WFMT’s Studs Terkel Radio Archive, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, invites you into the history books with the new podcast Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing. Inspired by the legacy of the inimitable 20th century broadcaster and oral historian Studs Terkel, and supported by hours and hours of tape from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, the Bughouse Square podcast revisits historical figures and events once explored by Terkel—now unpacked for the 21st century. And there is no better guide to lead us through decades of American letters and culture than our host Eve Ewing, the prolific writer, scholar and cultural organizer.
Find out more about the people behind Bughouse Square.
The title Bughouse Square comes from Chicago's beloved free speech park in front of the Newberry Library where Terkel first encountered the kind of lively public debate that inspired his oral history books and radio work.
Features a Studs Terkel Radio Archive conversation, Studs with James Baldwin, and host Eve Ewing in conversation with Darnell Moore, Darnell L. Moore is the head of Strategy and Programs at BreakthroughUS. He is also a columnist at LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com and author of the book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America.
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BONUS: "They Are Doing It For All Black Lives"
H ere are some more insights from Darnell Moore on the Movement for Black Lives and the challenges of creating inclusive spaces.
Darnell Moore names more black, queer writers that merit our attention now. He recommends Richard Bruce Nugent, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clark, M Jackie Alexander, Barbara Smith and more.
Bonus: Bulldozing the Boundaries of Adult and Children’s Lit
If you’re going to write a book that involves swearing at your child, it probably shouldn’t go in the children’s section, right? Adam Mansbach had to figure out where Go the F*** to Sleep fits in the bookstore... and if his book belonged in a bookstore.
Bonus: My Twitter Beef With Raffi
Before the next episode drops, we need to talk about Adam Mansbach’s contentious relationship with the singer of Baby Beluga.