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Pieces of a Man
34 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
Episode 8: "Math/Book" with Keith LaMar (Part 2)
In the second half of the season finale, Brian and Keith touch on education, the uptick in support for the Justice for Keith Lamar campaign, redemption and friendship. Some resources to support Keith Lamar: Keith LaMar's websiteFollow Keith on TwitterKeith on FacebookFollow Keith on InstagramKeith's Native Sons Literacy Projecton vurbl: https://vurbl.com/station/1V2lr9dxBXW/
40 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Episode 7: "Standard Bearer" with Keith LaMar (Part 1)
Keith's time out-of-cell is severely limited, due to the high numbers of prison staff out sick due to COVID, For this first of a two-part season finale, Keith lays it all out. Speaking from inside his cell, he talks about changes at the prison and reflects on an event that hit very close to home for him.
41 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Episode 6: “Parachute? Insist!” with Keith LaMar
Keith and Brian talk about a fallen Supreme Court heroine, Black heroines from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter and a fiery vocalist who, along with the great jazz icon Max Roach, moved the needle of black protest music early on in the sixties. With less than two weeks before the 2020 presidential election, Brian gets something off his chest.
42 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Episode 5: "Laptop Agency" with Keith LaMar
With an election only weeks away, Keith and Brian walk through how much to expect someone else to do for you post-election (hint: very little).
53 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
Episode 4: "Forget...Improvise" with Keith LaMar
Keith turns the tables on Brian and gets him to spill the beans about his early life, how he found his musical path and the partnership that led him to be the bearer of a nearly 50-year legacy.
33 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Episode 3: "Soul Reparations" with Keith LaMar
Brian and co-host Keith LaMar unpack the "Case for Reparations" and a song that asks an unanswerable question. Who was John Lewis? Congressman John Lewis' Wikipedia page: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Address to Congressional Hearing on Reparations June 2019 "Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul?" (Gil Scott-Heron): https://bit.ly/2CDWM2K John C. Calhoun's speech on the Oregon Bill, June 1848 Follow Justice for Keith Lamar on Instagram: https://instagram.com/justiceforkeithlamar Love "Pieces of a Man? Share this podcastThanks for listening!
35 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Episode 2: "Native Songs" with Keith LaMar
With Keith LaMar for a second week, we turn to Keith's efforts to free himself from an unlawful conviction and how he has maintained his sanity having been on death row and solitary confinement for 27 years. Brian answers some questions about whether or not he feels playing messages that for decades went unheeded was worth it in the end.Links:Keith LaMar’s websiteKeith LaMar’s literacy projectKeith LaMar’s book CondemnedEvidence
34 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Episode 1: "Supreme Independence" with Keith LaMar
Monthly co-host Death Row inmate Keith LaMar and I talk about the aftermath of one of the most unusual Independence Days ever and the continued disconnect between African-Americans and the holiday.We wind up on a more serene note discussing how the healing music of John Coltrane has inspired generations to reach within for the best of themselves, whether musicals or spiritually.
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