Shadow Yaddo Podcast

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

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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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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