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Conversations about Prince, from the writer of princesongs.org.

Latest Episodes

Prince (1979) Revisited

October 19, 2018 marks the 39th anniversary of Prince's self-titled second album--not the most glamorous occasion, perhaps, but reason enough to reassemble the review panel from ourFor Youpodcastfor a reappraisal. Once again, Zach is joined by Harold and KaNisafor a track-by-track discussion of this underappreciated album, its resonances throughout Prince's career, and why it still matters.

188 MIN2018 OCT 19
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Prince (1979) Revisited

New Power: A Conversation with Takuya Futaesaku, Author of Words of Prince

I gave myself a little hiatus from the dance / music / sex / romance podcast afterCelebration 2018, but now we’re back in business with guestTakuya Futaesaku, author of the bookWords of Prince. Takki and I talk about his book and his experiences as a Prince fan in Japan; it was a pleasure to speak with him, so hopefully it will be a pleasure to listen, too!

63 MIN2018 JUL 21
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New Power: A Conversation with Takuya Futaesaku, Author of Words of Prince

Paisley Park is in Your Heart: A Conversation with Stuart Willoughby, Author of Minneapolis Reign

As listeners are no doubt aware, next week will be a big one for Prince fans in Minneapolis: Monday through Wednesday is Prince from Minneapolis, the second-ever (and first in the States) academic symposium devoted to papers about Prince; then, from Thursday to Sunday, Paisley Park will open its doors for its second annual posthumous […]

58 MIN2018 APR 14
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Paisley Park is in Your Heart: A Conversation with Stuart Willoughby, Author of Minneapolis Reign

40 Years of For You

dance / music / sex / romance is fast approaching its third year, so to celebrate, we're going...backwards? That's right, to mark the40th anniversary of Prince's debut album, I thought now was the perfect time to go ahead with an idea I've been toying with for a while: our own sub-series of review podcastslooking at each of Prince's albums in isolation. Joining your usual host, Zach, are Haroldand KaNisa; we think you'll find that our tastes and opinions both intersect and diverge in a lot of interesting ways, which allowed us--and hopefully, will allow you--to take a different perspective on some of these songs and the context in which they were created.

179 MIN2018 APR 7
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40 Years of For You

The Crazy Things You Do: A Conversation with Kimberly C. Ransom

For the first d / m / s / r podcast of 2018 (!), it was my pleasure to speak with budding educational historian and Prince scholar Kimberly C. Ransom. Kimberly presented at the University of Salford's interdisciplinary Prince conferencelast May--those of you who listened to my series of podcasts on that event probably heard her name come up once or twice--and her essay, "A Conceptual Falsetto: Re-Imagining Black Childhood Via One Girl's Exploration of Prince," was published last fall in theJournal of African American Studies’ special Prince issue. If any of my listeners haven't checked out that issue yet, I'm hoping this interview will offer some incentive: Kimberly's essay in particular brilliantly interweaves her lifelong love for Prince with an incisive critique our often-pathologized discourses of Black childhood. She also has a surprisingly lovely singing voice.

67 MIN2018 JAN 26
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The Crazy Things You Do: A Conversation with Kimberly C. Ransom

Nothing Compares: A Conversation with Marylou Badeaux, Author of Moments… Remembering Prince

This is the last d / m / s / r podcast of 2017, and I have to say we're going out on a high note. It was my honor and privilege to speak withMarylou Badeaux: a formerWarner Bros. executive who worked closely with Prince for his 17 years with the label, and the author of the newly-released memoirMoments... Remembering Prince. You can probably tell that I was a little nervous at the beginning of the conversation, but we warmed up quickly and had a great chat about Prince and his relationship with the label that, for better or worse, defined his era of peak artistic achievement.

90 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Nothing Compares: A Conversation with Marylou Badeaux, Author of Moments… Remembering Prince

Yes: A Conversation with Chambers Stevens

It's been over half a year since the University of Salford's interdisciplinary Prince conference, but I keep connecting with people who presented there and whose topics of research are too interesting not to discuss. This time, I'm talking to actor and playwright Chambers Stevens, who has a fascinating theory about the influence of improv training on Prince's approach to life and performance. But we aren't just retreading Chambers' presentation from the Salford conference; he also has some hilarious stories to share about his own run-ins with Prince (and Chaka Khan), as well as some thoughts about the peculiar nature of Prince fandom. We had a lot of fun recording this--hopefully you'll have fun listening as well!

