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Audio Interference

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Interference Archive is a social space, exhibition venue, and open stacks archive of movement culture, based in Brooklyn.

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Audio Interference 83: Sister Serpents & Generative Archiving

January 27th, 2022


In this episode, volunteer Jen Hoyer explains how the archive is using donated materials to create an online presence for noteworthy, but digitally …

Audio Interference 82: Dane Michael on Zines & Mutual Aid

June 8th, 2021


In this episode, we speak with Interference Archive volunteer Dane Michael about his favorite zines in the archive’s collection as well as his …

Audio Interference 81: Asylum Seekers Fighting Back Against Workplace Exploitation In Montréal

April 16th, 2021


Free City Radio contribution for Audio Interference: Asylum seekers fighting back against workplace exploitation in Montréal 

In this segment we hear about the struggles for workplace justice for non-status people and …

Audio Interference 80: Soulscapes

March 12th, 2021


In this episode, we speak to Zeelie Brown, a Black, queer artist and cellist based in New York City. She creates “soulscapes”: sites and soundscapes …

Audio Interference 79: Handbooks

December 22nd, 2020


Volunteer Coordinator Sophie Glidden-Lyon explains why handbooks are among her favorite items at Interference Archive.

Audio Interference is produced …

Audio Interference 78: Oral History of UHAB

November 6th, 2020


“The city had so many buildings, it had no ability to manage them themselves, no ability to even outsource the management…if you were alive and …

Audio Interference Episode 77.6: Archiving Abolition—A Quarter of a Century

September 29th, 2020


Letters from Comrades on the Inside: In this episode, we hear "A Quarter of a Century," a song by Ivie, a comrade on the inside whose story is uplifted by Survived and Punished. It references her campaign to free …

Audio Interference 77.5: Archiving Abolition—Alisha Walker

September 29th, 2020


Letters from Comrades on the Inside: In this episode, we hear from Alisha Walker, a comrade on the inside whose story is uplifted by Survived and Punished. She shares her experiences as an incarcerated person and her …

AI77.2: Archiving Abolition - Jessica Paradiso

September 29th, 2020


Hello, comrades,

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re sharing reflections from Jessica Paradiso, a survivor on the inside. The episode stems …

AI77.1: Archiving Abolition - Survived & Punished

September 29th, 2020


This episode of Audio Interference is about Survived and Punished, a coalition of defense campaigns and grassroots groups committed to eradicating …

Audio Interference 76: Sanctuary City Project

May 26th, 2020


The Sanctuary City Project is a research-led participatory art project from San Francisco based artists Chris Treggiari and Sergio De La Torre. They work to create inclusive spaces for dialogue and debate about …

Audio Interference 75: Kent State and Jackson State

April 30th, 2020


On April 30th, 1970, US President Richard Nixon announced the expansion of the Vietnam War into the neighboring country of Cambodia. This resulted in …

Audio Interference 74: We The People Won't Go

April 16th, 2020


This Episode is a recording of the event “We the People won’t go: LES Artists on the Squatter Movement.” Amy Starecheski moderates a discussion with Seth Tobocman, Fly, and Maggie Wrigley. They share their experiences …

Audio Interference 73: Ghost Bikes

February 25th, 2020


"We don't want to have to put up ghost bikes anymore."

27 cyclists were killed in New York City in 2019, more than twice as many as in 2018. In this …

Audio Interference 72: Dissident Island

January 31st, 2020


“Areas that are now very affluent in London like Notting Hill or Camden Town, these would have been full of squatted places. Literally streets, like …

Audio Interference 71: Protect Oak Flat

January 15th, 2020


In this episode of Audio Interference, we speak with Vanessa Nosie, activist, and Carrie Curley, activist and artist, about the Apache Stronghold and …

Audio Interference 70: Citation and the Archive

November 21st, 2019


AK Thompson is an author, activist, and social theorist. Over the summer, he came to Interference Archive to speak about his newest book, Premonitions. Drawing on that material, he explored the relationship between …

