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A show about growing up and how where we’re from shapes us forever. Join Kevin Burke as he interviews prominent and everyday guests about coming of age in their hometowns.
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Richard Price – Parkside Houses, The Bronx
Previous Next “And here comes my grandmother, she’s the oldest person by 40 years in that theater. And she gets so carried away, when the monster finally gets flamed-throwed, or immolated, or whatever, she would stand up and she was so carried away. I remember her standing up once and saying, “Good for ya, ya’...
Feb 16, 2021
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Part 2 – Hollis, Queens
Previous Next “I’m a straight A student. I’m obedient. I’m not doing anything crazy. That was looked down upon. That wasn’t cool. The only time I saw somebody that was smart, educated, geeky, nerdy, and awkward that was badass, was in the comic books.” This is part 2 of a “double-album” interview with Darryl “DMC”...
Feb 1, 2021
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Part 1 – Hollis, Queens
In the first of a two-part interview, Kevin Burke speaks with Darryl McDaniels, the legendary hip-hop artist from Hollis, Queens, where he and his two friends formed one of the truly pioneering groups in American music: Run-DMC. Darryl was the “DMC” in that equation, and together with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, he put Hollis on the map for an entire generation. Before then, Hollis was the neighborhood where they were kids growing up in homes and on streets where the gaps between blocks sometimes felt like the borders between different kingdoms. For more, including artwork and a hand-drawn map of Darryl’s hometown, visit us at yourhometown.org. And check out the show’s New York City series page, including information on live events with our co-presenter, the Museum of the City of New York at www.mcny.org/yourhometown-podcast
1 hr 8 min
Jan 26, 2021
Your Hometown Trailer: Everyone Was Young
Hear from our host, Kevin Burke, on the importance of telling the stories of the highs, lows, and unforgettable moments of childhood through Your Hometown.