Season 5, Episode 2: Damon Young
Damon Young is a writer, humorist, and satirist. His memoir, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” won a Thurber Prize, among other awards. The book explores the angsts and anxieties “of existing while Black in America.”
Damon is also cofounder of VerySmartBrothas, which was sold to Univision. His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Guardian, among others.
Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.