The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 3

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Jill Lepore, a staff writer for The New Yorker, concludes a three-part story about her friend Adrianna Alty’s search for her biological father, William “Big” Brown, a Greenwich Village street poet. In this episode, Alty discovers that Bob Dylan described Brown’s work as the best poetry he had ever heard. This final installment of “The Search for Big Brown” explores the connection among Brown, Dylan, and rap.

Eric Molinsky and Karen Frillmann produced Jill Lepore’s story, with additional sound design and original scoring by Paul Schneider