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A show about growing up and how where we’re from shapes us forever. Join Kevin Burke as he interviews prominent and everyday guests about coming of age in their hometowns.

Your Hometow‪n‬ Your Hometown

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

A show about growing up and how where we’re from shapes us forever. Join Kevin Burke as he interviews prominent and everyday guests about coming of age in their hometowns.

    Richard Price – Parkside Houses, The Bronx

    Richard Price – Parkside Houses, The Bronx

    Richard Price is a writer’s writer, with novels that include The Wanderers, Clockers, Freedomland, and Lush Life. He’s also collaborated on such landmark television series as HBO’s The Wire, The Night Of, The Deuce, and The Outsider. Hear him talk with Kevin Burke about how New York City is better understood as a series of hometowns and how growing up in the Bronx shaped him as a writer of human drama and dialogue in stories set in the gritty landscapes of urban America.
    For more, including artwork and a hand-drawn map of Richard Price’s hometown, visit us at yourhometown.org. 
    And check out the show’s New York City series page, including information on live events with the Museum of the City of New York, our co-presenter on season 1, at MCNY.org/yourhometown-podcast.

    • 50 min
    Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Part 2 – Hollis, Queens

    Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Part 2 – Hollis, Queens

    This is part 2 of a “double-album” interview with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, who grew up in Hollis, Queens in the 1960s, ’70s, and early ’80s, where he became one of three founding members of the Hall of Fame hip-hop group, Run-DMC. Hear DMC talk about his childhood passion for comic books, how they introduced him to his hometown of New York City and inspired his creativity as a rapper, and how they ultimately informed his search for meaning and identity as the adopted son of Byford and Banna McDaniels – a secret he didn’t discover until he was 35.
    For more, including artwork and a hand-drawn map of Darryl’s hometown, visit us at yourhometown.org. 
    And check out the show’s New York City series page, including information on live events with the Museum of the City of New York, our co-presenter on season 1, at MCNY.org/yourhometown-podcast.

    • 57 min
    Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Part 1 – Hollis, Queens

    Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Part 1 – Hollis, Queens

    In the first of a two-part interview, Kevin Burke speaks with Darryl McDaniels, the legendary hip-hop artist from Hollis, Queens, where he and his two friends formed one of the truly pioneering groups in American music: Run-DMC. Darryl was the “DMC” in that equation, and together with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, he put Hollis on the map for an entire generation. Before then, Hollis was the neighborhood where they were kids growing up in homes and on streets where the gaps between blocks sometimes felt like the borders between different kingdoms.
    For more, including artwork and a hand-drawn map of Darryl’s hometown, visit us at yourhometown.org. 
    And check out the show’s New York City series page, including information on live events with our co-presenter, the Museum of the City of New York at mcny.org/yourhometown-podcast.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Your Hometown Trailer: Everyone Was Young

    Your Hometown Trailer: Everyone Was Young

    Hear from our host, Kevin Burke, on the importance of telling the stories of the highs, lows, and unforgettable moments of childhood through Your Hometown.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

PepperVen2ra ,

Beautiful

What a wonderful show! A must listen.

EvanSternNYC ,

Looking forward to this one!

A beautiful, empathetic valentine to NYC. Kevin extracts stories that paint pictures of how time and place shape us into who we are. I look forward to more!

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