Episode

New Yorker: Out Loud

The New Yorker

Arts

Chart Positions

Arts 68

A weekly conversation about what's new in The New Yorker.

Website

Kelefa Sanneh on Kid Rock.

November 13th, 2012

Episode 291 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Kelefa Sanneh profiles the genre-jumping musician Kid Rock, who got his start in hip-hop, went platinum with rap-rock, and then transitioned into country music. Here Sanneh listens to Kid Rock's music with Curtis Fox and talks about how his early years in Detroit's hip-hop scene shaped his identity as a country-rocker. Also, Donald Hall on what reading poetry has in common with oral sex (spoiler: vowels).

Featured Podcast

Listen