This is one of those conversations that is pure joy to hear: Terry Gross talking with the historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Gates has brought us so much, for so many years. His latest gift to us is his new four-part PBS series, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song.
I think anybody who listens to Terry Gross for any period of time realizes what a brilliant conversationalist she is. Here, she wisely steps back and lets Gates take the stage to spin for us the most exquisite, tender, revealing set of stories. He lets us in on his own life about faith, the Black church, and what religion means to him.
You can listen to their conversation right here, at the Fresh Air with Terry Gross site.
So much to think about, so good.