Closer Than They Appear


How do you go forward when the past is breathing down your neck? Carvell Wallace talks to Americans grappling with the state of the union while trying to reconcile his own family's fractured history. If America is an estranged family, this show is ou...Show More

28:32 | Nov 15th, 2017

Who or what is in your own past right now that you need to face, but aren’t facing — and why not? Host Carvell Wallace has a theory that maybe this whole nation is just 320 million people who all need...Show More

michelle_ebooks recommended:

a gem of a show!! i find myself often revisiting this masterpiece of a series where carvell wallace has amazing conversations with people gr...Show More

38:36 | Dec 20th, 2017

How do you stand against evil, but not the evildoer? How do you go to war for what's right with love for the people you're fighting? Carvell Wallace talks with legendary civil rights lawyer and activi...Show More
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34:54 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Carvell Wallace turns to Shereen Marisol Meraji from NPR's Code Switch to ask: How can we come together as a country when it seems like so many things are working to keep us apart? Thanksgiving is one...Show More

sknextst recommended:

Insightful, interesting, potentially challenging discussion about community versus the instinct to retreat and protect yourself.

1:03:16 | May 14th, 2018

Carvell went to Seattle to record a live episode of the show with visual artist Sondra Perry. They looked at images from her exhibit, “Eclogue for [in]HABITABILITY,” and talked about race, displacemen...Show More

1:01:40 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Carvell and Antique Naked Soul went to SXSW last week to perform the show live on stage, and talk about their music, its role in the public sphere, and why musicians and podcasters should always work ...Show More
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