The Authority File Round-Up: January 2024

Highlighting popular episodes and staff picks from 2023

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After another productive year of The Authority File in 2023, we’re taking a short break in January and February before jumping back in with more great episodes. To keep TAF fans satiated, we put together two lists in December highlighting some of the best episodes of 2023: The top 10 most listened to episodes and our staff picks. Please enjoy a look back (or catch up!) on these relevant topics, exciting guests, and informative conversations. In addition, be sure to head over to our sister podcast, TIE Podcast, to listen to the latest episode. Happy listening!


Top 10 Most Listened to Episodes in 2023:


Top 10 Staff Picks in 2023:


Missed December’s episodes? We’ve got you covered.

The Contemporary Leonard Cohen: Response, Reappraisal, and Rediscovery book cover

December’s series featured Kait Pinder of Acadia University and Joel Deshaye of Memorial University, the coeditors of The Contemporary Leonard Cohen: Response, Reappraisal, and Rediscovery. Taking a critical lens to Cohen’s creative works, personal life, and politics, our guests walked through their respective chapters in the book and the genesis of the project. Kait and Joel also underscored Cohen’s enduring legacy and political presence, best encapsulated in Kate McKinnon’s 2016 SNL performance of “Hallelujah” in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election and Cohen’s death. In addition, they spotlighted songs by modern artists boygenius and Lana Del Rey that allude to Cohen in their lyricism. Listen to the series.


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Hungry for more episodes?

Listen to the latest episode of the Toward Inclusive Excellence Podcast: Ekow Eshun on Afrofuturism, Black Speculative Thought, and In the Black Fantastic.

The TIE Podcast is available on our websiteApple PodcastsYouTube MusicGoogle Podcasts, and Soundcloud.


You can find more episodes of the Authority File here on our websiteApple PodcastsSpotifyYouTube Music, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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