“If Everybody Knew,” a new podcast from the Humanities Council is featured in the February issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly. Host and producer Dexter Thomas Jr., who is a postdoctoral research associate in the Humanities Council and an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Fellow, was interviewed about brainstorming ideas for the podcast, and his desire to reach a broad audience.
“I want everybody who listens to this to feel like they are part of a conversation,” he said.
In the first episode, released in December, Thomas explored the lost history of “Shuffle Along,” a hit Broadway musical that debuted in 1921, just one week before the Tulsa Race Massacre. He was joined by author Caseen Gaines, actor Amber Iman, and scholar Catherine M. Young (Humanities Council).