Bob Marley's birthplace and mausoleum in Nine Mile, Jamaica in 2014. (Photo Courtesy: iStock).

In episode three of the Twice as Good podcast, Sara and Mitra dive into the legacy of Bob Marley and the recently released film “One Love.” They’re joined by special guest Lloyd Cummings. Cummings is a DJ and WURD Radio host who interviewed Bob Marley in the 1970s, and has deep insight into the life and legacy of one of the greatest musicians of all time. 

Here are our show notes. 

In the podcast, Cummings tells the story of interviewing Bob Marley for the first time in 1979. He shared a photo from that day, transporting us to Bob Marley’s hotel room in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. You can see a young Cummings holding a microphone up to Bob Marley, and his news director at WDAS just out of frame, Karen Warrington.

Lloyd Cummings interviews Bob Marley in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey in 1979. (Photo Courtesy: Lloyd Cummings) 
Lloyd Cummings, third from right, in front of Bob Marley’s Mausoleum in Nine Mile, St. Ann, Jamaica in 1982. He appears with Brenton, cousin of Bob Marley (far left), Stanley Cummings (second in frame) and Bobo Dread (far right). (Photo Courtesy: Lloyd Cummings)

Here at URL Media, we’ve been loving a book by an exceptional Jamaican poet from Montego Bay. Safiya Sinclair’s “How to Say Babylon” opens up a seldom seen world of Rastafarian culture. Sinclair is raised in a strict Rastafarian household by a musician father desperate to make his way, and a mother who opens up her world with borrowed books and lessons from the land. Her memoir will transport you to the land of wood and water and stay lingering on your mind. 

You can catch Cummings on his show Caribbean Connection on WURD Radio in Philadelphia, every Saturday from 7pm to 10pm ET.

For more behind the scenes content, Watch The Yard hosted a panel where four HBCU students asked questions to the film’s creators: Bob Marley’s son Ziggy Marley, Actor Kingsley Ben-Adir and Director Reinaldo Marcus Green.