11 episodes

Gregory Porter invites old and new friends to hang out, talk and even sing about their roots. These intimate conversations cover music and art, family and food, celebrity mishaps and facing down discrimination. Taking time out wherever he is on his travels, he catches up with musicians, actors and directors to share stories about everything that life throws at us. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!

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Gregory Porter invites old and new friends to hang out, talk and even sing about their roots. These intimate conversations cover music and art, family and food, celebrity mishaps and facing down discrimination. Taking time out wherever he is on his travels, he catches up with musicians, actors and directors to share stories about everything that life throws at us. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!

    Episode 10: Celeste’s Poetry, Parents And Pudding

    Episode 10: Celeste’s Poetry, Parents And Pudding

    Season 1 finale! Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross come up early in the conversation between Gregory and singer Celeste, as they meet on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Influences of the greats loom large as the pair also share the influence of their parents and grandparents on the voices they now share with the world through music. Navigating the tricky waters of putting relationships into a song come up for discussion, as does the joy (or not) of that oh-so-British roast dinner favourite, Yorkshire pudding. Yum.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    Episode 9: Gilles Peterson’s Music Break-Out

    Episode 9: Gilles Peterson’s Music Break-Out

    Global DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson has been sharing his passion for music ever since that fateful day when he threw out his train set in the shed, and installed turntables instead. Over a cup of tea in Cheltenham, he and Gregory swap stories of soul and jazz, from joyful moments of 12-hour DJ sets in Japan, to preserving mental health on tour. Their common ground is the search for a sound to dance to, and how the perfect combination of songs can elevate all those listening.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 51 min
    Episode 8: Don Was' Power Plays

    Episode 8: Don Was' Power Plays

    Blue Note President and Producer Don Was shares soulful stories at Gregory’s home in Bakersfield, California about being The Rolling Stones go-to guy and bucking music trends with Bonnie Raitt. As friends and work colleagues, Don and Gregory go deep on the majesty and mystery that comes with creating music, and how it can pull you through the darkest days.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 51 min
    Episode 7: Giles Terera’s Roar For Representation

    Episode 7: Giles Terera’s Roar For Representation

    Hamilton’s Giles Terera settles in for a conversation that winds back to his start in British theatre acting alongside Sophie Okonedo, to the effect of portraying Sammy Davis. Jr on stage before becoming Aaron Burr in the UK original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical epic. Over a quintessentially British gin-and-tonic at London’s Hotel Café Royal, Gregory and Giles shoot the breeze about their complex cultural history and how it’s shaped the performers they are today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 49 min
    Episode 6: Jamie Cullum's Quest for Imperfection

    Episode 6: Jamie Cullum's Quest for Imperfection

    Singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum hangs out with Gregory at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival as the friends reminisce about late-night jam sessions and finding your true voice in the music biz. They mull over how and when success strikes, and why it's sometimes better to let imperfections shine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    Episode 5: Amma Asante And The Ultimate Love Story

    Episode 5: Amma Asante And The Ultimate Love Story

    BAFTA-winning film director Amma Asante hangs with Gregory at London's Café Royal. They compare experiences of being in mixed-race relationships: "the stares", "the judgement" and worse. The conversation also takes in slavery and bereavement. But ultimately, it's the optimism of love that wins. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

Bigkitty100 ,

Soulful, Down to Earth, Love Filled, Joyous

This podcast is a breath of fresh air. I appreciate the peek into these fabulous discussions and sharing of experiences and life! ❤️

Suzz7432 ,

First time around

This is the first podcast I have ever listened to and I enjoyed it immensely.

Mad City Man ,

Fills My Heart

This is an amazing podcast that speaks to my heart. Just like his music, Gregory speaks from his heart and invites his guests to do the same. At a time when the world we live in needs more love, listening to this podcast gives me hope and shows me how much music and expressing ourselves helps to spread love to other people. You can hang with me anytime.

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