It’s a dispatch for misfits & unlikely optimists.

It’s also a weekly newsletter where I share three curiosities every Thursday - something to hold on to (that’s the ‘rock’), something to read (that’s the ‘paper’), and something to listen to (that’s the, you guessed it, ‘radio’).

Themes will include but will not be limited to:

  • rebel violinists

  • books to break you in half

  • old Chinese dads

  • immortal jellyfish

  • weariness

  • tiger cartwheels

  • emerald hunting

  • lesbian birds

  • haunted houses

  • revolution

What does “something to hold on to” mean?

It’s something to take with you even after your internet-frayed brain has moved on to the next TikTok dance/Twitter fight/thirst trap. Something human and grounding and perhaps a little unsettling.

Why subscribe?

Why not? It’s fun here. Plus it’s a nice way to show your support for this little dispatch, which is offered up free and built out of love and guts and imaginary free time. You can unsubscribe anytime with one click. Join us.

Subscribers get full access to the newsletter and website. Plus you’ll never miss an update - new issues and special features go directly to your inbox every Thursday.

Is ROCK PAPER RADIO on social media?

You bet. Find us @RockPaperRadio on Instagram and Twitter.

Who’s behind ROCK PAPER RADIO?

That would be misfit and unlikely optimist Kristin Leong.