Indie icon Feist knows a thing or two about love, loss, and everything in between. Through in-depth interviews with a time travel researcher, a Dreamer and activist, a transgender triathlete, an FBI undercover operative, a monogamous couple in adult film, a professional storm-chaser, an alter ego--and more--Pleasure Studies explores big themes from the tracks of her most recent album: self-reinvention and creativity, the power of the natural world, youth, old age, wisdom, and the passing of time. We hear the stories of people who have followed their dreams, lived long lives, endured devastation, and come out the other side with a greater understanding of what it means to be alive.

That paragraph is the official description of "Pleasure Studies," a new podcast series by Feist, presented by EARIOS and Talk House. The first episode is out July 8, but you can listen to a just-released preview, below.

Meanwhile, the Canadian singer-songwriter (whose 2017 album was called Pleasure) will be playing Stampede Park in Calgary in July 5 before hitting the west coast for some tour dates in August, Oregon Zoo included (same venue her old band Broken Social Scene plays even sooner). In October she hits the road with Bon Iver, Philadelphia included. All dates - Montreal's Mile End Fest included -- at Feist's Facebook.

Feist is not opening Bon Iver's Brooklyn show (Yo La Tengo are), and has no NYC dates at all at the moment, but Broken Social Scene play a free show in Brooklyn this summer.