The Every Voice Now Podcast showcases the inspiring stories of authors of color and the making of their books. Each episode unpacks the journey of these writers and the challenges they had to overcome along the way to become a published author. In an industry still dominated by whiteness, these stories reveal the extra hurdles that voices of color encounter in their professional and personal lives and provide encouragement for all those who seek to follow in their footsteps. A production of InterVarsity Press.About the Hosts:Maila Kim, Co-HostMaila is IVP’s events marketing coordinator; she holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian Formation & Ministry with a concentration in Bible & Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. She enjoys photography, growing and caring for her plants, and listening to podcasts such as This American Life, Invisibilia, and Unlocking Us. Follow Maila on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.Ed Gilbreath, Co-HostFormerly an editor at IVP, Ed is currently an executive leader at Christianity Today; he earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. He is also the author of two IVP books: Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. Ed loves listening to an eclectic mix of music, reading narrative nonfiction books on American history and pop culture, and taking long walks while listening to podcasts such as NPR’s How I Built This, The Daily, Pass the Mic, and CT’s Quick to Listen. Follow Ed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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Bonus Episode: Helen Lee on Diversity in Publishing
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Safe place for Tough Questions
I have been appreciating the Every Voice Now podcast. Who better than guests like Antipas Harris, Robert Chau and Chandra Crane to speak into this moment in our culture? The hosts foster an easy conversational vibe that creates a sense that it is healthy to ask tough questions about why we have not listened well to voices different than ours and how we can be more intentional in engaging now. As Antipas Harris said in a recent episode, if God can prophetically speak through a donkey, we should stop thinking we can only listen to speakers/movements whose beliefs align perfectly with ours.