Musician Hrishikesh Hirway Reads William Butler Yeats

In this episode, Hrishikesh Hirway reads “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats. Hirway is the creator and host of several acclaimed podcasts, including Home Cooking (with Samin Nosrat), The West Wing Weekly (with Joshua Malina), and Song Exploder (which is now also a Netflix original series). On top of all that, Hirway manages a career as a composer and recording artist. At the beginning of this interview, you’ll hear a short clip from his new single, “Between There and Here (feat. Yo-Yo Ma).”

“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats was written in 1888 and included in his second collection, The Rose, published in 1893. You can likely find an assortment of Yeats’ books at your local independent bookstore.

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