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Mostly Lit

Mostly Lit

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Mostly Lit

Mostly Lit

Mostly Lit

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Join Alex Reads and Raifa Rafiq in their journey to keep up with the millennial experience, while exploring the intersection between literature, wellness and pop-culture. Tune in weekly as they discuss everything that is ‘lit’ in a fun and insightful way! #ShowDemBooks


Manager and Executive Producer Clarissa Pabi


Contact us MostlyLit@gmail.com

Latest Episodes

Ugh, Those Tears Again: A Little Life, Final Chapter and Moving On (Part 2)

Welcome to Mostly Lit! Part 2! A much lighter and more joyful episode to its more depressing sibling. Sit back, relax and listen to the end - thank you for listening and sticking with us through this journey. We love you! Books: A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney- Okechukwu Nzelu The 392 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom Daughters of Nri - Reni K Amayo Shaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet Curtis Spoiler Alerts: A Little Life Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN2019 OCT 21
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Ugh, Those Tears Again: A Little Life, Final Chapter and Moving On (Part 2)

Tears: A Little Life, Mental Health Awareness Week and Trauma (Part 1)

Welcome to Mostly Lit! #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2019 #BlackHistoryMonth2019 On this two part episode, we delve into A Little Life giving you an equal balance of tears and laughter, joy and a lot of pain. Listen with a mug of beverage of your choice. Books: A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney- Okechukwu Nzelu The 392 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom Daughters of Nri - Reni K Amayo Shaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet Curtis Spoiler Alerts: A Little Life Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for pri...

59 MIN2019 OCT 7
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Tears: A Little Life, Mental Health Awareness Week and Trauma (Part 1)

London Podcast Festival: Mostly Lit Live ft JJ Bola

Mostly Live is back again with the live show, this time at London Podcast Festival featuring a long time friend of the show, JJ Bola. Alex is away this week, so listen to Rai and JJ talk about everything books, culture and of course - expect laughs! You can buy JJ's book 'Mask Off' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mask-Off-Masculinity-Redefined-Outspoken/dp/0745338747/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1P8BBTJ1F7DZQ&keywords=mask+off+jj+bola&qid=1569233102&sprefix=mask+off%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1 Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

85 MIN2019 SEP 23
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London Podcast Festival: Mostly Lit Live ft JJ Bola

Catching A Free Flow

This week we have a free flowing conversation about arts, culture, writing and life. We discuss everything from Toni Morrison's passing, to carnival prep. We also speak at length about Abe Adeyemi's sell out rehearsed reading of All The Shit I Couldn't Say To My Dad, and other things theatre! This is one to definitelylisten to start your week with some joy. Books: Everything by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and James Baldwin. Barrel Fever by David Sedaris A Little Life - Hanya Yannagihara And more. Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September 2019! Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mo...

81 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Catching A Free Flow

Hot Poetry Sh*t

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we are both in quite the happy mood. Listen to us discussing the poems that make us happy and shine from within. This is one to definitelylisten to. Start your week with some joy. Books: The Thing Around Your Neck- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Silence is my Mother Tongue - Sulaiman Addonai A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara The Art of Not Falling Apart The Crane Wife - CJ Hauser Poems Love after Love - Sir Derek Walcott Caged Bird - Maya Angelou Sonnet 130 - William Shakespeare Tides - Tapiwe Mugabe Pablo Neruda Oh The Places You'll Go - Dr Seuss In And Out of Time - Maya Angelou Spoiler Alerts: Stranger Things and Pursuit of Happiness Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September 2019!https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the ep...

79 MIN2019 JUL 29
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Hot Poetry Sh*t

The Gender Line

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we are back from our hiatus to speak about Julie Cohen's Louis and Louise, and explore the question of gender, sexuality and how it can impact our world view. This is one to definitelylisten to. Books: Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton That Thing Around Your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September2019! https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com Se...

