(UN)HEARD: Alicia McIntyre

“This is not new. What’s new is police brutality being filmed every other day”.

Meet Alicia McIntyre, the Undergraduate Coordinator of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Western University. She, herself, actually attended Western in the fall of 1988. In this episode, join our co-host Khalida Elsadati as she sits down with Alicia to discuss her experience at UWO as a black woman, police violence, anti-black racism, and the state of the world, today, in 2020.

This is the first episode of Iconocast for this semester’s theme, (UN)HEARD. This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective and Aisha Khan. It is co-hosted and jointly edited by Khalida Elsadati, Julia Albert, Eesha Sarfraz, and Hadi Kiani. The episode artwork is by Amina Ali.

KINDRED: Dr. Lynne Zarbatany

We’re back with two more episodes to kick off the summer!

Friendship is a central part of KINDRED; the people we choose to spend our time with are as much our kin as the communities we were born into. In this episode, Aisha Khan and Dr. Lynne Zarbatany trace human connection from our newborn moments to the platonic and romantic relationships that carry us through adulthood. Dr. Zarbatany is a psychology professor at Western University who researches and teaches about peer cliques, peer networks, and socialization processes within those networks. Join her and Aisha for a discussion about intercultural communities, friendship, and bullying, sprinkled with some Mean Girls references.

You can read the issue virtually at iconoclastuwo.com/kindred or contact us on social media at @iconoclastuwo to purchase a print copy.

This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective and Nara Monteiro. It is co-hosted and jointly edited by Julia Albert, Aisha Khan, and Hadi Kiani. Out intro music for this episode is “We Are Heading to the East” by Springtide and the episode artwork is by Jehyun Sung. Special thanks to Radio Western for the recording space.

KINDRED: The Directors’ Episode

Kicking off Season II of ICONOCAST, Directors Jerika Cadudada, Catherine Cassels, and Veronica Botnik sit down with host Nara Monteiro to introduce our new theme, KINDRED. Join our discussion about achieving intimacy in art, how technology facilitates and impedes human connection, and maintaining a sense of self within relationships.

We are accepting KINDRED submissions to iconoclastuwo@gmail.com until February 15th. See iconoclastuwo.com/submit for our mood board, prompts, and submission guidelines.

This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective and Nara Monteiro and is co-hosted and jointly edited by James Gagnon, Julia Albert, Aisha Khan, and Hadi Kiani. Out intro music for this episode is “We Are Heading to the East” by Springtide. Special thanks to Radio Western.  

UPROOTED: Tehya Quachegan

Welcome to the fifth and final episode of the UPROOTED season of ICONOCAST! New co-host Julia Albert sits down with Tehya Quachegan, a student double majoring in psychology and Indigenous Studies and the President of the Indigenous Students Association here at Western. They discuss literal and metaphorical roots, land-based learning, and Indigenous perspectives on climate action. You can follow Tehya’s work with the ISA on Facebook @isawesternu and instagram @isa.westernu.
Find the print issue of UPROOTED at ICON’s Fall 2019 Launch Party on November 21st, 7pm at Covent Garden Market. Thanks for listening!

UPROOTED: Professor Kirsty Robertson

Welcome to episode four of ICONOCAST! Join co-host James Gagnon for his interview with Western Professor Kirsty Robertson about the anthropocene, sustainable art, and the relationship between art and activism. Our cover is Professor Robertson’s book, Tear Gas Epiphanies.
This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective, was edited by James Gagnon, and recorded at Radio Western. Find more at iconoclastuwo.com.

UPROOTED: Reilly Knowles

Tune in for co-host Aisha Khan’s talk with artist, Western student, and longtime ICON contributor Reilly Knowles. They discuss the intersection of art, body, and nature, the importance of sustainable art practices, and how it can be damaging to think of things in a natural/unnatural binary. Find Reilly’s work at @reilly_knowles on Instagram or at reillyknowles.ca
This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective and was edited by James Gagnon and Nara Monteiro.
Cover art: “The Old Oak” by Reilly Knowles


This week we interview Tom Cull, a nature poet, Western professor, former poet laureate of London, and candidate for the Green Party of Canada. We delve into action as an antidote to climate anxiety, the traditional and boundary-breaking ways to engage with nature in writing, and the importance of creating. Tom also reads us some poetry.
This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective and edited by Nara Monteiro. Special thanks to Radio Western.

UPROOTED: The Directors

Welcome to Season I of ICONOCAST! Join co-hosts Aisha Khan and Nara Monteiro as they interview ICON Directors Jerika Caduhada, Catherine Cassels, and Veronica Botnick about UPROOTED. We talk about camping trips and greenhouses, global warming and the anthropocene, and some of the incredible work that inspired UPROOTED. Produced and edited by Nara Monteiro with special thanks to Radio Western.

ICONOCAST Inaugural Episode: MYTHIC

Welcome to ICONOCAST, our collective’s companion podcast! Our inaugural episode delves further into the themes of MYTHIC with a few guests. We spoke with Directors Nara Monteiro and Jerika Caduhada, poet and ICON contributor Danielle Solo, and Dr. Kyle Gervais, Professor and Graduate Chair of Classics here at Western.
This podcast was produced by Nara Monteiro and Emily Chiarvesio, hosted by Aisha Khan and Eva Alie, and edited by Toria Obeng. Special thanks to Radio Western.