Join Aisha Harris, newest host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, for a conversation with Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, hosts of Louder Than A Riot. Go behind-the-scenes of creating NPR Music’s first narrative podcast series, which dives into the interconnected rise of hop-hop and mass incarceration, from Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle. Join the chat to ask questions, or just to shout out your love for the podcast.

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Rhyme and punishment go hand in hand in America. Louder Than A Riot reveals the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. From Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle, each episode explores an artist’s story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America. Hosted by NPR Music’s Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, this podcast is invested in power from all angles — the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of institutional forces that marginalize communities of color, the power of the prison industrial complex and the power dynamics deep-rooted in the rap game.

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