The Subtle Forces Podcast

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

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Episode 17: Glon

Sunday Jul 18, 2021

Sunday Jul 18, 2021

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)

Episode 16: Believe in Me

Sunday Jul 04, 2021

Sunday Jul 04, 2021

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.

Monday Jun 21, 2021

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. 

Episode 14: Abstinence

Saturday Jun 05, 2021

Saturday Jun 05, 2021

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

Monday May 24, 2021

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:

Ep. 12: In Just One Hour

Wednesday May 12, 2021

Wednesday May 12, 2021

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

Ep. 11 Trash To Treasure

Wednesday Apr 21, 2021

Wednesday Apr 21, 2021

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:

Saturday Apr 10, 2021

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

Saturday Mar 27, 2021

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

Episode 8: Renting Utopia

Friday Mar 12, 2021

Friday Mar 12, 2021

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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