I also recently had the pleasure of interviewing the Stooges Brass Band and Kyle DeCoste about their new book, Can’t Be Faded: Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game. Apparently I’m now an honorary Stoogette. 😛 Check out this New Books in Celebration Studies episode in the link or anywhere you get your podcasts: https://newbooksnetwork.com/stooges-brass-band-cant-be-faded-twenty-years-in-the-new-orleans-brass-band-game-u-mississippi-press-2020/
Navigating a 14-hour time difference for the interview, I recently talked with Dr. Judith Mair about the Routledge Handbook of Festivals. The book has been SO useful for my dissertation process, especially in learning about other disciplines’ perspectives on festivals. To learn more about this handbook, check out the latest New Books in Celebration Studies episode here or wherever you get your podcasts: https://newbooksnetwork.com/judith-mair-the-routledge-handbook-of-festivals-routledge-2018/
Isabel Machado and I are starting a special podcast series on the New Books Network, “New Books in Celebration Studies” and welcome collaborations. If you are the author of a book that investigates celebrations, festivities, or any act of recognizing something or someone through ritual, we would love to talk to you about it in an episode. And if you would like to be a guest host for the series please contact us.