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For Posterity

25 EpisodesProduced by Riddim WriterWebsite

Recorded live in Jamaica, this podcast critically explores life, art, and culture. Yes, everything from music to the _isms to migration to love. Press play on conversations and musings that give way to reflections on what matters to us today, so that our voices may be preserved and future generation… read more

25 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

S5/ Ep3: Two Sides to Every Record, a Conversation with Susan Cadogan (part 2)

September 11th, 2021


Part 2 of my conversation with Susan Cadogan highlights how every life touches another. It shows that every individual's story is made up of all of the many places, experiences, and people who mattered, influenced, …

S5/ Ep2: Two Sides to Every Record, a Conversation with Susan Cadogan (part 1)

September 9th, 2021


This is a conversation* with the Jamaican lover's rock singer Susan Cadogan. For many, her voice was made famous during the early 1970s by producer Lee Scratch Perry; but as you tune into the richness of this …

S5/ Ep1: I'm baaaack!

August 30th, 2021


I took a little hiatus to process and recharge. But now I'm baaaaaack!  For Posterity is back with a new season that will, as always, tease your memory and pique your curiosity. Press play because it's time to begin …

S4/ Ep1: Everything Inside with Edwidge Danticat

June 14th, 2021


June is #ReadCaribbean month and I'm here for the literary celebration! With novelist, writer, activist Edwidge Danticat as my guest for this Season 4 opener, we share stories of the past even as we discuss the now. We …

S3/ Ep5: Voice Notes to Self (part 2)

March 26th, 2021


Voice Notes to Self (part 2): Just as the previous episode did, this episode is in response to the many news articles written about women during the pandemic and it is inspired by Jah9's song "Note to Self." This …

S3/ Ep4: Voice Notes to Self (part 1)

March 25th, 2021


Voice Notes to Self (part 1): In response to the many news articles written about women during the pandemic and inspired by Jah9's song "Note to Self", this episode is here to intentionally record and amplify women's …

S3/ Ep3: Surrender to Yourself, A Conversation with Jah9

March 3rd, 2021


This episode celebrates the 1 year anniversary of Jah9’s third studio album Note to Self (March 2020). We discuss how Jah9 has grown from living in Tanzania for a year, we deconstruct race identity, she shares how she …

S3/ Ep2: Roots Don't Always Indicate Where One Is From, A Conversation with Christopher Creary

February 13th, 2021


My guest is Mr. Christopher Creary and our conversation is about plants that are mistakenly believed to be native to or indigenous to the Caribbean. This conversation was recorded at the former Hope Experimental Garden …

S3/ Ep 1: Nuh One Way deh fe Heng Daag, A Conversation with Dr. Leahcim Semaj

January 31st, 2021


As a public figure who has, for some forty years, inspired Jamaican people and encouraged Caribbean and global businesses to make better investments in their employees, my season 3 opening guest is none other than Chief …

S2/ Ep8: Daylight Come for Environmental Activism with Diana McCaulay

December 18th, 2020


After working the land all night, home is where one wants to be when daylight come. But, what if your Caribbean home is deadly hot because of climate …

S2/ Ep7: Getting Bright, Free, and 'Facety' with Tygapaw

December 1st, 2020


Sometimes we have to sink into the depths so that we can eventually GET FREE. So, if you’re ready to give yourself over to word and sound power, then listen in on this conversation with my guest, the DJ-producer, …

S2/ Ep6: Riddim Writer Meets Protoje in Literary Dub

October 29th, 2020


In the fresh mountain air of the Habitat studio, Protoje and I had a reflective conversation about how a French novel was able to "dub" its way into his latest music project, In Search of Lost Time.  This episode digs …

S2/ Ep5: We’re Always Home: A Conversation with Ishion Hutchinson

October 11th, 2020


My guest for this episode is the one and only poet-professor-Portlander, Ishion Hutchinson.  We recorded this conversation via video conferencing as we each lazed in our yards, feeling tethered by the hammock of history …

S2/ Ep4: 525,600 Minutes with Shanique Marie

September 24th, 2020


Borrowing its title from "Seasons of Love," the signature score of the musical Rent, this episode is blessed with the creative energy of Shanique Marie, a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and lover of words. We discuss the …

S2/ Ep3: Voicing Identity with Alanna Stuart

September 1st, 2020


With many music writers always seeking to classify and categorize Jamaican music, I am happy to share this on-time conversation with Alanna Stuart. Alanna is one half of the musical duo Bonjay. She is an amazingly …

S2/ Ep2: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

August 11th, 2020


Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is it that we see?  With public debate booming about a young girl's right to wear her hair in dreadlocks at school, …

S2/ Ep1: Behind the Mask of Education

July 24th, 2020


Welcome to Season Two! This first episode looks at being Black in educational settings, not just in the U.S., but also in Jamaica, a predominantly African-descent nation, but a country that subscribes to and abides by a …

Episode 7: Future Tense, Past Imperfect

May 16th, 2020


This episode is about the collision of past and future and the making of an uncomfortable present.  In this conversation with my friends John and …

Episode 6: Talk, Write, & Read More with Dutty Bookman

April 18th, 2020


Contrary to popular belief, there is a reading culture in Jamaica and this episode proves it. So listen up, because this episode is embedded with a …

Episode 5: Going Home with Nicole Dennis-Benn

April 3rd, 2020


Home is that place we are either running to or running away from. This conversation is with the esteemed, multi-award winning Jamaican novelist …

Episode 4: Literary Escape

March 20th, 2020


Stitched together under self-isolation, this episode of For Posterity sits curiously between science and science fiction, somewhere between literary …

Episode 3: How to Love Highly with Jah9

February 28th, 2020


Jah9 is a Jamaican woman, a yogi, and a social scientist. It is also a fact that she writes, sings, produces, and dubs music. We sat down to talk …

Episode 2: Woman Ah Come / A Long Talk with Sevana, Lila Iké, Naomi Cowan, & Jaz Elise

February 16th, 2020


When Protoje gathered four recording artistes and asked each one to sing a powerful song on a single vibesy riddim, reggae music fans were gifted …

Episode 1: Talking Memory with Gavsborg of Equiknoxx Music

January 25th, 2020


We record everything - videos/ voices/ this podcast... So what does loss mean in this age of big data and even bigger memory? What is palimpsest in an ever-changing urban environment like Kingston, Jamaica?  These are …

Episode 0: For Posterity Trailer

January 25th, 2020


Welcome to FOR POSTERITY. I'm your host the Riddim Writer. Through conversations with guests each episode will critically engage life, art, and the …

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