a conversation about cultural democracy






Recent Episodes




May 8, 2020

042: A day on the commons

In the previous two episodes Owen Kelly looked at cultural commons from a geographical and then an historical perspective. He played music and introduced a vintage radio programme. In this episode he joins Sophie Hope for a detailed examination of the commons, and its possible relationship to ideas of cultural democracy. They base their discussion on a reading of Guy Standing’s book Plunder of the Commons. They also borrow ideas from David Bollier’s book Think Like a Commoner.


April 24, 2020

041: Death House Rescue

In the previous episode Owen Kelly looked at songs available through the Free Music Archive, Jamendo and Tribe of Noise. We traversed the geography of the musical commons. In this episode we dive into the historical cultural commons. We listen to the very first episode of The Shadow, starring a young Orson Welles, and sponsored by Blue Coal. Our cultural history is under attack. The Shadow Knows!