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This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Part 1 is free to everyone over at https://www.patreon.com/posts/39152835. Become a paid subscriber for $5/month over at patreon.com/champagnesharks and get access to the whole archive of subscriber-only episodes, the Discord voice and chat server for patrons, and our newsletter. This episode is hosted by Mario, Trevor and guest co-host Andray Domise. Today we welcome Ishmael Reed. Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, lyricist and essayist and his biography is too extensive to fit in the show notes, but you can go over to https://ishmaelreed.org/drupal/node/1 to read it all. We talk about his new play “The Haunting of Lin Manuel Miranda” (https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/ishmael-reed-haunting-of-lin-manuel-miranda-hamilton-play-review/) and also his other work throughout the years as well as thoughts on Black literature and movements past and present. Malcolm X, James Baldwin, RIchard Wright, and Langston Hughes get mentioned, as well as a litany of underappreciated greats. Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com). Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)

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