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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! https://www.patreon.com/trytobegood

51:41 | Apr 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. Mélissa Emily is the first artis...Show More

1:00:40 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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

1:00:51 | Jan 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 episode features R. Orion Martin, translator and a scholar of 连环画 lianhuanhua (Chinese serial comics)...Show More

1:02:17 | Jan 4th, 2018

QURULI - Wandervogel SUPERCAR - Yumegiwa Last Boy (Live) Fishmans - Ikareta Baby PREP - Cheapest Flight PUNPEE - Oyome ni oide 2015 feat. PUNPEE CHAI - N.E.O Shintaro Sakatomo - Yuurei no kibun de Maki Asakawa - Yuki ga furu VIDEOTAPEMUSIC - Sekai ka...Show More

1:00:04 | Nov 13th, 2017

A conversation with designers at Hopscotch: Creative Coding, and educators in tech at #CS4AllNYC and #ethicalCS about the ethical issues in the industry, in curriculum, and how those can be addressed to promote equity in computer science.

1:04:30 | Aug 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 is incredibly loaded as most of...Show More

49:32 | Jun 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 normalized, and satire is no longe...Show More

45:30 | Apr 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 total stranger

49:16 | Mar 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.

1:01:00 | Feb 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 who I was then, and who I really ...Show More

1:00:57 | Feb 4th, 2017

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

1:06:59 | Feb 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.

46:34 | Dec 15th, 2016

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

52:57 | Dec 6th, 2016

Move38 (tabletop game designers and developers Jonathan Bobrow and Nicholas Bentley)foster systems thinking and understanding through the act of play and believes we learn best when at play, and that our play shapes who we are.

1:04:14 | Nov 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 by women and founded on core pr...Show More

55:36 | Oct 20th, 2016

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

59:04 | Oct 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 five generations and has plenty of stories to tell. I sat down with Wing on Co's current owner Mei Lum to ...Show More

57:32 | Sep 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 doors open by doing 50% pro-bono work, and how his new book about rethinking the reactive post-trauma n...Show More

1:07:17 | Aug 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 the age of global systems. Silica Magazine (http://silicamag.com) Reading discussed in interview: Emerge...Show More

57:07 | Aug 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 sorts where I make a "response-mi...Show More

1:17:15 | Jul 26th, 2016

Extrapolation Factory co-founders Elliot Montgomery and Chris Woebken advise on thinking and designing for the future. Concepts and methodology discussed in this radio hour published in Extrapolation Factory Operator's Manual: https://www.amazon.com...Show More

1:14:38 | Jun 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 open-source simulation toolset and framework that makes complex systems thinking (how did we get here?) and...Show More