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Mitchell S. Jackson

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Lori Gottlieb, Mitchell S. Jackson, Mohanad Elshieky, and Revel in Dimes

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello unpack some unpopular opinions; author and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb explains the importance of delivering a “compassionate truth bomb” to loved ones in need; Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Mitchell S. Jackson discusses his latest book Survival Math, in which he revisits painful relationships with the women from his past; comedian Mohanad Elshieky riffs on reading the Bible as a Muslim; and Brooklyn blues group Revel in Dimes perform “Tough City for Love.”

52mins

2 Jul 2021

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Colson Whitehead, interviewed by Mitchell S. Jackson (Rebroadcast)

The Archive Project

In this episode of The Archive Project, we feature Colson Whitehead interviewed by Mitchell S. Jackson in September 2020. There are few writers who are both as versatile and accomplished as Colson Whitehead. His subjects have ranged from elevator inspectors, to middle-class Black American suburbia, to the World Series of Poker; he has written noir, a zombie thriller, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel, and historical fiction. At the same time, he has won dozens of awards and accolades, most recently culminating in two Pulitzer Prizes—one for The Underground Railroad, and the other for the novel The Nickel Boys. Whitehead’s significant contributions to literature come about not only because of his mastery of the craft, but also because he has range—he deploys pop culture, history, and a variety of literary techniques. And by doing so, he gives his stories new life, helping readers see sometimes familiar subjects in a new light. His interview here with Mitchell S. Jackson explores Whitehead’s writing craft, inspirations, and thoughts on current events in America. 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. Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His honors include a Whiting Award and fellowships from the Cullman Center of the New York Public Library, TED, the Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN, NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts), and the Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and elsewhere. The author of Survival Math, he is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.

52mins

28 Jun 2021

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The History of Literature Presents: Storybound (with Mitchell S. Jackson)

The History of Literature

The History of Literature presents some content from another Podglomerate podcast, Storybound. In this episode from Storybound's first season, author Mitchell S. Jackson reads from his memoir, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family, with sound design and original music composed by Zane featuring Stephanie Strange.STORYBOUND is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by Lit Hub Radio and The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

16 Jul 2020

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Storybound: Mitchell S. Jackson

Bookable

Meet Storybound, a weekly podcast that features acclaimed authors reading excerpts from their work--sometimes with help from actors--always set to fantastic original score and an immersive sound design.  Today we share one of Amanda's favorite episodes from Season One: Author Mitchell S. Jackson reading from his memoir Survival Math.About Storybound:Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments. Brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio, which also features Bookable.   https://thepodglomerate.com/shows/storybound/ Music:"Different Strokes" by Jupyter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

14 Jul 2020

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Mitchell S. Jackson: This Isn't Our Eden and Never Will Be

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady

This week, we revisit our conversation with Mitchell Jackson.The legacy of growing up black in a state whose original constitution stated "no free negro or mulatto not residing in the state at the time of the adoption of this constitution shall come, reside or be within the state or hold any real estate or make any contracts or maintain any suit therein. And the Legislative Assembly shall provide by penal laws for the removal by public officers of all such negroes and mulattoes, and for their effectual exclusion from the state and for the punishment of persons who shall bring them into the state or employ or harbor them." This legacy is explored with brutal honesty and humor, poetry, and above all, with love for the family that is Mitchell Jackson's American family. It is a memoir that uses original storytelling methods to encompass a vibrant personal journey of race, violence, manhood and tragedy. But it is defined by survival within that chaos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

4 Jun 2020

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Mitchell S. Jackson–I’m A Survivor

Toure Show

This is a Friday Patreon Exclusive! Go to patreon.com/toureshow to hear the whole ep! For $5 a month you get 4 Patreon Exclusives a month! Patreon.com/toureshow Instagram: @toureshow Twitter: @toure See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

5mins

10 Apr 2020

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Mitchell S. Jackson on Holding Up a Mirror to Whiteness

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady

The legacy of growing up black in a state whose original constitution stated "no free negro or mulatto not residing in the state at the time of the adoption of this constitution shall come, reside or be within the state or hold any real estate or make any contracts or maintain any suit therein. And the Legislative Assembly shall provide by penal laws for the removal by public officers of all such negroes and mulattoes, and for their effectual exclusion from the state and for the punishment of persons who shall bring them into the state or employ or harbor them." This legacy is explored with brutal honesty and humor, poetry, and above all, with love for the family that is Mitchell Jackson's American family. It is a memoir that uses original storytelling methods to encompass a vibrant personal journey of race, violence, manhood and tragedy. But it is defined by survival within that chaos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

12 Mar 2020

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S1. Ep. 10: Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math"

Storybound

Mitchell S. Jackson reads an excerpt from his memoir "Survival Math" with sound design and music composition from Zane featuring Stephanie Strange.This episode is brought to you by Powell's Books, the world's largest family owned independent bookstore, with over 2 million new and used volumes across five Portland area stores and their website Powells.com. Visit Powells.com and use coupon code "STORYBOUND" for 20% off your purchase of $25 or more.Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.***This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy. Since you're listening to Storybound, you might enjoy reading, writing, and storytelling. We'd like to suggest you also try the History of Literature or Book Dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

18 Feb 2020

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368: Mitchell S. Jackson!

The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

In this week’s episode, I talk to Mitchell S. Jackson about finding joy in voice while dwelling on painful material in a memoir and novel. [caption id="attachment_24376" align="alignnone" width="1000"]Mitchell S. Jackson by John Ricard.[/caption] TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES This episode is sponsored by Scribophile. TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

43mins

27 May 2019

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Survival Math - Mitchell S. Jackson

Black Book Talk

Survival Math takes its name from the calculations Mitchell S Jackson and his family made to keep safe—to stay alive—in their community, a small black Portland neighborhood blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and governmental neglect.Mitchell explores the Portland of h...

2 May 2019

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