Episode Thirteen: Phil Ajjarapu

In this episode, I speak with teacher and musician Phil Ajjarapu. Phil has experienced a number of physical affronts to his body over the years including typhoid, a violent car-jacking, and a motorcycle accident that probably should have killed him. We touch on all of these – the car-jacking bit opens up our discussion to broader ideas about racism and I get a little riled up! We also discuss his career as a musician and teacher and the album he made after his accident. Phil currently lives in Portland, where he teaches music to grades K-8.

Austin American-Statesman article about Phil and his MoPac accident

Phil Ajjarapu: Sing Along Until You Feel Better on Spotify

Phil Ajjarapu: Sing Along Until You Feel Better on Bandcamp