Internationally touring bassist and music director Rob Morgan sits down over drinks with intriguing people to try and learn what it means to live a curious life.

June 19, 2020

First Time Listening? START HERE!

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June 16, 2020

WELCOME TO 聞く — A Journey Into The Heart Of Listening and Binaural Recording” (An Audio Essay)

聞く is a curious endeavor into the heart of listening through the art of binaural recording. Best listened to with the highest quality headphones you can get your hands on, I hope you enjoy this audio version of my essay originally published here: https://medium.com/@therobmorgan/%E8%81%9E%E3%81%8F-a-journey-into-the-heart-of-listening-and-binaural-recording-f77c47a1640a

June 7, 2020

聞く George Floyd Square

June 4th, 2020 - 9:46am - 38th & Chicago, Minneapolis MN -  I live a block from where George Floyd was murdered at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer last week, making international news and sparking protests all throughout the US. For the past week, the corner of 38th & Chicago has been ground zero for the Minneapolis protests and now, eleven days later, continues to be an emotional memorial site with thousands of people driving in each day to visit. It’s early, but there’s already a few hundred people at the memorial. A garbage truck empties a dumpster in the distance along with a couple food trucks showing up to donate free meals to hungry memorial-goers. About halfway through recording, a group of five people begin to ring bells and blow into rams horns and I move closer to hear better. I’m not sure what it is but the sound of the chanting makes me think it’s a spiritual group of some sort.
 
聞く is a curious endeavor into the heart of listening through the art of binaural recording. Best listened to with the highest quality headphones you can get your hands on. 
 
June 3, 2020

What should white people do about “black tourism”? (feat. Derrick Keith Rollins Jr.)

For those of you that I’m friends with on social media, you know that I live a block from the killing of George Floyd.

As angry and heartbroken as I am, I don’t feel right talking about my feelings at the the moment. It actually feels quite inappropriate.

An extremely important and valuable part of my community is in massive amounts of pain right now and rightfully so. They don’t feel safe, seen, or heard - So I’d like to use my podcast platform to do what I do best, listen and amplify thoughts, voices and life stories that need to be heard.

As always, I have no idea what the hell the future holds for the podcast so feel free to reach out on the podcast hotline if you know of someone who’d be a good guest.

This week, we’re revisiting a conversation with Derrick Keith Rollins Jr. A singer-songwriter best known by his stage name, “Reverend Doctor."

What should white people do about systemic racism? What’s it like to be the ’token black friend’? What does the transition from adorable black child to intimidating black adult look like when growing up in the midwest? What is racial tourism? This week, I sat down with Keith over coffee (remember getting coffee together???) to answer these questions and more.

 

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