Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (IZ) “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Evan

For the second ever hosts-only episode, Evan talks about “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (IZ). Evan tells us about how he discovered this song from his late mother and we talk about how music discovery differed between his mom and dad. Evan also shares some lovely stories about his incredible mom, high school sports, suburban personalities, and family.

Louis Armstrong “La Vie en rose” with Bridgette Rizkalla

We’re joined on this episode by Bridgette Rizkalla (UCB) to discuss the Louis Armstrong rendition of “La Vie en rose.” Bridgette tells us about wanting emotional substance in songs and how, no matter the genre or era, those are the songs that resonate with her. We talk about listening to Arab music with her parents, whether or not we want kids, and the vulnerability of dancing.