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Tue Dec 19 // 7:00 pm

Dedicate It with Baratunde Thurston

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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.

Tuesday, December 19th. Guest: Baratunde Thurston

Doors 7:00, show at 7:30. 21+

>> Listen to the Podcast here << 

Baratunde Thurston is a futurist comedian, writer, and cultural critic who helped re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, co-founded Cultivated Wit and the About Race podcast, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award as host of the Spotify/Mic series, Clarify, has advised the Obama White House and serves on the National Board of BUILD, Civic Hall Labs and the Data & Society Research Institute. He has been part of institutions such as Fast Company, TED, the MIT Media Lab, The Onion, and the gentrification of Brooklyn, New York. The ACLU of Michigan honored Baratunde Thurston “for changing the political and social landscape one laugh at a time.”

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.