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52 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Colson Whitehead. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Colson Whitehead, often where they are interviewed.

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52 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Colson Whitehead. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Colson Whitehead, often where they are interviewed.

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Colson Whitehead & Yaa Gyasi (Rebroadcast)

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In this episode of The Archive Project, Colson Whitehead and Yaa Gyasi discuss the intersection of race and fiction. In his novel, The Underground Railroad, Whitehead explores a world in which the infamous Underground Railroad is not a euphemism, but a reality—a subterranean railroad system connecting alternate versions of America in each state along its route. In Homegoing, Gyasi tells the story of one family, spread over 250 years and split by the slave trade across two continents. Both Whitehead and Gyasi use fiction as a tool to get at larger truths about race, slavery, and their legacies in America and abroad. This discussion is moderated by Rukaiyah Adams.

I didn’t have to force comparisons between law enforcement in 1850 and 2015; the language that I would use to describe my experience is the same way a slave would describe his or her experience with a slave patroller.” –Colson Whitehead

“For me, this book is so much about the fact that a lot of these things, a lot of these issues that we are dealing with in the present, particularly issues around racial justice…they don’t appear out of nowhere. There has been groundwork laid for them over the course of many, many, many years. And it’s important to kind of not take things out of context and just start to believe that we’re living kind of divorced from history. Because we aren’t.” –Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn.

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, which in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, as well as The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships. He lives in New York City.

Rukaiyah Adams is an avid reader and lover of American History. For work, she is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust. She is responsible for leading all investment activities to ensure the long-term financial strength of the organization, including investment policy, asset allocation, performance measurement, manager selection, and risk management. Before joining Meyer, she ran the $6.5 Billion capital markets fund at The Standard. Rukaiyah is the Vice Chair of the Oregon Investment Council, the board that manages approximately $90 Billion for the State of Oregon and PERS; she also serves on the board of OPB. Rukaiyah holds a BA in African American Studies with academic distinction from Carleton College and a JD from Stanford Law, where she was on the Law and Policy Review and the Co-President of the Law Student Association. She also has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The post Colson Whitehead & Yaa Gyasi (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Literary Arts.

Oct 11 2020 · 52mins
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Colson Whitehead's Zone One

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In this zombie-apocalypse novel, literary novelist and dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker Colson Whitehead imagines three days in the life of a "sweeper," a civilian who works as part of an operation to clear NYC of zombies so it can be re-inhabited. The story is imaginative and exciting (after the first day), and the writing is expressive, arresting, cynical, and amusing. Whether you love or hate zombie stories, this is an enjoyable read. The 19th in our Literary Sunday episodes during the pandemic. Thoughts? Comments? Potshots? Contact the show at: https://www.discreetguide.com/ Follow or like us on podomatic.com (it raises our visibility :) https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/deardiscreetguide Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/discreetguide Follow the host on Twitter: @DiscreetGuide The host on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferkcrittenden/
Sep 13 2020 · 38mins
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Ep. 286: September Is the Other January, Jay Shetty Explains How to Think Like a Monk, and a Spotlight on Colson Whitehead

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Why we should remember that September is the other January; we have a conversation with podcaster and writer Jay Shetty about how to “think like a monk”; we suggest a surprisingly obvious kitchen hack; and we shine a spotlight on writer Colson Whitehead.

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Aug 12 2020 · 40mins
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4.06: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (With Guest Host John Vercher)

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In Episode 4.06, Dave Pezza is joined by John Vercher, author of the novel, Three-Fifths. John and Dave sat down to discuss The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

Published on July 16, 2019 by Doubleday, The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead’s seventh novel and winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Set in a Floridian juvenile reformatory school in the 1960s, The Nickel Boys tells the story of Elwood Curtis, a bright African American teenager who is arrested after accidentally riding in a stolen car on his way to class.

After being sent to the Nickel Academy, Elwood must endure all the racial and social inequalities of the Jim Crowe south in their most concentrated and insidious forms at the hands the institution’s white caretakers. Elwood and his new friends must work and survive their way through hell on earth, hoping that one day they might fair better in the free world.

Next read: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (with guest host Melissa Faliveno, author of Tomboyland).

Jul 29 2020 · 41mins
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Late Night Lit: Colson Whitehead & Danielle Mullen

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On this first episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night's new literary podcast, supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to two-time Pulitzer winning author Colson Whitehead.

She also speaks with Danielle Mullen, founder of Semicolon, the only black female owned bookstore in Chicago.

Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.


Books mentioned in this episode:

"The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead

"Zone One" by Colson Whitehead

"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

"The City We Became" by N.K. Jemisin

"Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid

"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

"Luster" by Raven Leilani

"How Much of These Hills is Gold" by C. Pam Zhang

"Dance Dance Dance" by Haruki Murakami

"Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Jul 10 2020 · 29mins
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Ep 133: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin shortlist and the Booker Prize statement.

Our book of the week is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. This novel set in a reform school in Florida in the 1970s is the follow-up to his multi-award winning The Underground Railroad.  Whitehead won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, becoming only the fourth author to win the Pulitzer twice.  The Nickel Boys is a New York Times best-seller and was a Best Book of the Year for Time, Esquire, Washington Post and many others.  "The essential paperback for these times", we can't stop raving about this book.

Coming up: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang.

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Jun 30 2020 · 31mins
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (2020 Pulitzer Prize)

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The Drunk Guys now have a Patreon! If you enjoy the show, support us by buying us a beer over at patreon.com/drunkguysbookclub! Due to recent events, this week the Drunk Guys discuss this year’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. They also drink more than a nickel worth
Jun 09 2020 · 58mins
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Colson Whitehead wins The Pulitzer Prize Again! “The Nickel Boys”

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Colson Whitehead’s Book “The Nickel Boys” will be discussed and reviewed on this episode. We will also celebrate Colson winning the Pulitzer Prize TWICE!! What a compelling story!

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May 06 2020 · 37mins
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From the Archives: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin

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Whitehead discusses “The Underground Railroad,” and Toobin talks about “American Heiress.”

Mar 27 2020 · 54mins
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Episode 19 -- "Who the heck is Jack!?!": Colson Whitehead's THE NICKEL BOYS

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In this new-to-you episode the spoilers gush over another amazing novel by Colson Whitehead. There's lots to talk about, and in the end, what seems like it could be a depressing conversation turns out to be a rather uplifting one (Crystal is getting tired, y'all). Don't miss the Spoilers getting deep into this novel and confusing each other with questions such as, "Who the heck is Jack?" It's definitely worth it.

Jan 31 2020 · 58mins
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