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Black Chick Lit is a bi-monthly podcast that talks books by and about black women.

Latest Episodes

Episode 39: When No One is Watching

EWhat’s this? Another special guest?! This week we read When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole, and we’re not gonna lie, the discussion goes in some weird places (apologies in advance to Robo X). This is a thriller and it’s SPOILER FREE YA’LL, so you really have no excuse to download, listen, then go read this book! As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Martel, Jennifer, Ansela, Therese, Melissa, Catherine, Katie, Emily, LaToya, Ali, Kat, Montara, Maria, Adoria, Frank, Ellen, Sylvia, Bryonna and Curtis. If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including a read-along vlog and some clips from this episode that were cut for time (wait, who is reading my period tracker?). We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening! In this episode: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan I Want My Hat Bac by Jon Klassen The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang This is how the robot uprising starts

85 min1 w ago
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Episode 39: When No One is Watching

Episode 38: The Boyfriend Project ft. Farrah Rochon

EWe're back and we have another special guest joining us this week! (Honestly, we're not used to being so popular.) This episode, we readThe Boyfriend Projectby Farrah Rochon, and got to chat about the book with the author herself. She spoke with us about the differences between traditional and indie publishing, how Samiah and her girls came to be and whether Daniel is too perfect a romance hero. She also gives us a few hints about the next book in The Boyfriend Project series. Thanks to our patrons for their support:Adoria, Ali, Ansela, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Frank, I Found This Great Book Podcast, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, LaToya, Maria, Martel, Melissa, Montara, Sylvia and Therese. Join us onPatreonstarting at only $2 a month and help support the podcast! Thank you for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

89 minAUG 29
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Episode 38: The Boyfriend Project ft. Farrah Rochon

Episode 37: Take a Hint, Dani Brown ft. Talia Hibbert

EWe got a real treat for y'all this episode! We readTake a Hint, Dani Brown, by Talia Hibbert, and were joined by the author herself for a conversation about everything including her move from indie publishing to traditional, the Black Lives Matter movement in Europe and whether her parents read her books. We did manage to also chat about Zaf, Dani and their hilarious romantic hijinks. Thanks to our patrons for their support:Adoria, Ali, Ansela, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Frank, I Found This Great Book Podcast, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, LaToya, Maria, Melissa, Montara, Sylvia and Therese.Join us onPatreonstarting at only $2 a month and help support the podcast! As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

71 minAUG 9
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Episode 37: Take a Hint, Dani Brown ft. Talia Hibbert

BCL Chat: Black Lives Matter

EHi, readers. We hope you’re doing well and are staying safe. We recorded this chat shortly after the protests began, but due to continuing health issues in Dani’s family, it just now got published. The delay doesn’t matter, though, because the topic we discuss will never go stale: the importance of Black lives, Black joy, Black stories and Black survival. We also talk about wtf is up with Just Kidding Rowling, how we’re too old for social media and what’s gonna happen when the ‘rona pops back up. This episode was made possible with the help of Mocha Girls Read andThe Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Rooseveltby Jill Watts. Do you have a suggestion for a future #BCLChat? Email us atcontact@blackchicklit.comor tweet us at@blackchicklit. And don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe toBlack Chick Lit on iTunes.

112 minJUL 7
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BCL Chat: Black Lives Matter

Episode 36: Heaven, My Home

EHi, y’all. A few things before we get to the episode: Thank you for being so patient as we get episodes out. Between motherhood, a pandemic, a cancer diagnosis and failing technology, things have been rough. This episode was recorded before the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed, hence why there is no discussion of it. We plan to talk about it in a future chat. Black Lives Matter. Now, let’s get into. Previously, we readBluebird, Bluebirdby Attica Locke, and we weren’t thrilled with Darren’s apparent naïveté surrounding race and law enforcement. Well, Attica knocked us the fuck out with her follow-up,Heaven, My Home.We follow Texas Ranger Darren has he heads into Hopeland, Texas, to find the missing child of a prominent white supremacist gang member. While there, he confronts the town’s generational racism, family drama and even some fucking ghosts. And then there’s that ending. It knocked us out. Be sure to join us in our next episode when we fully explor...

