28 episodes

A story-telling series rooted in the music that soundtracks our memories.
Hosted by Sama'an Ashrawi.
Produced & Edited by Jason Crow.
Additional Production by Jasmine Chen.
Illustrations by Nataly Menjivar.
www.thenostalgiamixtape.com

The Nostalgia Mixtape Sama'an Ashrawi

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

A story-telling series rooted in the music that soundtracks our memories.
Hosted by Sama'an Ashrawi.
Produced & Edited by Jason Crow.
Additional Production by Jasmine Chen.
Illustrations by Nataly Menjivar.
www.thenostalgiamixtape.com

    Grandpa & John

    Grandpa & John

    In the early days of the pandemic, I found a record poking out of a bookshelf. I must've walked past that shelf a million times, how had I never noticed it? Turns out: the record was written for my grandfather by future Broadway titan: John Kander.

    The story doesn't stop there and only gets better. I invite you to listen and enjoy and share.

    This story began as a twitter thread that went super viral, amassing tens of millions of views.

    • 12 min
    Houston Astros Manager Dusty Baker

    Houston Astros Manager Dusty Baker

    Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker is probably one of the coolest people to ever set foot on Planet Earth. The man literally invented the high five in 1977 (seriously, look it up, I'm not lying) and yet somehow that isn't the coolest thing about him. His love and passion for music runs very deep, you'll hear that in the stories he tells.

    PS shoutout to Sydney Colson.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    When Jay-Z Turned Noel Gallagher Into A Sham Pain Supernova

    When Jay-Z Turned Noel Gallagher Into A Sham Pain Supernova

    Once upon a time, Jay-Z was announced to be the first rapper to headline Glastonbury. Noel Gallager from Oasis didn't like that very much, he told the press, "I'm not havin' hip-hop at Glastonbury. Fookin no way."

    The way Jay-Z responded was equal parts class and ether.

    • 13 min
    Jamel Johnson

    Jamel Johnson

    Comedian and sports enthusiast Jamel Johnson stops by the campfire to tell a few funny and affecting coming-of-age stories; tales of romance, fisticuffs, and maybe a little bit of the ganja. His stories are soundtracked by Ludacris and Lil' Wyte, and boy are they worth hearing.

    Follow:
    https://twitter.com/nonprofitcomic
    https://instagram.com/broccolihouse

    We are @nostalgiatapes on IG and Twitter.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Lenora

    Lenora

    Lenora, a singer from Houston, Texas, (the Hiram Clarke area to be specific) stops by the campfire to get a little vulnerable, tell some stories, cry a little, and laugh a lot.

    3:20 - Growing up in Hiram Clarke
    14:15 - Almost got a Ginuwine Whoopin'
    22:04 - The album 'Girls', the 'Cool' music video
    27:05 - A happy memory
    35:26 - "Goin Up Yonder" is *the* song that shaped Lenora
    41:30 - Songs Lenora sang as a kid
    49:00 - Long Live Mama Lenora
    1:02:00 - Water (hug) break
    1:02:45 - Grieving
    1:06:46 - Outro

    Follow on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/sincerelylenora/
    https://www.instagram.com/sam3an/
    https://www.instagram.com/nostalgiatapes/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    When I Interviewed Bill Withers

    When I Interviewed Bill Withers

    One fateful day, I found myself holding a camera and staring into Bill Withers' eyes. Or, I should say, he was staring into mine. No, he was gazing into my soul. He could see all the highlights of my life, he could see every mistake I ever made. And he was smiling.

    Here's that story + at the end a chance for you to reflect on pieces of people you care about that you carry with you.

    This story was first published on the Elis Audio app in two parts, find the story here:
    https://spaces.elis.io/spaces/nostalgiatapes/posts/5fe9ed09-5f30-4e23-87ec-70b7b63ebd98

    And part two here:
    https://spaces.elis.io/spaces/nostalgiatapes/posts/6469d199-dfce-43ee-82f3-6242192f4e1f

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

skatingboy ,

excellent storytelling

I love listening to this at night. It makes me feel warm, like I’m part of an intimate conversation between friends. Sama’an asks great questions and through it we get a little window into people’s (and not just any people, dope ass musicians just to keep it 2 Virgils) lives.

Palestinian listener ,

Asthma Boys

Story telling on point. In a saturated market, this podcast stands out

Saveponyboy ,

Excellent storytelling

Excellent storytelling. Reminds you why you love music in the first place.

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