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Rhythm of Life

Rhythm & Light

Rhythm of Life

An Arts, TV and Film podcast featuring Steve Ordower and Bob Hercules
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Rhythm of Life

Rhythm & Light

Rhythm of Life

Rhythm of Life

Rhythm & Light

Rhythm of Life

An Arts, TV and Film podcast featuring Steve Ordower and Bob Hercules
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Chicago, IL - Where conversation flows...and life is explored -- that’s where the new podcast, Rhythm of Life, begins. Initial episodes include a fascinating conversation Steve Ordower has with filmmaker, Bob Hercules about his illustrious career, including his most recent Peabody Award winning documentary, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. They touch on the power of forgiveness in this project as well as in another potent film Hercules directed, Forgiving Dr. Mengele. We also hear from the accomplished journalist, author and filmmaker, Alex Kotlowitz as he discusses his winding and atypical career with Bob Hercules. He reflects on writing books at the intersection of race, poverty and violence as in, There Are No Children Here, as well as working with such luminaries in different mediums as Ira Glass and Michael Moore. Another engrossing episode is with Mavis Staples, as she talks with Steve Ordower about her incredible musical journey from the time she started signing with her family, to collaborating with Prince. She also reflects how her father, Pops, was playing blues licks on the guitar. They simply didn’t realize the influence the blues was having on their music, that give it such a distinctive sound.Join us to stimulate your mind, and broaden your perspective.Another episode features an insightful conversation Bob Hercules has with musician, visual artist, and political activist, Jon Langford. According to the LA Times...Summarizing Jon Langford’s contributions to punk rock and all of its permutations, as well as his career-long obsession with American roots music, is liable to overwhelm anyone, exploring such topics as political frustration and career disillusionment. Audience members also get an inside and captivating look into making the groundbreaking documentary film about interfaith marriage, Leaps of Faiths. Filmmaker Bob Hercules sits down with co-directors Steve Ordower and David Kovacs to talk about this 5 1⁄2 year journey, and how they observed that this relatively new structure of raising children in two faiths has created a powerful paradigm for genuine acceptance. And, Actor Ernie Hudson reflects on his journey through his prolific career with Steve Ordower, including working with such icons as Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, along with his reflections on what draws him to certain projects over others.Enrich your life by listening to the Rhythm Of Life podcast: Where conversation flows...and life is explored.Future episodes will feature in-depth conversations with such notable figures as Newton Minow, former chair of the FCC, reflecting on how the media and television, which he called “a vast wasteland,” have evolved. Stephan Garnett, lecturer at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, will share his perspective on the state of journalism today.

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Rhythm & Light
Podcast Status
May 31st, 2019
Latest Episode
Jan 18th, 2024
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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