Episode 170 - Izzy Heltai (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)


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Episode 170 - Izzy Heltai. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Izzy Heltai. With brutal honesty towards himself and forgiveness for those around him, Izzy Heltai’s music walks the elusive line between confessional and relatable. On his debut album, “Father,” the 23-year-old singer/songwriter dives deep into his fascination with human relationships, and specifically the way that those relationships change and reorganize themselves over time, including his own relationship to himself. On the album’s opening track, Heltai, who is trans, looks back at the way society fixates on his identity as the only story that he has to tell. “Being trans is a part of me that is worth talking about” he explains. “It’s a really cool thing that happened in my life, and informed a lot of how I see the world and how I know myself… but as a marginalized individual, there comes a point where you feel commodified and exploited for your identity, and I’ve always had a fear, as an artist with many stories to tell, that being trans is the only aspect of my work that people would take interest in.” On the album, there is no sign of musical overthought, allowing Heltai’s emotional vocals to shine organically. At a time when any conversation with a stranger can quickly become a sociopolitical battle, Heltai’s introspective and thought-out songs are a breath of fresh air. With an overwhelming empathy for humanity, and willingness to search for personal responsibility, Heltai’s Father will not leave your heart or your ears unchanged. Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/ The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language. The Public Service Announcement near the beginning of the episode solely represents the views of Tommy and Dan and not our guests or our listeners.

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