I sat down with Afrobeat luminary and political activist Femi Kuti a few days ago, and it was so moving for me that I scrapped what I was working on and decided to present this interview in its entirety. You'll hear Femi talk about how his grandma changed his life forever, how defying his famous father almost ruined his career, and persevering when things looked bleak.
Margaret Cho isn't your average stand-up comic. She's not your average anything, for that matter. She dreamt of being a comedian in elementary school, she became a comedian in middle school (with Sam Rockwell, no less), and she became an intersectional feminist icon as an adult — one who also happens to be an author, actress, critic, fashion designer, and musician.
We're posting extended versions of some older interviews this week, starting with Aparna Nancherla's chat from a few months back. Over the weekend, she released her debut album, "Just Putting It Out There," on Tig Notaro's Bentzen Ball Records.
Honus Honus of Man Man talks about why he developed his unique onstage persona. Comedian Jenny Zigrino discusses the terror that can accompany a big break.