Like millions of Americans, composer Michael Hearst hates to fly, from take-off to baggage claim. He can't avoid planes, so he created a soundtrack to ease his pain, complete with a spoken-word cameo from comedian Whoopi Goldberg — another fearful flyer.
WNYC listener Julie Bayley grew up watching daytime talk shows to catch comics like Rodney Dangerfield. But there weren't any comedians like her: female and black.
Then Bayley saw Whoopi Goldberg in her one-woman show on Broadway.
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