Ann Delisi's Essential Conversations For decades, Detroit radio host, Ann Delisi, has been talking with people whose creative spirit drives them. With some Midwest charm, she talks with everyone from White House Photographer Pete Souza to Journalist/ Actor Mo Rocca to Jazz Artists Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington.
Ann Delisi's Essential Conversations

Ann Delisi's Essential Conversations

From WDET 101.9 FM

For decades, Detroit radio host, Ann Delisi, has been talking with people whose creative spirit drives them. With some Midwest charm, she talks with everyone from White House Photographer Pete Souza to Journalist/ Actor Mo Rocca to Jazz Artists Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington.

Most Recent Episodes

EP 8: Songwriter and Mulit-Media Artist Allee Willis

Songwriter Allee Willis talks about working with Earth Wind and Fire, her time with Bob Dylan and James Brown and the "September."

EP 6: Grammy Winning Producer/Artist Denaun Porter

Mr. Porter gets introspective about his life and his work, and reveals his Top 10 Hip Hop Songs.

EP 5: Musician, Producer & Blue Note Records President, Don Was

Ann Delisi talks with Don Was about producing, his kids, Iggy Pop and why he won't write a book.

EP 4: Pete Souza

In 2018, Ann Delisi sat down with Official White House Photographer for the Obama Administration, Pete Souza, in which they talked about his access to sensitive information, his favorite day in the White House and the night they caught Osama Bin Laden.

EP 3: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding

Jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding talked with Ann Delisi when they performed together at the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2018. They talk about teaching, performing and being jazz artists.

EP 2: MC5 Guitarist and Author Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer talks Ann Delisi about his memoir "The Hard Stuff", how the MC5 began, the genius of lead singer Rob Tyner and their legendary album "Kick Out the Jams."

EP 1: Mo Rocca

In 2017, Ann Delisi sat down with journalist, actor and humorist, Mo Rocca at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. They talked about writing for kids, U.S. Presidents, The Daily Show and how differently Jon Stewart would have dealt with Donald Trump

Introducing "Ann Delisi's Essential Conversations" Podcast

For decades, Detroit radio host, Ann Delisi, has been talking with people whose creative spirit drives them. With some Midwest charm, she talks with everyone from White House Photographer Pete Souza to Journalist/ Actor Mo Rocca to Jazz Artists Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington.

EP 7: Legendary Motown Songwriter and Artist, Barrett Strong

Barrett Strong tells Ann Delisi the history behind Motown hit songs "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Money (That's What I Want)."

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