10 Facts About Al Letson


Al Letson was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, the son of a minister.

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Al Letson regularly appeared in slam poetry performances across the country and on TV including Russell Simmons's Def Poetry Jam, and CBS's Final Four Pre-Game Show.

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Al Letson began writing plays and acting, and in 2001, he produced his first one-man show, Essential Personnel, in Jacksonville.

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Al Letson's solo show Summer in Sanctuary opened Off-Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre Company in 2011.

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In 2007, Al Letson produced a short film which he released on the internet.

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In 2007, Al Letson discovered a radio competition called the Public Radio Talent Quest.

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Al Letson submitted a pilot for State of the Re:Union, and was chosen as one of three winners.

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Al Letson went on to become the full-time host of the program.

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Al Letson received the 2020 Gerald Loeb Award for Audio for the episode "Amazon: Behind the Smiles".

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Al Letson worked on two independent comic books, Imperfect and Planetfall.

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