Sixth & I celebrates the unexpected convergence of arts, culture, and spirituality by hosting impactful, entertaining, and thought-provoking programs for the Washington, DC community and beyond. Sixth & I LIVE brings you exclusive access to the conversations on our stage with today’s leading authors, politicians, comedians, artists, journalists, actors, and thought leaders.
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Giada de Laurentiis, cookbook author and TV host, with Alex Guarnaschelli
In Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out, Emmy award-winning television personality Giada de Laurentiis walks you through how to select food that can actually make you feel better and how to curate a personalized wellness routine to support a healthy mind, body, and spirit. In conversation with Alex Guarnaschelli, the executive chef at Butter in New York City, and a frequent judge on the Food Network’s Chopped.
This program was held on March 18, 2021.
Mari Andrew, writer and artist, with Mary Laura Philpott
From Mari Andrew, the writer and artist with over 1 million Instagram followers, comes My Inner Sky: On Embracing Day, Night, and All the Times in Between, a collection of essays and illustrations that parallel the phases of the sky—twilight, golden hour, night, and dawn—with all of the moments, be they small, momentous, heartbreaking, anxiety inducing, or healing, that life brings our way. In conversation with Mary Laura Philpott, the author of the nationally bestselling memoir-in-essays I Miss You When I Blink, one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019.
This program was held on March 8, 2021.
Jake Cohen, food writer, with Pati Jinich
In Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch, self-described “nice Jewish Boy” Jake Cohen reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer fresh takes for a whole new generation of eaters. In conversation with Pati Jinich, a Mexican chef, author, and host of PBS’s three-time James Beard award-winning and Emmy nominated series, Pati’s Mexican Table.
This program was held on March 9, 2021.
Could DC be the 51st State?
As Washington, DC’s decades-long push for statehood heats up, Mikaela Lefrak, host of the "51st" podcast, moderates a conversation about how the statehood movement intersects with the civil rights movement; why statehood could and should matter to people outside the District; and whether a statehood bill actually has a chance at success. Panelists include George Derek Musgrove, a history professor and co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital, Robinson Woodward-Burns, an assistant professor of political science at Howard University, and Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director for 51 for 51, a coalition of groups advocating for DC statehood.
This program was held in partnership with WAMU on March 17, 2021.
Julia Turshen, bestselling cookbook author, with Antoni Porowski
In Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food, bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen shares a healthier take on the simple, satisfying comfort food for which she’s known, plus menu suggestions, adaptations for dietary needs, and personal essays. In conversation with Antoni Porowski, the food and wine expert on “Queer Eye,” Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning series, and New York Times bestselling author of Antoni in the Kitchen.
This program was held on March 4, 2021.
Bill Gates, technologist and philanthropist, with Rashida Jones
In this urgent, authoritative book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. In conversation with Rashida Jones, an actor, writer, producer and director.
This program was held on February 17, 2021.
Love love love this! I’m a long-time Sixth & I fan and am always so bummed when I can’t make it to an event or it’s sold out before I get tickets. Now I can still hear the speaker and do laundry at the same time! Though nothing beats being in that gorgeous Sanctuary :)
Literary giants in our midst. Chernow, DeLillo, Coates, Dr. Mukherjee... I missed a show because I was sick. I’m so thankful they finally have a podcast!
So happy that Sixth & I is now able to share these amazing events in this format! Can’t wait to hear what comes next!