When Detroit Institute of Arts Security Guard Roderick Walker greets the Museum’s Director, Salvador Salort-Pons, he asks an important question: “How is the force today?”
The two colleagues have bonded over the fact that they both believe in the strength of “the force” referenced in Star Wars movies. In this StoryCorps Detroit segment, Salort-Pons interviews Walker about his life growing up and the role art played in it.
Want to hear more from Roderick Walker? Turns out he cohosts a podcast called Cool Nerds Unite that covers comics, television, movies and more.
StoryCorps Detroit is hosted by Sascha Raiyn. This episode was produced by Laura Herberg. The interview featured in this episode was edited by Ron Lyons and originally recorded by StoryCorps at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. The StoryCorps Detroit theme music is by Will Sessions.