Sharing a preview of a new Pushkin show, Where There’s a Will, which searches for the surprising places Shakespeare shows up outside the theater. You’ll hear Shakespeare helping autistic kids to communicate, shaping religious observances, in the Oval Office, and even at the center of a deadly riot in New York City. Uncover the ways Shakespeare endures in our modern society, and what that says about us. In this preview, host Barry Edelstein visits California’s Centinela State Prison for a...
Published 11/17/22
In her new Pushkin audiobook Inside Voice: My Obsession with How We Sound, actress/writer/director/producer Lake Bell explored style shifting and code switching with the brilliant linguist John Baugh. In this excerpt, you'll hear him unpack the unique linguistic heritage of those who trace their ancestry to individuals who were enslaved Africans. You’ll also hear Kunal Nayyar, who played Raj on The Big Bang Theory.  And yes, that is his real accent.  Inside Voice is available at...
Published 11/08/22
We're sharing a preview of Some of My Best Friends Are, another podcast from Pushkin. Harvard professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and journalist Ben Austen are friends, one Black and one white, who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago. On Some of My Best Friends Are, Khalil and Ben, along with their guests, have critical conversations that are at once personal, political, and playful, about the absurdities and intricacies of race in America.In this preview, Khalil and Ben talk with...
Published 11/01/22
Here's a preview of a new podcast from Pushkin Industries, Story of the Week with journalist Joel Stein. On Story of the Week, Joel chooses an article that fascinates him, convinces the writer to tell him about it, and then interrupts a good conversation by talking about himself. Sometimes the story will be the one everyone is talking about, like the New Yorker article on smoking hallucinogenic toads. Other times we’ll find a story you might have missed, like the one in the Verge about the...
Published 10/20/22
Here's a preview from another Pushkin show, The Happiness Lab. Have you ever really loved a book series, a boyband, a TV show, or a celebrity? We're often too embarrassed to admit adoring some things for fear that we'll be seen as frivolous or childish - but we may be missing out on the happiness benefits that geeking out can bring. Dr. Laurie Santos explores the joy of fandom with Benedict Cumberbatch obsessive Tabitha Carvan, YA author Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Star Trek actor (and...
Published 09/12/22
We’re sharing a special episode from another Pushkin podcast, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso. Every week on Talk Easy, Sam invites an activist, artist, or politician to come to the table and speak from the heart – in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Today, you’ll hear a recent conversation Sam had with Stacey Abrams. They discuss her Gubernatorial race in Georgia, the human toll of voter suppression, the role of writing in her life, and so much more. You can hear more from Talk...
Published 07/10/22
Glory speaks with actor and author Viola Davis about her new memoir, Finding Me. In the final episode of this season, Viola gets candid about books as a means of escape during her difficult childhood and how she and her sisters found salvation in literature while living in poverty in Rhode Island. Glory and Viola also talk about the author’s writing process and how this book became her legacy.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/17/22
Glory speaks with author Tayari Jones about her award-winning novel An American Marriage. In this episode, the women talk about the healing power of Tayari’s work, her long writing process, and the value of sisterhood in her life. Glory also talks about a heartfelt memento she received from the author that she keeps close by on her own writing desk.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/17/22
Glory speaks with poet and author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers about her award-winning debut novel, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. In this episode, Honorée opens up about being inspired by poet Lucille Clifton and about reading Tolstoy at an early age. She also shares her Soul Train scramble board-style writing process and how her faith deepened her love of the written word. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/03/22
Today, an episode from another podcast we think you'll like: Design Matters with Debbie Millman from the TED Audio Collective. Each week Debbie sits down with an exceptionally creative person to explore how they design the arc of their lives. In this episode, Ashley C. Ford joins to discuss her memoir “Somebody’s Daughter,” capturing a complex childhood shaped by family secrets, incarceration, and resilience. To hear more of these intimate conversations, including one that just released with...
Published 04/26/22
Glory talks to poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo about her books Clap When You Land and The Poet X. They discuss Elizabeth’s research process for writing poetry versus writing novels in verse. In this episode, they also talk about how music influenced Elizabeth’s early poetry, and how hip hop gave her the tools to talk about her neighborhood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/19/22
We're sharing a special preview of the Forever Dog podcast, Just Between Us with Allison and Gaby. Hosted by writers Allison Raskin & Gaby Dunn, Just Between Us is a variety show that is filled with heartfelt advice, ridiculous games, and some of the most honest talk you'll hear on a podcast! From discussions on mental health to relationships to interviews with some of the most fascinating people you can think of, Just Between Us really feels like you're in a deep conversation with...
Published 04/12/22
Glory is joined by Nikole Hannah-Jones!
Published 04/05/22
Glory is joined by Brit Bennett!
Published 03/22/22
Glory talks to author Deesha Philyaw about her National Book Award finalist debut collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. In this episode, they explore Black women’s complex relationship with the church, how Deesha crafts her bold characters, and why writers — especially writers of color — should not play small. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 03/08/22
Glory talks to culture critic and author Zeba Blay about her book Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture and creating space for Black women to heal. In this episode, they explore Zeba’s mental health journey, how the internet shaped her writing, and why her work centers Black life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 03/01/22
Published 02/25/22
Glory catches up with actress and author Gabrielle Union to talk about her latest book You Got Anything Stronger? In this episode, they also talk about Gabrielle’s lifelong love of reading, how some of her most iconic roles still bring her joy, and how writing and living without fear bring her closer to her best life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 02/22/22
In this week’s episode of Bookmarks, Glory chats it up with Well-Read Black Girl member Petrushka Bazin Larsen about how the book club became a safe space to build sisterhood and exchange ideas. Glory also gives insightful advice on what to expect when starting a podcast. And, she lets us in on what she’s reading this week — hint: there’s intrigue, secrets and all the church tea to be spilled. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 02/18/22