Documentary filmmaker Shan Nicholson is the guest on this week's edition of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show.
His new film Rubble Kings, explores the gang culture of New York during the 1970s and how it gave birth to hip-hop music and culture. Rubble Kings is also an excellent documentary about young people's political activism, a great and exciting examination of social change and youth culture, and a fun exploration of what I like to call "hidden history".
Friend of the podcast Bill the Lizard also stops by as well. Chauncey and Bill the Lizard talk about the new Terminator: Genisys movie, banter about their Star Wars: Episode 7 anxieties, and recap their online Skype role-playing game session with the traditional dice, pen, and paper game Pendragon.
In this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey tells us about going to the Socialism 2015 conference in Chicago, taking on some emotional baggage from listening to folks who have lost loved ones to police thuggery and murder, and how he was told that he is also too sexy and well-dressed to take the Socialist women for a ride on Space Mountain.
Chauncey also shares a story about braving bacterial meningitis to escort a random stranger to the hospital, and gives some tips to young black folks who hang out with colorblind white public mouth bloviating racists.
The friends and kinds folks who donated to the June fundraising drive that is used to support The Chauncey DeVega Show and ChaunceyDeVega.com are also given proper thanks in this new installment of the podcast.
This episode was a nice and fun opportunity to do some catching up after a brief 2 week hiatus, to recharge the emotional batteries, and to have a few laughs with a good friend.