Radio WORM Podcasts!

Radio WORM is an online, and soon to be medium-wave, platform for all iterations of Rotterdam’s cultural scene. Radio WORM welcomes all audible, political, sexual and non-conformist niches found in the city. You can find

And we are turning a lot of the brilliant and relevant content we have into podcasts: now online as a Radio WORM’s Mixcloud platform. There is PLENTY to explore there, so dig in! #podcasts #Radio #RadioWORM.

Podcast #1 - Radio Pareidolia - Leonor Faber-Jonker

In this 6-part podcast, Leonor Faber-Jonker is your guide in the mysterious realm of music and memory. Digging into her (post)punk record collection, she explores how music attaches itself to experiences, people, and places, what happens when we suddenly hear new things in songs we have heard a thousand times, and how music history is written.

You can listen and read about the individual episodes here on the Radio Pareidolia page, on Google Play or at Captivate FM.

Podcast #2: Lukas Simonas selects from the WORM Archive

In 2005 WORM began ‘Horspil’, an experimental radio art series. The basic concept was: make a radio piece in which text, content and sound composition have an equal share. Where creaking doors, people walking on gravel paths and climbing stairs were out of the question: radio plays could do more, better, weirder, further in all directions.

The series is still running and has also been released every now and then as a WORM product, first as a CD, later on cassette with special packaging and in small editions. This podcast series is a first, arbitrary selection with pieces from different periods, chosen by Lukas Simonas, who was there for all of them.

Listen and subscribe to the RSS feed here. Other platforms coming soon!

Podcast #3: Time to Take Vitamin Sounds with Mina Kim

TTVS—Time to Take Vitamin Sounds—is bi-weekly radio program broadcasting by Vitamina (Mina Kim) on Radio WORM. The show presents vitaminful sounds, which means electroacoustic, eccentric, and experimental sounds from South Korean musicians and artists.

Mina is an artist, researcher, and performer, based in South Korea and the Netherlands. She is a member of RE#SISTER, the female/femme/non-binary electronic music & sound community initiated by Mariëtte Groot in WORM’s own sound studio. Mina is presently working on a South Korean branch of RE#SISTER.

Mina was invited to contribute a show way back in the beginning of Radio WORM 2.0, just as she was getting ready to depart Rotterdam. She’s been making remote radio every fortnight since then, and we’re happy to present a selection of early TTVS episodes here in podcast-form.


Podcast #4: Tailbone Talks with Roni Saftig

Welcome to the kinky corner of queer artists talking about sex. Join artist and sex educator Roni Zaftig and performance artist and radio maker Lieuwe Zelle as they interview guests about queer culture, sex-positive topics, and creative erotic projects.

Subscribe to the podcast here! Or find it on the Radio WORM mixcloud.

Find us at @tailbonenchill @ronizaftig and @radio.worm

Podcast #5: Shelter for Daydreams with Fucking Good Art

How do we want to live? What kind of place do we need to live and work? What are alternatives to the dominant forms of ownership and the market-driven housing policy at a time when space is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive, and citizens are being pushed out of their homes? What role can art play in this? FGA invites you to look back and ahead.

In February 2021, FGA’s Nienke Terpsma and Robert Hamelijnck began broadcasting the weekly show ‘Shelter for Daydreams’ on Radio WORM, bringing together archival research, oral histories and reports from housing protests around the Netherlands. In 2021, they presented a selection of their recordings on cooperative housing projects and proposals as part of the exhibition ‘Rotterdam Cultural Histories #19: Homes for People Not for Profit’ at TENT Rotterdam. In this Radio WORM podcast series, we bring together a wider selection of the back-catalogue for you to dive into, and just in time for the 2022 municipal elections.

FGA is a magazine and editorial art project for field research into art and culture’s local conditions. Artists, editors and free-style researchers Robert Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma are interested in oral histories, counterculture, self-organisation and Do It Together, or DIT. In earlier publications, they explored the Swiss tradition of housing cooperatives as a form of living and working together; and examined why artists in various European countries are leaving the city. These publications inspired their current research in their home city of Rotterdam, where, despite the current 2015 Housing Act and the Rotterdam Cooperative Housing Action Plan of 2019, collective and self-organised forms of housing are not gaining ground.

The regular radio show can be heard every Friday 17-18u, check for the current radio schedule and for more radio highlights. Check here for more about FGA, and here for Rotterdam Cultural Histories #19.