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SpokenHeard with George Watsky and Host Susan Dobbe Chase

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George Watsky is a writer and performer who believes in the equal power of the tear and the belly laugh. He aims to cross-pollinate the stage, screen and stereo with work that speaks to both the humor and frustrations of modern life. He was the 2006 Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion, 2006 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion, and performed in a record six consecutive Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals. He has performed live as a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show, at the NAACP Image Awards, on Def Poetry on HBO, the Sundance Film Festival, the Hip Hop Theater Festival and many others. As an emcee, Watsky has performed on both coasts with his band Invisible Inc. George’s self-released debut, Watsky, reached as high as #7 on the iTunes Hip Hop albums chart. has shared billing with, among others, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt and Mohammed Ali.

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