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.
Suzanne Vega – East Harlem / Upper West Side, Manhattan
Suzanne Vega is that rare singer-songwriter whose work becomes part of the soundtrack of their hometown — in her case, New York City. In this episode, Suzanne illuminates her childhood in East Harlem in the 1970s and how her experiences of the city, inside and out, flow through her work, even as she embraces the...
Sherrilyn Ifill – Jamaica, Queens
Sherrilyn Ifill walks into court with history behind her as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund. It’s the legal arm of the civil rights movement, and Sherrilyn is in its vanguard. Her hometown is Jamaica, Queens, a neighborhood in New York City where she grew up in the 1960s and...
Al Sharpton – Brownsville, Brooklyn / Hollis, Queens
Our guest is the Rev. Al Sharpton, whose activism has made him a fixture in the press for decades in his hometown of New York City. Lately, though, we often see him as the eulogist at funeral after funeral of those taken too soon through violence. He does it with enormous grace and power, including...
Maria Bartiromo – Dyker Heights / Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Maria Bartiromo anchors three different shows on the Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel and was the first TV reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She doesn’t come from the world of CEOs, however. Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, she was a kid growing up in...
Neil deGrasse Tyson – Riverdale, the Bronx
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most well-known scientists on the planet. In addition to authoring numerous books, he hosts the wildly popular podcast, StarTalk, and has helped revive the epic TV series Cosmos that originated with Carl Sagan, whom he met when he was in high school. Neil is also the director of...
Danielle Guizio – New Jersey/Manhattan
Previous Next In an industry where most startups go up, down, and disappear, Danielle Guizio is a New York-based fashion designer on Forbes’s 30 under 30 list. If you think of the biggest celebrities on the style pages today, you’re likely to find a photo of them wearing her designs. She describes the line –...
Captivating from start to finish
A truly fantastic podcast with unique guests and dialogue. A must listen for anyone interested in growing up in New York, what makes a hometown, or the guests themselves.
What a wonderful show! A must listen.
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!