Riot Woman with Taleen Kali

In this episode my guest is cosmic, femme, punk visionary Taleen Kali. Taleen is a musician, writer, publisher of the independent magazine Dum Dum Zine, and sound healer based in Los Angeles. She’s also the composer of the show’s theme music!

We talk about discovering punk through downloading songs from Napster; transitioning to playing punk as a classically trained musician; the immediate, accessible power of the Riot Grrrl manifesto and its lasting impact on our lives; the cognitive dissonance of living in a NYC punk loft venue while working for a luxury magazine; the visceral feeling of building creative community in LA; the importance of print in an internet-fueled culture; and healing, DIY, and the power of sound. She’s also joined by her adorable pup, LeeLoo Kali.

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Eleanor Whitney