Audio Interference 69: What a DJ really is

November 5th, 2019


Audio Interference 69: What a DJ really is —- Microbroadcasting with Radio CPR and Prometheus Radio Project

The following is a recording of an event …

Audio Interference 68: Brooklyn Pirate Radio

October 13th, 2019


You can’t see them, but the skies above New York City hold a tangle of transgressive, culture-bearing radio signals. They’re sent from secret rooftop …

Audio Interference 67: Interference Archive on Radio Survivor

September 19th, 2019


Audio Interference is excited to be bringing you an episode from a guest podcast, Radio Survivor. Radio Survivor is a group of individuals organized to shed light on the ongoing importance of radio. They have a weekly …

Audio Interference 66: Poor People's Campaign

June 29th, 2019


In this episode, we’re speaking with activists, organizers, musicians and artists who are a part of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The movement is building on the Poor People’s Campaign …

Audio Interference 65: Library Freedom Project

May 2nd, 2019


In the past few weeks, regular listeners to the podcast have heard an episode on community internet, and another celebrating libraries. This week, …

Audio Interference 64: Community Networks

April 26th, 2019


In today’s episode, we’ll learn about community networks around the world, including NYC Mesh, FunkFeuer, and Rhizomatica. Community Networks offer …

Audio Interference 63: Radical Access 2

March 31st, 2019


We’re back to continue our series on radical, community libraries! In this episode, we chat with Ola Ronke Akinmowo of the Free Black Women’s Library, Dev Aujla of Sorted Library, and Jen Hoyer and Daniel Pecoraro from …

Audio Interference 62: Alison Alder

March 2nd, 2019


This episode features an interview with artist and collector Alison Alder, recorded last summer when Alison visited New York. Alison Alder is a …

Audio Interference 61: 7K or Strike!

February 17th, 2019


The Professional Staff Congress, the union of the faculty and staff at the City University of New York, is currently bargaining a contract which …

Audio Interference 60: Radical Psychology at Alternate U

January 25th, 2019


This episode of Audio Interference features highlights from an event at the archive with Keith Brooks and Phil Brown, in which they shared their …

Audio Interference 59: Politics of Sound

December 31st, 2018


In this episode of Audio Interference, you'll hear a recording of an event held at the archive in October of 2018. The event was called “Politics of …

Audio Interference 58: Radical Access

December 8th, 2018


“Our lending policy is: as many books as you want, for as long as you want. We want people to take the time to live with the books as long as they …

Audio Interference 57: Free Education!

November 15th, 2018


“I think we were interested in finding a true story. We were interested in telling the truth, not to make a propaganda film and not to make a film …

Audio Interference 56: WTO Protests, Seattle 1999

October 31st, 2018


“I remember walking home from that huge protest and feeling this sense of huge hope in the air...And it was just really exciting and it felt like …

Audio Interference 55: Steal This Radio and WBAD

October 5th, 2018


“We knew it was illegal, and we knew the FCC would probably come after us at some point, and they did.”

This episode focuses on two New York pirate …

Audio Interference 54: Just Leadership USA

September 14th, 2018


"There's only a certain amount of time that a person can languish in prison while they prepare for a trial."

To kick off our fall season of Audio …

Audio Interference 53: Appalachian Movement Press

June 22nd, 2018


"They saw this region as affected by a kind of colonial influence from the larger urban areas, sort of extracting resources from Central Appalachia …

Audio Interference 52: SisterSerpents

June 14th, 2018


"We were exploding and we were asking women all over to explode with us."

