Awful Grace is an independently produced audio podcast featuring essay style, non-narrated stories centered around human toil and the awful wisdom that may grow in its wake.
The show is inspired by a speech Robert Kennedy gave in Indianapolis the day Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. During the speech -- in which Kennedy calls for compassion and a non-violent response to King's murder -- he quotes his favorite poet, the Greek tragedian Aeschylus. The quote is above.
Awful Grace tells stories using both contemporary and historical settings in an attempt to unearth that wisdom and share it with our audience.
The show is grounded in a simple concept: Make gentle the life of this world.
The show is produced out of Chicago.
Robert Andersson is a freelance audio producer living and working in Chicago. He has worked with WBEZ, WGBH, Snap Judgement, The Art Institute of Chicago, Ground Truth, Unfictional, Curious City and Nerdette, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He is the creator, host and executive producer of Awful Grace. You can email Robert at email@example.com and he will do his damnedest to get back to you.