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The Hang with Gregory Porter

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Gregory Porter invites old and new friends to hang out, talk and even sing about their roots. These intimate conversations cover music and art, family and food, celebrity mishaps and facing down discrimination. Taking time out wherever he is on his travels, he catches up with musicians, actors and directors to share stories about everything that life throws at us. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in!
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Hamilton’s Giles Terera settles in for a conversation that winds back to his start in British theatre acting alongside Sophie Okonedo, to the effect of portraying Sammy Davis. Jr on stage before becoming Aaron Burr in the UK original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical epic. Over a quintessentially British gin & tonic at London’s Hotel Café Royal, Gregory and Giles shoot the breeze about their complex cultural history and how it’s shaped the performers they are today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum hangs out with Gregory at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival as the friends reminisce about late-night jam sessions and finding your true voice in the music biz. They mull over how and when success strikes, and why it's sometimes better to let imperfections shine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
BAFTA-winning film director Amma Asante hangs with Gregory at London's Café Royal. They compare experiences of being in mixed-race relationships: "the stares", "the judgement" and worse. The conversation also takes in slavery and bereavement. But ultimately, it's the optimism of love that wins. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Singer and Independence Day actor Charlotte Gainsbourg invites Gregory to LA's iconic Chateau Marmont hotel. Poolside they talk Glastonbury vs Coachella, mixed-race relationships and her legendary father Serge. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sweet dreams are made of this... Annie Lennox invites Gregory to her mountaintop retreat in Spain, where the two explore what it means to be an outsider. Soul music looms large in both of their childhoods, connecting 1950s Scotland and 1980s California. Annie reveals how Gregory’s song Hey Laura moves her to tears, before singing a stunning version of her own. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Gregory hangs on LA's Sunset Strip with jazz and hip hop giant Kamasi Washington. They bond over growing up black in LA, learning to perform in church and a love of Biggie Smalls. And when it comes to dealing with criticism, envy and hate? They agree that the only answer is love.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
For his very first podcast, Gregory sits down with Jeff Goldblum, star of The Fly, Jurassic Park and countless other movie classics. Jeff's also doing pretty well as a musician in his own right these days, but it turns out Gregory had a hand in this new career move. And talking of hands, things get kind of steamy when Jeff notices Gregory's fine fingernails... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Gregory Porter invites old and new friends to hang out, talk and even sing about their roots. These intimate conversations cover music and art, family and food, celebrity mishaps and facing down discrimination. Taking time out wherever he is on his travels, he catches up with musicians, actors and directors to share stories about everything that life throws at us. Join Gregory for The Hang. Bring it in! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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