Off the Pedestal
What happens when we put people on pedestals? And what happens when we take them off? Host Killeen Hanson interviews her father about his estranged father. Andrew Altschul exposes the ordinariness of rock-stars in an excerpt from his novel Lady Lazarus. Lee Konstantinou interviews Arnold Rampersad about his biography of Ralph Ellison; his question is not “What kept Ellison from publishing anything after Invisible Man?” but rather, “How did this author climb onto that pedestal in the first place?”
Host: Killeen Hanson
Producers: Killeen Hanson, Noah Burbank, Lee Konstantinou
Featuring: Brent Hanson, Andrew Altschul, Arnold Rampersad
Music: Noah Burbank
Release Date: 16 February 2010
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Story 1: Dad meets Dad
Killeen Hanson interviews her father about reuniting with his father, who disappeared fifty years earlier.
Featuring: Brent Hanson
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Story 2: Excerpt from Lady Lazarus
Andrew Altschul reads from his book, Lady Lazarus, which follows the life of Calliope, the daughter of two devastatingly famous rock musicians.
Story 3: Invisible Man’s Human-ness
We talk to a professor of American Literature about his latest book, a biography of Ralph Ellison, and the challenging task of writing about the life of a literary legend.
Featuring: Arnold Rampersad