Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People)
By Rachel Zucker
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Intimate and compelling interviews by Rachel Zucker with poets and other artists. Become a Patron & support our growing podcast! www.patreon.com/commonplacepodcast
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Kristin Prevallet||Host Rachel Zucker speaks with poet, hypnotherapist and teacher Kristin Prevallet||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Andi Zeisler||Rachel Zucker speaks with writer and illustrator Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch Media.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Terrance Hayes||Host Rachel Zucker speaks with award-winning poet Terrance Hayes.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Natalie Diaz and Roger Reeves||Host Rachel Zucker speaks with poets Natalie Diaz and Roger Reeves.||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Jericho Brown||Host Rachel Zucker speaks with poet and professor Jericho Brown.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Bernadette Mayer||Host Rachel Zucker speaks with one of her favorite poetic influences: feminist rebel-poet Bernadette Mayer, about being a writer and a mother, life in New York City, writing habits, and the circumstances behind her foundational book Midwinter Day (written||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Alicia Ostriker||Poet, critic, & biblical scholar Alicia Ostriker speaks with host Rachel Zucker.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: D.A. Powell||Host Rachel Zucker talks with her friend D.A. Powell, author of five award winning books of poetry and professor at University of San Francisco.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Steph Burt||Host Rachel Zucker speaks with poet, critic, & professor Steph Burt.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Shane McCrae||Poet and professor Shane McCrae speaks with host Rachel Zucker.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Olena Kalytiak Davis||Poet Olena Kalytiak Davis speaks with host Rachel Zucker.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Wayne Koestenbaum||Wayne Koestenbaum speaks with Rachel Zucker||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Craig Morgan Teicher||Poet, critic, and professor Craig Morgan Teicher speaks with host Rachel Zucker.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Cathy Park Hong||Host Rachel Zucker talks with poet Cathy Park Hong.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Erika Meitner||Poet and professor Erika Meitner speaks with host Rachel Zucker.||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Matthew Rohrer||Rachel Zucker talks with poet Matthew Rohrer, author of eight books including Surrounded By Friends.||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Claudia Rankine||Award winning poet Claudia Rankine speaks with host Rachel Zucker.||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: John Murillo||Rachel Zucker interviews poet John Murillo, author of Up Jump the Boogie.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Nick Flynn||Rachel Zucker interviews author Nick Flynn.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: David Trinidad||Rachel Zucker interviews David Trinidad||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This new podcast is promising. Zucker is a thoughtful interviewer and pulls out novel facets of her interviewees. You don't have to be a poet to enjoy the conversations- they are about the creative life, but also just about being human.
Exciting and Ever-Evolving
Rachel excels at every facet of hosting a podcast. The content she curates is stellar, as evidenced by the fascinating and relevant discussions she has with all kinds of luminaries. She has an uncanny ability to draw the humanity out of everyone with whom she speaks -- not to mention how interesting and novel (and sometimes wonderfully unpredicatable) are the directions in which her discussions move. What's more, and this might be a hallmark of a successful podcast, Rachel is responsive to the concerns of her listeners, and clearly takes great pains to bring to them the content they want, ever in pursuit of the common, the human, and the good.
Finally! Poetry and podcasting...very impressively done.
If you like poetry, this show's a total gift. These conversations run long-form, which is such a treat given the landscape of short-form podcasts airing today. I appreciate the depth, and the intent Rachel brings to this medium. She hosts in a wise, curious and unaffected manner.