This Week's Episode: 

Evan Rapport 

In this episode, Jessica Schwartz speaks with Evan Rapport, an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at The New School. He is the author of Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) and Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York (Oxford University Press, 2014), about the musical life of Jewish immigrants from Central Asia. He is also an active saxophonist and composer. 


Evan Rapport Faculty Page:

Damaged: Musiaclity and Race in Early American Punk:

Spotify playlist for Damaged (the book):


The Stooges - “I Wanna Be Your Dog”

Devo - “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

The Clash - “I’m So Bored with The USA”

Dead Kennedys - “California Über Alles”

Bad Brains - “Big Take Over”

Descendants - “Suburban Home”

X-Ray Spex - “Let’s Submerge”

This episode was hosted and produced by Jessica Schwartz and edited by Erika Pesca.