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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    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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    Grieving-ish, with Shannon Leone Fowler

    In Episode 9, Cameron talks to marine biologist and memoirist Shannon Leone Fowler, who at 28 lost her fiancé to the most venomous sea creature on earth. They talk about grief, healing, and the power of looking someone in the eye.

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    Orthodox-ish, with Tova Mirvis

    In Episode 8, Cameron talks to novelist Tova Mirvis about her journey of spiritual deconstruction, the costly decision to walk away from both her Orthodox Jewish faith and her marriage, and the tension that remains in raising children who are still connected to the world she left behind.

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    Risky-ish, with Ian Cion

    In Episode 7, Cameron interviews Houston-based artist and writer Ian Cion, founder of the Art and Medicine program at the Children's Cancer Center at MD Anderson. Ian talks about the risk of art, and the heartbreaking yet profound experience of art-making with terminally ill children.

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    Ish-ish, with Latifah Alattas

    In Episode 6, Cameron talks to singer-songwriter/ producer Latifah Alattas about body image, ethnicity, ambition, grief, and faith. Plus, listener emails are answered!

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