‘Floodlines’: The Podcast with the Lessons from Katrina We Can Heed Right Now

Published on Mar 27, 2020

Trying to encapsulate what Hurricane Katrina meant to the people of New Orleans and the nation at large is a daunting task. To do it over the course of eight episodes — as the new podcast “Floodlines” does — is a feat of empathetic and diligent storytelling.

It’s also one born out of embracing the unexpected themes and lessons that come from speaking to individuals who each saw the storm and its aftermath from a slightly different angle. Lingering under the surface of the series is an idea that host Vann R. Newkirk II hadn’t anticipated being part of the show’s DNA. “I think we began to reach toward a meditation that just wasn’t on my radar we started: Why do we have a need for heroes and villains in these types of situations in the first place? What does it say about us?” Newkirk told IndieWire.

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Author: Steve Greene