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How New York Times Producers Transformed Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project Into a Work of Extraordinary Audio
Released Wednesday, 29th July 2020
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Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown join host Skye Pillsbury to discuss the making of The New York Times’ acclaimed
. The trio discuss:
How the team began re-imagining the 1619 Project as an audio experience;
What inspired the show’s theme song and sound design;
How the team decided which stories to pursue for the audio version;
Why the narratives within the series embraced moments of laughter and joy as well as grief and gravitas;
How Adizah and Annie found the emotional heart of the series’ final two episodes.
The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project School Curriculum
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Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter
Guest Adizah Eghan on Twitter
Guest Annie Brown on Twitter
Inside Podcasting producer Evo Terra on Twitter
is produced and hosted by
Simpler Media Productions
is Skye’s co-producer for season two.
is Skye’s sound engineer and Rachel Loden is our researcher. Thanks to Jason Calacanis for greenlighting this project, to Skye’s family for their unwavering support, and to all of YOU, the fabulous people who listen to this show.
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