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

  • adults in overalls

  • tiger cartwheels

  • pandemic pals

  • 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 Tik Tok dance/“presidential” tweet/thirst trap. Something human and grounding and perhaps a little unsettling.

Why subscribe?

Why not? It’s fun here. Plus you can unsubscribe anytime with one click. 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.