Sharing a preview of a new Pushkin show, Where There’s a Will, which searches for the surprising places Shakespeare shows up outside the theater. You’ll hear Shakespeare helping autistic kids to communicate, shaping religious observances, in the Oval Office, and even at the center of a deadly riot in New York City. Uncover the ways Shakespeare endures in our modern society, and what that says about us. In this preview, host Barry Edelstein visits California’s Centinela State Prison for a one-of-a-kind production performed by incarcerated individuals. He asks: What makes Shakespeare a force of transformation and transcendence behind bars?
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In her new Pushkin audiobook Inside Voice: My Obsession with How We Sound, actress/writer/director/producer Lake Bell explored style shifting and code switching with the brilliant linguist John Baugh. In this excerpt, you'll hear him unpack the unique linguistic heritage of those who trace their...
We're sharing a preview of Some of My Best Friends Are, another podcast from Pushkin. Harvard professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and journalist Ben Austen are friends, one Black and one white, who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago. On Some of My Best Friends Are, Khalil and Ben, along...