Best african american literature podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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With Good Reason
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Each week on With Good Reason, our ever-curious host Sarah McConnell takes you along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars.
 
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African Lit Nollywood Hit
Monthly+
 
Where African books and films collide
 
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BLACK BOOKS LIVE!
Rare
 
Black Books Live! seeks to address the dearth of audio material available from Black Authors. Every week, hosts Jason Harris, Cher Jey and guests will read excerpts from a Black author's classic works. Links to the print and audio copies of the featured author will be included with each episode.
 
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Black History The Gist of Freedom
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Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion in celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
 
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The Gist of Freedom Preserving American History through Black Literature . . .
 
Join us Sunday & Thursday @ 8 PM The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
 
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Souls of Black Folk, The by DU BOIS, W. E. B.
 
The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as on ...
 
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Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads
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Black Market Reads is a menu for Black literary consumption and all of its spin-offs. Featuring Black artists who love to read and write and engage in arts and culture. PRODUCER: The Givens Foundation for African American Literature PRODUCTION SERVICES: iDream.tv SEASON TWO: HOSTED BY Lissa Jones, INTRO/CLOSE Derek Emery SEASON ONE: BMR was originated by Tana Hargest on behalf of The Givens Foundation, HOSTED BY Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt, and other guest hosts as int ...
 
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The Poetry Foundation calls Gregory Pardlo, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, “a different kind of Derek Jeter.” Pardlo is the second African American male poet to win the Pulitzer and the sixth African American poet overall to capture the highly coveted honor. Pulitzer judges praise Pardlo’s prize winning book, “Digest” as literatu ...…
 
Host Mubarakah Ibrahim speaks to award winning author Umm Juwayriyah about African American Muslim literature and the lives that inspire her writing.
 
Wynton Marsalis joined us for Behind The Note Podcast today! We talked many things including leadership, building a team, and turning vision into reality.Rate Behind The Note Podcast on the platform you're using right now to read this script and to listen to the show.Press Play. Enjoy. Share. ---------------------------------------------------- ...…
 
July 10, 2017 – Segment 2 We hosted a special 1997 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, when I interviewed cultural critic, feminist theorist, activist, and author Bell Hooks on her memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood. Hooks has published more than 30 books, held positions as Professor of African-American Studies and English at Yale Un ...…
 
July 10, 2017 – Segment 2 We hosted a special 1997 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, when I interviewed cultural critic, feminist theorist, activist, and author Bell Hooks on her memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood. Hooks has published more than 30 books, held positions as Professor of African-American Studies and English at Yale Un ...…
 
Highlights History: Pershing’s 4th of July 1917 |@ 01:30 History: Race riots in East St. Louis |@ 03:45 Feature: US Official Bulletin - Logistics |@ 06 :00 Guest: Joe Johnson, Logistics Expert: Defense Acquisition University |@ 10:30 Guest: Mike Shuster, Espionage Act attack on bill of rights |@ 15:50 News: President Donald Trump heading to Par ...…
 
In this podcast, Judith Weisenfeld talks to Brad Stoddard about her new book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Depression. In this book, Weisenfeld explores several social groups in the early 1900s who combined religious and racial rhetoric to fashion new identities. These groups include the Nation of Isla ...…
 
In this podcast, Judith Weisenfeld talks to Brad Stoddard about her new book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Depression. In this book, Weisenfeld explores several social groups in the early 1900s who combined religious and racial rhetoric to fashion new identities. These groups include the Nation of Isla ...…
 
This week my co-host Erica Lewis takes us to North Beach, a neighborhood famous for literature and music, and she reads a poem from her new collection Mary Wants to Be a Superwoman about her black, white and Cherokee heritage. Somehow we couldn’t fit in the fact that Flower Piano is back at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, or that this week ...…
 
Annette is an African-American, a Kansan, a poet, a playwright, an actress and a nurse, based in Topeka, KS. Since 2015, Annette has immersed herself in the boundless waters of writing and sharing her poetry and prose, and inspiring others. She has written two collections of poetry, and numerous one-act plays and short stories. Known for her pe ...…
 
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The Religious Studies Project
 
In this interview, M. Cooper Harriss, author the book Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Theology, discusses his thoughts on the unseen theological dimensions of Ralph Ellison’s writings. Harriss begins with the figure of Ellison, whose novel, Invisible Man, offers a now-classic metaphor (“invisibility”) depicting the socio-cultural and political issues ...…
 
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The Religious Studies Project
 
In this interview, M. Cooper Harriss, author the book Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Theology, discusses his thoughts on the unseen theological dimensions of Ralph Ellison’s writings. Harriss begins with the figure of Ellison, whose novel, Invisible Man, offers a now-classic metaphor (“invisibility”) depicting the socio-cultural and political issues ...…
 
212. We interview Wayne Self about his musical Upstairs about the UpStairs Lounge Fire. The UpStairs Lounge arson attack took place on June 24, 1973 at a gay bar located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Thirty-two people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation. Wayne wrote the musical Upstairs about the fire. Until the Pulse Nightclub ...…
 
