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Rendered #4 Shakespeare In Detroit

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Shakespeare In Detroit's production of "Romeo & Juliet"
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Sam Whilte, artistic director for Shakespeare In Detroit
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Hugh M. Duneghy II, actor
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Vanessa Sawson, actress
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Kennikki Jones, actress
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Thomas Klug, director of the Institute of Detroit Studies at Marygrove College

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Sam White saw potential in Detroit's dramatic struggle that no one else seemed to see — the perfect setting for Shakespeare's plays. Her company, Shakespeare In Detroit, performs in locations all over the city — in parks, at a YMCA and, once, in the old Lincoln Motor Factory. It's a scrappy company that depends on crowdfunding and nonprofit partnerships, with a mission to make Shakespeare accessible to a wide range of audiences. And the politics of the Motor City itself are often on Sam's mind when she's considering how to approach a production.

This story comes from producer Caitlin Pierce. Special thanks to Anna Sale of WNYC's Death, Sex & Money podcast for her help with this episode.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 173: Enos with Mary Roach

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Mary Roach

Jesse and Jordan are joined by Mary Roach, author of "Packing for Mars," among other best-selling books. They discuss the committed onanism of a particular space chimp, Thor, Werner Herzog and more.

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