48 episodes

Every week, Brooklyn Magazine: The Podcast highlights prominent (and soon-to-be-prominent) Brooklynites as we explore the vast and diverse borough through the lens of culture, community and commerce. Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Brian Braiker, the show features intimate conversations with cultural luminaries, community leaders and compelling locals. These are the people who move us, entertain us, feed us and inspire us. There are a lot of little Brooklyns, and we are all a little Brooklyn.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Every week, Brooklyn Magazine: The Podcast highlights prominent (and soon-to-be-prominent) Brooklynites as we explore the vast and diverse borough through the lens of culture, community and commerce. Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Brian Braiker, the show features intimate conversations with cultural luminaries, community leaders and compelling locals. These are the people who move us, entertain us, feed us and inspire us. There are a lot of little Brooklyns, and we are all a little Brooklyn.

    Photog Jeremy Cohen on his viral pandemic—and NFTs

    Photog Jeremy Cohen on his viral pandemic—and NFTs

    When New York was sent into covid quarantine, Jeremy Cohen was already a steady working photographer specializing in social media fare for brands, portraits and big music festivals. But in 2020 the lockdown forced him to stay home … and sit still. Quarantining had the surprising effect of sparking creativity in a personal level—and ultimately go super-viral. We re-visit that experience, find out more about who he is and why he’s thinking about NFTs.
     
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    • 36 min
    What’s next for Maya Wiley?

    What’s next for Maya Wiley?

    Civil rights attorney Maya Wiley did not win the race for Gracie Mansion. The next mayor will be Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. But Wiley had a strong showing in her first-ever run for office and enhanced her own profile as a champion for the causes she holds dear, from police reform to affordable housing and beyond. We discuss her mayoral race and what it was like being thrown into the political gauntlet. A former top counsel for Mayor Bill de Blasio, she reflects on the outgoing mayor’s legacy and what she hopes an Adams administration might be able to accomplish. And we’ll get into what she’s thinking about doing next.
     
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    • 46 min
    Actor Marjan Neshat on bringing ‘Kabul’ to the stage

    Actor Marjan Neshat on bringing ‘Kabul’ to the stage

    Iranian-born actor Marjan Neshat is especially busy this season. Beginning November 17, she’ll be in the play “Selling Kabul,” followed by “English” and then “Wish You Were Here,” all written by Middle Eastern playwrights. Neshat herself is a child of the Revolution: She was just 4 when the Shah fled the country. Her parents pulled her and her sister out a few years later, in 1985, after a number of incidents threatened not only their freedom but their safety. We talk about her background and her career on stage and in films—plus raising a son in Brooklyn.
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    • 31 min
    Debi Mazar: ‘I was a disco hustler’

    Debi Mazar: ‘I was a disco hustler’

    On this special repeat episode of the podcast, the “Goodfellas” actor “Younger” star talks about growing up as a wild child. She has stories upon stories about the late 1970s and ‘80s downtown club scene, becoming besties with Madonna, and hanging out with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and others. We talk about how she got into acting, moving to Italy last year, her experience with a particularly rough (and funny) case of covid, and how her wild youth informs her parenting today.
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    • 45 min
    Solonje Burnett, the weed auntie of Bushwick

    Solonje Burnett, the weed auntie of Bushwick

    A Brooklyn-based community leader and cannabis activist, Solonje Burnett is working to connect communities, break stereotypes, and dismantle structural inequities in the cannabis space. Burnett is a co-founder of Humble Bloom—a cannabis consulting and education platform—who predicts that New York is on the verge of becoming the weed capital of the world. She just wants to help it happen with humanity and equality.
     
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    • 38 min
    The rise and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine

    The rise and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine

    Daniel Hernandes shot to stardom as Tekashi 6ix9ine, or Tekashi69, after the release of the video for his song "Gummo." His unraveling came just as quickly as his ride to fame. Shawn Setaro, who wrote the book on Tekashi, unpacks his story, one that involves shootings in public, a kidnapping by estranged gang members and, notoriously, the near universal blacklisting of him for informing on members of the Trey Nine Gangsta Bloods.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

LaCroix4one ,

New fav!

Great way to connect with Brooklyn and it’s people! Love this!

Woodberryboy ,

Best of Brooklyn

Great slice of life podcast featuring the people and places of the better borough.

dmg351873 ,

So Good!! Way Overdue.

A closer look at the myriad cultures, people, trends, happenings, perspectives, and lives that coexist in this lego puzzle of global villages that is Brooklyn. The interviewer has a fabulous voice and sensibility. Love!!!! Please check it out ASAP.

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