19 episodes

'Homegoings' is a show that invites listeners to be a fly on the wall, privy to candid and genuine conversations about race. Host and musician Myra Flynn explores themes that fearlessly straddle that line between necessary and uncomfortable, as she speaks with artists, experts and regular folks all over the country about their literal skin in the game — of everyday life. 'Homegoings' is storytelling — with a heartbeat. No topic is off the table, and there’s no such thing as going “too deep.” These are the conversations that are our birthright to have, and the stories we are lucky to hear.

Homegoings Vermont Public

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

'Homegoings' is a show that invites listeners to be a fly on the wall, privy to candid and genuine conversations about race. Host and musician Myra Flynn explores themes that fearlessly straddle that line between necessary and uncomfortable, as she speaks with artists, experts and regular folks all over the country about their literal skin in the game — of everyday life. 'Homegoings' is storytelling — with a heartbeat. No topic is off the table, and there’s no such thing as going “too deep.” These are the conversations that are our birthright to have, and the stories we are lucky to hear.

    Finding my voice: A conversation with Tracy ‘The D.O.C.’ Curry

    Finding my voice: A conversation with Tracy ‘The D.O.C.’ Curry

    ***A heads up: This episode contains strong language and unbleeped swearing*** Tracy “The D.O.C.” Curry is the OG of hip-hop, one of the originators of the genre itself. In 1989, a horrible car accident damaged his vocal cords at the height of his career. On this episode of Homegoings, Tracy shares how he found his voice and his purpose again on the other side of tragedy. Homegoings is a production of Vermont Public. Follow season 2 here. This episode was reported and mixed by Myra Flynn, with help from associate producer James Stewart, and edited by Saidu Tejan-Thomas. The music was composed by Myra Flynn, Tim Sonnefeld and Miles Hooper. Elodie Reed is the graphic artist behind our Homegoings artist portraits. See you in two weeks for the next episode of Homegoings. As always, you are welcome here. To continue to be part of the Homegoings family: Sign up for the Homegoings newsletter Write to us at: hey@homegoings.co Follow us on Instagram @wearehomegoings Make a gift to continue elevating BIPOC storytelling Tell your friends, your family or a stranger about the show! And of course, subscribe!

    • 32 min
    Never at home: The biracial conundrum

    Never at home: The biracial conundrum

    “How do people who identify as Black but have a white parent identify with that part of them? What are the complicated issues, if any? How do you manage day to day?” These are the questions posed by listener Janice Solek-Tefft that we’ll seek to answer in this episode of Homegoings. Myra Flynn shares her own experiences and speaks with three other biracial individuals as they discuss what it’s like to hold two of the world’s most opposing races in one body.

    • 53 min
    Aging in full color

    Aging in full color

    ***A heads up: This episode contains strong language and unbleeped swearing*** Forget about aging in place, how about aging in paradise? For the launch of season two, Homegoings goes out of the country, to Mexico, for a conversation with Angel Clouthier and her grandmother Jean, a duo who are defining elder care in their own creative and colorful way. Homegoings is a production of Vermont Public. Follow season 2 here. This episode was reported and mixed by Myra Flynn with help from James Stewart and edited by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. Music was composed by Myra Flynn, Alan Garcia, Angel Clouthier and Anton Glamb. All other music comes from Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to Vermont Public data journalist, Corey Dockser and Zoe McDonald, the graphic artist behind our Homegoings artist portrait. See you in two weeks for the next episode of Homegoings. As always, you are welcome here. To continue to be part of the Homegoings family: Sign up for the Homegoings newsletter Write to us at: hey@homegoings.co Follow us on Instagram @wearehomegoings Make a gift to continue elevating BIPOC storytelling Tell your friends, your family or a stranger about the show! And of course, subscribe!

    • 47 min
    Homegoings: Digital Postcard - 2024

    Homegoings: Digital Postcard - 2024

    Homegoings is a show that invites listeners to be a fly on the wall, privy to candid and genuine conversations about race. Host and musician Myra Flynn explores themes that fearlessly straddle that line between necessary and uncomfortable, as she speaks with artists, experts and regular folks all over the country about their literal skin in the game — of everyday life. Homegoings is storytelling — with a heartbeat. No topic is off the table, and there’s no such thing as going “too deep.” These are the conversations that are our birthright to have, and the stories we are lucky to hear. • Visit https://www.homegoings.co • Subscribe to the podcast: https://pod.link/1688616856 • Sign up for our weekly newsletter: https://www.vermontpublic.org/newslet... • Join us on Instagram: @wearehomegoings • Send us an email: hey@homegoings.co

    • 3 min
    eRACEing Race: A conversation with Rachel Dolezal (part two)

    eRACEing Race: A conversation with Rachel Dolezal (part two)

    Rachel Anne Dolezal became infamous when, in 2015, while deep in her work as an activist for Black and civil rights, a local TV news crew interviewed her and asked: “Are you African American?” Rachel froze. Turned from the camera and walked away. At the same time, Rachel's parents, Larry and Ruth Dolezal, outed Rachel as being born biologically white. While Rachel acknowledged this was true, she doubled down on her chosen identity, which she describes “racially as human and culturally as Black.” In this two-part final episode of season one of Homegoings, we catch up with Rachel to hear what’s changed in her world since then, and what hasn’t. And challenge the idea of race as a social construct — can it be deconstructed?

    • 35 min
    eRACEing Race: A conversation with Rachel Dolezal (part one)

    eRACEing Race: A conversation with Rachel Dolezal (part one)

    Rachel Anne Dolezal became infamous when, in 2015, while deep in her work as an activist for Black and civil rights, a local TV news crew interviewed her and asked: “Are you African American?” Rachel froze. Turned from the camera and walked away. At the same time, Rachel's parents, Larry and Ruth Dolezal, outed Rachel as being born biologically white. While Rachel acknowledged this was true, she doubled down on her chosen identity, which she describes “racially as human and culturally as Black.” In this two-part final episode of season one of Homegoings, we catch up with Rachel to hear what’s changed in her world since then, and what hasn’t. And challenge the idea of race as a social construct — can it be deconstructed?

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Pretty cool I suppose ,

Thank you…

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