Susan Longest: Evolutionary Biologist


Susan Longest is an academic, photographer, advocate for LGBT rights, and also my sister. She has a PhD from the University Of Chicago, and her specialty is evolutionary biology. She is currently an assistant professor at Colorado Mesa University, and works with various other organizations. In this interview, Susan shares her passion for evolutionary biology with us, offering an understanding of how organisms adapt to face the future, and how things like climate change, influence those adaptations.

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Mo Karnage: Activist / Author


Mo Karnage is an activist from Richmond, Virginia. Mo has been involved in Radical activities in Richmond, as a member of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective, hosting Richmond Food Not Bombs, working with the Central Virginia Food Bank to host it’s Mobile Food Pantry in Southern Barton Heights, and working with various other causes and organizations in the City. Mo also runs Karnage Creations LLC, doing woodwork restoration among other things. I gave Mo a call and we recorded this interview.

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Kieran Wagner: Photographer / Audio Engineer


Kieran Wagner is an amazing photographer from Richmond, Virginia. Before taking up photography and making truly awesome photographs, Kieran was an Audio Engineer, making recordings with a roster of artists that you are most likely familiar with. Kieran is a craftsman, putting a focus and dedication into the things he does that is truly inspiring, whether it’s behind the lens, the mixing desk, or raising his children with his Wife.

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Dave Brown: Vicious Circle Records / ‘Adult Crash’ Author


Dave Brown has been involved in the punk and hardcore music scene since his teenage years, both as a fan, and with running his record label, Vicious Circle Records. He recently released his first book, Adult Crash, a photo book taking inventory of the photos he took over the years, of the bands that meant a lot to him. Now, in addition to being a parent of three kids, he is working on his second book. Dave and I took a trip out to Maymont in December, and recorded this interview.

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About The Show

Various Things is a podcast exploring culture through the people who contribute to it, with a focus on Richmond, VA.

The show is hosted by Gary Llama.