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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nina Simone. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nina Simone, often where they are interviewed.

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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nina Simone. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nina Simone, often where they are interviewed.

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Lorraine Hansberry and Nina Simone

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Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was an American playwright, activist, and writer active throughout the middle of the 20th century. She is probably best known for being the first African American female author to have a play performed on Broadway – this of course being her masterpiece, A Raisin in the Sun. What is remarkable about Hansberry’s work is her ability to argue for political, economic, social, racial, and sexual liberation while simultaneously satisfying her own urge for self-expression through aesthetics, almost as if she were walking a political-artistic tightrope. Though her life was cut far too short at the age of 34, Lorraine’s genius inspired everyone around her, particularly in regards to the Civil Rights Movement, and that includes the other artist we will be discussing today, a personal friend of Lorraine’s: Nina Simone.

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, or as we know her, Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist, also active throughout the middle to late 20th century. Simone originally aspired to become a concert pianist, with an aptitude and gift for music that was undeniable to anyone who heard her play, yet as time went on, Nina found herself immersed in the world of jazz, blues, folk, and soul. Her life, much like her performances, was relatively tumultuous, yet Nina left a lasting impression on the world of music, art, and activism, sharing her truth of experience with work that to this day resonates with great emotion and power. There was a resounding strength in everything she sang or played, and her voice both in song and in speech was able to shine a light on black America during and after the Civil Rights Movement. What is not widely known, however, is that without Lorraine Hansberry, the Nina Simone whose unforgettable tenor strikes hard, perhaps might not have become the legend she is today. These two women took their impatience and outrage of the world around them and held it up for everyone to see, no matter the consequence, and their bravery echoes decades later as we embrace the BLM movement.

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, let’s discuss the lives and legacies of Lorraine Hansberry and Nina Simone.

Aug 30 2020 · 45mins
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FOF #2891 - The Man Who Signed Metallica, Beat AIDS and Took a Bubble Bath with Nina Simone

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The club scene in New York City in the 80s was an incredible time for live music:
Punk, Pop, the second British Invasion, and Heavy Metal bands dominated a scene where people had plenty of free time and lots of great drugs to take it all in.

At the center of this incredible world was Michael Alago, a music superfan who became one of the biggest names in music, despite being a young queer Puerto Rican from Brooklyn.

Michael started out booking acts like Duran Duran, U2 and Tina Turner for her big comeback and then as the A&R guy for Electra Records signed Metallica and changed the world.

In his new autobiography “I am Michael Alago” Michael takes us on a fabulous journey from sneaking out of his parents house at the age 16 to becoming one of the top A&R reps in music. Michael's stories will have you hooked, from his role in shaping the music industry, to his personal struggles with drugs and alcohol, to fighting HIV and finding a second career as a photographer of hot muscular men.

MICHAEL ALAGO: https://www.instagram.com/michaelanthonyalago

Today Micahel Alago joins us to talk about his amazing book and amazing life, from signing some of the biggest names in music, to helping Nina Simone relaunch her career, to his relationship with Patti Smith and his wild nights sexing it up in New York City.

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Aug 26 2020 · 1hr 17mins
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30. Nina Simone: Nina Simone Sings The Blues

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This week on "I've Been Meaning To Watch That", Andrew & Ezra listen to NINA SIMONE SINGS THE BLUES by NINA SIMONE! Plus, Andrew & Ezra discuss Nina Simone's legacy in civil rights, correctly quote Martin Luther King, and play sound effects after depressing statements!

Andrew's Pick: Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

Ezra's Pick: Wild is the Wind by Nina Simone

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Edited by Sean Wilkinson (@t1_sean599)

Theme Song by Emily Blue (Twitter: @emilybluemusic, Instagram: @emilybluelovesyou)

Cover Art by Olivia Jensen (Twitter: @oliviaaj22, Instagram: @oliviajensen_art)

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Aug 25 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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S1 E3: I Wish I Knew Nina Simone

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A look into the life of Nina Simone and her music that spoke volumes during the Civil Rights Movement. Plus, special guests Aliaah Boardley, Makenna Copeland, Megan Lomax, and Anya Miller recite “Four Women” by Nina Simone.

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Jul 03 2020 · 23mins
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GirlTrek: Black History Bootcamp - Nina Simone

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With more than 740,000 active members and counting, GirlTrek is the largest health movement and nonprofit for Black women and girls in the country. They are on a mission to inspire one million Black women to walk in the direction of their healthiest, most fulfilled lives by the end of 2020.

