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Essays The Portal Podcast

The Death and the Afterlife of the Blues

This essay appears in audio format at the beginning of The Portal Podcast, Episode 36. Hello, it’s Eric. I wanted to talk about the death and the afterlife of the blues. Now, the difficulty in talking about the blues is that people do not have a common picture of what I mean. Some will hear […]

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The Portal Podcast #036: Stephon Alexander – Dark Matter, Black Matters and All That Jazz

Stephon Alexander is a first class jazz musician as well as a first rate physicist and a professor at Brown University. As the New President of the National Society of Black Physicists, Eric sits down with Stephon over a good deal of wine to discuss particles, politics, blackness and STEM, and other matters as they […]

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The Portal Podcast #028: Eric Lewis – The Singular Genius of Elew

Eric Lewis is an open portal, a wonderful friend and one of the most important pianists in the world by our measure. As such, we will not bother with further notes for this episode. If you love the quest of the show as well as authentic soulful music, this is your guy. We simply sat […]

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Joe Reacts to Eric Playing Harmonica