92 MIN2019 JUL 15
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The Gender Line

Clapback 2k19

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we share our Summer Reads with you guys! Books: Louis and Louise - Julie Cohen My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russell The Clapback - Elijah Lawal The Body Keeps The Score - Bessel van der Kolk An American Marriage - Tayari Jones Hinch Yourself Happy - Mrs Hinch Milkman - Anna Burns A Monks Guide To A Clean House and Mind - Shoukeii Matsumoto Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change - Pema Chodron Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September2019! Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/cha...

84 MIN2019 JUL 2
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Clapback 2k19

It's Above Me Now

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we are back from our hiatus to speak about Chigozie Obioma's 'An Orchestra of Minorities' We discuss men in love, spirituality and announce a special show. This is one to definitelylisten to! Books: An Orchestra of Minorities - Chigozie Obioma The Fishermen - Chigozie Obioma Kingdom of Souls - Rena Barron My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari Look Up - Nathan Bryon and illustrated by Dapo Adeola Spoiler Alerts: Game of Thrones, Black Mirror and What If Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September2019! Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and You...

121 MIN2019 JUN 17
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It's Above Me Now

Mental Health Awareness Week: Notes on a Nervous Planet

Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak about Matt Haig's Notes on a Nervous Planet, Game of Thrones and why we need to pay attention to anxiety. - Not one to miss! - Books: Known and Strange Things - Teju Cole Sula - Toni Morisson Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 4 and End Game Spoilers throughout. - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! - Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! - Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! - Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email - mostlylit@gmail.com Website: www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

104 MIN2019 MAY 13
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Notes on a Nervous Planet

The Other Side of Freedom ft Deray McKesson

Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak to Deray McKesson about his book, On The Otherside of Freedom. This week, we ask: Would you want an all black university in the UK? How do you present your activism? We also speak about activism, Black Lives Matter, US politics and the importance of HBCUs for African Americans. Not one to miss! - Books: On The Otherside of Freedom Film: Homecoming Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 3 spoiler at 15minutes. - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! - Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! - Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! - Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o...

58 MIN2019 MAY 6
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The Other Side of Freedom ft Deray McKesson

Latest Episodes

Ugh, Those Tears Again: A Little Life, Final Chapter and Moving On (Part 2)

Welcome to Mostly Lit! Part 2! A much lighter and more joyful episode to its more depressing sibling. Sit back, relax and listen to the end - thank you for listening and sticking with us through this journey. We love you! Books: A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney- Okechukwu Nzelu The 392 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom Daughters of Nri - Reni K Amayo Shaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet Curtis Spoiler Alerts: A Little Life Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN2019 OCT 21
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Ugh, Those Tears Again: A Little Life, Final Chapter and Moving On (Part 2)

Tears: A Little Life, Mental Health Awareness Week and Trauma (Part 1)

Welcome to Mostly Lit! #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2019 #BlackHistoryMonth2019 On this two part episode, we delve into A Little Life giving you an equal balance of tears and laughter, joy and a lot of pain. Listen with a mug of beverage of your choice. Books: A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney- Okechukwu Nzelu The 392 - Ashley Hickson-Lovence Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom Daughters of Nri - Reni K Amayo Shaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet Curtis Spoiler Alerts: A Little Life Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for pri...

59 MIN2019 OCT 7
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Tears: A Little Life, Mental Health Awareness Week and Trauma (Part 1)

London Podcast Festival: Mostly Lit Live ft JJ Bola

Mostly Live is back again with the live show, this time at London Podcast Festival featuring a long time friend of the show, JJ Bola. Alex is away this week, so listen to Rai and JJ talk about everything books, culture and of course - expect laughs! You can buy JJ's book 'Mask Off' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mask-Off-Masculinity-Redefined-Outspoken/dp/0745338747/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1P8BBTJ1F7DZQ&keywords=mask+off+jj+bola&qid=1569233102&sprefix=mask+off%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1 Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

85 MIN2019 SEP 23
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London Podcast Festival: Mostly Lit Live ft JJ Bola

Catching A Free Flow

This week we have a free flowing conversation about arts, culture, writing and life. We discuss everything from Toni Morrison's passing, to carnival prep. We also speak at length about Abe Adeyemi's sell out rehearsed reading of All The Shit I Couldn't Say To My Dad, and other things theatre! This is one to definitelylisten to start your week with some joy. Books: Everything by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and James Baldwin. Barrel Fever by David Sedaris A Little Life - Hanya Yannagihara And more. Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September 2019! Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mo...