83 MIN2017 DEC 9
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Yes: A Conversation with Chambers Stevens

A Conversation with Duane Tudahl, Author of Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983-1984

Last week, Duane Tudahl’s long-awaited bookPrince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983-1984was finally published, and I was lucky enough to speak to him about it. If you haven't read the book yet, you need to listen to this podcast: Duane is a knowledgeable and passionate Prince fan-turned-scholar, and his enthusiasm for the project is infectious. And if you have read the book, you should still listen, because he has a lot to share not only about his research and writing process, but also about his experiences with the celebratedUptownfanzineand his ideas for preserving Prince's legacy moving forward. NPG/Comerica/Warner Bros., if you're out there, give this man a consulting job; we can all benefit from someone with his dedication and expertise steering the ship.

89 MIN2017 NOV 23
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A Conversation with Duane Tudahl, Author of Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983-1984

I am Something That You'll Never Understand: Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford on the Salford Purple Reign Conference

Here at last, after much delay, is my conversation with Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford, two presenters from this May's interdisciplinary Prince conference at the University of Salford. Both Chris and Nat identify as queer, and both have very interesting things to say about Prince's legacy of "revolutionary queerness" and the space he created for less conventional expressions of gender and sexuality in the mainstream. If you liked the last episode with Snax, chances are you're gonna like this one.

102 MIN2017 OCT 17
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I am Something That You'll Never Understand: Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford on the Salford Purple Reign Conference

Am I Straight or Gay: A Conversation with Snax

EThis episode, I'm taking a little break from the University of Salford Purple Reign conference to talk to musician Paul Bonomo, a.k.a. Snax. We discuss Prince's professional and personal impact on Paul, of course, but we also speak more broadly to the two-way flow of influence between Prince and gay culture--an area that's been vastly underexplored in the popular discourse around the artist. I'm excited to see the extended conversation that comes out of this frank and at times provocative discussion.

70 MIN2017 SEP 30
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Am I Straight or Gay: A Conversation with Snax
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Latest Episodes

Prince (1979) Revisited

October 19, 2018 marks the 39th anniversary of Prince's self-titled second album--not the most glamorous occasion, perhaps, but reason enough to reassemble the review panel from ourFor Youpodcastfor a reappraisal. Once again, Zach is joined by Harold and KaNisafor a track-by-track discussion of this underappreciated album, its resonances throughout Prince's career, and why it still matters.

188 MIN2018 OCT 19
Comments
Prince (1979) Revisited

New Power: A Conversation with Takuya Futaesaku, Author of Words of Prince

I gave myself a little hiatus from the dance / music / sex / romance podcast afterCelebration 2018, but now we’re back in business with guestTakuya Futaesaku, author of the bookWords of Prince. Takki and I talk about his book and his experiences as a Prince fan in Japan; it was a pleasure to speak with him, so hopefully it will be a pleasure to listen, too!

63 MIN2018 JUL 21
Comments
New Power: A Conversation with Takuya Futaesaku, Author of Words of Prince

Paisley Park is in Your Heart: A Conversation with Stuart Willoughby, Author of Minneapolis Reign

As listeners are no doubt aware, next week will be a big one for Prince fans in Minneapolis: Monday through Wednesday is Prince from Minneapolis, the second-ever (and first in the States) academic symposium devoted to papers about Prince; then, from Thursday to Sunday, Paisley Park will open its doors for its second annual posthumous […]

58 MIN2018 APR 14
Comments
Paisley Park is in Your Heart: A Conversation with Stuart Willoughby, Author of Minneapolis Reign

40 Years of For You

dance / music / sex / romance is fast approaching its third year, so to celebrate, we're going...backwards? That's right, to mark the40th anniversary of Prince's debut album, I thought now was the perfect time to go ahead with an idea I've been toying with for a while: our own sub-series of review podcastslooking at each of Prince's albums in isolation. Joining your usual host, Zach, are Haroldand KaNisa; we think you'll find that our tastes and opinions both intersect and diverge in a lot of interesting ways, which allowed us--and hopefully, will allow you--to take a different perspective on some of these songs and the context in which they were created.

