Shadow Yaddo Podcast

A new podcast with conversations that inspire curiosity, humor, resistance and hope.

Episode 13: Out West

March 4, 2021

Time for some Big Sky! We’re headed out west with two incredibly talented Yaddo artists: Novelist Maxim Loskutoff and photographer Peter Kayafas.

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Episode 12: Dare to Fail

February 18, 2021

Innovation, big ideas, and the glory of experimentation: Writer-director Adam Goldman on bootstrapping his way to a TV series, Miranda July shares early work, and new music from Arthur Moon.

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Episode 11: Invisible Among Us

February 4, 2021

Acclaimed filmmaker Mitch McCabe on her latest feature, “Civil War Surveillance Poems,” bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes on writing for children, and performance artist Chin Chih Yang on the one thing he thinks everyone should do every day.

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Episode 10: Brave New World

January 21, 2021

Artificial intelligence, weaponized data and turning STEM into STEAM, with Zia Haider Rahman and Brian Christian. PLUS: Katherine Rosman and Elizabeth Holmes on how to make a statement without saying a word.

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Episode 9: Falling Down Is Funny

January 7, 2021

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.

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Episode 8: Merry, Merry!

December 24, 2020

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!

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Episode 7: Cocktail Attire

December 10, 2020

We bring the cocktail party to you! Interdisciplinary artists James Hannaham and Mark King discuss quarantine fashion, architecture and more. The remarkable musical duo The Lazours share music, and Rick Moody: Life Coach offers advice for the holidays.

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Episode 6: Reality Dreams

November 26, 2020

The brilliant Amitava Kumar talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar, whose new novel 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.

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Episode 5: Back to Basics

November 12, 2020

Mike Doughty on his new band, new book and why he always keeps a guitar in his hands. Glendalys Medina shares a performance and discusses the difficulty of survey shows. Olivia Laing and Joseph Keckler chat about work routines and whether luck has anything to do with making art. Contributing artists: Shayla Lawson, Ghost of Vroom and Nas.

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Episode 4: Home

October 29, 2020

Andrew O’Hagan on his “proudly misspent youth” and his new novel; Gabriel Kahane shares his groundbreaking oratorio on homelessness; and NPR veteran Jacki Lyden reports from the Heartland on our upcoming election.

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