Jim Nog Pod

Jim Nog Pod

Latest Episodes

014: Krystyna Matczak
March 12, 2018

Krystyna Matczak is an educator and writer. She earned her MFA from City College of New York, and she currently teaches orphans in Iraq for the non-profit: World Academy of Development. We discuss, among other topics, acclimating to a new, vastly...

013: What Parkland Has to Do with Young Men, and How to Help Them
February 18, 2018

This episode's guest is Miguel, an educator and thinker, holding degrees in psychology and in philosophy. He also goes by the alias Megalith X, in reference to Neolithic stones that stand like gravestones and to Derrida, who speaks of the arbitrary...

012: White-ish
January 28, 2018

This episode features a conversation with host Jim Noguera, musician Marcos de Jesus and literature student Jaroslav Grytsayo about race, identity, and identity politics. It was originally a four-person conversation, but one of the participants...

011: Daniel Yousef Tehrani
November 22, 2017

Daniel Yousef Tehrani (FB: ) is a singer and musician, as well as a teacher and tutor of English and writing. We sit down to chat about, among other topics, music and its effect on people, his formative years, and his influences. He even sings and...

010: Dominick Gaffney
October 29, 2017

Dominick Gaffney (IG: @nyl22) is former VP of student government at Bronx CC. He comes back to the Pod to discuss, among other things: working at BCC's Writing Center, relationships and breakups, Trump, and making America better . . . again.  You...

009: Rebecca YS Perez
September 30, 2017

Rebecca YS Perez (@writer.rebeccaysperez, IG) is a spoken word artist and writer. She recently self-published a book titled I Hope You Fall in Love: A Collection of Poetry and Prose. We talk over Skype with regards to the book, her writing process,...

008: Sam Kimball
September 10, 2017

Sam Kimball (@sammytheoutlaw, IG) is a freelance journalist currently based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He joins me via FaceTime. We discuss such issues as the state of independent journalism in the Kurdistan Region, the difference between...

007: James Noguera
August 18, 2017

James Noguera (@jimnog) is a writer, teacher, and podcaster. On this special episode, Bronx musician Marcos & la Guagua (@MarcosylaGugua) acts as host, and Jim is guest. Jim reads excerpts from several of his works, and the two discuss such topics...

006: Jaroslav Grytsayo
July 31, 2017

Jaroslav Grytsayo is a Ukrainian-born writing tutor. He joins host Jim Noguera in a park near his home in the Bronx to discuss his background and such topics as '90's rap music, the Left, President Trump, and President Putin.

005: Dominick Gaffney
July 21, 2017

Dominick Gaffney is former Vice President of the Student Government Association of Bronx Community College. We talk, among other things, about his childhood, growing up, his tenure, and about the president of the college.