A private message in plain sight. 

Dedicate It is a live show and podcast that zeroes in on the dedication page. Come hear host Emily Ludolph find the stories about the people and experiences that motivate our favorite writers, musicians, and scientists. Dedicate It examines the greatest dedications in history, holds intimate conversations with the people we admire most about the people they admire most, and hosts an open mic for everyone to make a dedication to someone who got them where they are today.


Emily Ludolph is an alum of TED Conferences, where she shepherded business speakers to the stage as part of the TED Institute program. She has produced full cast recordings of American plays as part of the radio show and podcast Playing on Air. In her time working in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art she developed an attachment to Alexander Hamilton’s fifteen-foot-tall clock. Before that, Emily and the BEAT Festival programmed Brooklyn performers in nontraditional spaces. Her favorite job of all has been coaching high school juniors on personal essays for their college applications. She has published in Design Observer, Quartz, and Narratively, and is a graduate of Vassar College.


Dedicate It with Run for Something founder Amanda Litman

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST


Dedicate It with Baratunde Thurston

December 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Dedicate It with Improv Everywhere’s Charlie Todd

October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST

Dedicate It, With Guest Aja Monet

September 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST