The Subtle Forces Podcast

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

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

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. 

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