29 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 • 168 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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    From The Happiness Lab: The Joy of Being a Fan

    From The Happiness Lab: The Joy of Being a Fan

    Here's a preview from another Pushkin show, The Happiness Lab. Have you ever really loved a book series, a boyband, a TV show, or a celebrity? We're often too embarrassed to admit adoring some things for fear that we'll be seen as frivolous or childish - but we may be missing out on the happiness benefits that geeking out can bring. Dr. Laurie Santos explores the joy of fandom with Benedict Cumberbatch obsessive Tabitha Carvan, YA author Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Star Trek actor (and geek-vangelist) Wil Wheaton. Hear more from The Happiness Lab at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/thls5?sid=wrbg.
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    • 34 min
    Listen to This: Stacey Abrams on Talk Easy

    Listen to This: Stacey Abrams on Talk Easy

    We’re sharing a special episode from another Pushkin podcast, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso. Every week on Talk Easy, Sam invites an activist, artist, or politician to come to the table and speak from the heart – in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Today, you’ll hear a recent conversation Sam had with Stacey Abrams. They discuss her Gubernatorial race in Georgia, the human toll of voter suppression, the role of writing in her life, and so much more. You can hear more from Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tewrbg.
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    • 50 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

bindele ,

Great interviewer

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

AshlynTierra ,

Yas Glory!

I love this podcast! I’ve had the pleasure to see Glory a few times in person (pre-pandemic) and she is always a joy to watch interact with other authors. Her podcast is an extension of that work. I also love the rapid fire questions feels like the listener is getting personal with the authors. I love to listen to this podcast during my evening walk after work.

Keep the content coming!

Quitelib ,

Encouraging

This podcast is an invitation to explore the power of books. As a young black girl, I was constantly reading and as I got older, and busier, I read less. I’ve been working on reclaiming reading from the utilitarian space I put it in.This podcast has been important in that journey. I’m happy this podcast exists and look forward to the episodes to come.

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