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An exploration of the life that happens before, behind, and beyond the spotlight. Host Geoff Edgers paints intimate, sound-rich, and surprising portraits of some of the most creative people in the world. The first season includes: Norm Macdonald, Ava Duvernay, Ms. Pat, Hanson and David Letterman. A collaboration between WBUR and The Washington Post.

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An exploration of the life that happens before, behind, and beyond the spotlight. Host Geoff Edgers paints intimate, sound-rich, and surprising portraits of some of the most creative people in the world. The first season includes: Norm Macdonald, Ava Duvernay, Ms. Pat, Hanson and David Letterman. A collaboration between WBUR and The Washington Post.

    Bonus Live Episode: #MeToo And The Music Industry

    Bonus Live Episode: #MeToo And The Music Industry

    A special live episode.

    Is it really only about drugs, sex and rock n roll? The #MeToo movement has brought about a reckoning across fields—movies, television, media, tech, academia, finance, even the restaurant industry. Why is the music industry so behind?

    • 34 min
    R. Kelly Vs. The Savages

    R. Kelly Vs. The Savages

    Special Report: Tim and JonJelyn Savage say their now-22-year-old daughter, Joycelyn, is being held captive by music superstar R. Kelly. Geoff Edgers spent five months investigating how such a talented, successful artist could go so wrong, dogged by such horrific accusations. In this episode we spend time with the Savages, one Atlanta family at the center of the latest wave of allegations.

    • 29 min
    David Letterman Is Properly Medicated

    David Letterman Is Properly Medicated

    Season Finale. David Letterman reflects on the "late night wars" with Jay Leno, the new beard, and his comedy heroes. But Letterman's favorite thing? Being a dad to his son, Harry.

    • 33 min
    Issa Rae is not Issa Dee

    Issa Rae is not Issa Dee

    “Fame is dead,” says the creator and star of HBO’s “Insecure.” A look at her rise from internet star to Hollywood icon. She takes nothing for granted and still feels like the same “awkward black girl” as always. Featuring Ava DuVernay.

    In this episode of “Edge of Fame,” Geoff Edgers follows Rae to the BET Awards as she grapples with her newfound celebrity and what it means to be black in Hollywood. For starters, she’ll never name another character after herself again.

    • 25 min
    Hanson Beat The System

    Hanson Beat The System

    Famous kids who survived the fame. Hanson not just survived, but prospered. How did they do it? Geoff Edgers goes to Tulsa, Oklahoma to talks to Zac, Isaac and Taylor Hanson about everything from the music business to religion and family.

    • 37 min
    Billy Joe Shaver Isn’t Dead Yet

    Billy Joe Shaver Isn’t Dead Yet

    Billy Joe Shaver is the greatest country music songwriter alive. But you don’t know his name. His songs have been covered by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan and, most famously, Waylon Jennings. Geoff Edgers talks to Shaver about his quest to get into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the loss of his family, and the time he shot a man in the face.

    • 28 min

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