WBEZ’s Podcast Passport in partnership with BuzzFeed presents the award winning podcast Another Round as the next event in the Podcast Passport series!
Another Round is co-hosted by Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu and features interviews with buzzworthy guests and “spirited” conversations on topics ranging from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and jokes.
On June 21st, Tracy and Heben will raise a glass – or three – with special guests, songwriter and vocalist Jamila Woods and sociologist Eve Ewing. The Chicago-inspired show will kick off with a performance from Kuumba Lynx, Chicago’s very own youth hip hop arts program!
Another Round has a distinctly youthful and culturally-savvy sound, which captures and speaks directly to a wide audience. Join them for a round as Tracy and Heben make their Chicago debut at Thalia Hall on June 21st.
About the Guests:
Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Her musical style is primarily soul/hip-hop – influenced by Erykah Badu, Imogen Heap, Kirk Franklin, and Kendrick Lamar. Her musical aesthetic involves choral layering in addition to the hip-hop tradition of sampling & allusions. Her work with her band, M&O (fka Milo & Otis) has been featured by Okayplayer, Spin, JET and Ebony Magazine.
Eve Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. For ten years, Eve has been an educator in both traditional and community-based settings, including Chicago Public Schools, After School Matters, Harvard University, and Wellesley College. Her book When the Bell Stops Ringing: Race, History and Discourse amid Chicago's School Closures is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in fall 2018 and explores the relationship between the closing of public schools and the structural history of race and racism in Chicago's Bronzeville community. Eve was born and raised in the Logan Square community of Chicago and is a proud alumna of Chicago Public Schools.
Kuumba Lynx is an urban arts youth development organization founded in 1996. For two decades, alongside many of Chicago’s artists, activists, educators, and youth communities, KL has honed an arts-making practice that presents, preserves, and promotes Hip Hop as a tool to reimagine and demonstrate a more just world. KL’s Program Facilitators are a collective of artists, activists, educators, and healers.
Praise for Another Round:
"A cultural phenomenon" - The Atlantic
"They are hysterical." - Uzo Aduba in the New York Times
"Clayton and Nigatu serve up a blend of humor, politics, and frank observation that not even the most deft hosts can seem to replicate." - Elle
"Leading American cultural critics" - The Guardian
"Podcast stars that rival Ira Glass or Marc Maron." - Tech Insider
"One of the most important podcasts to emerge from the crowded field in years." - The Timbre
"Hilarious and thought provoking" - Femsplain
"One of the best conversational podcasts on the market" - Vulture
About the Hosts: In 2016, Heben and Tracy were named Fast Company's Most Creative People and The Root's 100 Most Influential African-Americans. Nigatu has been named Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media, one of Brooklyn Magazine's 50 Funniest People, and one of Marie Claire's 50 most Influential Women. Clayton has been named the Anna Julia Cooper Center's Ida B. Wells Media Expert-In-Residence for the 2016-2017 year.
Heben Nigatu is a writer, comedian, and America’s Foremost Public Intellectual. She is the co-host of the podcast Another Round, which has been called the “Beyoncé of podcasts” by a human who is definitely not her. She brings her love of Vines (R.I.P.) and knowledge of issues of race, gender, media and pop culture to all of her work and only loves one thing more than her favorite shows: mangoes.
Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist, and co-host of the critically-acclaimed BuzzFeed podcast Another Round. Tracy tweets at @brokeymcpoverty and writes about injustices she hates, animals she loves, men she wants to marry, women she wants to be, liquor, and the great city of Louisville