The Ish
The ish

The Ish is a podcast from the liminal spaces of life, love, art, religion, and politics, hosted by Cameron Dezen Hammon.

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    Driven-ish, with Melissa Stephenson

    In this episode, Cameron talks to writer Melissa Stephenson about intense sibling relationships, her lifetime obsession with beater cars, and her poignant new memoir, Driven.

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    Dead-ish, with Alice Bolin

    “Women are taught to expect violence.” - Alice Bolin

    In this timely episode, Cameron talks to essayist Alice Bolin about missing white girl syndrome, sacrificial maidens, and our cultural obsession with the “dead girl show.”

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    Alive-ish, with Marion Winik

    In this episode, Cameron talks to author and longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik about falling in love with Texas, Prince, and her new book THE BALTIMORE BOOK OF THE DEAD.

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    Mercy-ish, with Lacy M. Johnson

    In this episode, Cameron talks to author/activist Lacy M. Johnson about justice, mercy, and the myth of redemptive violence.

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    Psychedelic-ish, with Michael Horowitz

    In this very personal episode, Cameron interviews her mentor and friend, the writer Michael Horowitz, about his work with 1960s icon Timothy Leary, consciousness expansion, and briefly, about the cultural impact his daughter, actress Winona Ryder, had on Generation X.

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    Interplanetary-ish, with Brian Turner

    In Episode 4, Cameron talks to poet Brian Turner about his new musical project, uploading human consciousness, and the way music connects us.

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    Catholic-ish, with Erin O. White

    In Episode 3, Cameron and memoirist Erin O. White discuss Erin's book Given Up For You, which chronicles her experience of falling in love with the Catholic church and another woman simultaneously, and the difficulty of ultimately having to choose one over the other.

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    Grieving-ish: Part 2, with Lisa Romeo

    In Episode 2, Cameron talks to memoirist Lisa Romeo about conversations with ghosts, the surprises of grief, complicated fathers, and Lisa's new book, ‘Starting With Goodbye.’

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    Missionary-ish, with Jamie Wright

    Trying to come to grips with the collective madness of the evangelical church in America? In this raucous opening to Season 2, Cameron talks to the delightfully irreverent Jamie Wright, author of blog-turned-book The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever, about how her experience on the international mission field changed everything about her relationship — not to her Christian faith — but to the evangelical church. Greed, corruption, and what Jamie calls "white savior colonial bullsh*t" are all up for discussion.

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    Famous-ish, with Alex Dezen

    For the Season One finale, Famous-ish, Cameron sits down with her brother, singer/songwriter Alex Dezen, to talk about the meaning of life and art making, the comparative values of millennials and Gen X-ers, and late stage capitalism.

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