11.12 Second Thursday

Young Alumni Podcasts with Princeton Club of Fort Lauderdale

On the Second Thursday of each month​, listen to a curated podcast on your own, and then join young and young-at-heart Tigers at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for a Zoom discussion.

RSVP to receive a Zoom link for the discussion:
Gabby Rogers ’16 email gabriellemercedesrogers@gmail.com
or Laura Peña ‘19 email lpena@alumni.princeton.edu

Second Thursday, November 12: Birth of American Music.
Black music, forged in captivity, became the sound of complete artistic freedom. It also became the sound of America.

35-minute podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/podcasts/1619-black-american-music-appropriation.html

Second Thursday, December 10: Dolly Parton’s America.
How did the queen of the boob joke become a feminist icon? Look at the lyrics!  Dolly’s discography, starting with the early period of what Dolly calls “sad-ass songs,” contains remarkably prescient words of female pain, slut-shaming, domestic violence, and women being locked away in asylums by cheating husbands. And as her career progresses, the songs expand beyond the pain to tell tales of leaving abuse behind.

59-minute podcast: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dolly-partons-america/episodes/sad-ass-songs

Second Thursday, January 14: Black Lives Matter & the Climate.
Black Lives Matter has had environmental justice as part of its policy platform from the start. Listen to why the fight for racial justice is critical to saving the planet, and what the broader climate movement can learn from the Black Lives Matter movement.

47-minute podcast: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/howtosaveaplanet/rnh23d4

Second Thursday, February 11: Picking Hollywood Winners from Garbage.
In 2005, Franklin Leonard was a junior executive at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company. A big part of his job was to find great scripts. The only thing — most of the 50,000-some scripts registered with the Writers Guild of America every year aren’t that great. How a math-loving movie nerd used a spreadsheet and an anonymous Hotmail address to solve one of Hollywood’s most fundamental problems: picking winners from a sea of garbage. And, along the way, he may just have reinvented Hollywood’s power structure.”

24-minute podcast: https://www.npr.org/2020/07/10/889708583/hollywoods-black-list

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