James Bennett IIDigital Writer/Announcer
James Bennett II is a Digital Writer/Announcer for CRB (and a reporter in the newsroom at GBH). The Brooklyn-based Bennett cut his public media teeth with New York Public Radio before joining this particular Boston outfit, and will continue to hold it down in his borough until he bounces up to Massachusetts Bay. At any given point in time, you can find him frantically catching up on book-club reading, sacrificing to the zeitgeist, cataloguing records, or thinking about the next time he’ll eat pâté.
James Bennett II caught up with the MacArthur “Genius” Fellow to discuss themes from his new book, the musical pieces we take for granted, and the challenges of writing about music.