Constellation Prize

By The Believer Magazine & Bianca Giaever

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Feeling down about the human condition? Consider the spiritual dilemmas of a school crossing guard, a documentary filmmaker, an artist who likes belts, and more. Constellation Prize, a podcast from The Believer magazine, talks to subjects about their daily existential problems—how art, God, and loneliness fit in their lives.

Episode Date
5: What is Boring? with B. Wurtz

The artist B. Wurtz reflects on what is boring, and a three decade relationship with his only belt. Featuring: socks, garbage, and Andy Warhol. 

Jul 14, 2020
4: Two Years With Franz

Bianca spends two years listening to over 500 recordings made by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright. Featuring: a tape recorder, a cat named Robert, and a hatred for MFA programs.

Jul 14, 2020
3: Spool of Thread

A short reflection on a spool of thread. Featuring: the aforementioned spool of thread.

Jul 14, 2020
2: Caveh is God

Nonfiction filmmaker Caveh Zahedi, creator of The Show About the Show, talks about how his relationship to God has changed over the course of his life. Featuring: mushroom trips, a metaphorical meat locker, and an earthworm.

Jul 14, 2020
1: Crossing Guard

Bianca goes looking for a stranger and meets Sophia, a school crossing guard. They spend six months together. Featuring: Sartre, twists, and organ music.

Jul 14, 2020