Nichole Perkins Reads From Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
On the fourth episode of the fourth season, Nichole Perkins reads an excerpt from Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be, backed by an original Storybound remix with Dustin O’Halloran, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Nichole Perkins is a writer from Nashville, Tennessee, currently based in Brooklyn. Nichole is a 2017 Audre Lorde Fellow at the inaugural Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat and a 2017 BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellow. She is also a 2016 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow for poetry. She has participated in the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. Her memoir “Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be” will be coming soon from Grand Central Publishing. It will cover black womanhood and sexuality, online messageboard communities, and the effects of pop culture on female desire. She currently hosts “This Is Good For You,” a podcast about finding pleasure in life.
Dustin O’Halloran is a pianist and composer, as well as a member of the band A Winged Victory for the Sullen with Adam Wiltzie. O’Halloran has scored films for Sofia Coppola and Drake Doremus. He won an Emmy in 2015 for his work on Amazon’s “Transparent” and was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics Choice Award for his score to “Lion,” written in collaboration with Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka).
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