ACROSS THE MARGIN: THE PODCAST

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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…

LATEST EPISODES

Episode 150: Gratitude — A Conspiracy of Goodness Simulcast with Dr. Lynda Ulrich Across the Margin: The Podcast

This episode of Across The Margin: The Podcast finds our host, Michael Shields, in conversation with Dr. Lynda Ulrich, founder of the Goodness Exchange, a website whose aim is to prove that the world is still a beautiful place, full of wonderment, discovery, and compassion. Dr. Ulrich is the author of the book Happiness is an Option: Thriving (Instead of Surviving) In the Era of the Internet, and is also the host of the Conspiracy of Goodness podcast. The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is designed to give listeners more joy, less fear, and present evidence that a bright future is possible. In each episode, Dr. Ulrich helps make sense of the world by interviewing those who are tackling some of the world’s most difficult and consequential problems. This episode distinctly combines the powers of Across The Margin : The Podcast and the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast, and acts as a celebration of the diverse and inspiring guests they are both profoundly grateful to feature on their respective podcasts. To give listeners a taste of what both the Conspiracy of Goodness and Across The Margin podcasts have to offer, Michael and Dr. Ulrich take turns in highlighting a few of each other's episodes that resonate deeply with them. Episodes of the Conspiracy of Goodness podcast about the power of positivity, turning pain into a teacher, ways in which to overcome fear, and tips on how to make a good living while also making a difference in the world are celebrated, followed by a look at a bevy of powerful episodes of Across The Margin : The Podcast, such as Episode 125: The Other Dark Matter with Lina Zeldovich, Episode 105: Up From Nothing with John Hope Bryant, and Episode 100: How To Do Nothing with Jenny Odell, to name a few. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
  1. Episode 150: Gratitude — A Conspiracy of Goodness Simulcast with Dr. Lynda Ulrich
  2. Episode 149: Pearl Jam's Long Road with Steven Hyden
  3. Episode 148: Tom Waits and the Spirit of Los Angeles with Alex Harvey
  4. Episode 147: The Border Within with Tara Watson & Kalee Thompson
  5. Episode 146: Harvard’s Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science with Patrick L. Schmidt

ARCHIVED EPISODES

ep113


THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL with BEN PROUDFOOT

An interview with Ben Proudfoot, the Oscar nominated creative force behind Breakwater Studios.

ep112


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.

ep111


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.

ep110


JACOB APPEL

Featuring an interview with Jacob M. Appel, one of the most prolific, accomplished, yet humble people in America.

ep109


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.

ep108


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. 

ep107


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.

ep106


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.

ep105


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.

ep104


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.

ep103


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

ep102


SANYA N’KANTA

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.

ep101


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.”

ep100


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. 

ep99


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.