Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads
By The Givens Foundation for African American Literature
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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 MUSIC: Sarah White - Through People [M¥K Remix] BMR is made possible through the generous support of our individual donors, Target Foundation, and the voters of Minnesota, through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
||CleanEpisode 34 - A. Rafael Johnson||On this episode, Lissa Jones sits down with author A. Rafael Johnson. He was named a Kimbilio Fellow in African American Fiction in 2014. Last year he published his first novel, The Through, which was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Dr. Artika Tyner||Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32 - Sonya Renee Taylor||The Body Is Not An Apology||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Desiree Cooper||Desiree Cooper, author of the award-winning short fiction collection Know the Mother talks with host Lissa Jones about the complexities of motherhood and the ways that motherhood interacts, and at times conflicts, with the many other roles that...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Mary Moore Easter||In this episode, Lissa Jones talks with writer Mary Moore Easter about history, family, poetry, and her newly published poetry collection titled The Body of the World (Mad Hat Press). Copies of The Body of the World can be purchased...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Alexs D. Pate||On this episode, host Lissa Jones talks with author and educator Alexs Pate. Pate Is the author of five novels, including the New York Times Bestseller Amistad, as well as a collection of poetry, and the non-fiction work In the Heart of the Beat:...||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Screenwriter Michael Starrbury||Michael Starburry is a screenwriter and actor known for the film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, which starred Jennifer Hudson and Anthony Mackie, and the animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights which has run for two seasons on Comedy..||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Dr. Damani Phillips||Host Lissa Jones sits down with Dr. Damani Phillips. Dr. Phillips is an active performer, educator and composer. He currently serves as associate professor of jazz Studies and African-American studies at the University of Iowa, where he teaches...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Joy Dolo, founding member of Blackout Improv||In this episode, Lissa Jones speaks with Twin Cites based actress, comedian, and educator Joy Dolo of Blackout Improv. Dolo is a founding member of Blackout, Minnesota’s first and only all-Black improv ensemble whose performances use sketch comedy,...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Justice Alan Page||In the season three premier, host Lissa Jones sits down with retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page to discuss his children's books, advocacy work, and optimism. Justice Alan Page is widely recognized for his groundbreaking legal career, as..||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Duchess Harris, JD. PhD. on Race and Policing||Author and Historian Duchess Harris returns to Black Market Reads, this time to speak with host Lissa Jones to discuss her newest book Race and Policing which will be published in September by Abdo Publishing. Duchess and Lissa discuss the complex...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Author Erica Armstrong Dunbar||In this episode, host Lissa Jones speaks with Erica Armstrong Dunbar about her recent work, Never Caught: The Washington's Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge. Dunbar is an author and historian focusing on the...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Author James McBride||James McBride is the Author of five books, and winner of the 2013 National Book Award||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati, Professor Emeritus American Studies at Macalester College||Host Lissa Jones talks with Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati at Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe in St. Paul, MN||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Writers Carolyn Holbrook and David Lawrence Grant||A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Author Sharon G. Flake; Artist Robin Hickman and Curator Hawona Sullivan Janzen||What does it mean to love the skin you're in? Lisa Jones in conversation with Sharon G. Flake, Robin Hickman, and Hawona Sullivan Janzen||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Duchess Harris, JD. PHD with Lissa Jones||Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - J.California Cooper Remembered with Beverly Cottman||In this episode we honor the work of playwright and author J. California Cooper with a selection of recordings from her appearance at the 2011 Givens Literary Luncheon sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Our host for this episode is Beverly...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Zetta Elliott with Shannon Gibney||Author, playwright, and essayist Zetta Elliott talks with Shannon Gibney about her experiences with the publishing industry that eventually led to the creation of her own independent imprint Rosetta Press. She has published over 20 books for...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Book Club with "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty||Special guests Irna Landrum and LaCora Bradford join Erin and Junauda in this week's episode as we gather in a Book Club edition of Black Market Reads to discuss The Sellout by Paul Beatty. Listen up, the read the book, and the NY Times review. Then...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Bookclub: See No Color by Shannon Gibney||On this episode, Erin and Junauda are joined by Namir Fearce and Case Wilson, two youth readers, who got to interview author Shannon Gibney about her debut young adult novel, See No Color. Readers then discuss the novel's themes, which include...||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - More Than a Single Storyteller||with Nothando Zulu, Beverly Cottman, and Michael Kleber-Diggs||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Entrepreneurs, 80s icons, and poets||Entrepreneurs, 80s icons in cultural context, and poets||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - 2015 Givens Emerging Writers Showcase||Emerging writers, micro aggressions, and more||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - Blues Vision Book Club||Blues Vision|African American Writing from Minnesota||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Black Whimsy and Struggle||Black Whimsy and Struggle||12/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - Bookclub: Loving Day by Mat Johnson||Banter about Minnesota the mixed mecca, and book club discussion||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Loving Day, Interview with Mat Johnson||Interview with Mat Johnson and Book Club illuminating Loving Day||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - If You're Nasty: A Janet Jackson Inspired Literary Salon||With Emcee Danez Smith and special guests Kamia Watson, Khary Jackson, Sha Cage and Tish Jones||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - Dreamers: the Architects of the Future||The Convening: Resistance & Rebellion - Part 2||11/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Book Club: Octavia's Brood||Anthology of science fiction stories inspired by Octavia Butler||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Voices Convening: Resistance & Rebellion||Resistance & Rebellion||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Dean Moss, Multi-disciplinary artist discusses johnbrown||Dean Moss||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - Roxane Gay: The Baddest Feminist||Roxane Gay author of The Bad Feminist||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Definitely a great podcast. Awesome speaking topics, great questions asked.
BMR is my go to podcast for insightful, intelligent, entertaining, and culturally specific conversation. Erin and Junauda Rock!
For the love of culture.
The best books, interesting authors, wonderful guests and fantastic conversation.
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