In this episode, I use a This American Life-inspired format to describe the unfortunate death of two creative communities I’ve encountered during my time in Chile. I was first inspired by Nadine and her Yellow Submarine With Wheels, and her construction team of merry pranksters. And then I came to Pichilemu and found this group of friends that adopted me, that inspired me.

But I watched both of these communities fall apart. You would think in these types of circles, that the act of producing the creative work would divide the group. But in these cases, it’s not the creative process, but the introduction of external stresses that have caused these groups to self-destruct.