This week, Birmingham magazine Managing Editor Julia Sayers joined us on Triple Take. The magazine’s September issue, which celebrates the best of Birmingham, is on newsstands now.
Julia’s specialties are food and travel writing, and it’s easy to see how the book, film and album she picked influenced her. They are “What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding” by Kristin Newman, “La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful)” and Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”
Then you should probably drop everything and, if you’re in Birmingham, Alabama, buy tickets to the Sept. 17 Arc Stories.
If you’re out of town, try the Arc Stories podcast instead. (Or drive to Birmingham. It’s a great place.)
This week, Arc Stories Director Taylor Robinson joined us on Triple Take. Taylor cofounded the Birmingham-based live storytelling event about five years ago, and in the years since it’s grown to a regularly standing-room-only crowd.
Taylor offered insight into how “Jaws,” Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” and the Bible shaped him into the storyteller he is today.
Great news, podcast fans! Triple Take is moving to a weekly schedule.
But hey, booking guests takes time (a lot of it, actually). We’ve got many exciting folks on the lineup, but this week we’ve taken another tack. Rather than interviewing someone about the book, album and film that shaped him or her, we’re looking at three pieces of art in the news.
This week’s discussion focuses on the comic-book film “Suicide Squad,” Laurence Leamer’s “The Lynching” and the lack of a new Frank Ocean album.
Is asking a musician to name a single album that shaped him akin to asking a parent to choose a favorite child?
Doesn’t matter. We did it anyway.
Secret Stages co-founder and Birmingham musician Jon Poor is the latest Triple Take guest. In advance of the sixth annual festival, which runs Friday and Saturday, we asked Poor to tell us about the book, film and album that most shape him. His answers: “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Star Wars” and Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue.”