The True Meaning of BSing
Sean K = me, Sean Kneese. I originally started this podcast as simply a space for traditional interviews with artists and other creative types. As I started bringing on increasing numbers of diverse guests, the show organically developed its own theme: I converse with people who think and live outside the box and are pursuing their creative and intellectual passions. They are non-conformists: people who go against the grain and follow their own path. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and prefer to keep a conversational feel to my interviews. I enjoy talking to all different kinds of people from all walks of life and I hope that my podcast can show that we all have more in common than we think, even if it might not always seem that way on the surface.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Episode 62: Yusif Habib Amin: Podcaster, Journalist, Blogger, Rapper, and Commercial/Broadcast Video Producer
Sean Kneese talks with podcaster, journalist, blogger, rapper, and commercial/broadcast video producer Yusif Habib Amin for an end of the year episode of BSing with Sean K. Yusif talks about life in Spartanburg, South Carolina, southern food, being a vegetarian, the law of attraction, his career goals and other interesting topics.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Episode 61: Eman Rimawi: Spoken Word Poet, Disability Rights Activist, Graphic Novelist and Youth Organizer
In this episode Sean Kneese talks to spoken word poet, graphic novelist, disability rights activist and community organizer Eman Rimawi. Rimawi talks about how she developed an interest in writing, her experience performing spoken word at open mics, what it's like being disabled in the USA, and some of her upcoming projects
Check out Eman's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/emanrimawiandtheworld/
Article/BSing newsletter I wrote about Stark Reality Open Mic which mentions Eman Rimawi and her performance there: https://medium.com/@BSingwithSeanK/the-most-raw-open-mic-in-nyc-d87e39ff28e7
Documentary I made on Stark Reality Open Mic featuring Eman Rimawi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AoZCXBcxdU
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Episode 60: Alexandra Rosario: Actress from the Dominican Republic talks about her life and journey.
In this episode Sean Kneese talks to actress Alexandra Rosario. She discusses her career, her experience immigrating to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, her advice for other actors/actresses and her recent projects she's been working on.
Alexandra's website: http://www.iamalexandrarosario.com/
Sunday, December 3, 2017
In this episode, Sean Kneese talks to writer and visionary poet Luke Lee. Lee talks about his experience moving to the United States from South Korea as a young child and how that influenced his writing, his views on currents events, his life as a poet and his goals for the future. Luke Lee also reads a poem of his for the audience entitled "Sex".
Luke's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/poetrybylee/
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Episode 58: Yasmine Mohammed: Ex-Muslim, Atheist, Author, Activist and Co-host of the Secular Jihadists Podcast
In this episode, Sean Kneese talks to Yasmine Mohammed: ex-Muslim, atheist, author, activist and co-host of The Secular Jihadists from the Middle East Podcast. Yasmine talks about her experience growing up in an isolated conservative Muslim community in Canada, being forced into a marriage with an Al-Quaeda operative as a young girl, and how she eventually left the islamic faith and the effect that had on her life.
Yasmine's website: http://www.confessionsofanexmuslim.com/
Secular Jihadists from the Middle East: https://secularjihadists.libsyn.com/
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Episode 57: Viviana Duncan: Spoken Word Poet and Founder/Host of Stark Reality Open Mic Night in NYC
In this episode, Sean Kneese interviews spoken word poet and founder/host of the Stark Reality Open Mic Night: Viviana Duncan. Viviana talks about how her family immigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina when she was 10 years old and how she developed a passion for writing and performing poetry as she learned English and "fell in love with the language". She talks about what being an American means to her and how freedom of expression is an important right to her. She also talks about her open mic night and how she got started with it, her experience performing her poetry, and reads one of her poems entitled "Beat" which deals with the topic of retirement and why she believes you should never retire if you are doing something you love. Other topics include the path of discovering yourself as an individual, what separates the artist from the rest of society and more. This interview was recorded at 353 Studios at 353 West 48th Street New York, New York where she holds her open mic night twice a month. Keep updated with future Stark Reality events here: https://www.meetup.com/poetry-370/?_cookie-check=JFgeKfYDFSpM1vFR
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Pasquale Santoro Aka DJ Pat Pervert: punk rock DJ at Otto’s Shrunken Head and political activist/blogger. Pat talks about his early days as a homeless teenager in NYC, his experiences playing with his old punk band Deviant Behavior, the punk scene in New York in the 1970s and 1980s, the origin of punk and alternative music, the history of Otto’s Shrunken Head, and how he got started with DJing. Pat also talks about his blog and some of the political writing he does on it and his views about racism and injustice. Sean gets into a debate with Pat towards the end of the episode about whether hate speech is free speech and whether Nazis should have the right to march.
Link to DJ Pat Pervert's blog/website: http://tinyurl.com/ppevents
Friday, September 8, 2017
In this episode Sean Kneese interviews actress, singer, model and spoken word poet Rachel Navarro. Rachel talks about growing up in the Bronx and how she developed a passion for the performing arts. She also talks about some of her recent and upcoming projects she has been working on and reads one of her poems for the listeners.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
In this episode Sean Kneese talks to NJ based musician Rob Gonzalez of the bands Furnace Head, Dutchguts and Sunrot. Rob talks about his involvement in the local metal and punk scene in New Jersey, his experience playing shows, his passion for underground music, and his goals as a musician. The songs "Trigger Warning" by Sunrot and "Behind the Grit" by Furnace Head are played at the end of the episode.
Check out Rob's projects here:
Furnace Head: https://furnacehead.bandcamp.com/
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In this episode, Sean Kneese talks to musician, poet, sculptor and painter James Arlowe. Arlowe talks about the process for his different art forms and his life as an entertainer. Check out his work here: http://www.jamesarlowe.com
Monday, January 23, 2017
In this episode Sean Kneese talks to Maria Alvarez and Natascha Beck of the New York based all girl punk band Jigsaw Youth. Jigsaw Youth are influenced by the Riot Grrrl movement, a feminist punk rock movement that started in the 1990s with bands like Bikini Kill and Babes in Toyland. Though the band is influenced by this music, they play their own style and do not wish to be labeled as just another Riot Grrrl band. The band talks about the punk scene in New York and New Jersey, their experience playing shows, bands that have influenced them, how they became interested in punk music, and their goals as musicians. Other topics include Kim Kardashian trying to be punk, the music industry, house shows, "fashion punks", and more.