22 episodes

Music. Conversation. Debate. Hosts Dave Chappelle, yasiin bey, and Talib Kweli bring you a new genre of audio—like nothing you've ever heard. Listen, then listen again. You'll discover something new every time.

The Midnight Miracle Luminary

    • Comedy
    • 4.5 • 7.8K Ratings

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Music. Conversation. Debate. Hosts Dave Chappelle, yasiin bey, and Talib Kweli bring you a new genre of audio—like nothing you've ever heard. Listen, then listen again. You'll discover something new every time.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Plastic Mountain

    Plastic Mountain

    [This episode (aka "Napa, Act 4") was recorded live in 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.].
    "If you’re on the battlefield, you don’t look at your opponent and be like 'I am insecure about things.'...You tell them all the dope shit that you can do." —Dave Chappelle
    Dave, Talib, and yasiin are joined by comedian Katt Williams.

    This is a free episode. To get new episodes all season long, subscribe to Luminary. Learn more at https://luminary.link/miracle

    Featuring: Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Katt Williams

    Contains music from Ted Hawkins and Alice Coltrane
    Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur

    Produced, Edited, and Composed by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT
    Production Manager: Liz LeMay
    Production Coordinator: Diana Chammas 
    Live Engineering by: Mike Brown 
    Mixed by: Mario Borgatta & Jordan Galvan

    Podcast Artwork: Leeann Sheely
    Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton
    The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.
    Special thanks to Ted Williams, Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Sina Sadighi, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Nicolle Johnson, Donna Dragotta, Carla Sims, Pete Amaro, Clint Balcom, Jennifer Branigan, Taylor Dalton, Miles Hodges, Zainab Khan, Christopher Landry, Coral Lee, Jayme Lynes, Mykola Logvynenko, Rishi Malhotra, Mohan Nerkar, Brian Parsons, Lauren Perkins, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Matt Sacks, Betsy Santoyo, Lisa Schrader, Akhila Shankar, Leeann Sheely, and Mark Silverstein.

    Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2022 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved.

    • 24 min
    What's Your Goal Age? [Joking Not Joking]

    What's Your Goal Age? [Joking Not Joking]

    Comedian Mo Amer, from Season 1 of The Midnight Miracle, invites his friend, the comedian and actor Ramy Youssef onto the mic. Mo, along with Azhar Usman, talk to Ramy about "death denial," and other light AF banter. Ramy shares his greatest accomplishment in life. The Professor shows up to teach we dum dums a thing or two. (Originally published in 2023). Listen to Joking Not Joking wherever you get your podcasts.

    ORIGINAL AUDIO PRODUCTION, MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN BY SALT
    Executive Produced by Mo Amer, Azhar Usman, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur
    Additional music courtesy of Extreme Music.
    Joking Not Joking is a Luminary Original, and a co-production between SALT, Legally Homeless, Inc., and Numinous Company, Inc.

    • 25 min
    That's Entertainment

    That's Entertainment

    [This episode (aka "Napa, Act 3") was recorded live in 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.]
    “Nobody's building monuments to the sellouts.” —yasiin bey
    Dave, Talib, and yasiin discuss the importance of keeping the main thing the main thing. 

    Featuring: Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, yasiin bey
    Contains music from Michael Jackson, Eric B. & Rakim, Black Star, Kendrick Lamar, LL Cool J, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the Creator
    Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur
    Produced, Edited, and Composed by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT
    Production Manager: Liz LeMay
    Production Coordinator: Diana Chammas 
    Live Engineering by: Mike Brown 
    Mixed by: Mario Borgatta & Jordan Galvan
    Podcast Artwork: Leeann Sheely
    Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton
    The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.
    Special thanks to Ted Williams, Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Sina Sadighi, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Nicolle Johnson, Donna Dragotta, Carla Sims, Pete Amaro, Clint Balcom, Jennifer Branigan, Taylor Dalton, Miles Hodges, Zainab Khan, Christopher Landry, Coral Lee, Jayme Lynes, Mykola Logvynenko, Rishi Malhotra, Mohan Nerkar, Brian Parsons, Lauren Perkins, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Matt Sacks, Betsy Santoyo, Lisa Schrader, Akhila Shankar, Leeann Sheely, and Mark Silverstein.
    Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2022 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved.

