Shadow Yaddo Podcast

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

S2 E20: Snow Day!

December 8, 2022

Celebrating the conclusion of Season 2, with a behind-the-scenes take on Shadow // Yaddo. Plus: A few of our favorite moments featuring Moby, Terry McMillan, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Strout and more dazzling talents.

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S2 E19: Divine Dissonance

November 17, 2022

Celebrated author Gish Jen on post-Nixon China, finding humor in heartbreak, and her virtuosic fiction. Syrian writer and refugee Ayad Awwadawnan on his journey to asylum and hopes for the future. PLUS: New music from The Lazours!

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S2 E18: Above & Beyond

November 3, 2022

Sculptor Harry Leigh on the decades of discipline that saw him through half a century of making art. PLUS: Acclaimed filmmaker Javier Barboza on growing up in East L.A., turning talent into gold, and building a better world.

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S2 E17: Showing Stories

October 20, 2022

Boom, Pow, Bang! The magic of comix, with Emmy- and Ringo- award winner Dean Haspiel (Dino!), acclaimed painter and cartoonist Pat Palermo, and superstar novelist Victor LaValle.

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S2 E16: Keep On

September 22, 2022

Bestselling novelist Elizabeth Strout on process, persistence, and her new novel, Lucy by the Sea. PLUS: A dip into the archive, with composer George Walker and poets Etheridge Knight and Gwendolyn Brooks.

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S2 E15: Big Bad Books

September 22, 2022

Celebrating the freedom to read, with Colm Tóibín on the dangers of censorship and Ariel Schrag on how her comics ended up among the “Top 100 Most Banned Books.”

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S2 E14: State of Mind

September 8, 2022

Beyond brilliant: Danielle Spencer and Andrew Solomon discuss narrative medicine and the impacts of storytelling on our health, work and lives.

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S2 E13: Summer Break!

June 2, 2022

We’re incredibly grateful to all who’ve listened and contributed to our “little podcast that could,” which began in September 2020 and now has listeners on every continent! Before we take a short summer break, we put together a highlight reel with a few favorite moments.

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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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