Bughouse Square Podcast with Eve Ewing has launched, check out the first episode and subscribe now! Read the Story

  • 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.

    Bug House Square Team

Episode 1


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BONUS: "They Are Doing It For All Black Lives"

To tide you over until Episode 2, here are some more insights from Darnell Moore on the Movement for Black Lives and the challenges of creating inclusive spaces.

Look out for Episode 2 on Friday, November 2, 2018!

Episode 2

  • Shel Silverstein

    Focuses on a Studs Terkel Radio Archive conversation between Studs and Shel Silverstein, and host Eve Ewing in conversation with Adam Mansbach, New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and cultural critic.

    Listen to the original programs, read and share, part 1 and part 2.


Episode 3

  • Lorraine Hansberry

    Spotlights a conversation between Studs and Lorraine Hansberry and host Eve Ewing in conversation with Dr. Imani Perry, Hughes Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.

    Listen to the original programs, read and share.