179 MIN2018 APR 7
Comments
40 Years of For You

The Crazy Things You Do: A Conversation with Kimberly C. Ransom

For the first d / m / s / r podcast of 2018 (!), it was my pleasure to speak with budding educational historian and Prince scholar Kimberly C. Ransom. Kimberly presented at the University of Salford's interdisciplinary Prince conferencelast May--those of you who listened to my series of podcasts on that event probably heard her name come up once or twice--and her essay, "A Conceptual Falsetto: Re-Imagining Black Childhood Via One Girl's Exploration of Prince," was published last fall in theJournal of African American Studies’ special Prince issue. If any of my listeners haven't checked out that issue yet, I'm hoping this interview will offer some incentive: Kimberly's essay in particular brilliantly interweaves her lifelong love for Prince with an incisive critique our often-pathologized discourses of Black childhood. She also has a surprisingly lovely singing voice.

67 MIN2018 JAN 26
Comments
The Crazy Things You Do: A Conversation with Kimberly C. Ransom

Nothing Compares: A Conversation with Marylou Badeaux, Author of Moments… Remembering Prince

This is the last d / m / s / r podcast of 2017, and I have to say we're going out on a high note. It was my honor and privilege to speak withMarylou Badeaux: a formerWarner Bros. executive who worked closely with Prince for his 17 years with the label, and the author of the newly-released memoirMoments... Remembering Prince. You can probably tell that I was a little nervous at the beginning of the conversation, but we warmed up quickly and had a great chat about Prince and his relationship with the label that, for better or worse, defined his era of peak artistic achievement.

90 MIN2017 DEC 14
Comments
Nothing Compares: A Conversation with Marylou Badeaux, Author of Moments… Remembering Prince

Yes: A Conversation with Chambers Stevens

It's been over half a year since the University of Salford's interdisciplinary Prince conference, but I keep connecting with people who presented there and whose topics of research are too interesting not to discuss. This time, I'm talking to actor and playwright Chambers Stevens, who has a fascinating theory about the influence of improv training on Prince's approach to life and performance. But we aren't just retreading Chambers' presentation from the Salford conference; he also has some hilarious stories to share about his own run-ins with Prince (and Chaka Khan), as well as some thoughts about the peculiar nature of Prince fandom. We had a lot of fun recording this--hopefully you'll have fun listening as well!

83 MIN2017 DEC 9
Comments
Yes: A Conversation with Chambers Stevens

A Conversation with Duane Tudahl, Author of Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983-1984

Last week, Duane Tudahl’s long-awaited bookPrince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983-1984was finally published, and I was lucky enough to speak to him about it. If you haven't read the book yet, you need to listen to this podcast: Duane is a knowledgeable and passionate Prince fan-turned-scholar, and his enthusiasm for the project is infectious. And if you have read the book, you should still listen, because he has a lot to share not only about his research and writing process, but also about his experiences with the celebratedUptownfanzineand his ideas for preserving Prince's legacy moving forward. NPG/Comerica/Warner Bros., if you're out there, give this man a consulting job; we can all benefit from someone with his dedication and expertise steering the ship.

89 MIN2017 NOV 23
Comments
A Conversation with Duane Tudahl, Author of Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983-1984

I am Something That You'll Never Understand: Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford on the Salford Purple Reign Conference

Here at last, after much delay, is my conversation with Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford, two presenters from this May's interdisciplinary Prince conference at the University of Salford. Both Chris and Nat identify as queer, and both have very interesting things to say about Prince's legacy of "revolutionary queerness" and the space he created for less conventional expressions of gender and sexuality in the mainstream. If you liked the last episode with Snax, chances are you're gonna like this one.

102 MIN2017 OCT 17
Comments
I am Something That You'll Never Understand: Chris Aguilar-Garcia and Natalie Clifford on the Salford Purple Reign Conference

Am I Straight or Gay: A Conversation with Snax

EThis episode, I'm taking a little break from the University of Salford Purple Reign conference to talk to musician Paul Bonomo, a.k.a. Snax. We discuss Prince's professional and personal impact on Paul, of course, but we also speak more broadly to the two-way flow of influence between Prince and gay culture--an area that's been vastly underexplored in the popular discourse around the artist. I'm excited to see the extended conversation that comes out of this frank and at times provocative discussion.

70 MIN2017 SEP 30
Comments
Am I Straight or Gay: A Conversation with Snax
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