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Out of the Blocks is a uniquely immersive listening experience that emerges from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes on the streets of Baltimore. A custom-tailored score colors and connects this tapestry of stories hidden in plain sight.

Out of the Blocks Aaron Henkin, Wendel Patrick

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 230 Ratings

Out of the Blocks is a uniquely immersive listening experience that emerges from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes on the streets of Baltimore. A custom-tailored score colors and connects this tapestry of stories hidden in plain sight.

    Barbara's Groceries, Then & Now

    Barbara's Groceries, Then & Now

    We first met the guys at Barbara’s Groceries back in 2015 on the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue. This episode, we reunite with them, we listen back together to their original recordings, and we ask them, “How’s life changed in the past six years?” Plus, Aaron & Wendel bid a fond farewell to listeners as Out of the Blocks comes to a close.

    • 21 min
    B Love & Bridge of Hope, Then & Now

    B Love & Bridge of Hope, Then & Now

    This episode, we reconnect with Traci ‘B-Love’ Bartlow, who runs a boutique hotel on the ground floor of her home in West Oakland’s Lower Bottoms neighborhood. She tells us how her life and her business have changed over the past few years. We also check back in at a day shelter that helps families in crisis in the St Louis neighborhood of The Ville. Director Kelli Braggs talks about how the organization is bearing up under the strain of the pandemic.

    • 25 min
    Antonio & Pat & Andrea, Then & Now

    Antonio & Pat & Andrea, Then & Now

    We first met Antonio McDuffy and Pat & Andrea Wills on the 400 block of E Patapsco Avenue back in 2015. This episode, we reunite with them, we listen back together to their original recordings, and we ask them, “How’s life changed in the past six years?”

    • 20 min
    Wayne & Aaron, Then & Now

    Wayne & Aaron, Then & Now

    We first met Wayne Brewton & Pastor Aaron Hannah on the 600 block of Cherry Hill Road back in 2017. This episode, we reunite with Wayne & Aaron, we listen back together to their original recordings, and we ask them, “How’s life changed in the past four years?”

    • 23 min
    Sissy & Shaniqua, Then & Now

    Sissy & Shaniqua, Then & Now

    We first met Okhui ‘Sissy’ Benlein & Shaniqua McCready on the 1900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue back in 2018. This episode, we reunite with Sissy & Shaniqua, we listen back together to their original recordings, and we ask them, “How’s life changed in the past three years?”

    • 20 min
    George & Gus, Then & Now

    George & Gus, Then & Now

    We first met Gus Zissimos & George Anagnostou on the 4700 block of Eastern Avenue back in 2015. This episode, we reunite with George & Gus, we listen back together to their original recordings, and we ask them, “How’s life changed in the past six years?”

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

giftedpromise ,

NEVER 4.9 < ALWAYS ❤️‍🔥 5.0

i remember when the creator of this podcast and Out of The Block series gave me a deck of what i call “interpersonal cards,” which is like a game of getting to strangers anywhere from 30 seconds to an hour if the vibe was right. i think of this podcast series every Mercury Rx or Venus Rx

Matt L 52090 ,

Excellent interviews!

Great mix of local to Baltimore and around the world communities! Provides a wonderful perspective on how even though blocks may look different to the outsider, all blocks share common features.

xcmh ,

Very compelling

Such interesting vignettes, engage listener into other people’s lives as told by them. Producer is a thoughtful and sincere interviewer.

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