Indie Wire: 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2017

THE 50 BEST PODCAST EPISODES OF 2017

by Steve Greene

#4 “CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR,” “HOW DID I GET HERE? (WITH MAHERSHALA ALI)”

More than just a blend of national soul-searching and in-depth interview show, Carvel Wallace’s new series is a genuine search of the soul. “I have to talk about this, but I can’t” becomes a refrain of sorts for the entire series, but Wallace entreats a wide ranging group of guests to help wrestle with the contradictions of modern American life. Part memoir, part search for answers, (the episode where Wallace returns to his hometown is a stellar companion piece to this opening), it’s one of many shows this year that took stock of the way that personal and national fates have collided and how those left adrift keep looking for an anchor.

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