Category: Podcast

Episode 13: Out West

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Time for some Big Sky! We’re headed out west with two incredibly talented Yaddo artists: Maxim Loskutoff on rural v. urban, guns, and his new novel, “a meditation on the cultural breaking-apart of the American West.”  Photographer Peter Kayafas on his recent exhibition and book, a project that explores the dramatic and wide-open landscape of the Plains States as well as the heritage and traditions of people living in a region where —despite the tropes of cowboys, dust and tumbleweed—challenges are inherently layered and complex. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Greensky Bluegrass, Ry Cooder, Our Native Daughters.



Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Episode 12: Dare to Fail

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Innovation, big ideas and the glory of experimentation: Writer-director Adam Goldman on bootstrapping his way to a TV series, being “a structure queen,” and procrastinating with great fervor. Miranda July shares early work from an experimental radio show. Plus: new music by the avant-pop band Arthur Moon. Contributing artist: Joseph Keckler.



Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Episode 11: Invisible Among Us

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Acclaimed filmmaker Mitch McCabe on her latest feature, “Civil War Surveillance Poems,” which began in 2018 as speculative nonfiction about an impending civil war in the United States. Bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes on writing for children and why she’s betting on kids to carry us forward. Performance artist Chin Chih Yang on the one thing he thinks everyone should do every day. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Carol Lipnik, Sade.



Learn more about performance artist Chin Chih Yang, and view images of his work here.

Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Episode 10: Brave New World

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Artificial intelligence, weaponized data and turning STEM into STEAM: Virtuosic mathematician, human rights lawyer and acclaimed novelist Zia Haider Rahman speaks with computer scientist and poet Brian Christian, whose latest book, The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values, offers an insightful, provocative and fascinating account of where our world is headed. PLUS: Brilliant New York Times features reporter Katherine Rosman and bestselling author Elizabeth Holmes on royal style and how to make a statement without saying a word. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Jamie Foxx, David Bowie.

Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Episode 9: Falling Down Is Funny

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Dancing turtles, family antics, the joy of libraries and more in this week’s episode featuring bestselling humorist David Sedaris in conversation with Patricia Towers, a beloved editor and friend to many writers. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Boots Riley, The Coup.



Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Episode 8: Merry, Merry!

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

For our very special holiday edition, we share a few of our favorite things: Allan Gurganus reads “A Fool for Christmas,” composer Paul Moravec shares music from his new, Grammy-nominated album, Sanctuary Road. Plus, a dose of Dolly Parton! Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Paul Moravec, Mark Campbell, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Kenny Rogers.


Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Episode 7: Cocktail Attire

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

We bring the cocktail party to you! Interdisciplinary artists James Hannaham and Mark King discuss quarantine fashion, architecture, design and more. The remarkable duo The Lazours share music, and Rick Moody: Life Coach offers advice for the holidays. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Daniel and Patrick Lazour, Darlene Love.



Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including The Stewart’s and Dake Family Gift.

Episode 6: Reality Dreams

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

The brilliant Amitava Kumar (Immigrant, Montana) talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar, whose new novel Homeland Elegies is sweeping the “best books of the year” lists. Internationally acclaimed composer Dalit Warshaw shares music and her thoughts on how the Theremin—an electronic instrument invented by a Russian physicist and KGB operative—helped her embrace possibility. Contributing Artists: John Kelly and Joseph Keckler.



Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including The Stewart’s and Dake Family Gift.

Episode 5: Back to Basics

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Buster Keaton with a strange job? That’s how writer, singer-songwriter and former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty describes himself. Here, he talks with us about his new band, new book, and why he always keeps a guitar in his hands. Shayla Lawson shares a tip for her fellow artists, and Glendalys Medina discusses why survey shows can sometimes be problematic. Friends and fellow Yaddo artists Olivia Laing and Joseph Keckler chat about work routines and whether luck has anything to do with making art. In Episode 5, we get “back to basics,” with music by Joseph Keckler, Mike Doughty, Nas, and Ghost of Vroom.



Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including The Stewart’s and Dake Family Gift.

Episode 4: Home

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Andrew O’Hagan discusses his “proudly misspent youth” and his new novel, Mayflies; Gabriel Kahane shares work from his groundbreaking oratorio on homelessness; and NPR veteran Jacki Lyden reports from the Heartland on our upcoming election in this week’s episode, themed “Home.” Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, The Oregon Symphony, Stevie Macleod, Phoebe Legere.



Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including The Stewart’s and Dake Family Gift.

Episode 2. How to Live

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Sheri Fink on our global pandemic, Rick Moody: Life Coach answers your burning questions, and Victor LaValle talks heroes for this week’s theme: How to Live. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, and Lost in Stars, electronic music by composer and poet Dylan Willoughby.


Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including The Stewart’s and Dake Family Gift.

Episode 3. Artists on Animals

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Dogs, cats, and the allure of goats: How the global crisis has brought us back to the wild, with Brad Kessler and Mary Gaitskill. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Myrkur, Steven Burke, The Wingdale Community Singers (Hannah Marcus, Rick Moody, David Grubbs).


Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including The Stewart’s and Dake Family Gift.

Pilot Episode: Why Yaddo?

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

What exactly is Yaddo and why does it matter? Jonathan Ames raises his hand. Plus: Odili Donald Odita on art and activism, and Jonathan Lethem on his secret to success. Contributing artists include Edgar Oliver, Laura Schwendinger, Dean Haspiel, Sam Fader, Michael Snediker and Rory Golden, with music by Joseph Keckler, Tarik O’Regan, Carol Lipnik and Anthony Gatto.


Shadow // Yaddo airs every other Thursday. Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including The Stewart’s and Dake Family Gift.