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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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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.

    Episode 42: Such A Fun Age

    Episode 42: Such A Fun Age

    We're digging into all the -isms in this episode, y'all. We read Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid, which takes a sharp look at racism, classism and all the ways they can f**k up our lives.
    We read as Emira struggles to manage two flavors of problematic white people: her overcompensating, liberal #girlboss boss and her wanna-be-down love interest. They're both a mess and we hate them both!
    Listen in for a discussion on the insidiousness of microagressions, the cult of motherhood and how #ZaraWasRight.
    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including video and podcast outtakes. As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Brittney, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Martel, Melissa, Sylvia, Therese, Whitney and YM.
    We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    BCL Chat: The Outrage Machine and Book Publishing

    BCL Chat: The Outrage Machine and Book Publishing

    Hey, readers. Life really came and kicked some of us in the teeth, but we're back, we got all our shots and we're talking books.
    Bad news is good news, it turns out. Join us as we catch up, talk Simon & Schuster's complete lack of f***s and accept the fact that we are, in fact, nerds on a power trip. We also try to figure out what Middle Grade is and whether it's just for middle-schoolers. (Turns out, no!)

    QUESTION: What are your favorite middle grade books for an 8 year old who is reading above her age?
    — Black Chick Lit (@blackchicklit) April 25, 2021


    Be sure to join us later this month when we talk Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.
    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including video and podcast outtakes. As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Brittney, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Martel, Melissa, Sylvia, Therese, Whitney and YM.
    We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
    Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 41: The Cartel

    Episode 41: The Cartel

    Happy 2021, lovely listeners! It's our favorite time of the year: Urban Fic Month. (Okay, so we were still a little hungover from 2020 and this episode is a tad late. Forgive us!)
    This year, we read a classic: The Cartel, by Ashley & JaQuavis. There's money, romance, murder and a lot of anti-Haitian sentiment. It's uncomfortable. There's also some "sexy" farting (or should we say queuing?), a graphic castration and a whole lot of colorism. Get the alcohol ready, because this one is wild.
    Trigger warning for a mention of rape and discussion of homophobia starting at 1:07:40.
    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including video and podcast outtakes.
    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Adoria, Ali, Brittney, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Maria, Martel, Melissa, Montara, Sylvia, Terri, Therese, Whitney and YM.
    We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n.
    And thanks to YOU for listening! In this episode:
    The Burning God by R.F. Kuang
    Lead From the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams
    Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams
    Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
    Deacon King Kong by James McBride

    • 2 hr 21 min
    BCL Chat: Hindsight is 2020

    BCL Chat: Hindsight is 2020

    We’re wrapping up 2020 by talking about all the things we did (and didn’t do) to keep our heads above water. Sister Sistermarathon anyone?
    Topics include:
    Dr. Jill Biden
    Booktube shenanigans
    a campaign to get Dani to play Mass Effect
    Mollie saying Dallinar a lot
    and a reflection on our very social year
    Thanks as always to our generous patrons — we’ve got a ton of extras from this episode coming your way! Shout out to Martel, Jennifer, Ansela, Therese, Melissa, Catherine, Katie, Emily, LaToya, Ali, Kat, Montara, Maria, Adoria, Frank, Ellen, Sylvia, Bryonna and Curtis.
    And thanks to Suite45 for use of our theme, Jonse’n.
    We’ll see you all in 2021 for Urban Lit January!

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Episode 40: Cinderella is Dead ft. Colored Pages Book Club Podcast

    Episode 40: Cinderella is Dead ft. Colored Pages Book Club Podcast

    The children are alright. We just don't know what the hell they're doing.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 39: When No One is Watching

    Episode 39: When No One is Watching

    What’s this? Another special guest?!
    This week we read When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole, and we’re not gonna lie, the discussion goes in some weird places (apologies in advance to Robo X). 
    This is a thriller and it’s SPOILER FREE YA’LL, so you really have no excuse to download, listen, then go read this book!
    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Martel, Jennifer, Ansela, Therese, Melissa, Catherine, Katie, Emily, LaToya, Ali, Kat, Montara, Maria, Adoria, Frank, Ellen, Sylvia, Bryonna and Curtis.
    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including a read-along vlog and some clips from this episode that were cut for time (wait, who is reading my period tracker?).
    We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
    Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!
    In this episode:
    Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
    The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan
    I Want My Hat Bac by Jon Klassen
    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
    This is how the robot uprising starts

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Sjh112 ,

The Wedding Date Episode

I’m late to this party! You ladies made me laughed out loud so many times. I was also commenting out loud about this book. You were so on point, my biggest problem with the book was the Elephant in the room place for conflict... interracial relationship. I feel like they glossed over it SO much! Being in an interracial relationship & marriage it is a REGULAR issue from day one. You never even knew if they dated white/black person before. The cultural aspect was absent as well. Especially if the author wanted to appeal to all audiences, this would have been so much more interesting and relatable. I’m a Latina and had the exact same thoughts as all of you. Great book discussion.

LuminousLuke ,

Happy Subscriber

Black Chick Lit rules, and you should absolutely listen. Plain and simple!

Luke
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38BlackBirds ,

Finally a podcast where the hosts read the book!

This podcast is so much fun. Dani and Mollie are funny and insightful. So many podcasts discuss books but don't offer anything concrete. I want to know what you thought of the book! Dani and Mollie will tell you what they thought--good and bad--and tell it hilariously. They deal with the serious stuff too but the podcast never feels like an "I'm woker than thou" session. Just a really fun, funny hour with two magnetic ladies. Also, excellent book choices not just dictated by what's hot.

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