Black Chick Lit

Hosted ByDanielle & Mollie

Black Chick Lit is a twice-monthly podcast that talks books by and for black women. Join Dani and Mollie as they talk prose, drink wine and laugh at their own jokes.

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BCL Chat: What Book Must Every Black Woman Read?

School, work, birthdays. Life hit us hard, y’all. Octavia Butler’s Kindred is next on our schedule and we’re recording this week. To make up for the loooonnnnnnng delay, we’ve got our first-ever bonus episode! Earlier this

Episode 8: Binti and Binti: Home

This episode is a two-for-one special. We read both Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti and Binti: Home. Listen in for a discussion about diversity in sci-fi, the power of lotion and Steven Universe. We promise it all makes sense in context.

Episode 7: There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

Did you know only 6.7 percent of Americans have read poetry in the past 12 months? We’ve joined these exclusive few and sit down to discuss Morgan Parker’s There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. 

Episode 6: This Could Be Us But You Playin’

We kicked off 2017 by diving right into genre fic. Specifically, urban fiction. We read This could Be Us But You Playin‘ by Cachet. Mollie lays out the plot, Danielle remains bougie and bitter, and in the end, we take up that age-old debate

Episode 5: Bye, 2016

No specific book this month. To celebrate the new year, we look back on some of the titles that helped us survive the dumpster fire that is 2016. Mentioned titles include The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, An Extraordinary Union by Aylssa Cole a

Episode 4: Swing Time

Heads up: The word “bougie” comes up a lot in this episode. This month, we discuss British author Zadie Smith’s fifth release — Swing Time — complain about Audible and somehow finish up with an analysis of black female storylines

Episode 3: We Love You, Charlie Freeman

We are oh-for-two on knowing what it is we’re actually reading. This episode, we talk Kaitlyn Greenridge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman, an eerie and uncomfortable examination of race, communication and family. Tune in for anxiety atta

Episode 2: Another Brooklyn

We came back! This month, we read Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn and loved it. The book has been long-listed for a National Book Award in fiction and it’s well deserved. Join us for a conversation about the book’s beautifu

Episode 1: Queen Sugar

It’s our first ever podcast! Join us every month as we read and discuss a new book featuring black women writers and characters. This month’s selection is Natalie Baszile’s Queen Sugar.

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