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TRYTOBEGOOD is a podcast about cultural activists, a member of Bel-Air Radio, an artist-run online radio station located in Silent Barn Brooklyn. Now fundraising!

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Bodily agency in the work of trans artist Edua Restrepo

May 16th, 2020


Bodily agency in the work of trans artist Edua Restrepo by TRYTOBEGOOD

Birthwork, weaving textiles, teaching art, and telling stories

August 3rd, 2018


Birthwork, weaving textiles, teaching art, and telling stories by TRYTOBEGOOD

Chinese comics and self-publishing with Paradise Systems

January 22nd, 2018


The world is a mess but at least there's round babies who seem to appreciate Chinese comics with titles such as "Electrocat and Lightning Dog"! This …

DJ Hesotalen (Akira Katsumata)

January 4th, 2018


QURULI - Wandervogel
SUPERCAR - Yumegiwa Last Boy (Live)
Fishmans - Ikareta Baby
PREP - Cheapest Flight
PUNPEE - Oyome ni oide 2015 feat. PUNPEE
Shintaro Sakatomo - Yuurei no kibun de
Maki Asakawa - Yuki ga furu

#EthicalCS and promoting equity in computer science curriculum

November 13th, 2017


A conversation with designers at Hopscotch: Creative Coding, and educators in tech at #CS4AllNYC and #ethicalCS about the ethical issues in the …

Designers From the Sandbox: From War to Wireframes

August 15th, 2017


Very excited to have on the show James Z. B. Vanié, Shane Strassberg, and Hector Fabian Nandez, veterans from the U.S. military who decided to pursue careers in design after their service. The topic of military service …

Stupid Hackathon: "this is the year stupid went mainstream"

June 24th, 2017


Stupid Hackathon is the "one-day event where participants conceptualize and create projects that have no value whatsoever.

The years of 2016-17 have become a span of time when "stupid has gone mainstream and become …

Megan Daalder's "The Museum of the Revolution" | March 4, 2017

April 25th, 2017


Megan May Hem Daalder's film about two of her firsts: discovery of Serbia's Museum of the Revolution in New Belgrade, and falling in love with a …

Oral Histories, Local Activism in Chinatown & Future Cities

April 6th, 2017


How do oral histories help create frameworks for cities of resilience? Diane Wong researches gentrification's impact on low-income immigrants and the mobilization of Chinatown residents in their fight for their homes. …

Kwame Akosah x Imara Jones x TRYTOBEGOOD | February 20, 2017

March 20th, 2017


Kira Simon-Kennedy guest-hosted TRYTOBEGOOD to talk with Imara Jones and Kwame Akosah about voting rights, gerrymandering, and what we can do to make sure elections work better from now on.

Small Data Squad x TRYTOBEGOOD

February 22nd, 2017


I got my Internet Reincarnation Autobiography read on the air. Small Data Squad (Melanie Hoff and Dan Taeyoung) have thoroughly found all embarrassing versions of my internet self to paint a picture that will show me …

Rasu Jilani x Rafael Sergio Smith x Dahkil Hausif x TRYTOBEGOOD | January 23, 2017

February 4th, 2017


Rasu Jilani, Rafael Smith, and Dahkil Hausif about social justice and inclusion in art, design and tech, and film.

Stephanie Dinkins x Nitzan Hermon x TRYTOBEGOOD | January 09, 2017

February 2nd, 2017


NEW INC member Stephanie Dinkins and alum Nitzan Hermon speak about artificial intelligence, machines, and art on the first TRYTOBEGOOD show of 2017.

Matter—Mind Studio x TRYTOBEGOOD | November 28, 2016

December 15th, 2016


Talking about the importance of Emotion-Centric Design with Matter-Mind Studio.

Move38 x TRYTOBEGOOD | November 17, 2016

December 6th, 2016


Move38 (tabletop game designers and developers Jonathan Bobrow and Nicholas Bentley)foster systems thinking and understanding through the act of play …

Siren x TRYTOBEGOOD | October 31, 2016

November 15th, 2016


The horrors of online dating, something that's (unfortunately) near and dear to many New Yorkers' hearts. I am in conversation with the founders and content strategist of SIREN app, "a social discovery platform created …

QSPACE x TRYTOBEGOOD | October 17, 2016

October 20th, 2016


Talking queerness in the built environment & "potty politics" with fellow NEW INC members QSPACE.

Mei Lum (The W.O.W Project) x TRYTOBEGOOD | October 3, 2016

October 5th, 2016


Wing On Wo & Co. is New York Chinatown's oldest store that dates back to the 1890's. Now almost 130 years later, the store has been passed down …

Matthew Manos (verynice) x TRYTOBEGOOD | September 5, 2016

September 6th, 2016


Talking to Matthew Manos, founder of a verynice design studio, about how his volunteer efforts turned into a design studio that's able to keep its …

Silica Magazine x TRYTOBEGOOD | August 22, 2016

August 23rd, 2016


Interview with Silica Magazine founders Evander Batson and Ivy St Ive to talk about the friction of the anthropocene & ecology and geography in …

Eric Parren (la force sauvage) x TRYTOBEGOOD | August 8, 2016

August 9th, 2016


Two part session featuring dub mix made by guest DJ Eric aka la force sauvage, usually appearing on KCHUNG Radio LA. I really love dub especially his mix, sent him a message, and we decided to make a remix couplet of …

Extrapolation Factory x TRYTOBEGOOD | July 25, 2016

July 26th, 2016


Extrapolation Factory co-founders Elliot Montgomery and Chris Woebken advise on thinking and designing for the future.

Concepts and methodology …

PublicScience x TRYTOBEGOOD | June 13, 2016

June 14th, 2016


Unpacking some ideas behind machine learning and agent-based simulations. Francis Tseng and Fei Liu of Public Science are working on brood, an …

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