120 minJUN 6
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Episode 36: Heaven, My Home

Episode 35: Their Eyes Were Watching God

EUrban Lit Month continues? We read Their Eyes We're Watching God,by Zora Neale Hurston and couldn't help but spot a few similarities between Janie Crawford and a few of other past heroines. (*cough* Zoe *cough*) Her tragic background. Her wild and crazy man problems. Her relationship with a fast-talking man who introduces her to sex, fighting and gambling. Don't tell us this book isn't a proto-urban lit title! We also discuss Tea Cake and his never-ending schemes, Hurston's history with the Niggerati (bet you didn't know about that!) and that mad dog who hitched a ride on that cow. Be sure to join us next month when we read Attica Locke'sHeaven, My Home. As always, thanks to our patrons for their support: Frank, Kat, Montara, Bryonna, Ellen, I Found This Great Book Podcast, Sylvia, Adoria, Ali, Emily, LaToya and Maria. Join us onPatreon starting at only $2 a month and help support the podcast! Thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special tha...

118 minMAR 9
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Episode 35: Their Eyes Were Watching God

BCL Chat: Oh No Baby! What Is You Doin'?

E2020 is about some real shenanigans. Between the brown-face fiasco Jeanine Cummins brought with her American Dirtrelease and the Barnes & Noble "Diverse Editions" mess, we've been facepalming since the new year began. Flatiron Books tried to both-sides their way out of the Cummins mess with the year's worst PR statement. B&N took the classier route and just cancelled themselves. Listen in as we stare agog at the state of modern publishing, and be sure to join us next month when we readthe Black literary classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God,by Zora Neale Hurston. Do you have a suggestion for a future #BCLChat? Email us at contact@blackchicklit.com or tweet us at@blackchicklit. And don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe toBlack Chick Lit on iTunes.

67 minFEB 25
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BCL Chat: Oh No Baby! What Is You Doin'?

Bonus: Black Chick Lit takes over the Ice Planet Podcast

EWe’re doing something different this month. Things are a bit busy with family and babies, so for this episode, we’re sharing a special, previously recorded crossover episode. Mollie joins Dani on theIce Planet Podcastto discuss book six of the series,Barbarian’s Mate. TheIce Planet Barbariansseries follows a group of human women alien abductees as they adjust to life on a barren ice planet populated by big, blue aliens with heart worms. It’s a lot more romantic than I’m making it sound, I promise. Be sure to share your opinions on the topic by tweeting us at@blackchicklitor emailing us atcontact@blackchicklit.com. Want more? Join us onPatreonand, starting at only $2 a month, get access to polls, special Patreon episodes and videos. As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

115 minFEB 11
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Bonus: Black Chick Lit takes over the Ice Planet Podcast

Episode 34: Hold U Down

EIt's the most wonderful time of the year! It's Urban Fic Month! This year, we go back home to Missouri and readHold U Down by Keisha Ervin. Meet Unique and her girls, Zoe, Kiara and Kay Kay, the mildest criminals the STL has to offer. They live by the code that requires them to make money, spend money and never catch feelings. They will spend the entirety of this book doing none of those things. We follow the clique as they get booed up, hang out at strip-mall night clubs and study at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This book also competes for "Worst Sex Scene Involving a Perishable Food Item." We had to read about it, so y'all had to hear about it. Be sure to share your opinions on the topic by tweeting us at@blackchicklitor emailing us atcontact@blackchicklit.com. Want more? Join us on Patreon and, starting at only $2 a month, get access to polls, special Patreon episodes and videos. As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

174 minJAN 20
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Episode 34: Hold U Down

BCL Chat: RIP, RWA

EHappy New Year, y’all! We hope you had a fantastic holiday and a wonderful start to your 2020. ‘Cause RWA certainly didn’t! In case you missed it, the Romance Writers of America are embroiled in what theGuardiancalls a "racism row." We attempt to break down what they fucked up this time and, whew, chile. It’s a mess. FYI: This mess is currently ongoing and evolving; in fact, it was a bit out of date the afternoon we recorded. For the latest updates and wtf-ery?, we definitely recommend checking out thisTwitter momentwith all the details created by Romance Sparks Joy. If you’re curious to learn more, we previously discussed theRWA’s inclusivity and racism problemsin a previous episode. Mollie argued that an organization that didn’t look out for all its members was irrelevant and Dani argued that the organization served a purpose and was taking steps to amend their issues. Guess who came out the fool? Do you have a suggestion for a future #BCLChat? Email us at contact@blackchic...

