Any Topic There Is A Rap For That with Baba Brinkman - SFTQL #84

Episode 84 May 05, 2021 00:52:56
Any Topic There Is A Rap For That with Baba Brinkman - SFTQL #84
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Any Topic There Is A Rap For That with Baba Brinkman - SFTQL #84

May 05 2021 | 00:52:56

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Searching For The Question Live 84
Any Topic There Is A Rap For That
With Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman is a rap artist, science communicator, and award-winning playwright based in New York, NY.

Best known for his “Rap Guide” series of science-themed plays and albums, Baba has toured the world and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway. The series so far includes rap guides to Evolution, Human Nature, Religion, Climate Change, Consciousness, and the brand-new Rap Guide to Culture.

Called “Astonishing and brilliant” by the New York Times, Baba is a Scotsman Fringe First Award winner for Exceptional New Writing, and a two-time Drama Desk Award Nominee, for “Outstanding Solo Performance” and “Unique Theatrical Experience”. He has performed live on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and shared stages with science luminaries including Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Baba is also a winner of the National Center for Science Education’s “Friend of Darwin Award” for his efforts to popularize evolutionary biology.

In addition to his science rap, Baba is a pioneer in the genre of “lit-hop” or literary hip-hop, with rap adaptations of Beowulf, Gilgamesh, and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Baba tours and performs regularly and has spoken at several TEDx conferences and performed at the World Science Festival. His latest science/rap/comedy show, about the neuroscience of consciousness, recently concluded an eight-month run off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse.

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