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Storytelling Through Song (feat. Danielle Ponder)

Storytelling Through Song (feat. Danielle Ponder)

Update: 2022-09-23


“When I'm onstage, it's the happiest I feel. It's the most in love with myself I feel,” says Danielle Ponder. “I know that’s my purpose.” On this episode of Object of Sound, Danielle and Hanif talk about how Danielle left her successful career as a public defender to follow her purpose and become a musician full time—and how Danielle sees storytelling as a vital skill for both professions. Hanif and Danielle dig into the making of her debut album ‘Some Of Us Are Brave,’ and Danielle reveals how connecting with other people through the stories in her songs helps her feel more alive, and less alone. At the end of the episode, Hanif creates a playlist of some of the very first songs he fell in love with. For the playlist of songs curated for this episode head over to


Music In This Week’s Episode: 
Some Of Us Are Brave- Danielle Ponder
Pirate Jenny (Live at Carnegie Hall) - Nina Simone
The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This - Love
Rich - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Call the Doctor - Sleater-Kinney
Banquet - Bloc Party
Here Lies the Man That Never Changed - Jacob Banks
Flirted With You All My Life - Vic Chesnutt


Show Notes: 

Danielle Ponder’s debut album, Some of Us Are Brave, is out now.

The album takes its title from the book, All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave, a groundbreaking collection of black feminist scholarship published in 1982.

Catch Danielle Ponder on tour across the US through November.

This show is produced by work by work: Scott Newman, Jemma Rose Brown, Kathleen Ottinger, Rhiannon Corby, and by Hanif Abdurraqib. The show is mixed by Sam Bair. Extra gratitude to Joe Dawson and Saidah Blount at Sonos.









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Storytelling Through Song (feat. Danielle Ponder)

Storytelling Through Song (feat. Danielle Ponder)