‘In The Heights’ transposes the staged depiction of Washington Heights to the big screen. Stories from the pandemic and protests. Plus music by Alex Lleo and Ifeanyi Elswith.
A mix packed full of new tunes and a bevy of genres, courtesy of some of the most talented women in music. 
Juneteenth, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, or Cel-Liberation Day—whatever you call it, it's time to celebrate, educate, & give back!
Ifeanyi Elswith is a contemporary R&B/hip-hop vocal artist from Avalon Park, Chicago, who can not only be found singing backup for the likes of Wyatt Waddell, but is now also producing music under her own name. In this episode, she performs music from her 2020 debut, Everything Festyle, with a full band (including Waddell on bass), recorded live at Senses To Soul School Of Music. Everything Festyle is available now from Rosebud Allday Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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On National Mascot Day, we share our favorite furry (and downright weird) friends from around the world of sports.
Congress acted swiftly, but with laws attempting to ban critical race theory in states across the country, the newfound holiday status feels hollow.
John Knefel refutes the current claims that there is a shortage of workers in the United States and offers the reality that there are fewer workers who are willing to work in poor conditions for inadequate pay.
With one signature and explicatory tweet, the Texas governor laid bare conservatives' warped views on liberty.
MJ Knefel describes why affordable healthcare must become a priority.
That moment when you think of everything you should've said after it's all said & done perfectly captured in a catchy melody.
It's not like Johnson cares about sounding dumb. The more scary buzzwords you hit, the better. 
Data on how the stimulus helped people out of poverty, Mare of Easttown can't brake out of the carceral framework of police procedurals, and listener mail. Photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
As multiple states attempt to ban teaching Critical Race Theory, MJ Knefel explains why this is problematic for education, and why the power of Republicans at the state and local level must not be underestimated.
When Francisco first started working in auto insurance, a claim crossed his path that remains the wildest he’s ever heard. Despite dealing with several claims a day, it still amazes him how many different ways people can get into auto accidents.
Alex Lleo is a UK-based songwriter whose new EP, Morning Heights, was recorded in Brooklyn, NY and is out now from Babywoman Records. In this episode, Alex delivers an exclusive acoustic performance, recorded live at home.
Spinnin' tracks by Francis of Delirium, Charlie Duda, Pardoner, Gabriella Salvucci, Halley Greg, and more!
Ifeanyi Elswith is a contemporary R&B/hip-hop vocal artist from Avalon Park, Chicago who can often be found singing backup for the likes of Wyatt Waddell. In this episode, she performs songs from her 2020 debut, Everything Festyle,  with a full band (including Waddell on bass), and joins us for a conversation about songwriting, inspiration, her musical background, and what she has in the works these days.
The only way to survive real life problems is to stay focused, strong & positive. Some great music can always send out those positive vibes. That’s what we are here for. No time to think it through, let’s go..
Electronica via Adapter, Voxicode, Malarkey, Philipp Wolf, Outgang, Jay Bombay, Hoxtones, INNA you work towards crushing your goals!
Perpetual Doom is a family-owned video production company and indie record label run by husband-and-wife team Lou & Rosie Crisitello and based in Pennsylvania. In this episode, we catch up with Lou to talk about the label's beginnings and some of the exciting projects they've released and have in the works!
A lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music in a way that readers without scientific background can follow.