Looking for a new generation of New York intellectuals? Join us at Exiles on 12th Street, a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by historian Claire Potter, this podcast is brought to you by Public Seminar.org, a publishing project at The New School.
The future of New York has been thrown into question by COVID-19, as the pandemic has taken a massive physical and economic toll on the city. Join the Exiles as we explore the past and present of New York’s infrastructure, and envision a sustainable future with our guests: historian Kim Phillips-Fein, architecture critic Paul Goldberger, urban ecologist Timon McPhearson, and photographer William Wegman. The episode is presented by your host, Claire Potter.
Nevertheless, She Persisted
Join the Exiles as we remember the women’s suffrage movement and explore what voting means to women today with the help of our guests: historian Susan Ware, feminist writers Liza Featherstone and Linda Gordon, and filmmaker Rachel Lears, whose documentary Knock Down the House followed the outsider campaigns of four women who ran for Congress in 2018, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The episode is presented by your host, Claire Potter.
Ripped From the Headlines
As terms like “fake news” and “alternative facts” indicate, we can’t believe everything we read in the news. So who can we trust? Join the Exiles as we talk to television journalist and PBS Newshour co-founder Robert MacNeil; finance and politics writer Helaine Olen; media historian David Greenberg; and Trump impersonator John Di Domenico about how the news is made, and how we should read today's headlines.
The New Negro
In "The New Negro," the Exiles explore the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. Author A’Lelia Bundles shares how her ancestors Madam C. J. Walker and A’Lelia Walker funded activism and the arts; composer Craig Harris discusses his work with poet Sekou Sundiata after the Black Arts Movement; and novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge talks about a new generation of Black artists.
Music by Cold Sweat courtesy of Craig Harris; "Space: A Monologue" courtesy of the Sekou Sundiata est
The future can sometimes seem daunting and frightening, but it can also feel like an unwritten adventure. In the fifth episode of Exiles on 12th Street, we explore possibilities the future may hold, with the help of our guests: Afrofuturist artist Olalekan Jeyifous; restaurant owner Ravi DeRossi and the Good Food Institute’s Mary Allen; and museum curator Sarah Henry. The episode is presented by your host, historian Claire Potter, executive editor of Public Seminar.
A skyrocketing homicide rate, a powerful American Mafia, and a burgeoning drug culture plagued 20th century New York. The high incidence of crime led to sensationalist news coverage and caused less privileged victims’ voices to go unheard. Our fourth episode focuses on crime, telling the stories of Kitty Genovese and Sally Horner, victims of violence whose voices were silenced, as well as psychedelic researcher Timothy Leary, whose work sparked public controversy. Dive into the nitty gritty of New York with our guests: archivist Thomas Lannon, authors Marcia Gallo and Sarah Weinman, and white collar crime investigators Jim Mintz and Irwin Chen of the Mintz Group. The episode is presented by your host, historian Claire Potter, executive editor of Public Seminar.
Great NYC podcast
Claire is such a great host and the editor makes the interviews flow seamlessly! Such great interviews with great NYC minds! More episodes please!
Many things are overlooked and taken for granted. This is NYC!
Best new podcast. A refreshing take on NYC...Can't wait to see where they go next.