Episodes

Sweet times with Magnolia

In this podcast WGRL sits down with Magnolia Bakery, while they update us on their latest treats and we taste test some as well! Please tune in as we give you a dip into audible flavor town, making this podcast as sweet as the desserts we ate!  

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Bella Hadid is our surprise guest!

We stay ready at WGRL/Podcast Power! When we got word that our fabulous big sis Bella Hadid was coming by to tour the sound studio we saved a seat and a microphone for her! Bella was lovely enough to jump on mic for an impromptu, short but very fun interview. Thank you so much for...

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Meditate With Us for the New Year!

Whew – it’s been rough out there in the world so we thought we would slow down a bit and do some serious self care. Our friend the amazing healer, yogi and performer Shelley Nicole stopped by to lead us in a soothing meditation and then we tried our hand at writing and recording our...

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Take a Trip To Governors Island!

The Lower East Side Girls Club was proud to be an artist- residence in historic Governor’s Island for the 2023 season. Take a ride on the ferry with Sound Studio Director Kelly Webb and Erikka James, Director of Programs, as they tour the house and speak to some of our visitors to the exhibit entitled...

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Growing Abolition with Joseph Capehart

Joseph Capehart is a poet and educator pushing the needle when they can and flipping the table when they must. Black, queer, and concerned with freedom, they are the founder of The Garden, an abolitionist bookstore and community well in Brooklyn. This conversation is part of a collaboration with our mentor, artist and instigator  jackie...

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Growing Abolition with Sophia Dawson

Sophia Dawson is a Brooklyn based visual artist who has dedicated her life’s work to exposing the stories and experiences of individuals who are striving to overcome the injustices they face. This conversation is part of a collaboration with our mentor, artist and instigator  jackie sumell and MoMA PS1 which resulted in an exhibition at...

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Growing Abolition with Timothy James Young

Timothy James Young is a poet, writer, abolitionist and wrongfully convicted man who is currently incarcerated on Death Row in San Quentin State Prison. He has not seen a tree in 24 years due to his incarceration but the students at UC Santa Cruz cultivate a garden with Tim in partnership with Solitary Gardens. Join...

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Growing Abolition with Mariame Kaba

Mariame Kaba is an abolitionist thinker, writer, curator, and organizer based in New York City. Her clarity, passion and love for liberation work resonated deeply with us. We are grateful for this generous conversation in which we take on everything from a discussion of the children’s book “Noodlephant” to the constant “Law & Order” marathon...

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Michael Love Michael, Colin in Black & White Review & MORE

And just like that we are BACK! This episode is packed with an exclusive interview w musician Michael Love Micheal, a review of episode 1 of Colin in Black and White, field pieces and a BRAND NEW theme song executive produced by Dai Burger. As always, teen made content for the world. Podcast Production Crew...

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Venus X: The Transforming Power of Authenticity

Venus X is a Ecuadorian/Dominican DJ, Producer, Fashion Designer, Gardener and Activist by way of Washington Heights. In this inspired conversation with Aminata Sall, one of our WGRL/Nessa program interns, Venus X talks on the power of community building and staying true to self and to the people. An inspiring and uplifting listen for all!

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Summer Vibes w DJ Eli

We are all ready for some positive vibes! DJ Eli of the Girls Club Avenue DJ Squad sets the tone with this perfect mix to set the summer off.

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DJ KK’s Hype at Home DJ Mix

These times are extremely challenging and sometimes we just need to get away from it all. DJ KK to the rescue! Slip a pair of your favorite headphones on and tune in to this latest hip hop hits mix.

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Topeka K. Sam on Decriminalizing Women and Girls of Color

Topeka K. Sam, has been fighting for the dignity, decriminalization and decarceration of women and girls of color since her release from federal prison in 2015. In this episode, we were blessed to have this great lady share eye opening information on incarceration as it pertains to young women. Take a listen to learn more...

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Love Letter to Bonsai Kakigori

Part of what makes NYC special is the proliferation of small independent businesses, each unique and special to us and reflecting the incredible diversity of the city. Small businesses are in extreme distress right now, and with months of no income combined with little to no federal help we are in danger of losing these...

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East Village Flavor with Mikey Likes It!

WGRL caught up with neighborhood legend Mikey, of Mikey Likes It ice cream for a sweet and  inspiring conversation on following your dreams!  Thank you Mikey for being a power of example to pretty much everyone! When you’re in NYC don’t forget to make Mikey’s a stop for a sweet treat and support your local...

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ASMR Queen Gibi!

During these extremely stressful times we thought we’d post some comforting content from our WGRL archives. Tune into our Skype interview with the Queen of ASMR, the wonderful Gibi! She inspired us so much we incorporated ASMR as part of our classroom experience. Thanks Gibi for all you do to make this world sound and...

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It’s in the Cards! A Convo with Visual Artist Courtney Alexander

Our Artist-in-Residence, Courtney Alexander, focuses her work on representation in tarot cards. For the past few months, she has been working with us to create a tarot card deck and altar for The Girls Club’s Art on Paper display. Through this, she hopes girls will get a chance to honor and learn more about themselves. We sat down with Courtney...

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Exclusive Avenue DJ Mix from DJ KK!

Girls Club member DJ KK is a founding member of our Avenue DJ squad and has gigged at Lincoln Center, ENVSN Fest< Nike HQ and Museum of the City of New York among many other places. Our Avenue DJ’s are available to get your party started – check out this Afrobeat Exclusive Mix for WGRL!

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Catching up with Kaash Paige

We were so excited to have Kaash Paige stop by our WGRL studios recently. In addition to having a hit single out, Kaash did radio as a teen as well so she made us totally comfortable behind the mic with some pro journalism tips. Thanks Kaash for a great interview!

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Martha’s Place: Civil Rights and Home Cooking In Alabama!

During our trip to Montgomery, Alabama earlier this year we got a special treat when we stopped by the roadside restaurant Martha’s Place. The owner, author and chef, Martha Hawkins, opened up to us about marching with Dr. King, her personal struggles and her ultimate triumph starting her own restaurant. We had a great interview...

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