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  • Episode 018: Pardon the Train
    by clairestemen on June 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    This week’s guest….a man with many names. One of them being Justin Monte. Justin and I ask another buzzy question: can you teach creativity? While we are full of yeses and nos, we are also full of personal anecdotes and assumptions and such about our own experiences as creative people. Sit down with us, have […] The post Episode 018: Pardon the Train appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 016 and 017: Grinding My Ass Off
    by clairestemen on May 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    This week’s guest…one of my two amazing siblings David Stemen! What makes video games so dang fun? Especially the Animal Crossing franchise, known for literally revolving around menial tasks and paying back debt. David and I deep dive into our mutual love for this life simulation game that exploded and still dominates the Nintendo market. […] The post Episode 016 and 017: Grinding My Ass Off appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 015: Красивая женщина
    by clairestemen on May 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    This week’s guest…Dakota Poots! He’s back again! Dakota joins Claire to act as commentator to the things in history that just really piss her off: Andrew Jackson’s Bank War and The Destruction of the Library of Alexandria. Along the way they learn that the things they thought to be true were just shrouded in mythos. […] The post Episode 015: Красивая женщина appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Icons Adorned with Icons Masquerading as Icons
    by clairestemen on May 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Last night was Met Monday. The Met Ball. The Gala. Fashion event of the year and so forth. And, per usual, there was a theme—”Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” —and that theme was interpreted loosely, literally, and liberally. How to interpret this theme? It has also been described as “Sunday’s Best” in the […] The post Icons Adorned with Icons Masquerading as Icons appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]

  • Episode 014: The Green and Pink Tube
    by clairestemen on May 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    This week’s guest, fellow makeup obsessor Nadine! Claire and Nadine dive into the geeky, multi-faceted depths of the beauty industry, touching on the power YouTube beauty gurus have, the democratization of makeup and what it does to help and hurt brands, as well as their favorite and coveted products. Full of sidetracking, rants, and unrelated […] The post Episode 014: The Green and Pink Tube appeared first on Claire Stemen. […]