36 episodes

Coffee and Books podcast is hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, a noted author, social commentator, professor, and owner of a coffee shop and bookstore in Philadelphia named Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. In each episode he chats with authors and prominent public figures who share the backstory behind their latest book. An organic conversation that flows naturally from the book at hand, through the writer’s journey, and of course, the author’s own taste in books. The tone is curious and smart, informal and enlightening - covering everything from Malcolm X to Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 375 Ratings

Coffee and Books podcast is hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, a noted author, social commentator, professor, and owner of a coffee shop and bookstore in Philadelphia named Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. In each episode he chats with authors and prominent public figures who share the backstory behind their latest book. An organic conversation that flows naturally from the book at hand, through the writer’s journey, and of course, the author’s own taste in books. The tone is curious and smart, informal and enlightening - covering everything from Malcolm X to Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret.

    Marc and Jesse McCarthy discuss Jesse's book, Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?

    Marc and Jesse McCarthy discuss Jesse's book, Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?

    On this episode, Marc is in conversation with  Assistant professor of English and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Jesse McCarthy. The two discuss Jesse's book of essays Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul? Jesse explains why he decided to introduce these essays that he has been working on since 2014, the role hip hop has in these essays, and Marc has some fun torturing Jesse with Buy it, Borrow it, Burn it. 

    • 50 min
    Marc Talks with Incarcerated Writer and Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Marc Talks with Incarcerated Writer and Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal

    On this episode, Marc talks with internationally celebrated writer, radio journalist, organizer and inspiration for the prison lawyers movement, Mumia Abu-Jamal; who has been incarcerated for 40 years. Over a period of several months the two discussed the effects prison has on writing and being creative, the lack of access prisoners have to books and what role reading fiction has on the mind.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Marc and Anthea Butler discuss Anthea's book; White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America

    Marc and Anthea Butler discuss Anthea's book; White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America

    On this episode, Marc sits down with Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies, Anthea Butler to unpack her book White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America. The two dive into what it means to be an evangelical and the power and clout they have, writing about faith in public, and Marc has a little fun at Anthea's expense with Buy It, Borrow It, Burn It.

    • 42 min
    Marc and Mariame Kaba discuss Mariame's book; We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

    Marc and Mariame Kaba discuss Mariame's book; We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

    On this episode Marc talks with organizer, educator, curator and NYT Best Selling Author Mariame Kaba sit down to discuss Mariame's new book; We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice. The two unpack abolition organizing, the origins of the penitentiary, the prison industrial complex and what justice reform truly means.

    • 46 min
    Marc Talks with Luvvie Ajayi Jones About Her New Book; "Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual"

    Marc Talks with Luvvie Ajayi Jones About Her New Book; "Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual"

    On this episode, Marc talks with New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host, Luvvie Ajayi Jones. The two unpack her new book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual; and discuss the ideas of "how to be" "firing yourself", and asking for what you deserve. Also, Marc puts Luvvie in the hot seat for Buy It, Borrow It, Burn It.

    • 30 min
    Marc and Dr. Regina Bradley discuss her book; "Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip Hop South"

    Marc and Dr. Regina Bradley discuss her book; "Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip Hop South"

    On this episode, Marc is in conversation with assistant professor of English and African diaspora, Dr. Regina Bradley. The two dive into her new book, "Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip Hop South" and unpack the cultural impact of southern rap, why one chapter in the book took years to finish; and Marc gives Regina some tough choices for Buy it, Borrow it, Burn it!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

Tlex ,

YES GOD!!!

there is NOTHING like a gorgeous black man with a brain that he uses to expand and expound US. 💚💚💚…

Wisteria826 ,

Worthy

Marc is brilliant as are these exchanges. Bravo.

Bern the vote ,

I crave more, so I should buy more books!

Iv binged this Podcast because I just adore the concept and Iv learned so much! Now that I’m caught up…WHAT WILL I DO??? Luckily, I have a bookmark for a ton of books mentioned in this podcast so I’ll have that going for a bit.

Cheers To all those associated with this Podcast!

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