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Magical Realism with Wayétu Moore

December 9th, 2018

Wayétu Moore's debut novel explores African diasporic identity through historical fiction and magical realism. In a conversation with Buzzfeed writer, Isaac… Go to Episode

John McPhee's Album Quilt

December 2nd, 2018

In his seventh collection of essays, The Patch, master non-fiction writer John McPhee shares a montage of stories and reflections that range from a… Go to Episode

How Congress Really Works...Or Doesn't

November 25th, 2018

Wyatt Cenac moderates a panel of Washington insiders and journalists  about the mechanics of Congress, the archetypes for today's lawmakers, and advice… Go to Episode

James Baldwin's Children's Book

November 18th, 2018

Did you know that when James Baldwin was writing "If Beale Street Could Talk" he was also writing a children's book? "Little Man, Little Man" was inspired… Go to Episode