How do you go forward when the past is breathing down your neck? Carvell Wallace talks to Americans grappling with the state of the union while trying to reconcile his own family's fractured history. If America is an estranged family, this show is our awkward holiday dinner.
Closer Than They Appear LIVE at the Seattle Art Museum, with Sondra Perry
Carvell went to Seattle to record a live episode of the show with visual artist Sondra Perry. They looked at images from her exhibit, “Eclogue for [in]HABITABILITY,” and talked about race, displacement, survival, and overcoming the limits of our imagination. Thank you to the Seattle Art Museum for inviting us!
Closer and Antique Naked Soul LIVE at SXSW
Carvell and Antique Naked Soul went to SXSW last week to perform the show live on stage, and talk about their music, its role in the public sphere, and why musicians and podcasters should always work together.
Closer's coming to SXSW and check out Jetty's new show!
Carvell will be onstage with Antique Naked Soul at SXSW in Austin, TX on Wednesday, March 14, 5-6pm CT. Can’t be there in person? Listen in on TuneIn LIVE.
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What's next? (with Alexis Frank)
How do you feel about the future? Do you feel hopeful? Do you feel scared? Can we move forward together as a country? In our Season 1 finale, Carvell Wallace reflects on his journey, connects with his kids about their vision for the future, and gathers insight from Alexis Frank, a 27-year old army veteran who wants to make political change.
What can I give? (with Eva Paterson and Aunt Bea)
How do you stand against evil, but not the evildoer? How do you go to war for what's right with love for the people you're fighting? Carvell Wallace talks with legendary civil rights lawyer and activist Eva Paterson. And at long last, he also reconnects with his Aunt Bea — the white woman who partially raised him — for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Is this worth it? (with Van Jones and Rabia Chaudry)
Do you love America? No, seriously, Carvell Wallace wants to know: do you love America? Today, he talks with Van Jones and Rabia Chaudry about love. Love for our country, love for the complicated humans in our lives, and love for ourselves. Together, they also explore power, specifically political power, and whether or not we can pursue political power with love.
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Thank you Carvell
A truly beautiful show. His interviews and stories are told from a tender place. He is not afraid of being vulnerable and getting to the truth of things. Stripped of any cliches, sound bites, and unproductive criticism his work beautifully captures the movement between hope and hopeless that we all feel these days.
Thanks for the great insight you have chosen to share with us. I feel your pain and am learning so much about this place I though to knew. You are the best of what it means to be a human! Love and peace to you!
This show is amazing. I’m learning so much! I’m mainly learning that I’m okay...a lot of my thoughts about how I feel...I’m not alone. Thank you so much Carvell for doing the work.