E8 Cirque des Orignaux de la Lune
The eighth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Featuring recordings from the June 3, 2017 Cirque des Orignaux de la Lune, recorded live at Sonelab. Featuring spoken word from Jane Yolen, Jacob Chapman and Richard Wayne Horton, and live music from Moon Power.
47:35
March 7, 2020
S1 E7 Anthony Spaeth
The seventh episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have author Anthony Spaeth in conversation from Texas (thanks to the power of voip!) discussing his Gad the Zig illustrated book series, and a reading of the first book in the series, The Howl of the Lambergoon, by Derek Murray. More of the audio book versions can be found here.
50:12
February 22, 2020
S1 E6 Jane Yolen / Poetry, Prose and Pints pt.3
The sixth episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the third and last of this series, recorded live at Poetry, Prose and Pints, an Easthampton Bookfest event co-hosted with Sonelab Studio in Easthampton, MA, April 13, 2019. Jane Yolen was our featured reader, and we're proud to have her here.
34:17
February 9, 2020
S1 E5 Andrew Varnon
The fifth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Featuring a conversation with Andrew Varnon, and a live reading of Varnon's "The Other Side of the Net" at the Emily Williston Library, October 30, 2019.
01:19:03
January 27, 2020
S1 E4 Poetry, Prose and Pints pt.2
The fourth episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the second of a series, recorded live at Poetry, Prose and Pints, an Easthampton Bookfest event co-hosted with Sonelab Studio in Easthampton, MA, April 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Seth Cable, Carolyn Zaikowski and Jason Montgomery of the No No Project.
43:21
January 13, 2020
S1 E3 Poetry, Prose and Pints pt.1
The third episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the first of a series, recorded live at Poems, Prose and Pints, an Easthampton Bookfest event co-hosted with Sonelab Studio in Easthampton, MA, April 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Beth Filson, Ernest Brute and Khalif Neville.
28:48
December 3, 2019
S1 E2 Cold Cuts and Cool Cats pt.2
The second episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the second of two parts, recorded live at Cold Cuts and Cool Cats, an Easthampton Art Walk event co-hosted with Corsello Butcheria in Easthampton, MA, July 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Alison Murchie, Michael Alves and Britt Brideau.
40:27
November 19, 2019
S1 E1 Cold Cuts and Cool Cats pt.1
The inaugural episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the first of two parts, recorded live at Cold Cuts and Cool Cats, an Easthampton Art Walk event co-hosted with Corsello Butcheria in Easthampton, MA, July 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Elizabeth MacDuffie, Brandee Simone and L. D. Green.
24:02
August 18, 2019
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Get ready, arts, music and literary fans - Meat For Tea: The Valley Review is going all podcast on your art. Listen to this here preview so we can tell you some of what we've got in store!
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July 3, 2019
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