Join Radiotopia from PRX at Tribeca 2022 for the World Premiere of “Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me” from Jason Reynolds and for a Live Podcast Event with “Oprahdemics”
“My Mother Made Me” creator Jason Reynolds will be joined by “Radiolab” creator Jad Abumrad to discuss and explore the new personal nonfiction podcast series. “Oprahdemics” co-hosts Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur will be joined by special guest and Pulitzer Prize winning critic Wesley Morris for a live taping.
The Radiotopia podcast network from PRX today announced its upcoming presence at the iconic Tribeca Festival in New York City.
Tribeca 2022 will feature two podcasts from Radiotopia on June 15 and on June 18 for live event experiences at SVA Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan, including a world premiere event of “Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me.” The new personal nonfiction series from #1 NYT bestselling author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds will explore his deep relationship with his mother. Through informal interviews and intimate conversations, they wax poetic about what she taught Reynolds as a child as it pertains to ideas around ambition, family, and purpose and how those teachings have evolved with the changing tides of their lives. This live event will feature Reynolds in conversation with “Radiolab” creator and audio trailblazer Jad Abumrad about Reynolds’ creativity, inspiration, and work. The audience at Tribeca will also be the first to hear audio from the new series.
Launching in July 2022, “My Mother Made Me” will debut via “Radiotopia Presents,” a podcast feed and home within PRX’s Radiotopia podcast network for new limited series from independent creators, in which creators retain 100% ownership and creative control of their work. “Radiotopia Presents” previously released “Blind Guy Travels” from Matthew Shifrin, which debuted at the Tribeca Festival in 2021, 2022 Peabody Award nominee “S***hole Country,” and the audio drama “a hit dog will holler.”
“Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me” is also an Official Selection in the narrative non-fiction category in Tribeca’s 2022 Audio Storytelling program, where it will be up for contention for a juried award when the festival is held in June.
Tribeca 2022 will also feature a live taping of “Oprahdemics,” a new podcast launched as part of Radiotopia in March 2022. Co-hosted by historians, authors, and friends Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur, with executive production from Jody Avirgan, the podcast breaks down “The Oprah Winfrey Show” while placing Winfrey and her work in historical, cultural, and critical context. Acclaimed by Vulture and The Guardian, to date, the podcast has explored the Rodney King verdict and the Los Angeles riots, a week in 2011 when Winfrey and her staff went vegan, and the seminal writing of Toni Morrison, who played a pivotal role for Oprah’s Book Club. For this live event, Carter Jackson and Rigueur will be joined on stage by Pulitzer Prize winning culture critic Wesley Morris of “The New York Times.”
More information about Radiotopia’s events at Tribeca 2022 may be found below.
“We had such a memorable experience on the Tribeca stage last year, with ‘Ear Hustle’ and debuting the first series from ‘Radiotopia Presents,’ ‘Blind Guy Travels,’” said Julie Shapiro, VP of Editorial at Radiotopia and PRX. “We’re honored to return to Tribeca this year as we share a mission to elevate and celebrate independent creators who are shaping the future of their mediums. Thank you to the organizers for welcoming us back.”
“‘My Mother Made Me’ is going to be a special series that’s so personal yet universal, and ‘Oprahdemics’ is creating a new lane in pop culture podcasting,” said Audrey Mardavich, Senior Director of Content at Radiotopia from PRX. “We’re thrilled to help introduce audiences at Tribeca to two new incredible podcasts from equally remarkable creators.”
For two decades, the Tribeca Festival has been a destination for new work from established filmmakers, emerging artists, storytellers, and creators across mediums while bringing together audiences via curated lineups of special premieres, live concerts, performances, talks, and demonstrations. The Festival is where exciting voices including celebrated directors Damien Chazelle, Jon Chu, Nia DaCosta, and Ryan Coogler first launched their early acclaimed films and has been among the first entertainment festivals to highlight gaming, VR, and podcasting.
Radiotopia events at Tribeca 2022 will include:
World premiere event for “Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me,” a new podcast series from #1 NYT bestselling author Jason Reynolds. Reynolds will be joined by special guest and “Radiolab” creator Jad Abumrad
Join us for an engaging exploration of Jason Reynolds’s upcoming podcast, “Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me,” a new personal nonfiction series that will be released in July 2022 via “Radiotopia Presents” as part of the Radiotopia podcast network from PRX. This special event will feature Reynolds in conversation with “Radiolab” creator and audio trailblazer Jad Abumrad. The two will discuss topics such as Reynolds’ creativity, inspiration, and process. Audiences will also be the first to hear excerpts from the series.
“My Mother Made Me” traverses the relationship between Reynolds and his mother. Through informal interviews and intimate conversation, they wax poetic about what she taught Reynolds as a child as it pertains to ideas around ambition, family, and purpose and how those teachings have evolved with the changing tides of their lives. The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a #1 NYT bestselling author of titles for young adults, Reynolds is also the recipient of a Newbery Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King honors.
Saturday, June 18 2022 at 5:30pm eastern at SVA Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan
Live from Tribeca: Oprah’s film legacy — a live taping of Radiotopia’s “Oprahdemics” podcast co-hosted by Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur with special guest Wesley Morris of “The New York Times”
Join us for a live taping of “Oprahdemics,” an entertaining and fascinating podcast examining iconic moments from “The Oprah Winfrey Show” within social, historical, and cultural frameworks. Friends, scholars, authors, and fellow Oprah-obsessives Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur co-host this new podcast part of the Radiotopia podcast network from PRX. Special guest and Pulitzer Prize winning culture critic Wesley Morris — -host of The New York Times’ “Still Processing” podcast — will also join the stage. Carter Jackson, Rigueur, and Morris will explore Winfirey’s film career as an actress and producer, ranging from “The Color Purple” to “Beloved” and “A Wrinkle In Time.”
Wednesday, June 15 2022 at 5pm eastern at SVA Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan
For full information about Tribeca Festival 2022 and to purchase tickets, visit tribecafilm.com.
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