The Subtle Forces Podcast

A show in which Anja Notanja explores a different “subtle force” active in her life through essays, interviews and experiments.

Can you ever truly evade Dracula?

With music from Anton Sieger's new album Illicit Eagle.

Featuring flickers of presence from Joan Namm, Natalie Schmitting, Jessica Bayer



In which two inherited childhood memories are set to music.


Featuring Work By: 


John Sieger

Loey Norquist

David Standridge

Anna Raff

Beau Kriedermann 

Imre Lodbrog

Sue Blaustein

John Sieger, Mike Sieger and Loey Norquist on "The Great Somewhere"

Subtle Forces Theme by Anton Sieger




What if all housing material had to be edible? What if landlords were re-branded as "housing servants?" What if every rental unit had to be demolished and rebuilt every 40 years?  What about tree houses?


An Autobiography from Robert of Have Goals Milwaukee

Chris Krco is the cohost of Housing for All, a 4-episode podcast with everything you need to know about reforming the American housing system. He also cohosts Housing for Us, interviewing ordinary people who have struggled with the American housing system, as well as ordinary people living in extraordinary housing systems. All the work of his organization, Housing for All, is on the web at He founded the Milwaukee Community Land Trust.

Freesia McKee on What If's?

Check out the Pinnacle@Duxton, the world's finest public housing unit

Music by Anton Sieger

Photo: Have Goals MKE

In which Anja shares some of her embarrassing audio diary from 10 years ago.

Guests in chronological order...

Anja's mom, Anton Sieger on piano, Grandma Does Her Taxes, Freesia McKee on piano, yodeling at a festival, wind chimes, "Monster," The Polymer Slug on keyboard, Jessica Bayer, and assorted friends near the end.

In which Anja conducts a science fair project testing the mind reading ability of 8 highly intuitive people.


Featuring Terimarie Degree and her mom Lela, Freesia McKee and Jade Kästel, Mace and their roomate Sindie Ho, Victoria and Rosalie Robison and a moment with Heidi Parkes.

Photo originally shared from @thebrasslady instagram account.



Anja's notoriously conservative friend, The Skrauss tries drugs, falls in love and suddenly realizes he has been a tool of the patriarchal empire.  

Subtle Force: That Unrelenting Audience. 

Skrauss Links:

"This is the episode of a great and informative show that lead me to Salt Lake City"


Skrauss's Art Website


Music: Anton Sieger, Anna Raff.  Photo: Anja's parents dressed as Raggedy Ann and Andy

At her day job Anja puts things away for a living, but when she is home she leaves everything out.

Featuring an interview with Pat Walsh, inventor of "Put Away." 

Music by Anton Sieger.

Anja receives an email from the anti-vaccination organization Weston A. Price and asks a real doctor, Dr. Michelle Kosmalski what she thinks about it. 

Also featuring: the smooth voice of Charles Bursell. 

Anja goes down to the basement... all alone.


Archival recordings of Freesia McKee on WXRW LP-Milwaukee

An interview with Jessica Bayer 

Music by Anton Sieger, the brave.

Have a basement you would like to share?



Rudimentary: Write and send a postcard to someone you would like to travel with.

Proletariat: You are a travel show host. Record a segment in which you give a tour of your own real life neighborhood.

Inconceivable: Build a time traveling device and go back in time. Document your journey for each of the senses.  Don't forget to also take a picture of your time traveling device!

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