Stories With A Heartbeat
By North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC
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Stories with a Heartbeat is a WUNC podcast hosted by Will McInerney that uses poetry, music, and conversation to explore the human condition in conflict.
||CleanBonus Episode: Kane Smego||North Carolina is one of only two states in the US where 16 and 17 years old kids are routinely charged as adults for even the most minor offenses. This policy has serious consequences for the youth involved. In this bonus podcast episode, poet Kane Sme||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Amin Drew Law||Amin Drew Law is a Palestinian-American poet and educator based in Washington D.C. In his poem, "The Secret Weapon of Chubby Boys," Amin taps into a classic schoolyard conflict and provides a hilarious and heartwarming solution. On this bonus episode of||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Rafeef Ziadah||Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian poet and human rights activist living in London. Her poem, “We Teach Life, Sir,” is powerful and poignant reminder of the human condition in conflict. On this bonus episode of Stories with a Heartbeat, host Will McIner||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Graduation||Graduation speeches tend to be predictable and repetitive. They rarely leave a lasting impression. But a couple months ago, Harvard Graduate School of Education student Donovan Livingston's voice echoed around the world as his poetic commencement speech||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: How to Win a Poetry Slam||As athletes from around the world compete for gold in Rio this summer, poets from across the U.S. are facing off in a different kind of competition. It is called a poetry slam. On this episode of Stories with a Heartbeat , we talk to poetry slam champio||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Would I Be Shot?||CJ Suitt is a young black poet living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. And he has a simple and frightening question, "Would I be shot if I called the police?" CJ uses his poetry to combat stereotypes and to build bridges of understanding. But he admits,||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Finding Meaning||In a month filled with tragedy, how do we make sense of it all? This week on the podcast, we use a poetic lens to try and find meaning within conflict. July 2016 is Dhaka and Baghdad and Medina and Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights and Dallas and Aleppo an||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Classroom Conflict||School is full of conflict. This week we explore three conflicts in the classroom. Students and teachers use poetry and stories to reflect on moments of friction at school and help us understand why they matter. Stories with a Heartbeat is a new podcast||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Seven Poems for Pulse||Seven poets from across the US share new works written and posted to Facebook within one day of the recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando . These poems are raw, personal, and earnest. In the wake of such horrific violence, host Will McInern||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Bridge||George Yamazawa uses spoken word poetry to address personal conflicts and inner struggles. Yamazawa is a National Poetry Slam Champion and his writing is deeply tied to his Japanese-American heritage. In this episode of Stories with a Heartbeat , host||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Shattered Glass||Poet Mohammad Moussa believes his friend Deah Barakat was murdered in a hate crime; and he refuses to remain silent. Shattered Glass, Mohammad’s multi-media spoken word poetry show is a year of reflection and mourning wrapped in the power of storytell||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Breakfast Conversations||Was the Chapel Hill Shooting a parking dispute or a hate crime? In this episode of Stories with a Heartbeat we talk about apologies and personal connections with two people at the heart of this question, reporter Reema Khrais and Chapel Hill Police Chie||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Sidra's Smile||In episode three, we follow Farris Barakat to Reyhanli, Turkey where he is working to complete his brother's mission and help Syrian refugee kids smile. Subscribe to this Podcast Stories with a Heartbeat is a new podcast hosted by poet Will McInerney th||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Searching for Light||In episode two, host Will McInerney talks with reporter Reema Khrais about her personal connections to the Chapel Hill Shootings, and Will travels to the Syrian border to visit a dental clinic named in honor of Deah, Yusor, and Razan. Subscribe to this||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Listening||In episode one, host Will McInerney talks with Farris Barakat about the night his brother Deah was killed along with Deah's wife Yusor Abu-Salha and sister-in-law Razan Abu-Salha. All three Muslim-Americans were shot execution style in their home.||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Heard the first two podcasts and can't wait for what's ahead. Great sense of storytelling. Relaying otherwise unheard stories. Bravo.
The best podcast
Truly inspiring. The best podcast I listen to. When is the next one coming!!!
This podcast is uttery remarkable! Will is creating new avenues for poetry, and the way he weaves spoken word, storytelling, and interviews is masterful. He takes us on an engaging journey through relevant and important narratives, using art as a means of understanding complex events. In a time where the news seems so disconnected from the people and emotions, this podcast focuses directly on the human element. This is poetic journalism - this is artistic storytelling - this is human news - and this is truly groundbreaking work. I’m so excited to listen to the coming episodes!