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.

Sufjan Stevens “Impossible Soul” with Amanda Giobbi

The ball of energy known as Amanda Giobbi (UCB) is on the show to talk about Sufjan Stevens’ epic song “Impossible Soul.” Clocking in at just over 25 minutes, “Impossible Soul” takes the listener on a deliberately minimal and melancholy ride.