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The Parker Edison Project: Underground Media Makers And What Inspires Them

The set of the internet show '2Mex Cinema' is pictured in this undated photo.

Credit: Parker Edison

Above: The set of the internet show '2Mex Cinema' is pictured in this undated photo.

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In this episode, Parker speaks with underground media makers about what inspires them to contribute to the media landscape.

Music:
• DJ GarGar - Slingshot
• GeneFlo - Stealth
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Aired: June 2, 2021 | Transcript

Media shapes culture, but it's more than news media and social media: photography, podcasts and music can also give a platform to new voices while also documenting the past and present. Underground media makers can have a huge impact on how we experience the world.

In a new episode of the KPBS Explore podcast, "The Parker Edison Project," we talk with a photographer who's worked on everything from album covers to popular movies like "Friday" and "Exit Through the Gift Shop." We'll also talk to a professor of history who uses podcasts to teach and a musician who argues that music is the foundation of all art forms.

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