32: Julien Baker & Music as Recovery
Julien Baker &
Music as Recovery
WELCOME TO THE EDUPUNX PODCAST
Julien Baker is one of the brightest up-and-coming performers in music today. And long before she was selling out theatres all over the world, and opening for the likes of Iron and Wine, Jason Isbell, and Paramore, she was gigging in basements, VFW halls, and living rooms. Julien's DIY roots are one of the main reasons I wanted to chat with her.
This is an expansive chat that covers a variety of topics from mental health to recovery, to the political landscape and the education system. Julien is one of the most brilliant young minds in the world today, so it was incredibly fun to pick her brain in such a relaxed and genuine manner.
- You get to hear tunes from Julien's new album, "Turn Out the Lights," which was released in October through Matador Records. You can still snag physical copies through their store!
- I share snippets of her songs, "Hurt Less," "Turn Out the Lights," and "Appointments."
- During Jaclyn's ad, you also get to hear some of Julien's song, "Brittle Boned," from her debut LP, "Sprained Ankle," the roots of which is chronicled in this conversation. You can also snag a copy of that album through 6131 Records!
- Today's episode is selfishly sponsored by our own nonprofit, The Art of Survival! You can check out more about what we do for survivors of trauma, by visiting www.artissurvival.com.
- We are back after taking a few months off from sharing stories and we are excited to continue sharing powerful and important experiences from people all over the world.
- So if you, or someone you know, has a story of survival to share with us, and would like to receive a free piece of art from us, reach out and let us know!
- This episode is also sponsored by In Between Spins, which is the new femme and nonbinary music project of our friend, Jaclyn O'Connell!
- In Between Spins launches tomorrow (March 8) on International Women's Day! So make sure you follow her work over at inbetweenspins.com - and follow on Twitter and Instagram to check out all of the goodies she's gonna share with the world!
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Thanks so much for tuning in and we will be back this later week with an extra episode with Julien!
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