Category: Podcast

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 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.