Dec 31, 2017
In this, the second of a two part Best of 2017 series, fragments of various episodes are strung together in order to tease out the big ideas, the underlying themes, and the tiny obsessions that have been propelling the podcast all year.
Best of 2017 Part 1 looked at community and how community informs creative work....
Dec 26, 2017
I think we can all agree that 2017 was an unusual year. It was intense, confusing, emotional. A little less than a year ago, as I decided to resume another “season” of episodes, I was determined to focus on community and on positivity through art and creative expression.
At least, that’s what I told myself, and...
Dec 20, 2017
Clifford Irving was a great writer, and a great character.
Although he published 20 novels, he was probably best known for a
hoax "autobiography" allegedly written as told to Irving by
billionaire recluse Howard Hughes.
By the time I met Clifford, he was a gentle old man. We talked during the winter of 2016 about his...
Dec 13, 2017
Laura García Lorca grew up between two worlds. She spent her childhood in New York City, and to this day she considers herself to be a New Yorker. But America was always meant to be a temporary home for her parents, an exile from the Franco dictatorship that drove her family out of Spain. So when her family moved back...
Dec 7, 2017
The tradition of American expatriate jazz musicians in Europe goes back a hundred years. What leads musicians to move halfway across the world to a place where they don’t speak the language, hold no currency, and are strangers?
Love, what else?
Both of the guys I’m talking to today, bassist Peter Giron and trumpeter...