Shadow Yaddo Podcast

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

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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S2 E2: Artist Reunion

October 7, 2021

Antics, disco, cocktails and more in this week’s celebration of our upcoming Yaddo Artist Reunion, with a trio of rock star writers: Sheila Heti, Lauren Groff, Sarah Manguso.

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S2 E1: Beginnings

September 23, 2021

Off to the races! Celebrating the launch of Season 2 with musician, singer-songwriter and producer Moby, mega-talented photographer and activist Dona Ann McAdams, Tony Award-winning actress Blair Brown and legendary performance artist John Kelly.

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S1 E24: Shorten the Distance Between Laugh Lines

August 5, 2021

Celebrating the finale of our first season with radio stars Elna Baker—writer, comedian, storyteller—and Negin Farsad, comedian, director, author and host of “Fake the Nation.”

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S1 E23: Maps and Legends

July 22, 2021

Opera, voyages, battlegrounds and more: Playwright and librettist Sandra Seaton on why she’s moved to reimagine history. PLUS: Renowned visual artists Alexi Worth and Joyce Kozloff on war cartography.

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S1 E22: Real Magic

July 8, 2021

Venture behind the scenes for a glimpse of culinary magic, the future of NYC restaurants, and the tastes of summer with chef/writer Gabrielle Hamilton and New York magazine’s “bilious gourmand” Adam Platt. Award-winning journalists Mark Binelli and Julian Rubenstein discuss life, work and moving back home to write a book.

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S1 E21: See the Light

June 24, 2021

The luminous writer Jo Ann Beard discusses her new book, Festival Days, with revered editor Patricia Towers. And we’ll share some news about a very special Yaddo event coming up this fall: “Art Saved Us—Let’s Save Art,” with singer-songwriter and mega-talent Shaina Taub, who gives a preview of her performance.

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S1 E20: Change is Like an Ocean

June 10, 2021

Brilliant filmmaker Shaka King and celebrated writer Walter Mosley discuss the difficulty of making meaningful films, New York vs. L.A., and the ebb and flow of social change. PLUS: Photographer and seasoned activist Dona Ann McAdams on a chance encounter that changed the course of her life and work: The day she met civil rights leader Harvey Milk.

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S1 E19: Love of Labor

May 27, 2021

Whether it’s a creative pursuit, side-hustle or “real” job, work is at the heart of this episode featuring novelists Lisa Dierbeck and Jonathan Ames on his latest book, A Man Named Doll, the first in a new noir series set in Los Angeles. Plus: Spoken word artist and poet Hakeem Furious performs “Valero Valet,” a piece he wrote about working the graveyard shift at a gas station. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Damu the Fudgemunk.

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S1 E18: Family Mystery

May 13, 2021

Obsession, motherhood, long-held secrets and more in this week’s exploration of family: Kirstin Valdez Quade on her new novel, The Five Wounds, in which multiple generations of family converge. Illustrator and writer Margaret Kimball, whose debut memoir Now I Spill the Family Secrets offers a riveting and layered account of divorce, mental health and coming to terms with family conflict, speaks with the wonderful novelist Charles Bock, author of Beautiful Children.

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