The City We Became

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Today we’re disucssing award winning novelist N.K. Jemisin‘s The City We Became, bringing New York City alive in the first of a new series.

It is the story of New York City: the story of its history, its people, the land, the place, and the layers that build to become something greater than the sum of its parts. Join us as we discuss the novel and the current political moment, the hope of the progressive, and the hope of the collective.

Host Aubrey Hicks is joined by Caroline Bhalla, Juan De Lara, and Olivia Olson.

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Thank you to our co-producers Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz as well as our beloved sound supervisors, The Brothers Hedden. Recorded at the USC Price School.

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