The Futile Knocking of My Heart" is a collaborative sound project by Sasha Opeiko and Martin Stevens, with contributions from guest artists David Bergeron, Andrew Bradt, Paul David, Les Godfrey, honjok, Chris McNamara, and Andrea Slavik. Episodes consist of sampled and modified sounds of the deathwatch beetle acquired from open-source digital audio archives. Read more about the project and listen to podcast episodes here

 "The Futile Knocking of My Heart" was also a part of the panel: “Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse" at The 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 10 -14, 2021.