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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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    • 4.5 • 92 Ratings

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 51: An Introduction to Octavia Butler & ’Kindred’

    Episode 51: An Introduction to Octavia Butler & ’Kindred’

    Hey, readers,
    We're doing something special this episode! In preparation of FX's new series Kindred, which will stream on Hulu beginning Dec. 13, we've decided to study up and learn more about the book and its genius author, Octavia Butler.
    Join us as we share some cool info about Ms. Butler, including what she had to say about her ability to write the future with eerie accurateness. Fun fact: The people at NASA are some real sci-fi nerds. Our girl Octavia has not one but two(!) astronomical features named after her.
    Then, we dig into Kindred, Butler's most iconic title. We've discussed a Kindred adaptation before, but this time we really get into Dana's struggle. Not only does she have to deal with one ancestor who's a racist slaveowner and another who hates her, she also has to put up with her husband's shit!
    Listen in and get ready for the first-ever TV adaptation of Kindred!
    Be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
    Thanks to our sponsor FX for supporting us with this episode. And as always, thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 50: The Color Purple (Part 2)

    Episode 50: The Color Purple (Part 2)

    Hey, readers! We're continue our celebration of Black Chick Lit with the second part of our discussion of the Black girl classic, The Color Purple by Alice Walker. We read the book and watched Steven Spielburg's 1986 film, made famous by Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and, the Queen of the Nineties herself, Oprah!
    Be cure to check out the first part of our conversation if you missed it. We finish up by discussing the tragic story of Sophia, that time Celie got a bit murder-y and the redemption of ol' down dirty Mr. _____.
    Don't forget: In celebration of our pod-iversary, we're giving away four $30 gift cards to Amazon! Treat yourself to some books or a few months of Kindle Unlimited! All you need to do is follow us on Twitter at @blackchicklit and quote tweet us sharing your favorite moment from The Color Purple.
    If you want to be among our favorite people in the world, support us over on Pateron.  As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Bryonna, Catherine, Claire, Ellen, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Martel, Montara, Noella, Ruth, Therese and Whitney.
    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 27 min
    Episode 49: The Color Purple (Part 1)

    Episode 49: The Color Purple (Part 1)

    Hey, readers!
    We're celebrating six years of Black Chick Lit with a discussion of the Black girl classic, The Color Purple by Alice Walker. We read the book and watched Steven Spielburg's 1986 film, made famous by Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and, the Queen of the Nineties herself, Oprah!
    You know what this book is about. So, join us as we talk about Ms. Celie, THE Shug Avery, and that low-down dirty dog Mr. ______. We'll finish up the conversation in two weeks, so be sure to join us then, too!
    Don't forget: In celebration of our pod-iversary, we're giving away four $30 gift cards to Amazon! Treat yourself to some books or a few months of Kindle Unlimited! Listen in for more details.
    If you want to be among our favorite people in the world, support us over on Pateron. Rewards include a shout-out on every episode of the podcast and exclusive audio/chats.
    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Bryonna, Catherine, Claire, Ellen, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Martel, Montara, Noella, Ruth, Therese and Whitney.
    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 23 min
    Episode 48: A Glimmer of Death

    Episode 48: A Glimmer of Death

    This winter, we got cozy with the podcast's first cozy mystery. We read A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley, the first in the Odessa Jones series. We loved the characters in this book — and there are a bunch of them.
    There's Charlie, Dessa's a*****e boss/murder victim; Harley, her co-worker, whose innocence Dessa is tasked with proving; and Lennox, a former cop turned BBQ pit master who thinks Dessa is in way over her head. We gossip about all of them and their mess.
    We also chat about new trucks, black women and fiber arts, and planes versus trains.
    If you want to be among our favorite people in the world, support us over on Pateron. Rewards include a shout-out on every episode of the podcast and exclusive audio/chats.
    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Bryonna, Catherine, Claire, Ellen, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Martel, Montara, Noella, Ruth, Therese and Whitney.
    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 30 min
    Episode 47: Butterfly

    Episode 47: Butterfly

    Urban Fic Month may be delayed but it’s never canceled.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    BCL Chat: The Horror

    BCL Chat: The Horror

    In this episode, we're joined by a special guest, Frank, to discuss another of our favorite genres: horror! Why does it share in common with romance? What defines a work of horror? And why are people trying so hard to "elevate" the genre?
    We also brainstorm the perfect romance for Frank to try and list off a dozen of different horror recs.
    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, Claire, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Lauren, 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 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

twodejia ,

New listener and I love it here!

I asked Siri for podcasts featuring Black women who read and was blessed with Black Chick Lit. A bittersweet find because I should be listening to an audiobook but…🤷🏾‍♀️ I can’t resist! Dani and Mollie are fun(ny), insightful and relatable. When I saw there was an older Ice Planet Barbarians episode, I knew this was where I needed to be!

M.R1992 ,

Funny and insightful

I have a blast listening to these hosts recap the books they choose, and I’ve learned a lot about genres I never considered before (like urban fiction). Very fun to listen to!

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.

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