80 minJAN 6
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BCL Chat: RIP, RWA

Latest Episodes

Episode 39: When No One is Watching

EWhat’s this? Another special guest?! This week we read When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole, and we’re not gonna lie, the discussion goes in some weird places (apologies in advance to Robo X). This is a thriller and it’s SPOILER FREE YA’LL, so you really have no excuse to download, listen, then go read this book! As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Martel, Jennifer, Ansela, Therese, Melissa, Catherine, Katie, Emily, LaToya, Ali, Kat, Montara, Maria, Adoria, Frank, Ellen, Sylvia, Bryonna and Curtis. If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including a read-along vlog and some clips from this episode that were cut for time (wait, who is reading my period tracker?). We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening! In this episode: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan I Want My Hat Bac by Jon Klassen The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang This is how the robot uprising starts

85 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 39: When No One is Watching

Episode 38: The Boyfriend Project ft. Farrah Rochon

EWe're back and we have another special guest joining us this week! (Honestly, we're not used to being so popular.) This episode, we readThe Boyfriend Projectby Farrah Rochon, and got to chat about the book with the author herself. She spoke with us about the differences between traditional and indie publishing, how Samiah and her girls came to be and whether Daniel is too perfect a romance hero. She also gives us a few hints about the next book in The Boyfriend Project series. Thanks to our patrons for their support:Adoria, Ali, Ansela, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Frank, I Found This Great Book Podcast, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, LaToya, Maria, Martel, Melissa, Montara, Sylvia and Therese. Join us onPatreonstarting at only $2 a month and help support the podcast! Thank you for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

89 minAUG 29
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Episode 38: The Boyfriend Project ft. Farrah Rochon

Episode 37: Take a Hint, Dani Brown ft. Talia Hibbert

EWe got a real treat for y'all this episode! We readTake a Hint, Dani Brown, by Talia Hibbert, and were joined by the author herself for a conversation about everything including her move from indie publishing to traditional, the Black Lives Matter movement in Europe and whether her parents read her books. We did manage to also chat about Zaf, Dani and their hilarious romantic hijinks. Thanks to our patrons for their support:Adoria, Ali, Ansela, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Frank, I Found This Great Book Podcast, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, LaToya, Maria, Melissa, Montara, Sylvia and Therese.Join us onPatreonstarting at only $2 a month and help support the podcast! As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

71 minAUG 9
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Episode 37: Take a Hint, Dani Brown ft. Talia Hibbert

BCL Chat: Black Lives Matter

EHi, readers. We hope you’re doing well and are staying safe. We recorded this chat shortly after the protests began, but due to continuing health issues in Dani’s family, it just now got published. The delay doesn’t matter, though, because the topic we discuss will never go stale: the importance of Black lives, Black joy, Black stories and Black survival. We also talk about wtf is up with Just Kidding Rowling, how we’re too old for social media and what’s gonna happen when the ‘rona pops back up. This episode was made possible with the help of Mocha Girls Read andThe Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Rooseveltby Jill Watts. Do you have a suggestion for a future #BCLChat? Email us atcontact@blackchicklit.comor tweet us at@blackchicklit. And don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe toBlack Chick Lit on iTunes.

112 minJUL 7
Comments
BCL Chat: Black Lives Matter

Episode 36: Heaven, My Home

EHi, y’all. A few things before we get to the episode: Thank you for being so patient as we get episodes out. Between motherhood, a pandemic, a cancer diagnosis and failing technology, things have been rough. This episode was recorded before the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed, hence why there is no discussion of it. We plan to talk about it in a future chat. Black Lives Matter. Now, let’s get into. Previously, we readBluebird, Bluebirdby Attica Locke, and we weren’t thrilled with Darren’s apparent naïveté surrounding race and law enforcement. Well, Attica knocked us the fuck out with her follow-up,Heaven, My Home.We follow Texas Ranger Darren has he heads into Hopeland, Texas, to find the missing child of a prominent white supremacist gang member. While there, he confronts the town’s generational racism, family drama and even some fucking ghosts. And then there’s that ending. It knocked us out. Be sure to join us in our next episode when we fully explor...

