Educator and author, Gary R. Gray Jr. interviews some of the world's best writers and artists, taking them on a ride beyond the pen and the paper, and discovering the many places they are from, interest, and even dig into some of their past life and upbringing. The episodes run on seasons (no scheduled days), starting during each new year, and lasting until late August. ItsPersonalPodcast is about listening to those in the Global Majority, and the amazing stories behind who these phenomenal humans really are.

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Guest List

Britt Hawthrone • Cornelius Minor • Kass Minor • Veera Hiranandani • Julia Torres • Nic Stone • Tiffany Jewell • Valeria Brown • Matthew de la Pena • Dr. Kim Parker • Juana Martinez-Neal • Elizabeth Kleinrock • Derrick Barnes • Wendy Shang • Patrick Harris • Minh Le • Fred Aceves • Kwame Mbalia • Kiese Laymon • Shana V. White • Lilliam Rivera • Torrey Maldonado • Joanne Ramos • Jess Lifshitz • Christie Nold • Grace Lin • Natasha Diaz • Padma Venkatraman • Ibi Zobi • Randy Ribay • Sayantani DasGupta • Candice IIoh • Joanna Ho • Elise Bryant • Christine Platt • J. Elle • Renee Watson • Ben Philippe • Mahogany L. Browne • Gordon C. James • Jessica Kim • Dulce-Marie Flecha • Mike Curato • Jade Yasmeen • Tyler Simmonds • Vanessa Brantley Newton • Javaka Steptoe • Alyssa Gray-Typhter • Dapo Adeola • Nidhi Chanani • Jarrett J. Krosoczka • Lisa Wool-Rim Sjoblom • Lamar Giles • Remy Lai • Deesha Philyaw • Sarah Suk • Gail D. Villanueva • Tami Charles • Brandy Colbert • Dr. Sonja Cherry Paul • Rajani LaRocca • Neha Sobti • Namrata Tripathi • Debbi Michko • Lanesha Tabb • Jerry Craft• Jarrett Pumphrey • Jerome Pumphrey • Tracy Badua • Jyoti Gopal • Janae Marks • Dane Liu • Julian Randall • Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich • Erika Meza • Derek Desierto • Ashley Woodfolk • Michaela Goade • Andre Fenton • Anne Wynter • Andrea Wang • Joanna Ho • Sarah Suk