Andy Thomas is a digital artist who's work explores the cross section of nature and technology. Thomas digitally creates psychedelic and seemingly alien natural worlds that are teaming with life and intricate microcosms. Thomas also creates animations which responds to sounds and experiences within the natural world by fusing together images of flora and fauna into evolved abstract form.
DEAMS aka Taj Alexander is a Melbourne based visual artist. His works spans across painting, sculpture and large scale murals ranging from abstract expressionism, minimalism and hard edged geometric abstraction. DEAMS' current exhibition, titled "Passage: Inner Space, Outer Mind" is in its final days at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.
Andy is a digital artist and a bow hunter. This episode we get into the weeds about Covid, government mandates and the growing "Freedom Movement" protesting weekly in Melbourne.
Ash is a Visionary Artist / Dark Surrealist who’s work is often beautifully eerie, evocative and explores the dark corners of her subconscious. Ash’s painting style is a mix of intuitive and often chaotic mess making, juxtaposed with refined figurative surrealism, exploring themes of beauty, tension, decay, her emotional states and life and death.
Dr Liknaitzky is Head of Clinical Psychedelic Research at Monash University, and Chief Principal Investigator on a program of psychedelic trials also at Monash. His work revolves around researching Psilocybin assisted therapy for generalised anxiety disorder, and MDMA assisted therapy for post traumatic stress disorder.
Simon holds a PhD in classical archeology and is the founder of a Virtual Reality company called Lithodomos VR where they bring the ancient world to life with meticulous accuracy.
Tom Tanuki is a writer, a satirist, a YouTuber, an anti-fascist activist and a professional pest to racists and far right drongos.
SKYND is a true crime concept band lead by front woman Skynd and produced by multi-instrumentalist Father. Their music and video clips tell the stories of the darkest serial killers, cult leaders and events , each track being creatively tailored to the crime. Their musical style is a mix of dark electronic with elements of industrial metal accompanied by menacing digitally manipulated vocals.
John is a writer, a journalist, a radio host, a satirist, and a documentary filmmaker, creating such shows as John Safran Vs God, and John Safran's Race Relations. He explores a wide variety of subjects including religion, race and racism, cultural fringes, true crime and politics, always approached with keen curiosity and delivered with humour.
He has just released his most recent book titled "Puff Piece" which is a probing look into Big Tobacco and the vaping industry.
Fredrick Brennan is a computer programmer and the creator of 8chan, the infamous image board website that became known as a platform for unregulated free speech. He is the star of the HBO documentary series "Q: Into The Storm" and is also a font designer.
This episode I am also joined by Owen Hughes, who is a keen observer of Qanon and fringe movements.
Scobie is a reporter and content creator for Whats Doin Media - an online chanel exploring Australia's cultural and political fringe. We discuss the recent anti-lockdown "freedom" rally in Melbourne this past weekend (Sep 18) which Scobie attended and documented for WDM.
Henry Hudson is a visual artist from London, England. His work spans across a broad range of mediums and subject matter but is best known for his highly detailed works using colourful plasticine. His incredibly beautiful psychedelic jungle scenes are somewhere between painting and sculpture and redefine whats possible with the common medium.
Lauren YS aka Squidlicker is a visual artist and mural powerhouse. Laurens illustrative creatures and characters are a vibrant psychedelic treat for the eyes. Her works explore themes such as scifi and aliens, creatures of the deep sea, mythology, cultural identity, social justice, queer culture and erotica.
Julia deVille is an artist, jeweller and taxidermist. Her use of taxidermied animals, often partially encrusted with precious stones and presented on expensive silverware, are both beautiful and eerie. They challenge our disregard for and consumption of wild and domesticated animals, as well as honouring their life by immortalising their beauty.
Photograph by Luzena Adams
Ramin Nazer is an LA based comedian, host of the Rainbow brainskull podcast, co-host of the Mind Under Matter podcast, and an incredible prolific psychedelic artist. He rules!
Adrian Cox is an LA based artist who's figurative oil paintings transport the viewer into his strange post-human, mythological world called "The Borderlands". This world is inhabited with a variety of humanoid creatures, some made of light, others made of organic fleshy organs with flowers and crystals growing in between. Adrian talks me through his created mythology and how the narrative has evolved over time.
Todd Nickerson is a non-offendinding pedophile. As the label suggests, Todd is sexually attracted to children, but never has and never plans to act upon his urges. Todd is a moderator for the website virped.org (short for virtuous pedophiles). Virped is a site that offers community support and resources to help people who are sexually attracted to children remain law abiding and lead happy, productive lives.
The Freedom March was an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne City during our fifth lockdown. I chatted with a number of the attendees ranging from the disaffected to the hardline conspiracy theorists.
Plus a second anti-lockdown protest two weeks later.
Anton Perry is a conspiracy theorist. In this chat we discuss Anton's conspiracy origin story of his unique journey into the Sovereign Citizen Movement, challenging the banking system and fighting the powers that be with a series of unusual court cases.
Karen Stewart is the sister of Tim Stewart, a prominent Australian Qanon influencer and close friend of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. After a recent episode of Four Corners, it has come to light that Tim Stewart was able to persuade his buddy Scott Morrison to include a dog whistle to Qanon followers in his apology speech to institutional child sexual abuse victims.
Four Corners Episode: