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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Claire Saffitz, pastry chef and cookbook author, with Joe Yonan
In What’s For Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People, the New York Times bestselling author of Dessert Person returns with 100 recipes for all dessert people—whether you’re into flambés, soufflés, or simple loaf cakes. In conversation with Joe Yonan, the food and dining editor of The Washington Post and author of Cool Beans, Eat Your Vegetables, and Serve Yourself.
This program was held on November 9, 2022.
Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, with Clint Smith
In And There Was Light, the #1 New York Times bestselling author chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. In conversation with Clint Smith, a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller How the Word is Passed.
This program was held on October 27, 2022 in partnership with Politics and Prose.
Phil Rosenthal, star of Netflix's Somebody Feed Phil, with Joe Yonan
In Somebody Feed Phil the Book, Phil Rosenthal presents more than sixty of viewers’ most requested recipes from acclaimed international chefs and local legends alike and shares never-before-heard stories from every episode of the first four seasons of the series. In conversation with Joe Yonan, the food and dining editor of The Washington Post and author of Cool Beans, Eat Your Vegetables, and Serve Yourself.
This program was held on October 20 at 7:00 pm.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg with Soraya Chemaly
In On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg offers a crucial new perspective to navigating conflict, applying an ancient framework to the country’s most painful contemporary issues—from systemic racism and the legacy of enslavement to the #MeToo movement and Native American land rights—as well as personal transgressions. In conversation with Soraya Chemaly, a journalist, activist, and author of Rage Becomes Her.
This program was held on September 21, 2022 in partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women.
Iliza Shlesinger, comedian and actor, with Leila Fadel
Please note this conversation includes discussion of miscarriage and may not be suitable for all listeners.
In All Things Aside: Absolutely Correct Opinions, the award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and producer shares a collection of hilarious and insightful essays about the exasperating issues of everyday life. In conversation with Leila Fadel, a host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” as well as NPR’s morning news podcast “Up First.”
This program was held on October 12, 2022.
Abdulrazak Gurnah, Nobel Laureate, with Tope Folarin
From the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature comes Afterlives, a sweeping, multi-generational saga of displacement, loss, and love, set against the brutal colonization of East Africa and illuminating a legacy of dislocation that is still with us today. In conversation with Tope Folarin, the Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, the Lannan Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Georgetown University, and the author of the novel A Particular Kind of Black Man.
This program was held on September 13, 2022 in partnership with Politics and Prose.
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!