SisterSerpents was a radical feminist art collective founded in Chicago in …

Audio Interference: 77.4 Archiving Abolition—Annette Farrell

June 4th, 2018


Letters from Comrades on the Inside: In this episode, we hear from Annette Farrell, a contributor to Survived and Punished's Inside-Outside Newsletter about her experiences as an incarcerated person and her thoughts on …

Audio Interference: 77.3 Archiving Abolition—Andrea Benson

June 3rd, 2018


Letters from Comrades on the Inside: In this episode, we hear from Andrea Benson, a contributor to Survived and Punished's Inside-Outside Newsletter about her experiences as an incarcerated person and her thoughts on …

Audio Interference 51: Adjunctification at CUNY

May 25th, 2018


"Adjunctification is really this process of replacing full time academic positions with part time academic positions at lower wages and usually …

Military Dissent

May 23rd, 2018


Military Dissent - Mixtape 017 was put together and produced by Kevin Basl, a writer and musician living near Ithaca, NY. He is a member of About Face (formerly Iraq Veterans Against the War) and Veterans for Peace.

The …

Audio Interference 50: Center for the Study of Political Graphics

April 27th, 2018


"It’s like we’re always reinventing the wheel, but some of these posters tell you what worked and what didn’t work a generation ago or more." - Carol …

Audio Interference 49: Ryan Wong and Basement Workshop

April 11th, 2018


"All the messages from pop culture present Asian American as an apolitical thing. It was really shocking and liberating to find out that actually, …

Audio Interference 48: Koyt Far Dayn Fardakht

March 25th, 2018


This episode features a performance by Koyt Far Dayn Fardakht ( at Interference Archive's 2017 block party, as well as an interview with the band, , who describe their music as "queer/trans …

Audio Interference 47: Lower East Side Community Gardens

March 9th, 2018


"Other cities are trying to get rid of their green space. If they get rid of their green space they can stop people from public assembly, which …

Audio Interference 46: Bread and Puppet Theater

February 23rd, 2018


"Puppetry, especially giant puppets, gives people glimpses of this bigger reality that is beyond what our minds normally inhabit."
-Joe Therrien, Bread and Puppet Theater

In this episode of audio interference, we are …

Audio Interference 45: Teaching Self Defense

February 18th, 2018


"When I first took karate, I was already an activist. And I could see right away what this could do for women in the 70s." -- Annie Ellman

In this …

Audio Interference: Silvia Federici & Wages For Housework

February 13th, 2018


On February 9, 2018, Interference Archive presented a talk by Silvia Federici, co-founder of the Wages for Housework movement, on the publication of her new book, The New York Wages for Housework Committee, 1972-1977. …

Audio Interference 44: Update from Close Rikers

December 29th, 2017


"People have made this false equivalency between punishment and safety, and so I think in the work that we’re doing, always, we’re trying to put the emphasis on health. We’re trying to put the emphasis on freedom." - …

Audio Interference 43: About Face & Frontline Paper

December 18th, 2017


In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re chatting with two veteran-led projects: Frontline Paper (a project of Frontline Arts) and About Face: Veterans Against the War. While their techniques are vastly different, …

Audio Interference 42: Social Justice Tours

December 1st, 2017


"My favorite thing is just the dialogue that gets created, and having people understand a little bit more about their communities and the potential for them to slow down or halt directions that they may not want it to …

Audio Interference 41: Anti-Fascists in the Pacific Northwest

November 17th, 2017


"Anybody can join. There's so many different access points for you to join the movement to say no to white nationalism, and there's so many ways to say no."

no. NOT EVER will be at Interference Archive in early 2018.

If …

Audio Interference 40: The Monument Quilt

November 2nd, 2017


"I think we are, as immigrants, left out. Our voices are erased from the narrative. It's not that we don't want to tell our stories. It's that there are no spaces for us to tell our stories." - Lorena Kourousias

This …

Audio Interference 39: Harriets Apothecary

October 20th, 2017


"To be healthy, or even to be seen as someone who deserves care, you have to look a very specific way, and those are ways that are often privileged in our society, so white, able-bodied, thin, rich...we believe that …

Audio Interference 38: Sascha Altman DuBrul

July 14th, 2017


Mad Pride and Radical Mental Health: Sascha Altman DuBrul and The Icarus Project

This week we're talking to Sascha Altman DuBrul, the co-founder of …

Audio Interference 37: Just Food & Fair Food Nation

July 1st, 2017


"Even if it seems like it doesn't directly relate to food, it does. Food relates to housing, to life, to water, to land." - Qiana Mickie

