The Subtle Forces Podcast

An unpredictable show in which Anja Notanja explores a different “subtle force” through essays, interviews and experiments.

Anja talks with American Artist Marsha McDonald, who just moved to Porto, Portugal.

Photo collage by Marsha McDonald



Since October is a "wicked month" Anja asks the people in her life what it means to be wicked.

Beats by Josef Pres, courtesy of

Theme music by Anton Sieger

Episode 21 artwork by Katrina Poems

Anja shares the best of her typewritten on-the-spot poetry and letter commissions that were requested at a Chalk Festival.


Music by Anton Sieger

Photo: Andrea Waala

Monologue by Anja Notanja
Performed by Nathan Wesselowski
Intermission song "Energy Drink" composed by Samson Y Hiss, with tenor Alex Taite and Paul Dab on Organ.
Illustration by Blaine Wesselowski
Theme music by Anton Sieger



In which Anja and Blaine find some children and embark on a family road trip.
Featuring the late Tim Wesselowski and his offspring: Nathan, Blaine, Lorelei, Isaak and also Renee who made this video:

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:




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