“There is a conversation in the room that only these people at this moment can have. Find it.”

-adrienne maree brown

“In the dark times

Will there also be singing?

Yes, there will also be singing.

About the dark times.”

-Bertolt Brecht


what is Same Wavelength?


Same Wavelength is a series of conversations with artists exploring the relationship between their creative work and our current moment. Each episode presents a thoughtful dialogue with an artist discussing how they choose to use their platform in light of social and political issues.

My name is Michael Sokol. I am the host, producer, and creator of Same Wavelength. Over the past decade, I’ve conducted hundreds of interviews with artists, business owners, and community leaders as an on-air host in Western New England.

I started Same Wavelength because I’m eager to hear how artists are making sense of what’s happening in our country. I’m realizing that there is so much to learn from artists… about our history… about how to navigate the world during trying and divisive times… about how to better connect with one another when we’re feeling disconnected and overwhelmed.

Same Wavelength is a place for artists to speak their truths.

Existing at the intersection of the work of Studs Terkel, Terry Gross, Bill Moyers, and Fred Rogers, Same Wavelength is guided by the notion that curiosity, empathy, and listening are catalysts towards a better understanding of ourselves and our society.

The first season of the podcast features conversations with Merrill Garbus from Tune-Yards, Anaïs Mitchell, Henry Rollins, Kamasi Washington, Alynda Segarra from Hurray for the Riff Raff, Archie Shepp, David Crosby, Andrea Gibson, Richard Thompson, and Josh Krugman from Bread & Puppet Theater.

I currently live in Los Angeles. When I’m not working on the podcast, I love spending my time working with students on their creative writing projects at 826LA.

Thank you for listening.


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The image of the statue in the logo is used with kind permission from Westland London.

The theme song is an instrumental version of “Turn The World Around” by Bunk. It is used with kind permission from the band, which Michael is a founding member of.

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