(This conversation was originally broadcast on November 16, 2022)
Tom’s guest today is an artist who defies categorization and whose creative outlets span a number of genres. Dessa is a rapper, a composer, a poet, a writer, and the host of Deeply Human, a podcast about science. She has given TED talks and speeches about entrepreneurship and art and other topics. She’s the author of a memoir in essays called My Own Devices. Her latest book is a collection of poetry with a wild title, called Tits on the Moon.
On this archive edition of Midday, let’s listen to a conversation Tom had with Dessa in November when she was in town serving as an artist in residence at Johns Hopkins University, and giving a concert at the Ottobar in Baltimore.
Dessa joined us in Studio A.
Because this conversation was recorded earlier, we can’t take any new listener questions or comments today.