Radio Expeditions into the Geographies of Everything and Nothing
Geographical Imaginations is a public geography project hosted by cultural geographer Kevin S. Fox. This radio essay program presents a geographical ‒ or spatial ‒ way of thinking about the relationship between ourselves and the worlds we inhabit and co-create. Each episode takes a theme or, perhaps, a question and explores it through an interactive dialogue with different texts and voices.
For the opener of Season Five, we are joined by Phil Cousineau, the award-winning author of The Art of Pilgrimage. In a wide-ranging “long conversation” we discuss how to make travel meaningful and sacred. Along the way we unpack the tourist gaze and consider how mentors and words can open pathways to finding the pilgrim’s mood.
In EPISODE FORTY EIGHT we are joined again by geographer Johnny Finn (from EPISODE THIRTY TWO). Rounding out our three-episode on-the-ground fieldwork series on the crocodile-shaped island of Cuba, we discuss health care, Fidel, José Martí, memorialization, béisbol and literacy.
In our second episode from fieldwork in Cuba we sit down with “Song Maker” Enid Rosales and discuss her two albums (Brisa Pasajera and Dentro de Mí), her listeners in Cuba and beyond, the Nueva Trova genre, the Buena Vista Social Club effect, Celia Cruz and what it means to be an “hacedora de canciones.”
With EPISODE FORTY SIX we start a series of episodes made while conducting fieldwork in Cuba in Spring 2018. In Puentes we sit down with don Jose Poveda–poet, philosopher, man of letters and of faith–in this wide ranging discussion of his poetry, travel from Cuba to Russia, and his work as interpreter to Russian technical advisers working in […]