For the season finale of The Highwater Podcast, we went to the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia PARead More
Filmmaker Tahir Jetter talks about how Black Twitter and music artists like Drake, Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar inspired him to examine the psyche of the vulnerable Black Millennial man in his debut feature film, How To Tell If You’re A Douchebag. Jetter also talks about the legacy Spike Lee created for emerging Black filmmakers at his alma mater New York University (NYU), and shares his experience securing distribution for Douchebag, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.Read More
Comedian Dave Helem shares his insight on comedy as a Chicagoan, a Black man, and a disciples of both Kanye West and Gucci Mane. Behind the jokes is a real dialogue about not letting the machine chew you up and spit you out. We also talked about whether there is a brotherhood among Black comedians, and the difference between a comedian and someone who is just funny on the internet.Read More
A funny conversation with comedian Felonious Munk evolved into an important dialogue about love, being woke, staying in your lane, and why it is okay for some artists to keep quiet if they don't know how to articulate their politics.Read More
Poet and Mental Health Advocate Bassey Ikpi started #NoShameDay in 2012 to encourage a day of dialogue and transparency about mental health issues. In this episode Bassey share her own story about how she found help and meaning in her own mental health challengesRead More
Dr. Yaba Blay is a professor, author, ethnographer and producer who is committed to making scholarship about global Black identities and the politics of hair and skin accessible outside of the Ivory Tower.Read More
Janice Bond is a widely sought-after curator, artist, arts advocate and cultural ambassador. If you want to make art and money, this episode is for you, as she breaks down art funding, art entrepreneurship, building sustainable business models, and the politics of art and identity.Read More
New Media Artist and Educator Nick Briz has a perspective on copying, stealing and sharing on the web that all artists and creatives need to hear. Some of the topics we discussed in this episode include: Why copying is our first tool as creators, how to be okay with the possibility of your work being copied, how to avoid appropriating cultures when copying and more.Read More
Why working for free is better than working at a discount, and more tips for how creatives and artists can make free work work to our advantage. BONUS: The Definitive Working For Free ChecklistRead More
Prince is gone, Beyonce is reborn, and we can all learn from both. How can you keep your work authentic without sacrificing your privacy? Highwater Mini- Takes are shorter episodes that focus on particular creative lessons from the current week in pop culture.Read More
Launching Tuesday, April 19th, The Highwater Podcast is a practical pop-culture driven advice show for artists and creatives. Highwater provides resources, inspiration, and food for thought to fuel your creative fire and amplifies all things awesome in the worlds of art, culture and media.
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The first episode with actor Johnny Ray Gill (Underground) goes live tomorrow! Tune in!
The Highwater Podcast is proud to be produced by The Post Loudness Network.