dance / music / sex / romance
By Zachary Hoskins
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Conversations about Prince, from the writer of princesongs.org.
||CleanPaisley Park is in Your Heart: A Conversation with Stuart Willoughby, Author of Minneapolis Reign||As listeners are no doubt aware, next week will be a big one for Prince fans in Minneapolis: Monday through Wednesday is Prince from Minneapolis, the second-ever (and first in the States) academic symposium devoted to papers about Prince; then, from Thu||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40 Years of For You||dance / music / sex / romance is fast approaching its third year, so to celebrate, were going...backwards? Thats right, to mark the 40th anniversary of Princes debut album, I thought now was the perfect time to go ahead with an idea Ive been toying wit||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Crazy Things You Do: A Conversation with Kimberly C. Ransom||For the first d / m / s / r podcast of 2018 (!), it was my pleasure to speak with budding educational historian and Prince scholar Kimberly C. Ransom. Kimberly presented at the University of Salfords interdisciplinary Prince conference last May--those||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNothing Compares: A Conversation with Marylou Badeaux, Author of Moments… Remembering Prince||This is the last d / m / s / r podcast of 2017, and I have to say were going out on a high note. It was my honor and privilege to speak with Marylou Badeaux: a former Warner Bros. executive who worked closely with Prince for his 17 years with the labe||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYes: A Conversation with Chambers Stevens||Its been over half a year since the University of Salfords interdisciplinary Prince conference, but I keep connecting with people who presented there and whose topics of research are too interesting not to discuss. This time, Im talking to actor and pla||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 Feelings All in a Row: A Conversation with Duane Tudahl, Author of Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions – 1983-1984||Last week, Duane Tudahl’s long-awaited book Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983-1984 was finally published, and I was lucky enough to speak to him about it. If you havent read the book yet, you need to listen to this podcast: Duane||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI am Something That You’ll Never Understand: Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford on the Salford Purple Reign Conference||Here at last, after much delay, is my conversation with Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford, two presenters from this Mays interdisciplinary Prince conference at the University of Salford. Both Chris and Nat identify as queer, and both have very i||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAm I Straight or Gay: A Conversation with Snax||This episode, Im taking a little break from the University of Salford Purple Reign conference to talk to musician Paul Bonomo, a.k.a. Snax. We discuss Princes professional and personal impact on Paul, of course, but we also speak more broadly to the two||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Know that the Lord is Coming Soon: Erica Thompson on the Salford Purple Reign Conference||Its been just under two months since I started interviewing presenters from this springs interdisciplinary Prince conference at the University of Salford, and Ive been absolutely thrilled with the results. But all good things must come to an end, so I||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVous êtes très belle: Joni Todd and Karen Turman on the Salford Purple Reign Conference||Just under two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with two more presenters from the University of Salford’s interdisciplinary Prince conference: Joni Todd and Karen Turman, who you may know by reputation as the “esoteric French panel.” But||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The best podcast about Prince by far!!!
I listen to few podcasts on Prince, but none of them come close to this one. Even though it doesn’t feature interviews with his associates or band members, it’s still the only podcast that dares to go deep to talk about his politics, sexuality, spirituality, and other subjects.
A great Prince podcast
For those who want to explore Prince's work and life from a nuanced, thoughtful and expansive perspective, this podcast is always a delight. I am consistently impressed with the emotional intelligence and insights that Zach and his guests bring to these discussions and look forward to each new installment.
Prince, the man and the music
Zach's podcast is among the most interesting of those about Prince because he looks at many different sides of his life and his music. The 4 part series with Jane Clare Jones is worth saving forever and ever because it dares to go where other commentaries don't go and it goes there with love, respect and intelligence. Do yourself a favor, Prince afficianado, and subscribe to this one. Totally worth your time.