The Subtle Forces Podcast

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

Episode 17: Glon

A newly invented holiday exploring the invention of identities.

Featuring artist Ven Loetz


Week 1: The Fish Garland


Week 2: Mask-making and the Wearing of Many Hats



Week 3: Radical Hair Transformations



Week 4: Larp Day (Fighting invisible monsters in the woods)


In which Anja undergoes a spiritual-existential crisis.
Featuring beats by Victoria Robison and a few quotes from Sun Ra.
Theme music by Anton Sieger.

Featuring poet Charlie Rossiter of the Poetry Spoken Here Podcast
And answers to the question of "What are you sensing that isn't there?" from Mom, Dear Friend Heidi, Neighbor Lady Laurie, Husband Blaine.
Music By Anton Sieger
And here is that link to the Have Goals Podcast hosted by beloved guest Robert from The Subtle Forces Episode 8, Renting Utopia.



The dark side of Peanut Buster Parfait with cousin Camille

Music and fasting by Kendraplex

An exploration of "Patchwork Blues" the new Rosalie Robison and Wendy Kheiry album

....and Anja's very long list of restrictions.



Camille Simone


Patchwork Blue Album

Anja finally drops the vapid frivolity to talk through the hard news of this week.


Featuring a hug from Heidi Parkes

Beats by Victoria Robison

Multiple Neighborhood Mariachi bands


This show is dedicated to my friend Chuckie Buckie a.k.a. "Charles Bursell," who hosts The Log, on Riverwest Radio, the inspiration of this episode.  That podcast is a helluva lot more competent when it comes to news and politics and is all the way farther left than just regular "far left." Link here:




It's been one helluva crapsome busy mish max whawhawha hoggedy froggedy week and now Anja has exactly one hour to conceive, produce and edit a 29 minute episode.





Words spoken in the Beautiful Rhatasian language!!!

A player piano from the Scott Joplin House, St. Louis, Missouri

Baby cries by Jenni Reinke and Brian Rott

Beats by Victoria Robison

Rearranged bits of the Graveyard Document of Freesia McKee

theme by Anton Sieger

Anja confronts Mount Garbage outside her window, trash is talked and value uncovered.
Paul Druecke's America Pastime instagram post that Anja bid on.
New York Times Feature
Paul suggests this book
Paul's Website:

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

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