I was honored to be the guest Friday night on the YouTube livestream of Aya Katz. The link is embedded below, but I also encourage you to check out some of her other videos.
In our wide-ranging conversation, we talked about my experiences in politics but we spent most of our time trying to find some sense of how best to change the world around us. I argue that art has the best chance of changing the culture — and thus changing the political establishment — but Aya is less optimistic that we can change the world in this way.
Who’s right? We might not know for years, but she’s still trying to prod me toward trying to make more films — which I already know I ought to be doing.
Aya Katz is linguist, primatologist, writer and artist. She has a PhD in linguistics and also has a law degree, which allowed her to practice law in Texas for nine years. She has a human daughter, but in many of her videos, you can see her chimpanzee named Bow, who lives with her. You can find her YouTube channel here and her novels and non-fiction works on Amazon here.