This episode includes an interview with Qiana Mickie, Executive Director of Just …

Audio Interference 36: $pread Magazine

June 26th, 2017


$pread magazine was an award winning publication produced by and for sex workers from 2005-2011. In 2015, The Feminist Press at CUNY published an …

Audio Interference 35: Take Back the Fight

June 5th, 2017


Interference Archive’s summer 2017 exhibition Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up--a collaboration with Lesbian …

Audio Interference 34: Propaganda Party Highlights

May 26th, 2017


Interference Archive has been hosting a series of Propaganda Parties: events where we distribute free materials like posters and stickers, created by contemporary artists in response to current struggles.
On March 5, …

Audio Interference 33: Language Activism in New York City

May 7th, 2017


"What we're doing with Kichwa Hatari is we're activating people first, because the language won't rescue itself. We have to rely on people to rescue a language." -Charlie Uruchima

In this episode, we’re looking at …

Audio Interference 32: Dan La Botz & Jamie Woodcock

April 20th, 2017


"We did not go in there with the notion that we have all the answers to lead the working class, that we are the revolutionary leadership...the people …

Audio Interference 31: Squatting on the Lower East Side

April 7th, 2017


"There were people in the buildings who modeled themselves after homesteaders and very much wanted to become homeowners, wanted the approval of the city, wanted to act respectable--and there were other people who were …

Audio Interference 30: Rob Robinson

March 24th, 2017


"People have knowledge, and they can put together stations that'll blow the doors off a government get set up in the Amazon in Brazil, …

Audio Interference 29: Paper Tiger TV

February 24th, 2017


"We wanted it to have a kind of handmade seemed like it would be better than a curtain and a potted plant, which had been the usual for a …

Audio Interference 28: Brooklyn Bail Fund and Close Rikers

February 9th, 2017


"Bail is often described as incarceration's front door, because if you can't afford it, you're going to jail." - Peter Goldberg

In this week's episode …

Audio Interference 27: Bradley Duncan

January 26th, 2017


"I think that people are going to see reflected in this so much from their own life and from the contemporary world, more than we want there to be." - Brad Duncan.

On today's show, Rob Smith speaks to Brad Duncan, one …

Audio Interference 26: Radio Free Gowanus

January 14th, 2017


"There is a kind of magic to sitting down and knowing that if someone wanted to, they could hear my voice right now." - Mike Clemow

Radio Free Gowanus …

Audio Interference: Podcasters & Propagandists

January 2nd, 2017


To mark the occasion of the launch of Season 2 of Audio Interference, we hosted a panel discussion on the use of podcasts as propaganda and …

Audio Interference 25: Anticipating 2017

December 15th, 2016


"People are afraid and disappointed and in some cases heartbroken, and it's not enough anymore to sit at home and donate a small amount of money or buy a t-shirt. Coming out and being around your community and …

Audio Interference 24: Amplifier Foundation

December 2nd, 2016


"The main idea is to empower people who are observers, and provide them with tools to become participants in the political realm." - Cleo Barnett, …

Audio Interference 23: Brooklyn Housing Struggle

November 23rd, 2016


"I was born and raised here, and the fact that I went to college, I'm a working professional, and I can't come back to my own community and buy a …

Audio Interference 22: Silvia Federici

November 3rd, 2016


“The songs really are some of the most direct expression of the collective voice of the movement.” - Silvia Federici

For this week's episode, Charlie …

Audio Interference 21: UnLocal

October 20th, 2016


"It was extremely traumatic...mothers didn't send their kids to school, people didn't go to work, because of these raids." - Tania Mattos

UnLocal is a …

Audio Interference 20: Squatting in London

October 9th, 2016


"There are fewer squatters because of state repression--because of the way the law has changed and the way the police enforce that law." - Greg Ryan

Audio Interference 19: Lesbian Herstory Archives

July 21st, 2016


"It's people who are more familiar with archives who have more trouble figuring out how to negotiate this space...There's one researcher I remember, she came in with this question about Adrienne Rich, so I mistakenly …

