27 episodes

Writer and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club Glory Edim is a book lover who brings readers and writers together to celebrate the written word. 

Expanding on the community she built in 2015, Well-Read Black Girl is the literary kickback you never knew you needed. Each week, Glory sits in deep, honest and close conversation with authors like Tarana Burke, Min Jin Lee, Anita Hill, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Acevedo and more. You’ll also meet WRBG Book Club members, literacy advocates, and Black booksellers to hear what they’re reading and what it means to be well-read. 

Join Glory through this current cultural moment – where art, justice and literature collide – and pay homage to the literary legacies of the women who paved the way. You’ll laugh, cry, connect and build space for kinship in a shared love of literature. Tune in, turn the page, and join the celebration.

Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim Pushkin

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    • 4.4 • 206 Ratings

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Writer and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club Glory Edim is a book lover who brings readers and writers together to celebrate the written word. 

Expanding on the community she built in 2015, Well-Read Black Girl is the literary kickback you never knew you needed. Each week, Glory sits in deep, honest and close conversation with authors like Tarana Burke, Min Jin Lee, Anita Hill, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Acevedo and more. You’ll also meet WRBG Book Club members, literacy advocates, and Black booksellers to hear what they’re reading and what it means to be well-read. 

Join Glory through this current cultural moment – where art, justice and literature collide – and pay homage to the literary legacies of the women who paved the way. You’ll laugh, cry, connect and build space for kinship in a shared love of literature. Tune in, turn the page, and join the celebration.

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    From McCartney: A Life in Lyrics — Eleanor Rigby

    From McCartney: A Life in Lyrics — Eleanor Rigby

    Here’s a preview from a podcast from iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries, McCartney: A Life in Lyrics.

    Face cream, a Bristol liquor business, and a lifelong reverence for the elderly are just a few of the rather ordinary and disparate inspirations Paul McCartney brought together in the creation of a masterpiece: “Eleanor Rigby.” In this episode, McCartney and Paul Muldoon tease out the song's lyrical inspirations and discuss the influence a Bernard Herrman score for a Hitchcock film had on the lead single from 1966’s “Revolver."

    Hear McCartney: A Life in Lyrics every Wednesday, available wherever you get your podcasts.

    (The series was produced by Pejk Malinovski and Sara McCrea; edited by Dan O’Donnell and Sophie Crane; mastered by Jason Gambrell with sound design by Pejk Malinovski. And executive produced by Leital Molad, Justin Richmond, Lee Eastman and Scott Rodger.Thanks to Lee Eastman, Richard Ewbank, Scott Rodger, Aoife Corbett and Steve Ithell.)
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    Viola Davis and the Joy of Being Alive

    Viola Davis and the Joy of Being Alive

    Glory speaks with actor and author Viola Davis about her new memoir, Finding Me. In the final episode of this season, Viola gets candid about books as a means of escape during her difficult childhood and how she and her sisters found salvation in literature while living in poverty in Rhode Island. Glory and Viola also talk about the author’s writing process and how this book became her legacy. 
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    • 37 min
    Tayari Jones Writes to Heal Her Readers

    Tayari Jones Writes to Heal Her Readers

    Glory speaks with author Tayari Jones about her award-winning novel An American Marriage. In this episode, the women talk about the healing power of Tayari’s work, her long writing process, and the value of sisterhood in her life. Glory also talks about a heartfelt memento she received from the author that she keeps close by on her own writing desk. 
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    • 37 min
    Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ on Writing The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois

    Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ on Writing The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois

    Glory speaks with poet and author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers about her award-winning debut novel, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. In this episode, Honorée opens up about being inspired by poet Lucille Clifton and about reading Tolstoy at an early age. She also shares her Soul Train scramble board-style writing process and how her faith deepened her love of the written word.
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    • 33 min
    Ashley C. Ford on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

    Ashley C. Ford on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

    Today, an episode from another podcast we think you'll like: Design Matters with Debbie Millman from the TED Audio Collective. Each week Debbie sits down with an exceptionally creative person to explore how they design the arc of their lives. In this episode, Ashley C. Ford joins to discuss her memoir “Somebody’s Daughter,” capturing a complex childhood shaped by family secrets, incarceration, and resilience. To hear more of these intimate conversations, including one that just released with Abbi Jacobson, find and follow design matters with Debbie Millman wherever you're listening to this. 
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Elizabeth Acevedo’s in a Lyrical League of Her Own

    Elizabeth Acevedo’s in a Lyrical League of Her Own

    Glory talks to poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo about her books Clap When You Land and The Poet X. They discuss Elizabeth’s research process for writing poetry versus writing novels in verse. In this episode, they also talk about how music influenced Elizabeth’s early poetry, and how hip hop gave her the tools to talk about her neighborhood.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

CrimeResearcher ,

Generous and beautiful

The advice that Tayari Jones said that her writing mentor Pearl Cleage had given her is the best advice I’ve ever heard to encourage someone to become a writer. It’s so generous and beautiful. Thank you for your show and thank you for that interview.

FunkyJT ,

Didn’t want the interview to end!

Just listened to the interview of Gabriel Union, and just as she said that it took her six months to read “The prophets” because she didn’t want the book to end, I didn’t want this interview to end. Thank you!!!

bindele ,

Great interviewer

This book reviewer has great guests and elicits
very interesting background info from the writers. So glad I found her podcast.

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