    • 25 min
    Artist or Merchant

    Artist or Merchant

    This episode (aka "Napa Act 2") was recorded live in 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
    “It’s not that I don't love America. I do love America. Does America love me?” —yasiin bey
    Dave, Talib, and yasiin don’t know how to feel about America right now. Where do we go from here?
    Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur
    Produced, Edited, and Composed by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT
    Production Manager: Liz LeMay
    Production Coordinator: Diana Chammas 
    Live Engineering by: Mike Brown 
    Mixed by: Mario Borgatta & Jordan Galvan
    Podcast Artwork: Leeann Sheely
    Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton
    The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.
    Special thanks to Ted Williams, Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Sina Sadighi, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Nicolle Johnson, Donna Dragotta, Carla Sims, Pete Amaro, Clint Balcom, Jennifer Branigan, Taylor Dalton, Miles Hodges, Zainab Khan, Christopher Landry, Coral Lee, Jayme Lynes, Mykola Logvynenko, Rishi Malhotra, Mohan Nerkar, Brian Parsons, Lauren Perkins, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Matt Sacks, Betsy Santoyo, Lisa Schrader, Akhila Shankar, Leeann Sheely, and Mark Silverstein.
    Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2022 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved.

    • 15 min
    A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism

    A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism

    “Everything is upside down!”
    The Midnight Miracle crew is back—they, along with guests Jon Stewart and Q-Tip, get real on what's f'd-up in America today.
    Featuring: Bill Murray, Arthur Jaffa, Pharoahe Monch, Jon Stewart, and Q-Tip 
    Contains audio clips featuring Maya Angelou, and music from (in order of appearance) Harry Belafonte, th1rt3en, Bekon, Kahil El'Zabar, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band, Willie Dunn, and Quincy Jones
    Recorded in Ohio.
     
    Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges
    Produced, Edited, and Composed by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT
    Story Producers: Lee Adams and Imran Malik 
    Production Manager: Liz LeMay
    Production Coordinator: Diana Chammas 
    Recording Engineers: Federico Lopez and Adrián Bruque for NPND
    Assistant Editor: Noah Kowalski 
    Additional Score by Jasper van Dijk 
    Transcription Supervisor: Sam Beasley
    Mixer: Jordan Galvan
    Podcast Artwork: Leeann Sheely
    Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton
    The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.
    Special thanks to Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Sina Sadighi, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Nicolle Johnson, Donna Dragotta, Carla Sims, Pete Amaro, Clint Balcom, Jennifer Branigan, Taylor Dalton, Miles Hodges, Zainab Khan, Christopher Landry, Coral Lee, Jayme Lynes, Mykola Logvynenko, Rishi Malhotra, Mohan Nerkar, Brian Parsons, Lauren Perkins, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Matt Sacks, Betsy Santoyo, Lisa Schrader, Akhila Shankar, Leeann Sheely, and Mark Silverstein.
    Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2022 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved

    • 28 min
    BUGS BUNNY MATHEMATICX

    BUGS BUNNY MATHEMATICX

    “Art is a thing people forget they need until they need it” - yasiin bey
    Featuring, in order of appearance: Questlove, Michelle Wolf, Niko Is, Narcy, Radio Rahim, Roc Marciano and Black Thought 
    Contains audio clips featuring Prince and Chuck Berry and unreleased music from Black Star, as well as John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders
    Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020 and Spring 2021
    Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges
    Produced by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT
    Production Manager: Liz LeMay
    Recording Engineer: Federico Lopez
    Recording Engineer: Adrián Bruque for NPND
    Assistant Editor: Noah Kowalski 
    Additional Score by Jasper van Dijk 
    Senior Sound Designer: Russell Topal
    Transcription Supervisor: Sam Beasley
    Mixer: Jordan Galvan
    Podcast Artwork: Rachel Eck
    Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton
    The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.
    Special thanks to Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Sina Sadighi, Mark Silverstein, and Carla Sims.
    Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2021 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved.
    Author-read book passages from Vibrate Higher, by Talib Kweli (available at KweliClub.com, Audible.com, or other booksellers)

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
7.8K Ratings

7.8K Ratings

Mia Haley ,

Just What I Needed

Thank you for creating a podcast dedicated to the culture…

GS-TOP Leader ,

Where is the podcast

I paid for a Luminary Membership for the this podcast. Then the podcast stopped. There are less than ten episodes.

Angibabe13 ,

Voices of Reason; Words of wisdom

Love this! Deserves a top podcast spot. Dialogue is current, historical & sometimes , theoretical.
Always seems HONEST & REAL - agreement not necessary.
These guys share themselves, their perspectives, experiences; and even their friends -aka guests!
Worth skipping a $$coffee for small fee to listen.

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