The How & Why of Zines


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In this episode I talk to Martha Grover and Joshua James Amberson all about zines. Both Martha and Joshua are seasoned veterans of the Portland zine scene. So listen up young whippersnappers! We talk about how to make& distro zines, why to make zines, and also about the good ol’ days of zines (and Portland) and where things are now in the internet age.


Martha Grover

Martha Grover is the author of the zine Somnambulist. And the memoir The End of My Career, available from Perfect Day publishing.


Joshua James Amberson

Joshua James Amberson is the author of Basic Paper Airplane, The Prince Zine, and he writes for The Portland Mercury.


Talking with Portland’s Funniest person Nariko Ott. The Magic Hour Episode 6


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This was a fun episode! Nariko Ott the winner of 2016’s Portland’s funniest person competition, sits down to chat with the Magic Hour about how he has been responding to Trump’s presidency with his comedy.



The Magic Hour, episode 5, Quests and the end of civilization.


This is a great episode of The Magic Hour! Check it out. In the first half of the show we talk to Peter Micheal Baur (above) about his concept of rewilding, the coming collapse of civilization, and the idea that cavemen were actually living the good life. In the second half of the show Melea Seward shares how to find meaning in life by designing your own quests. And we also talk to Douglas Tsoi the founder of Portland Underground Grad School.