81 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Catching A Free Flow

Hot Poetry Sh*t

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we are both in quite the happy mood. Listen to us discussing the poems that make us happy and shine from within. This is one to definitelylisten to. Start your week with some joy. Books: The Thing Around Your Neck- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Silence is my Mother Tongue - Sulaiman Addonai A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara The Art of Not Falling Apart The Crane Wife - CJ Hauser Poems Love after Love - Sir Derek Walcott Caged Bird - Maya Angelou Sonnet 130 - William Shakespeare Tides - Tapiwe Mugabe Pablo Neruda Oh The Places You'll Go - Dr Seuss In And Out of Time - Maya Angelou Spoiler Alerts: Stranger Things and Pursuit of Happiness Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September 2019!https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the ep...

79 MIN2019 JUL 29
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Hot Poetry Sh*t

The Gender Line

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we are back from our hiatus to speak about Julie Cohen's Louis and Louise, and explore the question of gender, sexuality and how it can impact our world view. This is one to definitelylisten to. Books: Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari Everything I Know About Love - Dolly Alderton That Thing Around Your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September2019! https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com Se...

92 MIN2019 JUL 15
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The Gender Line

Clapback 2k19

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we share our Summer Reads with you guys! Books: Louis and Louise - Julie Cohen My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russell The Clapback - Elijah Lawal The Body Keeps The Score - Bessel van der Kolk An American Marriage - Tayari Jones Hinch Yourself Happy - Mrs Hinch Milkman - Anna Burns A Monks Guide To A Clean House and Mind - Shoukeii Matsumoto Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change - Pema Chodron Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September2019! Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/cha...

84 MIN2019 JUL 2
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Clapback 2k19

It's Above Me Now

Welcome to Mostly Lit! This week we are back from our hiatus to speak about Chigozie Obioma's 'An Orchestra of Minorities' We discuss men in love, spirituality and announce a special show. This is one to definitelylisten to! Books: An Orchestra of Minorities - Chigozie Obioma The Fishermen - Chigozie Obioma Kingdom of Souls - Rena Barron My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari Look Up - Nathan Bryon and illustrated by Dapo Adeola Spoiler Alerts: Game of Thrones, Black Mirror and What If Announcements: We will be at the London Podcast Festival on 12th September2019! Tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/mostly-lit-2/ Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and You...

121 MIN2019 JUN 17
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It's Above Me Now

Mental Health Awareness Week: Notes on a Nervous Planet

Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak about Matt Haig's Notes on a Nervous Planet, Game of Thrones and why we need to pay attention to anxiety. - Not one to miss! - Books: Known and Strange Things - Teju Cole Sula - Toni Morisson Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 4 and End Game Spoilers throughout. - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! - Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! - Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! - Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email - mostlylit@gmail.com Website: www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

104 MIN2019 MAY 13
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Notes on a Nervous Planet

The Other Side of Freedom ft Deray McKesson

Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak to Deray McKesson about his book, On The Otherside of Freedom. This week, we ask: Would you want an all black university in the UK? How do you present your activism? We also speak about activism, Black Lives Matter, US politics and the importance of HBCUs for African Americans. Not one to miss! - Books: On The Otherside of Freedom Film: Homecoming Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 3 spoiler at 15minutes. - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get involved! - Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode and send us an email for Culture Questions! - Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! - Follow and message us on: Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube -www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQ Email -mostlylit@gmail.com Website:www.mostly-lit.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o...

58 MIN2019 MAY 6
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The Other Side of Freedom ft Deray McKesson
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