Category: Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker

Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #7: The Strange Pre-Pandemic Truth of Love Island

In which your intrepid rambler finds himself surprisingly addicted to Love Island and learns about pre-pandemic failings in human connection that we were in denial about, with some asides about dating, crossword puzzle magazines, loyalty, and guilty pleasures. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #6: “Emotional Authenticity and Fucking Facebook Avatars”

In our latest episode, Ed Champion bemoans the plague of emotional inauthenticity that has become an increasingly common part of pandemic life, rails against Facebook avatars, remarks upon his own days of occasional paralysis, and commends the emotional truth of Marc Maron’s moving and heartbreaking tribute to Lynn Shelton. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #5: “Uppity Little Children”

In our latest episode, Ed Champion answers the first batches of listener mail, reacts to the news from Germany that the infection rate is up after lockdown restrictions, and riffs on capitalism, smug politicians, CO2 emissions, Bananarama, the Broadway shutdown extending into Labor Day, the grim future of the job market, the Liberate protesters, and Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #4: “The Slimy Hubris of Rand Paul”

This morning, Senator Rand Paul falsely claimed to Dr. Anthony Fauci that COVID was mostly a New England problem and asked for humility. Well, Senator Paul, you want the facts? You want humility? I’ve got this for you. Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #3: “The Violent Jeff Goldblum Fantasy”

In our third episode, Ed Champion speculates on why violent videos — particularly videos with stylized moves — have been all the rage on the Interwebs as we are all holed up at home. It started with a drop kick at the Cumberland Mall last week. And it continued this morning with a video of Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #2: “The Strength in Being Kind, The Myth of Being Nice”

In our second episode, Ed Champion discusses the difference between being kind and being nice, why honesty is a far more important pathway to empathy and compassion and connection, combating artifice, seeing the beauty in people even when they are difficult, pandemic breakups, illusory paradise, leaving Brooklyn for a month, the importance of social routines, Read More

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Notes from a Brooklyn Bunker #1: “Media-Proof”

This is an off-the-cuff series of thoughts of a Brooklyn writer and audio dramatist. A show that will be released every Tuesday and Friday until something close to normality returns. In this premiere episode, I discuss hope, how being part of something bigger on a quotidian basis is lost, certain sounds that are “media-proof,” abandoned Read More

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