Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing
By Studs Terkel Radio Archive & WFMT Radio Network
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History comes alive as we revisit important moments in American culture with interviews from the archives of the inimitable 20th-century broadcaster and oral historian Studs Terkel. Host Eve Ewing guides us through the Studs Terkel Radio Archive and pairs each piece of archival audio with an interview with a contemporary thinker, intertwining the past and the present. Dust off your soapbox, open your ears, and come down to the Bughouse Square. Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing is produced by the WFMT Radio Network and made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: exploring the human endeavor.
||CleanBONUS: The Language of Your Birth Through a Colonial Lens||Erika L. Sánchez explains what it was like to live in Spain and to feel like she spoke a different language, even though it was still Spanish.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Sandra Cisneros & Erika L. Sánchez||Sandra Cisneros talks to Studs about the tradition of Chicano writers, the wisdom of her mother, and the representation of fierce women in her work.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Double Consciousness||Min Jin Lee explains the racism she experienced as a Korean-American living in Japan, and how that pulled at both her Korean and American selves.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Younghill Kang & Min Jin Lee||Episode 4 features a STRA interview, Studs with Younghill Kang and host Eve Ewing in conversation with Min Jin Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Pachinko, and a 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Lorraine, James and Nina||We have more from our interview with Imani Perry! She describes the intimate friendships that Lorraine Hansberry had with James Baldwin and Nina Simone.||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Lorraine Hansberry & Imani Perry||Episode 3 features a STRA interview, Studs with Lorraine Hansberry, and host Eve Ewing in conversation with the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author extraordinaire, Dr. Imani Perry||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: 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.||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: 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?||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Shel Silverstein & Adam Mansbach||Episode 2 features a STRA interview, Studs with Shel Silverstein, and host Eve Ewing in conversation with Adam Mansbach, New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and cultural critic.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: More Black, Queer Writers to Read||Episode 2 is almost ready, but we have more from Darnell Moore! He names more black, queer writers that merit our attention now.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: “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.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: James Baldwin & Darnell Moore||Studs Terkel talks to the legendary writer James Baldwin, and Eve asks why Black writers are so often expected to be hopeful.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Episode 1||Studs Terkel talks to the legendary writer James Baldwin, and Eve asks why Black writers are so often expected to be hopeful.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
To all involved in producing this project. Thank you! What a pleasure and a joy!
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I love this podcast as its given me a slew of new readings, new perspective on old, and overall I'm really enjoying how Eve ties in aspects of the interviews to the world we live in today because a lot of those interviews, stories etc. are still alive and relevant in different people. Keep up the great work Eve!
I've long looked forward to the day when Studs Terkel's show would be available as a podcast. Unfortunately, Bughouse Square took Studs' classic, brilliant interviews and ruined them. Instead of making Studs' show available in its unedited version, Bughouse Square consists of Eve Ewing interjecting herself into strangely edited versions of Studs' show at every opportunity. She tacks on her own unnecessary and interminable intro that adds nothing but tedium. Then bizarrely, Ewing actually interrupts the flow of Terkel's interview to insert her own commentary in the most jarring way. Ewing's annoying interruptions totally break the spell of losing oneself in the conversation that Studs masterfully orchestrated. Please lose Ewing and publish the unedited versions of Studs' show without any commentary! Listening to Bughouse Squarein its current form is like looking at the Mona Lisa after somebody's come along with crayons and drawn their own pictures all over it. Extremely disappointed.