Episode 05: Alex Smith on THE MATRIX and queer black superheroes

Sci-fi prose writer, actor, and comics writer/publisher Alex Smith of Metropolarity joins Annie Mok to talk about THE MATRIX by the Wachowski siblings, and his connections, ideas, and creations around superheroes. (Note from Annie: Please bear with me for this one, as the audio suffered from poor planning-- from here on out, episodes are recorded with a fancy little mic that looks like Wall-E, and I hope to have Alex back for another episode soon. This is one of my very favorite conversations on the show so far.)

You can email Alex at theyarebirds (at) gmail, and find his work here. He has a story, "Clones," in Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany. You can see some words Alex wrote about Phaesporia, the movie he and Annie both appeared in, here. The songs, chosen by AS, are the Blur remix of Massive Attack's "Anger" and FKA Twigs' "Two Weeks."

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.