Apr 8, 2021
Immersion (Piss Christ) is a 1987 photograph by Andres Serrano that helped Senator Jessie Helms realize his career-long dream of gutting the National Endowment for the Arts. It's a 60x40-inch Cibachrome print of a plastic Jesus figurine apparently submerged in the artist's own urine. It's a piece that is as controversial as it is misunderstood, and which highlights an important thing that many American adults forget: you have a right to free speech, not freedom from being offended.
We also discuss exciting merchandising ideas!
Finally, here's an article about the history of halitosis as a marketing tool and the controversial regulation which bans certain kinds of "extreme" porn in the UK. I promise it's all important, just listen to the episode.
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Created by Mason Hershenow
Produced by Sean Ang and Christopher Scott McNeill
Edited by Christopher Scott McNeill.
Mix and additional editing by Mason Hershenow
Our theme music is "January: Brief" by Mason Hershenow