Episode Five: The Closeness of Boxing

Is boxing just about violence and aggression? Could fighting possibly be a way for us to get closer to each other? Stanford literary scholars join forces with an East Palo Alto community gym to learn more about the push and pull of closeness and intimacy in our human experience.

Our theme music is "Look Up Often" by Inquisitor.

After you listen, see the rest of the story in the accompanying video of our time "In the Field" meeting the community of the East Palo Alto Boxing Club.

Video credit: Mark Hanlon for The Human Angle

Special thanks for this episode go to the East Palo Alto Boxing Club. Go to their website to get involved or just to learn more about this community program.

Click to learn more about the scholars leading the project, Friederike Knüpling and Vincent Barletta.

Below is an audiovisual portrait of the East Palo Alto Boxing Club. This video is not a production of The Human Angle. It is edited and directed by Tom Winterbottom with photos by Laura Méndez Barletta.