Jul 4, 2023
This is a special surprise July 4th episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show.
On this special episode, Chauncey takes a journey around his neighborhood and shares some stories about the interesting, good, bad, and other fascinating people he encountered and the lessons he learned about inner beauty and dignity.
He also shares his thoughts about the recent AEW Forbidden Door pay-per-view event, watching the reality TV show 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days on TLC with his mother and the mysterious and upsetting saga of Gino and Jasmine, and what it was like battling smoke from forest fires and unending noise from Nascar racing here in Chicago.
Chauncey DeVega also reads the poem How to Be Alone by Pádraig Ó Tuama.
On this special July 4th episode of the podcast, Chauncey reaches back into the archives and features his 2018 conversation with historian David Blight about the American titan and prophet Frederick Douglass.
Professor Blight explains how the wisdom and example of Frederick Douglass's life can help save American democracy in the Age of Trump, separating the myth and legend of Frederick Douglass from the real man, and how studying the Black Freedom Struggle and the color line can help us to better understand how the United States of today came to be.
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