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  • Eve Ewing

    Eve L. Ewing, Host

    Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches, which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is also author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side and the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues.


  • Katie Klocksin

    Katie Klocksin, Producer

    Katie Klocksin is an independent radio and podcast producer based in Chicago. In addition to Bughouse Square, Katie produces PoetryNow — a short-form, non-narrated series where poets share a poem and offer insights into its creation.

    Katie’s work has also aired on 99% Invisible, WBEZ’s Curious City, Re:Sound, and the Transom Podcast, among other outlets. She is also an amateur photographer, the owner of two orange brother-cats, and a proud graduate of the Transom Story Workshop. To see more of Katie’s work, visit her website at


  • Ayanna Woods

    Ayanna Woods, composer

    Ayanna Woods is a composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Chicago. She earned her BA in music composition from Yale University. Ayanna is a ravenous collaborator across genres: her work as a writer, producer, and arranger can be found in film scores for Manual Cinema, Revive LLC, the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls, and in Jamila Woods’ album Heavn. Currently, she’s creating a new piece for the Chicago-based chamber trio ZRL, and recording her debut solo album under her project Yadda Yadda.


  • Multitude Productions

    Multitude Productions: Multitude is a production collective of independent audio professionals based in New York City. Their mission is to make, elevate, and market great shows for clients ranging from individual podcasters to radio networks. Multitude also produces five original podcasts spanning fiction and nonfiction, covering topics like basketball, mythology, and Dungeons & Dragons with enthusiasm and nuance.