Producer Neil Drumming has steadfastly avoided one bar in his neighborhood because of the controversy that surrounds it—until recently, when he noticed that lots of people he didn’t expect to go there were becoming regulars.
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Romantic comedies usually don’t get much respect. But with Valentine’s Day approaching, This American Life producer Neil Drumming explains what’s so great about them. (5 minutes)
Producer Neil Drumming talks with the rapper Breeze Brewin about a toy car they both loved playing with as kids: The General Lee from the hit TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Breeze went on to record a song called “Generally” about The General Lee with his group the Juggaknots.
Will McMillan found a home in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses when he was a teenager.Ultimately he was kicked out of the church.
Ira and producer Neil Drumming visit a comic book store in Philadelphia to try and help Ira understand Afrofuturism.
Producer Neil Drumming spends a couple days exploring Detroit, first with a quirky mayoral candidate running an Afrofuturist campaign, and then with a couple of locals.
Producer Neil Drumming talks to someone who was not happy with the results of Tuesday’s election. Janelle, who’s black, is bracing herself for the coming days.
Zora Bikangaga grew up in a mostly white California suburb, the son of Ugandan immigrants. But when he went to college, someone thought he himself was Ugandan.
Producer Neil Drumming tells the story of his dad and his family’s timeshare in Orlando, Florida.
Producer Neil Drumming conducts an experiment to find out: can two adults, both new in town, become friends, with the right help? (16 minutes)
Producer Neil Drumming talks with his friend Ta-Nehisi Coates about Ta-Nehisi’s newfound fame and their friendship.