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Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

by Pushkin Industries

Writer and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club Glory Edim is a book lover who brings readers and writers together to celebrate the written word. Expanding on the community she built in 2015, Well-Read Black Girl is the literary kickback you never knew you needed. Each week, Glory sits in deep, honest and close conversation with authors like Tarana Burke, Min Jin Lee, Anita Hill, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Acevedo and more. You’ll also meet WRBG Book Club members, literacy advocates, and Black booksellers to hear what they’re reading and what it means to be well-read. Join Glory through this current cultural moment – where art, justice and literature collide – and pay homage to the literary legacies of the women who paved the way. You’ll laugh, cry, connect and build space for kinship in a shared love of literature. Tune in, turn the page, and join the celebration.

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Episodes

From McCartney: A Life in Lyrics — Eleanor Rigby

19m · Published 04 Oct 04:00

Here’s a preview from a podcast from iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries, McCartney: A Life in Lyrics.

Face cream, a Bristol liquor business, and a lifelong reverence for the elderly are just a few of the rather ordinary and disparate inspirations Paul McCartney brought together in the creation of a masterpiece: “Eleanor Rigby.” In this episode, McCartney and Paul Muldoon tease out the song's lyrical inspirations and discuss the influence a Bernard Herrman score for a Hitchcock film had on the lead single from 1966’s “Revolver."

Hear McCartney: A Life in Lyrics every Wednesday, available wherever you get your podcasts.

(The series was produced by Pejk Malinovski and Sara McCrea; edited by Dan O’Donnell and Sophie Crane; mastered by Jason Gambrell with sound design by Pejk Malinovski. And executive produced by Leital Molad, Justin Richmond, Lee Eastman and Scott Rodger.

Thanks to Lee Eastman, Richard Ewbank, Scott Rodger, Aoife Corbett and Steve Ithell.)

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Becoming King from Where There’s a Will

4m · Published 17 Nov 08:00

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 one-of-a-kind production performed by incarcerated individuals. He asks: What makes Shakespeare a force of transformation and transcendence behind bars?

You can hear more episodes of Where There’s a Will at https://link.chtbl.com/wrbgshakespare

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From Inside Voice: Lake Bell on Style Shifting and Code Switching

15m · Published 08 Nov 08:00

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 insidevoiceaudiobook.com, Audible, Apple Books, Spotify, and wherever audiobooks are sold.

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Navigating Interracial Friendships with Some Of My Best Friends Are

12m · Published 01 Nov 07:00

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 author Saladin Ambar about his new book, Stars and Shadows: The Politics of Interracial Friendship from Jefferson to Obama. Through famous bonds ranging from Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, to Barack Obama and Joe Biden, they explore the dynamics, benefits, and difficulties of cultivating interracial friendships. Hear the full episode, and more from Some of My Best Friends Are, at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/sbfs2?sid=wrbg. 

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Introducing Story of the Week with Joel Stein

11m · Published 20 Oct 07:00

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 rock groupie turned hacker who had huge corporations at her mercy. These are stories you’ll tell your friends about. Stories that stick with you long after you forget whatever headline you just doom-scrolled through. Listen to Story of the Week at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/sotw?sid=wrbg.

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From The Happiness Lab: The Joy of Being a Fan

34m · Published 12 Sep 07:00

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 geek-vangelist) Wil Wheaton. Hear more from The Happiness Lab at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/thls5?sid=wrbg.

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Listen to This: Stacey Abrams on Talk Easy

50m · Published 10 Jul 07:00

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 Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tewrbg.

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Tayari Jones Writes to Heal Her Readers

37m · Published 17 May 07:00

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. 

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Viola Davis and the Joy of Being Alive

37m · Published 17 May 07:00

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. 

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Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ on Writing The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois

33m · Published 03 May 06:00

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.

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Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim has 26 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 11:32:03. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on August 16th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on February 14th, 2024 19:13.

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