Last week, Aussie musician Jack River launched her new podcast series, Rebel In The Times. Each episode sees the musician engage with a number of musicians, starting conversations on the importance of social activism in the current social climate.
In the second episode, now available to stream, River talks to Alaskan musician, activist and Portugal. The Man frontman, John Gourley. The pair discuss Indigenous Land Rights. In the episode, Gourley states “It’s their land. It’s their stage.” And speaks of the importance behind Land Acknowledgments.
Upon the podcasts launch last week, River stated: “In my career so far, I’ve found that my activism and will for change sit right beside my art – often inspiring it. I want to make a little space for deep conversation and make time to talk about the complexities and drives of change in this time we are living in.
The singer-songwriter continued “We are living in such a huge time, undergoing intense culture shifts, wrangling the upheaval of old ideas and (hopefully) replacing them with something better. With To Rebel In The Times, I wanted to know where artists’ minds are at, especially the artists who have made it their life and art’s work to create change, and why it is so important to them that they use their voice, that they stand up and not only say something, but do something”.
Listen to Episode 2 now!