Welcome to the companion podcast to ICONOCLAST, Western University's arts, culture, and politics collective. Our Fall 2019 theme is UPROOTED. Join our guests as they discuss their connections to nature on a personal and collective level, life cycles, decay, global warming, rebirth, and their hopes for growth. This podcast is co-hosted by Aisha Khan and Nara Monteiro, and produced and edited by Nara Monteiro. Special thanks to Radio Western.


  • UPROOTED: Tehya Quachegan

    UPROOTED: Tehya Quachegan

    17/11/2019 Duración: 23min

    Welcome to the fifth and final episode of the UPROOTED season of ICONOCAST! New co-host Julia Albert sits down with Tehya Quachegan, a student double majoring in psychology and Indigenous Studies and the President of the Indigenous Students Association here at Western. They discuss literal and metaphorical roots, land-based learning, and Indigenous perspectives on climate action. You can follow Tehya’s work with the ISA on Facebook @isawesternu and instagram @isa.westernu. Find the print issue of UPROOTED at ICON’s Fall 2019 Launch Party on November 21st, 7pm at Covent Garden Market. Thanks for listening!

  • UPROOTED: Professor Kirsty Robertson

    UPROOTED: Professor Kirsty Robertson

    28/10/2019 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to episode four of ICONOCAST! Join co-host James Gagnon for his interview with Western Professor Kirsty Robertson about the anthropocene, sustainable art, and the relationship between art and activism. Our cover is Professor Robertson's book, Tear Gas Epiphanies. This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective, was edited by James Gagnon, and recorded at Radio Western. Find more at

  • Uprooted: Reilly Knowles

    Uprooted: Reilly Knowles

    15/10/2019 Duración: 19min

    Tune in for co-host Aisha Khan's talk with artist, Western student, and longtime ICON contributor Reilly Knowles. They discuss the intersection of art, body, and nature, the importance of sustainable art practices, and how it can be damaging to think of things in a natural/unnatural binary. Find Reilly's work at @reilly_knowles on Instagram or at This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective and was edited by James Gagnon and Nara Monteiro. Cover art: "The Old Oak" by Reilly Knowles

  • Uprooted: Tom Cull

    Uprooted: Tom Cull

    29/09/2019 Duración: 31min

    This week we interview Tom Cull, a nature poet, Western professor, former poet laureate of London, and candidate for the Green Party of Canada. We delve into action as an antidote to climate anxiety, the traditional and boundary-breaking ways to engage with nature in writing, and the importance of creating. Tom also reads us some poetry. This podcast is produced by ICONOCLAST Collective and edited by Nara Monteiro. Special thanks to Radio Western.

  • UPROOTED: The Directors

    UPROOTED: The Directors

    15/09/2019 Duración: 26min

    Welcome to Season I of ICONOCAST! Join co-hosts Aisha Khan and Nara Monteiro as they interview ICON Directors Jerika Caduhada, Catherine Cassels, and Veronica Botnick about UPROOTED. We talk about camping trips and greenhouses, global warming and the anthropocene, and some of the incredible work that inspired UPROOTED. Produced and edited by Nara Monteiro with special thanks to Radio Western.

  • ICONOCAST Inaugural Episode: MYTHIC

    ICONOCAST Inaugural Episode: MYTHIC

    18/04/2019 Duración: 55min

    Welcome to ICONOCAST, our collective’s companion podcast! Our inaugural episode delves further into the themes of MYTHIC with a few guests. We spoke with Directors Nara Monteiro and Jerika Caduhada, poet and ICON contributor Danielle Solo, and Dr. Kyle Gervais, Professor and Graduate Chair of Classics here at Western. This podcast was produced by Nara Monteiro and Emily Chiarvesio, hosted by Aisha Khan and Eva Alie, and edited by Toria Obeng. Special thanks to Radio Western.