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Honoring Josephine Baker

CNN, November 29, 2021

Josephine Baker will make history when she becomes the first Black woman inducted into France's Panthéon. The US-born dancer served as a French spy in WWII after fleeing segregation.

The Third Story with Leo Sidran: Combining History and Mythology

WBGO podcast, September 14, 2023

Writer Jake Lamar talks about growing up in the Bronx, his lifelong love affair with writing, moving to France in the 90s, his career as a novelist, playwright and cultural critic in Paris, and his new book Viper’s Dream, a Jazz Noir crime novel set in the jazz world of Harlem between 1936 and 1961.

Sounds with Dotun Adebayo

Radio BBC London, April 30, 2023

Jake Lamar is interviewed by Dotun Adebayo about his new book, VIPER'S DREAM. This 20 minute Interview starts at 2h36 and it follows a fantastic interview with Harry Belafonte (at 2h03).

Jake Lamar in Person with Paul

Crime Time FM, April 20, 2023

Jake Lamar chats to Paul Burke about his jazz noir novel VIPER'S DREAM, Paris, Chester Himes, radio plays, Harlem and jazz.

Paris Blue

BBC Radio 4, September 23, 2019

Jazz writer Kevin Legendre explores the encounter between African American jazz and the French new wave in Paris in the 1950s and 60s - a hub of artistic collaboration.

"Donald Trump is the Frankenstein monster of the Republican Party"

France 24, March 3, 2016

With Super Tuesday now over, Jake Lamar gives us his take on Donald Trump and the consequences for the Republican Party if the billionaire

wins the GOP nomination.

Africa Everywhere: Paris

Africa Channel, March 16, 2017

Author Jake Lamar discusses life in the French capital

On the Poet James Emanuel

The Dan Schneider Interviews - #42

September 13, 2015

Guests: Jake Lamar, Jean Migrenne, Alex Sheremet

Gridlock or compromise?

> part 2

France 24, November 6, 2014

Obama isolated by midterm election results.

Jake Lamar at Festival America 2010, Vincennes, France

Festival America, September, 2010

Jake Lamar talks about the Festival America bookfair.

A mystery novel in Paris

France 24 Culture, 13 November 2009

American author Jake Lamar is our guest for his fifth novel 'The Ghosts of Saint-Michel'...