METTA HOUR PODCAST • Episode 172 • Remembering bell hooks

For episode 172 of the Metta Hour, we bring you a special memorial episode of bell hooks. This episode features Sharon in conversation with bell and was originally released in May of 2017 as part of the Real Love Podcast Series. We’re re-releasing it now to honor bell’s legacy and teaching after her recent passing in December of 2021. bell hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and world-acclaimed author. She has been named a leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader’s 100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life. This conversation was recorded live at the JCC Manhattan in 2017 and moderated by Melvin McLeod, the Editor-in-Chief of Lion’s Roar magazine.


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