The Gist speaks with Bill McKibben about climate change, and musician Xavier Dphrepaulezz.

Mike Pesca’s Friend Dave Wants You to Listen to Xavier Sing

Mike Pesca’s Friend Dave Wants You to Listen to Xavier Sing

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 19 2014 6:18 PM

Musician Reborn

Xavier Dphrepaulezz, aka Fantastic Negrito, shares his journey from 1980s Oakland gutters to black roots music.

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Musician Xavier Dphrepaulezz has finally found his voice as Fantastic Negrito.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo Courtesy Xavier Dphrepaulezz.

Listen to Episode 96 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, in anticipation of Sunday’s climate march, Bill McKibben joins us for a round of “One Question, One Question Only.” He’s the author of Oil and Honey and founder of 350.org. Then, musician Xavier Dphrepaulezz has finally found his voice as Fantastic Negrito. We’ll hear how he got here, and a few tracks from his EP. For the Spiel, Mike reclaims the word radio.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.