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What a Body Can Do

What a Body Can Do

By Zoë
Audio explorations of the body in the social world. An experimental podcast by Zoë and friends. Through a sonically rich mix of audio essays, collaged conversations, poetry, and somatic practices, this project explores how bodies are shaped by social, spatial, and historical forces, from the big to the very subtle, with an emphasis on the subtle, and how bodies can also shape the world back... What if we still don't know all of the wild things that a body can do?
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In this collaborative episode Zoë and Alana explore the concept of nostalgia. You know the feeling, but what is it? What does it do? How can it be useful?  We spent several months trying to answer these questions though conversations, musings, poetry and embodiment practices.... and through being stuck at home during lockdown thinking about the past and wondering about the future. This episode is about what bodies do with the past, where and how it lives in us. It's about nostalgia but it is also about loss and letting go, about grief and resilience. It's about using muscle memory on purpose to feel, process, and shape our experience of life.  Thanks so much to Alana for this sweet collaboration!  Alana (she/they) IG: @anbsuperstar & @softcorepoetics  ---- Please follow, donate, and share this podcast!  DONATE: FOLLOW AND SHARE: IG @body.bodcast And you can follow Zoë on IG @Thirdspace.Somatics or at
May 31, 2021
Pastel Paradise
Anyone who knows me knows that I love Miami and those bright 80's color schemes of pastels and neons. Think Miami Vice or Stranger Things. This episode is an audio story. It's about Miami, and about the kinds of impressions that art and architecture can make on our bodies and beliefs. You can find me on Instagram @body.podcast, and you can support this project here on my Anchor page: Credits and references:  Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals by Alexis Pauline Gumbs A Pastel Paradise, Levien Productions 1989 Intro song: Beach View Apartment by CyberReality, 2018 CC
April 12, 2021
There is no such thing as ideology
This first episode of What a Body Can Do is an audio essay about ideology and why it doesn't exist.  Our ideas are not just in our heads, and our actions affect more than our own bodies. When the distinction between mind/body, individual/social, personal/political starts to blur, we need new language. This episode explores "ideology" in general-  and whiteness in particular-  as constructs that can be and need to be deconstructed.     If you like what you hear please subscribe, rate, and share! You can financially support this project at and follow it on IG @body.podcast  Referenced in this episode:  -The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression by Shannon Sullivan  -My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem -Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault  -The Ethics by Spinoza -Christian Picciolini -Strozzi Institute -generative somatics For more on "blending" check out The Anatomy of Change by Richard Strozzi-Heckler 
March 23, 2021
Coming very soon! An experimental podcast about the wild things that bodies are capable of. Please subscribe and follow me on IG @body.podcast
March 5, 2021