Podcast host Michael Shields guides you deeper into the stories told at the online Arts & Culture magazine, Across the Margin. Listen in as he takes you on a storytelling journey, one where you are bound to meet a plethora of intriguing writers, wordsmiths, poets, artists, musicians, filmmakers, activists, and unhinged eccentrics illustrating the notion that there are captivating stories to be found everywhere…
Episode 117: Paradise with Lizzie Johnson – Across the Margin: The Podcast
THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL with BEN PROUDFOOT
An interview with Ben Proudfoot, the Oscar nominated creative force behind Breakwater Studios.
WHITE RADICALISM & BLACK POWER IN THE 1960s with PATRICK BURKE
Featuring an interview with Patrick Burke, associate professor of music at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
FREE RADIO: EARTHWORMS
Featuring an interview with the backbone of the Asheville, North Carolina based hip-hop group Free Radio, emcees Austin Haynes and Johnny Reynolds.
Featuring an interview with Jacob M. Appel, one of the most prolific, accomplished, yet humble people in America.
SUN RA’S CHICAGO
Presenting an interview with author and Associate Professor in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago, William Sites.
THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW & NEW BEGINNINGS with JIMMY CHAIRMAN
An introduction to producer, writer, filmmaker, and media expert Jimmy Chairman. From 2006 until 2020 Chairman interviewed 10,000+ celebrities for a living.
ROW with DANIEL GOLDSTEIN
Celebrating, through an interview with director and playwright Daniel Goldstein, the release of the inspiring new musical Row, adapted from the moving memoir A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure.
LOUDER THAN BOMBS with ED VULLIAMAY
Presenting an interview with Ed Vulliamy, former reporter for The Guardian and The Observer and his latest book Louder Than Bombs — part memoir, part reportage — a story of music from the front lines of war.
UP FROM NOTHING with JOHN HOPE BRYANT
Featuring an interview with entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader John Hope Bryant, in a thought-provoking episode which centers on Bryant’s latest book, Up From Nothing.
SAINT DISRUPTION’S JEFF FIREWALKER SCHMITT
Presenting an interview with musician, folk healer, ceremonialist, and scientist Jeff Firewalker Schmitt. Schmitt, along with renowned jazz musician John Medeski (of Medeski Martin & Wood), have formed a musical collaborative called Saint Disruption.
CHICAGO SOUL MUSIC & BLACK CULTURAL POWER with AARON COHEN
Featuring an interview with Aaron Cohen, author of Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power.
Presenting an interview with Sanya N’Kanta, the Jamaican born and Charlotte-based musician who has made a name for himself with his genre-blurring style, bringing together rock, reggae, hip-hop, house music, and electro-pop.
THE REVISIONARIES with A.R. MOXON
This episode explores “The Revisionaries,” a new book by A.R. Moxon, and an achievement in fiction writing. It’s a tour de force of a novel heralded by critics as a “modern classic” and a “spectacular invention.”
HOW TO DO NOTHING with JENNY ODELL
This thought-provoking 100th episode presents an interview with Oakland, California-based artist, writer, & educator, Jenny Odell. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Paris Review, The Believer, McSweeney’s, & Sierra Magazine.
RUNNING TO PROTEST & ABOUT THE PEOPLE with COFFEY
Presenting an interview with Brooklyn-based filmmaker & activist Coffey. Formerly the fashion editor of the hip-hop magazine XXL and the founder of the Define New York Run Club, Coffey is one of the leaders behind the Running To Protest movement.