Charles Bursell’s eclectic career pursuits include visual art, music, theatre, television & radio, education, and even a stint in local politics. He has been featured on National Public Radio, The Pacifica Radio Network, and SiriusXM, and currently hosts the podcasts Conversations With Charles Bursell and Stream of Consciousness Talk Radio Theatre. Bursell holds degrees in Philosophy (BA), Interdisciplinary Creative Arts (MA), and Communications (MSE).
Whether it’s a drawing, a song, a radio play, or an essay, at the heart of my work is what I hope is social criticism that offers a better way for us to share the planet. I started in the days before social media, before everyone was a “social critic.” Now, when I research a topic I often find my thoughts expressed well by another artist or commentator, so I just share the link and that’s that. But when that search shows my idea is unique or not being expressed adequately, then I feel compelled to present it as best I can.” – CB