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The How, The Why: 196 – Martin J. Smith


A live recording of our educational podcast The How The Why with Martin J. Smith. Martin J. Smith is a veteran journalist and magazine editor has won more than fifty newspaper and magazine writing awards, and his crime novels have been nominated for three of the publishing industry’s most prestigious honors, including the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award.READ MORE

The How, The Why: 195 – Akwaeke Emezi


Today our podcast connects with Akwaeke Emezi. Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. Her debut autobiographical novel FRESHWATER (Grove Atlantic, February 2018) has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal (‘[a] witchy, electrifying story of danger and compulsion’) and the LA Times (‘a dazzling, devastating novel’). It also received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, and has been recognized on 2018 best/most anticipated books lists by Esquire, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Bustle, OZY, Electric Lit, and Book Riot, among others.READ MORE

The Sounds The Stories: James Spaite And JR Bishop – Documentary

James Spaite has been performing internationally since the age of 18 having toured in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Hungary, and the US. While majoring in Psychology in college and working full time, Spaite would tour during the summers and play local San Diego shows on the weekends.He is preparing for the recording and release of his second album, “Outside” projected to release this coming February/March. To learn more, visit: www.jamesspaite.comREAD MORE

The Sounds The Stories: Nasi Nassiri – Documentary

Nasi is a singer-songwriter of Iranian descent, born and raised in Germany. Fusing sounds of neo-soul, pop, R&B, and jazz, Nasi’s sound is all her own. With a strong presence in the Los Angeles and Orange County music scenes, she has performed at venues across Southern California, including The Mint, Bar Lubitsch, and has opened for artists like the Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band and Latin-Soul artist Alex Cuba.READ MORE