Werk It 2018 curated live podcast tapings and other events during the week of November 12-17, 2018 at venues all across New York City. 

Monday, November 12


On Being
With Guest Claudia Rankine

Venue: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 7pm

Host Krista Tippett will sit down with poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine (Citizen: An American Lyric) to discuss questions such as: What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? A Peabody Award-winning radio show and podcast, On Being features conversations about the big questions of meaning in our 21st century lives and endeavors—spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts.

Tuesday, November 13


The Read
Venue: Knockdown Center, 8pm

Join Kid Fury and Crissle for a live taping of their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.)

As transplants to NYC, The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life and rats in the big city.


with special guest cameron esposito

Venue: Bell House, 7:30pm

Nancy is a critically-acclaimed podcast featuring queer stories and conversations, and hosted by two best friends, neither of whom are named Nancy. It’s a podcast about how we define ourselves, and the journey it takes to get there.


HBR Live: Women At Work
self-disclosure at work (and behind the mic) without oversharing
Venue: The Jerome L. Greene Space at WNYC, 6:30pm

Join the Women at Work podcast as they share stories, research, and practical advice for strategic self-disclosure, and then take time for audience questions/reflections. The panel will feature all three Women at Work hosts (Amy Bernstein, Nicole Torres, Sarah Green Carmichael) and guest expert Columbia Business School professor Katherine Phillips. Women at Work producer Amanda Kersey will moderate.

Wednesday, November 14


This Movie Changed Me
with guest Justin Sayre

In partnership with newfest
Venue: The jerome L. Greene Space at wnyc, 7pm

One fan talking about the transformative power of one movie. This Movie Changed Me offers an unexpected take on pop culture, transporting listeners inside the world of movies by celebrating our intimate relationships with them. It’s not a movie review podcast; it’s a conversation. From On Being Studios, hosted by Lily Percy.

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Generation Women
Venue: Caveat, 7pm

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night in New York City. Each month, five women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, and her 60s+. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. We’re a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages. Hosted by Georgia Clark.

Presale for Werk It: Use code WERKITGW
General admission on sale 10/25

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Thursday, November 15

My Best Break Up
With guest Ashley C. Ford
Venue: The Jerome L. Greene Space at WNYC, 7pm

Come see a live tapings of a brand new podcast from Hello Sunshine! Comedian, author, and podcast veteran Maeve Higgins gets the story behind the break ups that transformed her guests’ lives, whether it’s leaving a relationship or calling it quits with social media to coping with addiction or leaving a religion. Where did that break up take them? Because sometimes the best beginnings start with an ending.

Maeve will be joined by special Guest Ashley C Ford, plus a story by Kelli Dunham and musical performance of break-up song covers by Jen Kwok with live drawing from Arianna Margulis.

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Yeah She Did
Venue: Caveat, 7pm

Yeah She Did a storytelling series that shines a light on the sheroes that should have been. A lineup of female comedians, writers, and storytellers join forces to share the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history forgot). From early radio to the TV newsroom to podcasts, women have been kicking butt and taking names in the broadcasting world - but you might not have heard the stories of those trailblazers.

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No Man’s Land
Venue: The Wing, DUMBO, 7pm

Join The Wing as we celebrate the inaugural episode of No Man’s Land, our radical history podcast about women who were too bad for your textbooks. In-house historian and host of the No Man’s Land podcast, Alexis Coe, will lead an evening inspired by the women who refused to follow the rules.

Friday, November 16


NPR’s Code Switch Live from New York wITH gUESTs chef Marcus Samuelsson, AShley Nicole Black, and Denice Frohman
Venue: Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater, 8pm

Join Code Switch hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby for a conversation on race, culture, and identity live from Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater. Shereen and Gene will be joined by Marcus Samuelsson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Denice Frohman, with Grammy-nominated drummer, percussionist, composer, and educator Bobby Sanabria providing music for the evening.


Saturday, November 17

Classical Up Close: Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano String Quartet
Venue: The Jerome L. Greene Space at WNYC, 7pm

In this exclusive New York engagement presented by WQXR, DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet perform selections from Into the Fire for an intimate crowd at The Jerome L. Greene Space. Clemency Burton-Hill, WQXR’s Creative Director and host of the podcast Classical Fix (BBC 3 Radio), emcees.  



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