Welcome to Pirate Wires

Mike Solana here, your intrepid guide through the parallel reality we call our internet, the 24/7 meme-fueled ideological Upside Down, the Metaverse, the Matrix, the id of mankind’s hive mind. I write and podcast, and run a small creative studio called Nation Factory. I’m using Substack as a way to make contact with folks interested in my work, and a way to fund my creative projects. My big goal now is hiring full-time support for Problematic, my first show and principal focus of Nation Factory. So if you like what I do and want to join the army, subscription costs about a cup of coffee a month.

The average newsletter includes the most recent episode of my most recent show, introductory notes, links to relevant work, and a concluding roundup of the week’s most absolutely unhinged internet drama, which I am quite unfortunately obsessed with. I also write a longer form piece every now and then, which I’ll be sharing exclusively to this channel. Updates on guest spots, my book, and other creative works all to come.