Experiencing America, with Bryant Young


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By Drew Messinger-Michaels, Frances Michelle Cannon, and Lucio Valentino. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

ETAO Podcast, Episode 102.

Our America puts you in the shoes of a Black father driving his son to school—and if that doesn’t sound potentially harrowing to you, then you might be exactly the project’s intended audience. It’s a work that means to illuminate, instruct, challenge, and speak simple, difficult truths. In this interview, Bryant Young talks about why he started developing Our America, who hopes will hear its message, and what he hopes they’ll walk away with.

CONTENT WARNING for racism, police violence, and murder.
A street in Our America, lined with trees and SUV, white picket fences and single family homes.
Here’s where you can download the Our America, alpha/demo, and support the project.
You can also follow Bryant on Twitter.
This piece covers the viscous absurdity of American police training really well, as do the YouTube stylings of That Dang Dad.

• And I seriously cannot recommend Are Prisons Obsolete? highly enough.
“All The People Say (Season 4)” by Drew Messinger-Michaels.
“Never Settle” (with lyrics and vocals by Marcus Abundis) and “Rooting” by Camilo Velez.

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