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Presenting: A Palace for The People
A podcast about Nairobi's public libraries 
 

A Palace for The People is our brand new podcast that  unearths pieces of Nairobi’s history that support and feed the restoration process of the McMillan Memorial Library and its branches in Makadara and Kaloleni.
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Hosted by our founders, the title of this podcast is inspired by Eric Klinenberg’s book; Palaces for The People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.
Join us on an 8-part journey featuring storytelling and conversations with featured guests including McMillan Memorial Library’s Chief Librarian, Jacob Ananda, Kaloleni resident Orpah Agunda, Urban Ethnographer Dr. Wangui Kimari, Environmental Architect Dr. Alfred Omenya, Publisher Henry Chakava Social Heritage Architect Balmoi Abe and more! 
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Conversations are centred around the McMillan Library; its history; the restoration process; the importance of designing public spaces with people in mind; plans for the library; publishing in African languages, and the future of Nairobi’s public spaces.
 
Be sure to also check out our podcast learning resources for accompanying information and background on each episode! 
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A Palace for the People is also available on Google Podcasts and Castbox.
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