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Monday, March 30, 2020

#LoveFromBAM: Podcasts

While our spaces are dark, you can stay connected to BAM by listening to podcasts featuring some of the artists we’ve welcomed in the past or planned to present this spring. Check out a few of our favorites in this list, which includes descriptions from the podcasts themselves. We’ll update as we hear of more. Happy listening!

Still Processing: Hosted by New York Times culture writers Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham
“The weekly culture podcast, hosted by two New York Times Magazine staff writers, tackles some of culture’s thorniest questions with the accessibility of dinner party dialogue.”—The New York Times

Modern Love Podcast: Alicia Keys Reads ‘Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands?’
“[Award-winning novelist] Ms. Dennis-Benn, who is Jamaican-American and married to an African-American woman, wrote about her experience in her 2017 essay, ‘Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands?’ Alicia Keys reads Ms. Dennis-Benn’s powerful account on the Modern Love podcast.

Death, Sex & Money was born out a desire for open and honest conversations about the things that we ‘think about a lot, and need to talk about more.’ Since host Anna Sale launched the show in May 2014, our show has featured intimate conversations with celebrities and listeners about money, relationships, infidelity, career shifts, parenting, mental illness, divorce, gender identity, dying, and more.”

Death, Sex & Money: Tayari Jones on Frills and Freedom

Death, Sex & Money: Saeed Jones Talks About Sex. And Death. And Money

Death, Sex & Money: Saeed Jones’s New Year’s Determinations

“Following our cover feature with Holly from earlier this year, we discuss the AI used to create her third album, PROTO, her near-decade in experimental music (which freaks her out) and the hidden DIY culture within Silicon Valley.” 

“In this talk at the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo she discusses self-sampling, growing up in the Bible Belt and real-time emotions.”

“In this podcast episode, Kieran Yates talks with Shure24 Curator Holly Herndon who’s one of most the exciting artists working at the cross-roads of audio and technology.” 

“...listen to Terry [Gross’] interview with Sigrid Nunez, who won the National Book Award for Fiction last November for her novel The Friend…’”

What Borders Are Really About, and What We Do With Them
“The possibility of our time, as he lives and witnesses with his writing, is to evolve the old melting pot to the 21st-century richness of us” — with all the mess and necessary humor required.”

“Author Luis Alberto Urrea talks about the inspiration for and writing of his novel Into the Beautiful North, which takes place from Sinaloa, Mexico, all the way up north to Kankakee, Illinois.”

“…why one of our favorite writers, Ijeoma Oluo, would be perfectly happy if white people wanted to take up the hard work of talking about race.”

“Wesley Morris joins us to talk about ‘Green Book,’ the latest Oscar winner to focus on a white character’s moral journey in an interracial friendship.”

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