Everything Is Stories is an excellent new podcast series that began earlier this year. Producers Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray have been busy scraping the strange underbelly of society in an “ongoing survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will.” Think of EIS Radio as This American Life– if America was founded by David Lynch.
Check out their newest episode which premiered earlier today.
EIS 009 Practices of Enfreakment
A story of autonomous abnormality
Mat Fraser is a performance artist who currently stars on the FX television show American Horror Story: Freak Show. Born with phocomelia, a condition that results in malformation of the limbs, Fraser embraces his disability through activism, art, and the carnie-sideshow experience. In this episode, Fraser tells the stories of his condition, his relationship with Coney Island, and how he entered show business with a physical deformity.
Photo: Robert Johansson