Moda Spira Podcast
By Latifah Alattas, Aaron Hale, and Luke Brawner
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Moda Spira is a musical project by artist and producer Latifah Alattas. Moda Spira Podcast is a companion podcast to the work that she does under that moniker. The first season of the show chronicles the painful end of her marriage in the form of a track by track commentary of her latest album.
||CleanPostlude||To close out the season Latifah and Luke talk about the ways life has changed and healing has continued in the months following the production of the podcast, leading up to the release of Divorce.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForgive||In this episode Latifah shares the story of the album closer, Forgive, and discusses the importance of the ongoing act of forgiveness.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValley||In this episode Latifah shares why she originally intended the song Valley to be the album closer, as well as what the healing process looked like several months in.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove Gone Bad||In this episode, Latifah, Aaron and Luke discuss the potentially painful reactions from people in the Evangelical community to this new part of her story.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBed||In the song Bed, Latifah describes a day of relapsing to a season of grieving in which it felt nearly impossible to get out of bed and face her new reality.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour Letter Word||In this episode Latifah shares the part of her story in which she begins putting intentional effort into processing her grief well. She also discusses the vision behind her album artwork along with the artists who helped make that vision a reality.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Do||In this episode Latifah and her album co-producer Dave Wilton talk about the writing process for I Do. She also discusses the ways she learned to healthily process rage, and the benefits of therapy.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterlude||In this episode, Latifah, Aaron & Luke explore the creative process behind Interlude, the subtle symbolism included in the song, and the role it plays in the narrative arc of the album.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDivorce||In this episode Latifah shares the story of what led her to write so plainly and specifically about divorce, as well as title her album Divorce.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRegret||In this episode Latifah, Aaron & Luke discuss the well-intended but hurtful ways some people responded early on to the news of Latifah's marriage ending.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBang||In the second track on her album, Latifah describes the disorienting shock she felt in the very moment her suspicions were confirmed and her fears realized.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRing of Fire||Latifah begins the deep dive into her new album with an examination of its opening song, a cover of the 1960s June Carter & Johnny Cash hit, Ring of Fire.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrelude||Singer/Songwriter Latifah Alattas and podcast producer Luke Brawner introduce the first season of Moda Spira Podcast, discuss how the show came to be, and help set expectations for the season.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModa Spira Podcast Trailer||A glimpse into the first season of the Moda Spira Podcast, a track by track companion to the forthcoming Moda Spira album, chronicling the painful end of singer/songwriter Latifah Alattas' marriage.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Better than anything I’ve seen on Netflix
This is the most holistic piece of art I’ve ever engaged with. I had to wipe tears off my face several times yesterday listening to a few episodes. It’s brutal and beautiful and heartbreaking and incredible. Thank you for making this. It’s a big deal.
Raw and Real
I will be the one binge listening tonight and into the morning. Thank you for your honesty! And thank you to your team for helping make the story seem so real and vulnerable. This is excellent and I have already begun to share this as a tool for those in life life who are going through or have already gone through divorce. I may actually use it is premarital counseling.
REV. LM Wilson
Vulnerable. Healing. Insightful.
"Catharsis meets talent and inspiration, a truly powerful and transformative combination." This is how my 65 year old father responded to the first episode of this podcast, and I think it is a great review. This is quite possibly the most honest and vulnerable podcast I have ever heard. I am an avid podcast fan and have listened to hundreds of diffferent podcasts, from the most popular to some super obscure podcasts, and this is one of the most beautiful I have ever listened to. First off, Tifah is an unbelievable musician, so you get to listen to a super talented musician describe her process, which is very fascinating. Combine this with a deeply vulnerable and honest conversation about her divorce, her grief and ultimately her healing process. This podcast is like Song Exploder, meets The Liturgist meets going to counseling. I love her mission of de-stigmatizing divorce, and both the hosts and Tifah do such a wonderful job creating a safe place for people to find their own healing, and to experience their own grief and to listen to some transcendent music.