Best african american literature podcasts we could find (Updated June 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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At the Edge: An Afrofuturist Salon
 
Afrofuturism/Futurism: knowledge, production, performative, & liminality: At the Edge: An Afrofuturist Salon discusses ideas about Afrofuturism/Futurism, crossing cultural and racial boundaries to expand ideas about art, writing, knowledge, publishing, and production, while contending with challenges about access, virtual space, political context/challenges, and incursion of cyber cultures.
 
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African Lit Nollywood Hit
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Where African books and films collide
 
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BLACK BOOKS LIVE!
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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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Moby Dick by Herman Melville
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“Call me Ishmael” is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. With these words, opens one of the strangest and most gripping stories ever written about the sea and sea-faring. Moby Dick by Herman Melville is today considered one of the greatest novels written in America but paradoxically, it was a miserable failure when it first made its debut in 1851. Entitled Moby Dick or The Whale the book finally got its due after the author's death and is now regarded as a classic po ...
 
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The Big Idea
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Our presenters Douglas Kerr, Vanessa Collingridge and guests explore the history, meaning and significance of ideas in contemporary society. ********************************************************************************* The whole series of the Big idea is available in our podcast station Podcast: Weekly update and available after its broadcast. ********************************************************************************* Douglas Kerr Douglas Kerr is Professor in the School of English ...
 
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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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Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by Daniel Defoe
 
First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is a book that marks the beginning of realistic fiction writing in English. Its simple, linear narrative style and the semblance of being a true account and autobiographical in nature led to its great popularity when it first came out. Its original title The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York: Mariner, Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great ...
 
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Adnan Rashid
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Ustadh Adnan Rashid is active in dawah and has visited over 30 countries for this purpose. Adnan Rashid has attained a number of ijazas in hadith from reputable hadith authorities. His chains of hadith go back to the Prophet (sllallahu alaihy wa salaam)… via Shah Waliullah Dehlawi as well as Imam Shawkaani. He attained his BA with honors in history from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in history at the same university. He has appeared on ...
 
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Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads
 
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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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 ...…
 
What’s Putin Playing at and What do the Russians Think?Guest: Fred White, PhD, Professor of Russian Literature, Film and Culture, Utah Valley UniversityUS intelligence agencies and many members of Congress who’ve seen the classified reports are convinced Russia did meddle in the presidential election. A special prosecutor and several Congressio ...…
 
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 ...…
 
(Above: San Antonio Councilmembers Shirley Gonzales, Alan Warrick, Ana Sandoval, Roberto Trevino, and Rey Saldana attend a small rally outside San Antonio City Hall just hours before the city filed suit against the state over SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” ban. Photo: Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio) The cities of San Antonio and Aus ...…
 
(Above: San Antonio Councilmembers Shirley Gonzales, Alan Warrick, Ana Sandoval, Roberto Trevino, and Rey Saldana attend a small rally outside San Antonio City Hall just hours before the city filed suit against the state over SB 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities” ban. Photo: Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio) The cities of San Antonio and Aus ...…
 
Highlights Official Bulletin: War bonds, fake news, prostitutes, shoes, trucks and draft dodgers |@ 01:00 Guest: Mike Shuster on the low enthusiasm, Creel, 4 minutes men and arrests for disagreeing with the government. |@ 07:15 War In The Sky: Profile Raynal Bolling |@ 11:00 Events: Memorial day retrospective |@ 14:00 States: NY “Beyond The Tre ...…
 
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
 
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, and performers. The author chronicles a little-known story about race ...…
 
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, and performers. The author chronicles a little-known story about race ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
In the Name of the Mother: Italian Americans, African Americans, and Modernity from Booker T. Washington to Bruce Springsteen (Dartmouth, 2017) emphasizes the racial "in-betweenness" of Italian Americans rearticulated as "invisible blackness," a view that enlarges and complicates the color-based dimensions of American racial discourse. This str ...…
 
In the Name of the Mother: Italian Americans, African Americans, and Modernity from Booker T. Washington to Bruce Springsteen (Dartmouth, 2017) emphasizes the racial "in-betweenness" of Italian Americans rearticulated as "invisible blackness," a view that enlarges and complicates the color-based dimensions of American racial discourse. This str ...…
 
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Illastr8Radio's Podcast
 
Trending this week were some situations that you may need to be aware of. Beyoncé launches formation scholarship on Lemonade’s 1 year anniversary. The scholarships will be awarded to one woman from each of the following institutions: Berklee College of Music, Parsons School of Design, Howard University and Spelman College. In order to be eligib ...…
 
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Carpe Diem with Jasmine: Lessons from the Journey of Living an Empowered and Authentic Life
 
Jasmine is back from a trip to Washington, DC where she visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture and eager to learn more about a few of the exhibits she saw Jasmine is talking with Cecily Marcus, Director of Umbra: Search African American History and Curator for the Givens Collection of African American Literature in ...…
 
Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life. Today is Sunday April 23, 2017 and this is Episode 101. The National Genealogical Society Social Media Policy for Conference The National Genealogical Society has a new social media policy for its upcoming conference. No audio or video recor ...…
 
205. Part 1 of our interview with Lake Douglas. Lake is 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 Orleans ...…
 
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The History of Literature
 
The Harlem Renaissance, the great flowering of African American arts and culture in the early twentieth century, is hard to define and easy to admire. Coupled with the Great Migration, in which hundreds of thousands Southern black workers moved to the rapidly industrializing cities of the North, the Harlem Renaissance was a time of great artist ...…
 
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The History of Literature
 
The Harlem Renaissance, the great flowering of African American arts and culture in the early twentieth century, is hard to define and easy to admire. Coupled with the Great Migration, in which hundreds of thousands of Southern black workers moved to the rapidly industrializing cities of the North, the Harlem Renaissance was a time of … Continu ...…
 
We spend a lot of time on the Religious Studies Project discussing Religious Studies as a discipline or field of study, what it means to study ‘religion’ with or without quotation marks, and what exactly it is that the critical, scholarly study of societal discourses surrounding ‘religion’ might have to offer. However, up until today we have ne ...…
 
We spend a lot of time on the Religious Studies Project discussing Religious Studies as a discipline or field of study, what it means to study ‘religion’ with or without quotation marks, and what exactly it is that the critical, scholarly study of societal discourses surrounding ‘religion’ might have to offer. However, up until today we have ne ...…
 
Nineveh (Unnamed Press) In Plain View (Unnamed Press) Join Skylight Books and Unnamed Press for a celebration of another year of fantastic independent literature and new novels by Henrietta Rose-Innes and Julie Shigekuni Known throughout the world as one of the new voices of South African writing, Henrietta Rose-Innes is presenting her US debut ...…
 
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Urban Literary Review- Literary Community News!
 
Shawn Christopher is a Texas native who currently resides in the Hampton Roads area. He is pursing a masters degree in Counseling at Hampton University and simultaneously spends his time writing urban fiction novels. Shawn has been inspired by many different African American authors and describes his literature as "a testimony to the 90's era o ...…
 
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Sheree L. Greer founded The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center to showcase and support the work of ancestor, elder, and contemporary women writers of color. The author of two novels, Let the Lover be and A Return to Arms, and the short story collection, Once and Future lovers, Sheree recently published a writing g ...…
 
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