Audio Interference 18: Kevin Caplicki

July 7th, 2016


"The image allows for the viewer to interpret it quickly. And I guess that's what an advertiser tries to do--that's what a propagandist tries to do." - Kevin Caplicki

In this episode, Brooke Shuman talks to Kevin …

Audio Interference 17: Diana Block

June 23rd, 2016


"We were subject to an FBI sting. We were placed under surveillance, and we were able to discover the surveillance and get rid of it, but then for the next nine years we were living underground." - Diana Block

In this …

Audio Interference 16: Greg Sholette

June 9th, 2016


"We were still coming off the afterglow, in many ways, of May '68. There's no question about that." - Greg Sholette.

In this episode, artist, writer, …

Audio Interference 15: Solidarity, Distribution, Design

May 30th, 2016


"I think about posters as a way of starting a conversation, but I don't feel like we talk enough about how that conversation is started and where that conversation goes beyond talking." -- Kameelah Janan Rasheed

On Nov …

Audio Interference 14: Freedom Archives

May 12th, 2016


"We're blessed with being the keepers of some very valuable stuff. It's not ours. It's intentional that this is part of the community and belongs to the community." - Claude Marks

Freedom Archives is based in San …

Audio Interference 13: Mobile Print Power

April 28th, 2016


"Before we ask questions, we find out more about the problems that are happening. And sometimes we even go out and ask the people around us: what is something that you don't feel comfortable with? Where do you feel …

Audio Interference 12: Elvis B. & Jan Descartes

April 15th, 2016


"I just remember when I was first making comics, it just felt really powerful. It's kind of like that feeling when you first start riding a bike." - …

Audio Interference 11: Leela Corman

March 31st, 2016


"I really wanted people to understand what the past was. At its base level, this is what happens when women have to use a coat hanger when they need an abortion." -Leela Corman

Leela Corman is an illustrator and comic …

Audio Interference 10: Peoples Press

March 17th, 2016


"We saw the hierarchical constraints of the society our parents created, and we wanted to do it differently. So we created this flattened, non-hierarchical approach to almost everything we did."

In the 1960s and 1970s, …

Audio Interference 09: Steven Rodriguez

March 3rd, 2016


"What I value about a political event, or what I value about a dance party--I don't know if those are very separate values at the end of the day."

In …

Audio Interference 08: Tabloid

February 18th, 2016


"Jean would take her income tax refund check and go to the track and bet on horses, and whatever money she made funded Tabloid."

Tabloid was a …

Audio Interference 07: Tina Orlandini

February 4th, 2016


"The importance of art in the movement was that not everyone could see themselves at the front allowed for a more inclusive community." - …

Audio Interference 06: Chicago Art Handlers

December 21st, 2015


“It’s difficult for people to imagine an organized workplace in the arts, but we really want to make it a reality.” —Chloe Siebert

Interference …

Audio Interference 05: Lincoln Cushing

December 10th, 2015


“It’s not about the things, it’s about the people: who made it, who saw it, who was influenced by it.” -Lincoln Cushing

Lincoln Cushing is an artist, …

Audio Interference 04: Dread Scott

November 24th, 2015


“I knew there was this punk rock stuff, I didn’t know anything about it, I just went to a show, and it was like, this is really weird and I kinda like it.” —Dread Scott

Dread Scott, artist and friend of Interference …

Audio Interference 03: Susan Jahoda

November 12th, 2015


“In retrospect, we tend to create these seamless histories to tell a particular kind of story, but Greenham--it was messy. It was a messy …

Audio Interference 02: Laura Whitehorn

October 15th, 2015


“Communities have given up our power to police and institutions, and we have to take it back.” —Laura Whitehorn

Laura Whitehorn is a lifelong …

Audio Interference 01: Josh MacPhee

September 30th, 2015


“So much of the dominant mainstream society at that point was so odious that it felt like a desperate need to find a place that was different and alternative.” —Josh MacPhee

Greg Mihalko interviews Josh MacPhee, …

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