Highlights Official Bulletin: War bonds, fake news, prostitutes, shoes, trucks and draft dodgers |@ 01:00Guest: Mike Shuster on the low enthusiasm, Creel, 4 minutes men and arrests for disagreeing with the government. |@ 07:15War In The Sky: Profile Raynal Bolling |@ 11:00Events: Memorial day retrospective |@ 14:00States: NY “Beyond The Trenche ...…
 
How can the humanities help to recover and celebrate the literature, history, and arts of African-American communities in West Baltimore? Lawrence Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Departments of English and History at Johns Hopkins University, tells us about his new initiative, set to operate through JHU’s Center for Africana S ...…
 
KQED’s Cy Musiker and Rachael Myrow share their picks for great events around the Bay Area this week. First things first: thanks to Suzie Racho and Gabe Meline for filling in these past few weeks while my wife and I were on the road in Eastern California and Southern Utah. Meanwhile, our arts and entertainment cup runneth over with the opening ...…
 
How can the humanities help to recover and celebrate the literature, history, and arts of African-American communities in West Baltimore? Lawrence Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Departments of English and History at Johns Hopkins University, tells us about his new initiative, set to operate through JHU’s Center for Africana S ...…
 
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Pediatric Emergency Playbook
 
Myocardial infarction (MI) in children is uncommon, but underdiagnosed. This is due to two main factors: the etiologies are varied; and the presenting symptoms are “atypical”. We need a mental metal detector! Case examples Congenital Two main presentations of MI due to congenital lesions: novel and known. The novel presentation is at risk for u ...…
 
How do high school students handle racism? Hannah shares how her decision to enroll in a 10th grade African American Literature class led to some uncomfortable revelations about life in her hometown. Story told by Hannah Miller
 
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The Wheeler Centre
 
I don’t feel beholden to whatever role people are or aren’t imagining for me. Colson Whitehead There is only one living writer whose work has traversed the subjects of slavery, poker, commercial nomenclature and zombies. Colson Whitehead is audacious, inventive and utterly unpredictable. This singular voice in American literature joins host Mic ...…
 
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The Wheeler Centre
 
I don’t feel beholden to whatever role people are or aren’t imagining for me. Colson Whitehead There is only one living writer whose work has traversed the subjects of slavery, poker, commercial nomenclature and zombies. Colson Whitehead is audacious, inventive and utterly unpredictable. This singular voice in American literature joins host Mic ...…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture (New York University Press, 2017), uncovers the dynamic experiments of a group of black writers, artists,…
 
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Contemporary Black Canvas
 
In this week’s episode of Contemporary Black Canvas, we had the pleasure of interviewing scholar GerShun Avilez about his most recent book, Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism. In Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism, Dr. Avilez challenges the belief that the Black Arts Movement was a “dead end” and instead asks “What if ...…
 
How did a kid from Harlem become the biggest heroin dealer in upstate New York, almost overnight? And what would it take for him to turn his back on a mountain of cash?L. Abdul-Kenyatta has performed as a workshop facilitator and motivational speaker. He is a poet, storyteller, jazz and blues vocalist and a novelist. He was an actor with the Sa ...…
 
209. We interview New Orleans writer Ambata Kazi-Nance. Ambata writes from the perspective of an African-American woman who is also Muslim, living in a city and a culture that don't always know what to make of these characteristics. "The mistake often made by well-meaning people is to say that we’re all the same. We are all the same, in the sen ...…
 
Episode #12 of Rewrite Radio features a stirring conversation between two writers who also illustrate books for children. Arree Chung, best known for his book NINJA!, first met Ashley Bryan at a conference almost ten years ago when he was still an aspiring author. Then as now, Ashley Bryan was a living legend in the literary world. At the age o ...…
 
Associate editors Curtis Woods and Justin Clark discuss their upcoming book that compiles literature from the African American Christian tradition with general editor Walter Strickland.
 
Lionel Bascom, a writing instructor at Western Connecticut State University, has a thing about Harlem. He spent part of his childhood there and as a scholar he has studied it ever since. His latest book, “Harlem: The Crucible of Modern African American Culture,” shows that not only did the flowering of African-American literature and music endu ...…
 
LaShaunda Hoffman stops by "Talking with Authors" to share her book, "Building Online Relationships: One Reader At A Time". LaShaunda has been involved with books and the promotion of books for over seventeen years. LaShaunda created and managed the web site "Shades of Romance" (SORMAG) to create a space for lovers of romance literature focused ...…
 
206. Part 2 of our interview with Lake Douglas. Lake is an associate professor of landscape architecture and associate dean of research and development at the LSU College of Art & Design. He wrote Gardens of New Orleans: Exquisite Excess with Jeanette Hardy and pictures by Richard Sexton. The book was named the 2001 book of the year by New Orle ...…
 
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