Episode 24

024: Strong Island And Two Takes On Sam Cooke


September 20th, 2017

1 hr 3 mins 2 secs

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About this Episode

Yance Ford's Strong Island is a, well, actually it's a flinching look at the injustice of grief and loss, and guest Mark Blankenship is here to take us through its elements of Greek tragedy as Ford memorializes his murdered brother. Then we contemplate the life and death of Sam Cooke in two very different shows, American Masters and Mysteries & Scandals.

Show Notes

The New Yorker's review of Strong Island
Muhammad Ali's rendition of "The Gang's All Here"

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