WFMT and The Studs Terkel Radio Archive invite audiences into the history books with the new podcast Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing.
Inspired by the legacy of the inimitable 20th-century broadcaster and oral historian Studs Terkel, and supported by hours and hours of tape from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, the podcast revisits historical figures and events once explored by Terkel. The series host is writer/scholar Eve Ewing.
The first episode ( Oct. 5 ) had Ewing referring back, with audio clips from the archive, to a 1962 conversation between Studs and the legendary writer James Baldwin in which they discussed his book Another Country, a recent trip to Africa and Baldwin's fight for civil rights.
Future podcasts will feature Terkel talking with Shel Silverstein as well as Ewing talking with author/screenwriter Adam Mansbach ( Nov. 2 ); Terkel with playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and Ewing in conversation with professor Dr. Imani Perry ( Dec. 7 ); and Terkel with Asian-American writer Younghill Kang, and Ewing with author Min Jin Lee ( Jan. 4, 2019 ).
Visit studsterkel.wfmt.com and WFMT.com/bughouse, or download major podcasting apps.