The Lumpen Culturati Episode 1: Mikey Atienza on "Sink " by Isabel Yap. by Carljoe Javier published on 2013-11-27T23:13:43Z I've been listening to a lot of podcasts, and I love them all. But they have mostly been review podcasts and I am hoping to fill a niche by discussing work on a more analytical (one hopes) level. I am hoping to bring forward smart conversation about cultural content in all its various forms. I've also been part of a few attempts at podcasting, as well as some radio work. What I've found is that logistics and getting people together (and my own problematic schedule) have made it difficult for me to maintain those things. Now, I've got a nifty podcast app and I will be tracking down one or two guests for each episode. The episodes will have me interviewing someone about a specific text (or set of texts in the case of comic book series). We want to turn people onto stuff that they might not be into yet, we want to show love for things that we love, and we want to talk about them in a deeper manner that encourages further discourse. For the first episode I talk to Prof. Mikey Atienza about "Sink" by Isabel Yap. In discussing the story we question aspects of Filipino science fiction, look at a story set in the future that gives us a glimpse at the Greenhills we once knew, and question our humanity as we look at a little robot kid.