Helga: The Armory Conversations

A co-production of WNYC Studios and Park Avenue Armory. Hosted by Helga Davis.

Everyday conversations with extraordinary people

  • K. Anthony Jones

    Sep 22, 2021
    Researcher, writer and critic K. Anthony Jones discusses what it means to make your own way and how to carve a path where one does not exist. 
  • Antwaun Sargent

    Sep 15, 2021
    Curator, critic and writer, Antwaun Sargent engages Helga in a discussion around the motivations behind his work as a curator and the circuitous path that led him to a life in art. 
  • Deborah Archer

    Sep 8, 2021
    Professor, Lawyer and ACLU President Deborah Archer sat down to speak with me about some of her earliest moments and how they shaped her desire to fight for equality.  
  • Liliana Maria Percy Ruíz

    Sep 1, 2021
    Radio Producer and founding member of On Being with Krista Tippett sat down to talk about identity, her definition of faith and the complexities of family. 
  • Jad Abumrad

    Aug 25, 2021
    Jad Abumrad, co-Host and creator of Radiolab, joined Helga to talk about the beginnings of his career, the impact of family and how he works with doubt. 
  • Davóne Tines

    Aug 18, 2021
    Opera singer Davóne Tines joined Helga to talk about his path towards a career in classical music, what it means to bring your whole self to a work and the impact of feeling you can't.
  • Karen Finley

    Aug 11, 2021
    Author and performing artist Karen Finley spoke with Helga Davis about the evolution of her early work and what she wants to give her audience now.
  • Jason Reynolds

    Aug 4, 2021
    Youth author Jason Reynolds joined Helga Davis to talk about what it means to make work during the pandemic and how important it is to make space for the next generation. 
  • Tina Campt

    Jul 28, 2021
    Helga Davis invites Scholar and Author Tina Campt to explore her relationship to her practice and to family, centering the conversation on the power and pleasure of listening to images.

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