pairs artists together to discuss their work and creative practice.

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Mira Jacob & Scott Cheshire
SEASON 1 | EPISODE #3 | MAY 29, 2020
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Mira Jacob & Scott Cheshire

Mira Jacob selected fellow novelist Scott Cheshire to discuss process, epiphany, and race in the era of Trump. Jacob considers how to write unflinchingly about the realities of contemporary American life—with horror and humor—as well as the hard choice between vengeance and clarity.

Mira Jacob is the author of the novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing and the graphic memoir Good Talk, which is being adapted into a television series. She is currently a visiting professor in the Creative Writing MFA at the New School.

Scott Cheshire is the author of the novel High As the Horses' Bridles, a Best Book of 2014 pick at The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and Electric Literature.

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FUSE: A BOMB Podcast extends BOMB’s longstanding commitment to bringing together artists across disciplines to discuss their work and creative practice. Departing from the typical podcast format, there’s no host, no moderator, just two artists in dialogue, unfiltered. Listeners experience the conversation as if they were in the room with the artists.

In a limited series of six 35-minute episodes, prominent artists, writers, musicians, performers, and directors select an interlocutor from any creative field with whom they discuss their work and process.

This is how it works: We select an artist, writer, musician, performer, or director. Then they choose an artist of any discipline they would like to speak with. No host, no moderator, no interruptions. Just two artists in conversation.

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FUSE: A BOMB Podcast is made possible in part with the generous support of the Pannonia Foundation.

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FUSE is recorded at Brooklyn Recording Studio and Pioneer Works, an artist-run, nonprofit cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines.

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FUSE is overseen and produced by Libby Flores, Director of Audience Engagement and Digital Production. FUSE is also co-produced and edited by Myra Al-Rahim and Sophie Kazis, with production assistance by Ethan Primason. Edited and voiced by Chantal McStay, Associate Editor at BOMB Magazine. Our theme music is “Black Origami” by Jlin. Music and sonic ID by Ray Suen. All additional music by Ethan Primason.

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