7 episodes

The 11th is a podcast that publishes an entirely new issue on the 11th of every month. Inspired by the experience of opening a magazine you love every month and not knowing exactly what you will get, but trusting that something engaging and true will be there waiting for you. Many stories aren’t meant to be a 10-part series and don’t fit the format of a weekly show. The 11th is a home for those in-between ideas. Made up of reported series and personal journeys, fiction and musicals, deep investigative journalism and intimate conversations. Each issue, a different voice. Every month, something new.

This month on The 11th, music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib travels back to the summer of 1996 when he was a 12 year old kid growing up in Columbus, Ohio and listening to his dub of one of the greatest albums in the history of hip-hop — The Score by Fugees. We follow Hanif back in time to this pivotal year as he contemplates this seminal album and the way it carried him through a period of intense change. What you’re about to hear is an album of our own — a concept album. A blend of personal memoir and music journalism. It’s composed of eight tracks on two sides — essays, interviews, observations — meditating on The Score and the meaning of the album 25 years later, for Hanif, the industry, and the culture. Featuring interviews with Jerry Wonda, Danyel Smith, Marc Baptiste, dream hampton, Havoc, Musa Okwonga, Karen Good Marable, Bahamadia, and more.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9 • 263 Ratings

The 11th is a podcast that publishes an entirely new issue on the 11th of every month. Inspired by the experience of opening a magazine you love every month and not knowing exactly what you will get, but trusting that something engaging and true will be there waiting for you. Many stories aren’t meant to be a 10-part series and don’t fit the format of a weekly show. The 11th is a home for those in-between ideas. Made up of reported series and personal journeys, fiction and musicals, deep investigative journalism and intimate conversations. Each issue, a different voice. Every month, something new.

This month on The 11th, music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib travels back to the summer of 1996 when he was a 12 year old kid growing up in Columbus, Ohio and listening to his dub of one of the greatest albums in the history of hip-hop — The Score by Fugees. We follow Hanif back in time to this pivotal year as he contemplates this seminal album and the way it carried him through a period of intense change. What you’re about to hear is an album of our own — a concept album. A blend of personal memoir and music journalism. It’s composed of eight tracks on two sides — essays, interviews, observations — meditating on The Score and the meaning of the album 25 years later, for Hanif, the industry, and the culture. Featuring interviews with Jerry Wonda, Danyel Smith, Marc Baptiste, dream hampton, Havoc, Musa Okwonga, Karen Good Marable, Bahamadia, and more.

    Time Machine: The Score (Side A)

    Time Machine: The Score (Side A)

    In the summer of 1996, music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib was 12 years old and living in Columbus, Ohio. His soundtrack for that summer: the seminal hip-hop album, The Score by Fugees. In Time Machine: The Score, Hanif transports us back in time, to a pivotal moment in both his life and in hip-hop.
    Track 1: On Bicycles
    Track 2: On Basements
    Interlude: The Ingredients
    Track 3: On Samples
    Track 4: On Cover Art
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    • 45 min
    Time Machine: The Score (Side B)

    Time Machine: The Score (Side B)

    Music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib meditates on the meaning of The Score 25 years later. He examines the political impact of Fugees’ landmark album and contemplates the way its massive success transformed the lives of each member of the group. Hanif also contemplates loss and grief and the way they colored 1996 in Time Machine: The Score.
    Interlude: Home
    Track 5: On Haiti
    Track 6: On Ms. Lauryn Hill
    Track 7: On Death and Rebirth
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    • 43 min
    It's The 11th

    It's The 11th

    What happens in this feed? Well, anything could happen really. Here's a taste of what’s to come.
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    • 5 min
    The Inbox: Part 1, Emily

    The Inbox: Part 1, Emily

    Emily was up for tenure at her university when a student she’d never met accused her of harassment. How does one defend themself when the very act of defense is seen as an attack?
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    • 40 min
    The Inbox: Part 2, Frances

    The Inbox: Part 2, Frances

    Frances was a Mexican-American, first generation college student, Ph.D. and head of a university department. Then a colleague reported rumors that she was sleeping with students. What do you do when a law designed to protect women from sexual harassment is weaponized against them?
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    • 39 min
    The Inbox: Part 3, Vivian

    The Inbox: Part 3, Vivian

    A story of harassment unlike any other in Sarah’s inbox. A seemingly never-ending string of events, already a decade long, terrorizing a woman, her friends, and her colleagues.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

dins95 ,

Narrow Focus-Agree with Bar's Dad

While interesting, it totally avoided the topic of a any false accusation of a man brought by a woman. In fact, each episode seemed to only delve into a false accusation that had to do with a story brought about from homophobia. Awful and unfair stories for sure, that have you question the ethics of fellow humanity but just seemed to miss some other interesting stories that I am sure are out there.

Mae Milli ,

Engaging Storytelling

I enjoy the monthly format of the podcast, as well as the diverse topics presented. Great storytelling and production, especially on Time Machine: The Score.

jjinthea ,

Love!

Absolutely loved Time Machine: The Score!!! Thank you for these varied angles and perspectives. So needed, so well done!

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