Hanif Abdurraqib Talks with Adia Victoria on the Talkhouse Podcast

They talk Little Richard, Flannery O'Connor, and why Beyonce is actually a blues singer.

Today’s show, originally aired as part of our Talkhouse Podcast Live on Insta series, features a thoughtful and often hilarious conversation between poet Hanif Abdurraqib and singer/songwriter/poet Adia Victoria.

Tune in for a celebration of Little Richard, the history and context of the blues (including why Beyonce is a blues artist!), a nuanced view of Flannery O’Connor, and so much more.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Bob Mould with Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Phil Elverum (The Microphones, Mount Eerie) with Mirah.
—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.

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Photo Credits: left, Kate Sweeney; right, Joshua Asante; Edited by Keenan Kush.

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