On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with musician and drummer PATTY SCHEMEL. She has played or recorded with bands like Doll Squad, Hole. Juliette and the Licks, Pink, Imperial Teen, the Death Valley Girls and many more. Her new book is HIT SO HARD: A MEMOIR recounts her long and harrowing addiction to heroin and crack all the while playing in those same bands and how she finally found a meaningful life away from addiction.
Joni Mitchell is the iconic singer-songwriter, one of the greatest songwriters of all time and the subject of this episodes Inquiry. We talk with DAVID YAFFE, critic, writer, and professor of humanities at Syracuse University. His new book is a lively and fascinating biography of this musical legend: RECKLESS DAUGHTER: A PORTRAIT OF JONI MITCHELL.