Bushwick Podcast

21 EpisodesProduced by Boswijck

Local stories for a strong community. Tune in for the latest from Bushwick, a rapidly changing Brooklyn neighborhood exploding with arts, activism, and entrepreneurship.

21 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Building Ayiti

September 28th, 2018

42:53

As children, Rubens and Freddie fled the collapse of the Duvalier regime in Haiti with their family. After growing up in New York and starting …

Abracadabra

October 19th, 2018

31:39

Disillusioned by the politics of a changing Istanbul, Dilara left her native Turkey to backpack in South America. When her travels revealed a …

Eugene J

October 26th, 2018

30:36

When he was a chemical engineering student, Eugene J discovered an unusual outlet for his creativity: candy making. Now, he's the head of his own candy store and factory. But in his workshop, he's not just mixing up new …

Catland

November 9th, 2018

30:23

When Melissa needed somewhere to turn at a dark time in her life, she found support in a surprising place: Catland, a bookstore for witchcraft and …

She Is Maria

November 25th, 2018

28:10

Can you build a better world by filling it with objects that reflect more responsible values? Maria Romero is a designer trying to find out, and she's starting with the objects we use the most each day: textiles.

Sol Sips

February 4th, 2019

26:16

There's a growing number of healthy food options in Bushwick, but for many residents these options can feel inaccessible or alienating. How can we make healthy food, and healthy living in general, more equitable for the …

FINE & RAW

February 13th, 2019

24:13

Growing up in South Africa, Daniel Sklaar dreamed of one day living in New York City. Now, he reflects on the remarkable journey that brought him here, and led him to become the surprising founder of FINE & RAW, …

Rafael Espinal Wants to Be Your Public Advocate

February 20th, 2019

31:58

On Tuesday, February 26th, New York City will elect our next Public Advocate. But what is the Public Advocate, and why is it so important that you get out and vote? We sat down with one of the race’s leading candidates, …

Parents Hold the Power

February 27th, 2019

22:21

Public education is one of the most important issues in Bushwick today. But it's also one of the most complex, with numerous agencies, organizations, …

Start. Operate. Grow.

March 7th, 2019

22:26

There are more than 230,000 small businesses throughout New York City, and here in Bushwick, the small business scene is more competitive than ever. What can new and longtime business owners do to get ahead—and what can …

Mil Mundos, Pt. 1

March 14th, 2019

23:28

Mil Mundos is an ambitious new business in Bushwick: an English-Spanish bilingual bookstore and a space for visitors to "find empowerment through literature, workshops, events, and various services" with a focus on …

Mil Mundos, Pt. 2

March 22nd, 2019

21:06

Mil Mundos is an ambitious new business in Bushwick: an English-Spanish bilingual bookstore and a space for visitors to "find empowerment through literature, workshops, events, and various services" with a focus on …

The Life-Changing Magic of Doing Other People's Taxes

March 29th, 2019

32:08

This week, communities around the country enter the home stretch of tax season. But here in Bushwick, tax season means more than just squaring up with the government. For some people, it's a gateway to a better life. …

Who Heals the Healer?

April 5th, 2019

20:40

This week, we dive into the world of empathy-on-demand and meet the Bushwick-based organizer bringing together clinicians, counselors, doulas, DJs, …

The Everyone Store

April 12th, 2019

30:33

Tucked away in one of the furthest corners of Bushwick, an unusual grocery store has quietly been pioneering access to healthy, high quality food in the neighborhood for nearly a decade. This week, we go behind the …

Bushwick Podcast: Trailer

April 24th, 2019

0:59

Coming this May from Heritage Radio Network: the stories of how artists, activists, and entrepreneurs collide in on special Brooklyn neighborhood …

Big Humble

May 9th, 2019

28:23

A first-time restaurateur looks back on a year of life, love, and business in Bushwick.

AFTER THE EPISODE:

You can try 191 Knickerbocker's global comfort food for yourself at 191 Knickerbocker Avenue, just off the …

Bones Deep

May 16th, 2019

29:03

Scott has worked in the kitchens of some of the world's best restaurants. But after nearly 20 years of helping to turn other people's spaces into …

The Locals Brooklyn

May 23rd, 2019

27:29

Bushwick is home to what may be the world's only real estate brokerage where you can simultaneously rent an apartment and...buy smokable hemp? This …

Garbage Situation

May 30th, 2019

30:15

Summer is fast approaching in Bushwick, and as the streets fill with people emerging from our cool, rainy Spring, they're also filling with something …

r e g i o n (e s): SUD

June 13th, 2019

32:10

Later this summer, spaces throughout Bushwick will be taken over by r e g i o n (e s), a radical new art series using the power of performance to explore complicated topics like community and Latin American identity. …

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