GirlTrek kicked off their Black History Bootcamp series on June 1st – the Bootcamp is an epic 21-day walking meditation sharing the stories and legacies of legendary and revolutionary Black women in history. Women like Audre Lorde, Ella Baker and Shirley Chisholm. Every day you can join GirlTrek founders Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison as they hop on the phone and take a walk to discuss who these women are and why everyone should know their stories. And while we’re already in the last week of this 21-day bootcamp, there’s no reason you can’t start today. Or tomorrow. Or right now! These stories are relevant any time – so start from the beginning of the series or listen in whatever order feels right to you.

You can sign up for the bootcamp anytime at girltrek.org/blackhistorybootcamp or find the entire Black History Bootcamp series on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Jun 25 2020 · 31mins
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Rock's Backpages Ep. 76: Gil Scott-Heron + Nina Simone + Public Enemy

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In this week's episode, Mark, Barney and Jasper discuss the role music has played in expressing the pain and rage of Black Americans. Touching on such seminal figures as Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield and the Last Poets, they listen to clips from a 1976 audio interview with the late Gil Scott-Heron, assessing his militant poetics and the albums he made with Brian Jackson. From there, the RBP team considers interviews with Public Enemy's Chuck D in 1992 and, from 2015, Kendrick Lamar. They also discuss a 1971 piece about James Brown by pioneering Black "rock critic" Vernon Gibbs

Mark talks us through such highlights of the week's new additions to the RBP library — Philip Elwood's live review of Judy Garland at San Carlos' Circle Star, Roy Carr's interview with New Orleans piano great Professor Longhair, Michael Goldberg's salute to New York electro-punk duo Suicide and David Toop's tribute to '60s pop Svengali Larry Parnes. Barney cites a timely 2011 interview with Harry Belafonte, wherein the singer-actor reflects on his civil-rights activism, after which Jasper wraps up matters by looking at pieces about the boundary-pushing Peaches, the return of Neneh Cherry and the bizarre artist known formerly as Terence Trent D'Arby

The Rock's Backpages podcast is part of the Pantheon podcast network.

Please consider donating to organisations fighting against racism and injustice, such as Black Lives Matter UK and the NAACP/NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

For further resources, readings, and ways to help, please visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co.

Pieces discussed: Gil Scott-Heron audio, Nina Simone, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, James Brown, Indie labels, Judy Garland, Professor Longhair, Suicide, Larry Parnes, Depeche Mode, Charles Brown, Harry Belafonte, Peaches, Alicia Keys, Neneh Cherry and Terence Trent D'Arby.

Jun 09 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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E76: Gil Scott-Heron + Nina Simone + Public Enemy

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In this week's episode, Mark, Barney and Jasper discuss the role music has played in expressing the pain and rage of Black Americans. Touching on such seminal figures as Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield and the Last Poets, they listen to clips from a 1976 audio interview with the late Gil Scott-Heron, assessing his militant poetics and the albums he made with Brian Jackson. From there, the RBP team considers interviews with Public Enemy's Chuck D in 1992 and, from 2015, Kendrick Lamar. They also discuss a 1971 piece about James Brown by pioneering Black "rock critic" Vernon Gibbs

Mark talks us through such highlights of the week's new additions to the RBP library — Philip Elwood's live review of Judy Garland at San Carlos' Circle Star, Roy Carr's interview with New Orleans piano great Professor Longhair, Michael Goldberg's salute to New York electro-punk duo Suicide and David Toop's tribute to '60s pop Svengali Larry Parnes. Barney cites a timely 2011 interview with Harry Belafonte, wherein the singer-actor reflects on his civil-rights activism, after which Jasper wraps up matters by looking at pieces about the boundary-pushing Peaches, the return of Neneh Cherry and the bizarre artist known formerly as Terence Trent D'Arby

The Rock's Backpages podcast is part of the Pantheon podcast network.

Please consider donating to organisations fighting against racism and injustice, such as Black Lives Matter UK and the NAACP/NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

For further resources, readings, and ways to help, please visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co.

Pieces discussed: Gil Scott-Heron audio, Nina Simone, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, James Brown, Indie labels, Judy Garland, Professor Longhair, Suicide, Larry Parnes, Depeche Mode, Charles Brown, Harry Belafonte, Peaches, Alicia Keys, Neneh Cherry and Terence Trent D'Arby.

Jun 08 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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S3 Episode 10 - Rufus Wainwright on Nina Simone

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We talk to Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright about his return to the pop world with new album Unfollow The Rules and why Nina Simone remains one of his biggest influences.
Apr 13 2020 · 28mins
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#52 Why Does Rap Love Nina Simone?!

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Mar 24 2020 · 51mins
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Nina Simone

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Are Athena Kugblenu, Njambi McGrath and Harriet Dyer feeling good about Nina Simone?
Mar 19 2020 · 42mins
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