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A Guest in the House, a podcast hosted by rapper and journalist David Shanks (aka Traum Diggs) and professor and author Mickey Hess, celebrates the best of what hip-hop has to offer and the lessons it can teach us about the ways we relate to each other across cultural, racial and social divides.

A Guest in the House, a podcast hosted by rapper and journalist David Shanks (aka Traum Diggs) and professor and author Mickey Hess, celebrates the best of what hip-hop has to offer and the lessons it can teach us about the ways we relate to each other across cultural, racial and social divides.

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United States

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A Guest in the House, a podcast hosted by rapper and journalist David Shanks (aka Traum Diggs) and professor and author Mickey Hess, celebrates the best of what hip-hop has to offer and the lessons it can teach us about the ways we relate to each other across cultural, racial and social divides.

Language:

English


Episodes

Great Rap Names

10/12/2021
Paying tribute: The Dr. Eugene Marsh Memorial Fund ---------- Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Arabesque Film Sh@t" by Traum Diggs Available on AudioBioGraphic - Deluxe Bandcamp Exclusive Also available on AudioBioGraphic - EP Our Spotify playlist: A Guest in the House Podcast Picks ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has...

Duration:01:03:14

End of Summer Playlist

9/28/2021
"Family Ties" by Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar • (video) ---------- Special Link: The Dr. Eugene Marsh Memorial Fund ---------- Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Trauma Da Block Pro" by Traum Diggs Our Spotify playlist: A Guest in the House Podcast Picks ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and...

Duration:01:12:16

How We Spent Our Summer Vacations

9/14/2021
Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Worthy" by Traum Diggs Our Spotify playlist: A Guest in the House Podcast Picks ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America:...

Duration:01:10:18

A Tribute to Biz Markie (and a little bit of summer break)

8/3/2021
Order the book here: Deep in the Dark with the Art: Conversations With The Creators Behind The Best Cover Art From the Wu-Tang Clan and Their Killa Beez Affiliates Learn more about the More than Words organization. ---------- Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Ice Cream Melts" by Traum Diggs Our Spotify playlist: A Guest in the House Podcast Picks ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing...

Duration:00:47:25

Bring Back the Music

7/20/2021
Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Trapped" by Traum Diggs Our Spotify playlist: A Guest in the House Podcast Picks ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in...

Duration:01:00:58

CRT pt.2 and Juneteenth

7/6/2021
Additional Resources: "Biden Signs Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday," New York Times, June 17, 2021. "The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth," National Museum of African American History and Culture, blog post. Media References: "Juneteenth," TV Episode, S1-E9, Atlanta, aired October 25, 2016. "Juneteenth," TV Episode, S4-E1, Black-ish, aired October 3, 2017. ---------- Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Sacks Fifth Avenue Flow" ft. Williz Freeman by Traum Diggs Our Spotify...

Duration:00:58:42

The Boogeyman of Critical Race Theory

6/22/2021
Additional Resources: "Whitmire: Alabama lawmaker wants to ban critical race theory, so I asked him what it is," AL.com, June 15, 2021. "How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory," The New Yorker, June 18, 2021. "Fox’s anti-“critical race theory” parents are also GOP activists," Media Matters for America, June 17, 2021. "What critical race theory is -- and isn't," CNN, May 10, 2021 (updated). "Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Mega-Donor, and the Future of...

Duration:00:58:45

Interview with Selwyn Jones, Uncle of George Floyd

6/8/2021
SELWYN JONES BIO Born in 1966 to sharecroppers in the Jim Crow South, Selwyn Miles Jones was the youngest of seventeen children. In the small town of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Selwyn, and his siblings toiled alongside their parents in the tobacco fields and endured the most desolate and harsh conditions imaginable. The poverty, disrespect, hatred and disenfranchisement Selwyn and his family experienced was unimaginable to most, yet commonplace for many Black farming families. Selwyn...

Duration:01:26:43

A Tribute to Shock G

5/25/2021
Shock G on Apple Music Digital Underground on Apple Music "Super What?" by Czarface & MF DOOM ---------- Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "I Declare" by Traum Diggs Our Spotify playlist: A Guest in the House Podcast Picks ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and...

Duration:00:58:22

White Rapper Strategies

5/11/2021
Additional Resource: Hip Hop Realness and the White Performer by Mickey Hess Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "On the Road Again" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed...

Duration:01:14:13

Tribute to DMX and Black Rob

4/27/2021
Featured audio clips: "Prayer (Skit)" by DMX "Life Story" (Featuring Cheryl, Pepsi Riley & Racquel) by Black Rob ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America:...

Duration:01:04:24

DOOM Redux

4/13/2021
Official MF DOOM merchandise site: gasdrawls.com Songs highlighted in this episode: "Beef Rap" by MF DOOM "Final Hour" by King Geedorah "Meat Grinder" by Madvillain (Madlib and MF DOOM) "Lactose and Lecithin" by Viktor Vaughn "Fall Back / Titty Fat" by Viktor Vaughn "The Fine Print" by King Geedorah ---------- Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Love Thing" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing...

Duration:00:58:20

A Year in Quarantine

3/30/2021
Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Block Pro" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom...

Duration:00:56:32

Aunt Jemima

3/16/2021
Related links: Eugene Marsh ’13, ’18, whose moving personal journey inspired universal admiration, dies at 71 (Rider University) Revisiting Aunt Jemima: 'Slave in a Box' (NPR) Overlooked No More: Nancy Green, the 'Real Aunt Jemima' (NY Times) Nearly 100 years later, original Aunt Jemima gets a headstone (Chicago Crusader) Apple "Black Unity" Watch Apple's Racial Equity and Justice Initiative ---------- Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Psalm 91" by Traum...

Duration:01:05:14

Prince Markie Dee and Fat Boys

3/2/2021
Featured audio clip: "Stick 'Em" by Fat Boys ---------- Additional Resources: Original announcement from SiriusXM radio station, Rock The Bells An Oral History of the Fat Boys’ “All You Can Eat” Official MF DOOM merchandise site: GASDRAWLS.com (Ref: Ep.30) ---------- Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Major Journalism" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing...

Duration:00:49:57

A Tribute to MF DOOM

2/16/2021
Featured audio clips: "Hey!" by MF DOOM "Gazzillion Ear" (feat. J Dilla) by MF DOOM "Stanley Ipkiss" by Wally Thrasher (aka Jukstapose) ---------- Additional Resources: "Metal Faces, Rap Masks: Identity and Resistance in Hip Hop's Persona Artist" by Mickey Hess. Popular Music and Society, 28:3, 297-311, July 2005. Official MF DOOM merchandise site: gasdrawls.com ---------- Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "The Cost (Intro)" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum...

Duration:00:54:51

Everyday Ally

2/2/2021
Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Prayer Meeting (ft. Ar'Braf & Drea)" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive...

Duration:00:55:28

Patriots or Hateriots?

1/19/2021
For additional reading: The Wilmington Massacre: An American Coup D'etat ---------- Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Confluence of Insanity" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also...

Duration:01:04:40

2020 In the Rearview

1/5/2021
In Memory of John "Ecstasy" Fletcher Featured audio clip: "One Love" by Whodini Purchase "One Love" ---------- Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Blue Room" by Gas-Lab & Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and...

Duration:00:52:16

Diversity Hire

12/22/2020
Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs: "Is You Happy" by Traum Diggs ---------- David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and...

Duration:01:00:02