Shadow Yaddo Podcast

HOSTED BY ELAINA RICHARDSON
A new podcast with conversations that inspire curiosity, humor, resistance and hope.

S2 E12: “Interrogate & Celebrate”

April 28, 2022

Groundbreaking Danyel Smith on braiding her own stories of ambition, doubt and heartbreak with those of the Black female artists she heralded in Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop.

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S2 E11: Jazz Hands

April 7, 2022

World-renowned choreographer Mark Morris and legendary jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch on primal improvisation, ’60s tunes, live performance, embracing the gay, and more.

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S2 E10: The Real Deal

March 17, 2022

Yaddo artists whose work radiates authenticity: Bestselling novelist Terry McMillan on kicking booze to the curb, finding joy in a library, and writing clean prose with a clear head. PLUS: Theater superstar and songwriter extraordinaire Shaina Taub shares new music.

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S2 E9: Back on Broadway

February 24, 2022

Celebrating the return of live performance with Pulitzer Prize-winning theater artists James Lapine and Doug Wright. PLUS: Mega-talent Carol Lipnik shares new music.

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S2 E8: Math as Language

February 3, 2022

Conceptual artist, producer and activist John Sims on shredding confederate iconography, the power of Pi, quilting with the Amish, and more. PLUS: Steve Buscemi reminds us why making art matters.

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S2 E7: The Russians Are Coming

January 13, 2022

Ringing in the “Old New Year” with literary supernovas Gary Shteyngart and Sloane Crosley. PLUS Emmy Award-winning composer Nathan Barr on creating the music behind “The Great.” Huzzah!

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S2 E6: You Belong Here

December 9, 2021

Come share in a little insight and a few good laughs, with two of our favorite writers: poet and essayist Marianne Boruch and novelist Lynn Freed.

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S2 E5: A Grand Old Dream

November 18, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Andrea Elliott on child poverty, redefining success, the roots of racism and more. PLUS: New music from mega-talented singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane.

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S2 E4: Sanctuary

November 4, 2021

Acclaimed novelists Brad Kessler (North) and Uwem Akpan (New York, My Village) on empathy across boundaries, essential storytelling, the paradox of sanctuary—and the decade it takes to get it right.

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S2 E3: Every Real Story Is a Ghost Story

October 21, 2021

Halloween, yes! Acclaimed actor Rufus Collins brings to life selections from “The Ghosts of Yaddo” by Allan Gurganus, author of several books of fiction.

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