120 minJUN 6
Comments
Episode 36: Heaven, My Home

Episode 35: Their Eyes Were Watching God

EUrban Lit Month continues? We read Their Eyes We're Watching God,by Zora Neale Hurston and couldn't help but spot a few similarities between Janie Crawford and a few of other past heroines. (*cough* Zoe *cough*) Her tragic background. Her wild and crazy man problems. Her relationship with a fast-talking man who introduces her to sex, fighting and gambling. Don't tell us this book isn't a proto-urban lit title! We also discuss Tea Cake and his never-ending schemes, Hurston's history with the Niggerati (bet you didn't know about that!) and that mad dog who hitched a ride on that cow. Be sure to join us next month when we read Attica Locke'sHeaven, My Home. As always, thanks to our patrons for their support: Frank, Kat, Montara, Bryonna, Ellen, I Found This Great Book Podcast, Sylvia, Adoria, Ali, Emily, LaToya and Maria. Join us onPatreon starting at only $2 a month and help support the podcast! Thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special tha...

118 minMAR 9
Comments
Episode 35: Their Eyes Were Watching God

BCL Chat: Oh No Baby! What Is You Doin'?

E2020 is about some real shenanigans. Between the brown-face fiasco Jeanine Cummins brought with her American Dirtrelease and the Barnes & Noble "Diverse Editions" mess, we've been facepalming since the new year began. Flatiron Books tried to both-sides their way out of the Cummins mess with the year's worst PR statement. B&N took the classier route and just cancelled themselves. Listen in as we stare agog at the state of modern publishing, and be sure to join us next month when we readthe Black literary classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God,by Zora Neale Hurston. Do you have a suggestion for a future #BCLChat? Email us at contact@blackchicklit.com or tweet us at@blackchicklit. And don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe toBlack Chick Lit on iTunes.

67 minFEB 25
Comments
BCL Chat: Oh No Baby! What Is You Doin'?

Bonus: Black Chick Lit takes over the Ice Planet Podcast

EWe’re doing something different this month. Things are a bit busy with family and babies, so for this episode, we’re sharing a special, previously recorded crossover episode. Mollie joins Dani on theIce Planet Podcastto discuss book six of the series,Barbarian’s Mate. TheIce Planet Barbariansseries follows a group of human women alien abductees as they adjust to life on a barren ice planet populated by big, blue aliens with heart worms. It’s a lot more romantic than I’m making it sound, I promise. Be sure to share your opinions on the topic by tweeting us at@blackchicklitor emailing us atcontact@blackchicklit.com. Want more? Join us onPatreonand, starting at only $2 a month, get access to polls, special Patreon episodes and videos. As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

115 minFEB 11
Comments
Bonus: Black Chick Lit takes over the Ice Planet Podcast

Episode 34: Hold U Down

EIt's the most wonderful time of the year! It's Urban Fic Month! This year, we go back home to Missouri and readHold U Down by Keisha Ervin. Meet Unique and her girls, Zoe, Kiara and Kay Kay, the mildest criminals the STL has to offer. They live by the code that requires them to make money, spend money and never catch feelings. They will spend the entirety of this book doing none of those things. We follow the clique as they get booed up, hang out at strip-mall night clubs and study at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This book also competes for "Worst Sex Scene Involving a Perishable Food Item." We had to read about it, so y'all had to hear about it. Be sure to share your opinions on the topic by tweeting us at@blackchicklitor emailing us atcontact@blackchicklit.com. Want more? Join us on Patreon and, starting at only $2 a month, get access to polls, special Patreon episodes and videos. As always, thanks for listening and be sure to rate, review and subscribe to us oniTunes. Special thanks toSuite45for our theme song,Jones’n.

174 minJAN 20
Comments
Episode 34: Hold U Down

BCL Chat: RIP, RWA

EHappy New Year, y’all! We hope you had a fantastic holiday and a wonderful start to your 2020. ‘Cause RWA certainly didn’t! In case you missed it, the Romance Writers of America are embroiled in what theGuardiancalls a "racism row." We attempt to break down what they fucked up this time and, whew, chile. It’s a mess. FYI: This mess is currently ongoing and evolving; in fact, it was a bit out of date the afternoon we recorded. For the latest updates and wtf-ery?, we definitely recommend checking out thisTwitter momentwith all the details created by Romance Sparks Joy. If you’re curious to learn more, we previously discussed theRWA’s inclusivity and racism problemsin a previous episode. Mollie argued that an organization that didn’t look out for all its members was irrelevant and Dani argued that the organization served a purpose and was taking steps to amend their issues. Guess who came out the fool? Do you have a suggestion for a future #BCLChat? Email us at contact@blackchic...

80 minJAN 6
Comments
BCL Chat: RIP, RWA
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