Shadow Yaddo Podcast

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

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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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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