We get manicures and pedicures at a Brooklyn Nail Salon. What Pat calls “the definition of comfort” makes Steve Lambert very uncomfortable.

Show notes below…

Linda Sarsour!

Linda Sarsour 3 sides of Linda Sarsour

Our guest: Linda Sarsour, is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, a White House recognized “Champion of Change”, and is the co-founder of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York. She has received numerous awards and honors including “Champion of Change” by the White House, the New York City Council’s Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Award and received the inaugural American Muslim of the Year honor from the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Linda is a force on Twitter @LSarsour

A recent profile from Al Jazeera Linda Sarsour: New Generation of Muslim Activists

We visited a Nail Salon.

Duncombe and Lambert were reluctant to do this.

Linda & Pat at the salon Linda & Pat at the salon

Duncombe goes for black Duncombe goes for black

Nail colors

Mani Pedi Podcast

  • Steve Duncombe = black
  • Pat Jerido = silver
  • Steve Lambert = clear
  • Linda Sarsour = pale pink

Nail Salons are popular – according to Nails Magazine people paid nearly 7.5 billion dollars in nail services in 2013 and the industry is growing. Just look around your area, there will be a nail salon somewhere! What makes these spaces work, and how can we use it?

Topics covered:

We mentioned the painter, Mike Henderson. Here’s a video profile of him done by KQED.

Also, the Poet Audre Lorde

Our pop culture picks

  1. Stephen Duncombe recommends Super Natural on The CW. “the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings in the world.” And Super Natural Fan Participation
  2. Pat Jerido recommends the new Pixar movie, Inside Out – which Lambert has now seen and also recommends!
  3. Steve Lambert recommends The Home Depot and the idea of home repairs and remodeling can be a profound creative pursuit.
  4. Linda Sarsour recommends the Annual Arab American Bazaar on July 26, 2015 in Shore Road Park, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Other Notes

We recorded during a mild thunderstorm. It happens in New York in the summer.

Check out more examples of artistic activism on our site, artisticactivism.org.

Music: The Reigning Sound, “Stick Up for Me” courtesy of the Free Music Archive

The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions on iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts.

Steve Lambert, Patricia Jerido, and Stephen Duncombe Steve Lambert, Patricia Jerido, and Stephen Duncombe

More on the Center for Artistic Activism at artisticactivism.org, Stephen Duncombe at stephenduncombe.com, Patricia Jerido on Twitter, and Steve Lambert at visitsteve.com