Interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates

One of my life dreams has been accomplished: I met Ta-Nehisi Coates! I got to record an interview with him last week for The Atlantic, which became material for this Radio Atlantic podcast episode. It was a backstage interview before an event (which I also recorded) at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of Coates' new book, We Were Eight Years in Power. I am perpetually awed and inspired by this man's words, and it was such a gift to get to meet him in person.