Our Podcasts

Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Way.

The MahoganyBooks Podcast Network platforms Black people-led podcasts that discuss the crucial role African-American literature plays in shaping and amplifying the narratives that have often been marginalized or overlooked in mainstream discourse. Each podcast here was specially curated for their ability to explore the richness and diversity of African-American literary traditions.

By delving into the works of writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Jason Reynolds, bell hooks and many others, these podcasts not only celebrate the literary achievements of black authors but also contribute to a broader understanding of the African-American experience.

MahoganyBooks Front Row: The Podcast

MahoganyBooks Front Row: The Podcast

Black Writers: Accessible, Available, Anytime, Anywhere

MahoganyBooks Front Row: The Podcast is a thoughtfully curated series that offers a unique opportunity to listen to Black authors discussing their latest works. Each episode of the podcast features an in-depth conversation with an author, delving into their creative process, inspirations, and the themes explored in their book. The series is a re-cast of the live author talks hosted by MahoganyBooks, a Black-owned bookstore in Washington DC that is dedicated to promoting literature written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. With the podcast, listeners can enjoy the same level of engagement and intellectual stimulation as the live events, from the comfort of their own homes.

MahoganyBooks Front Row: The PodcastApril 08, 2024x
01:12:4750.03 MB

A Bold Conversation on Aging, Financial Insecurity, and Social Change

Have you ever pondered the narratives that shape our approach to aging, particularly as women? Our latest episode at MahoganyBooks brings together Lyn Slater, Christine Platt, and Elizabeth White, th...

MahoganyBooks Front Row: The PodcastMarch 25, 2024x
01:34:4965.16 MB

A Tapestry Woven from Black Struggle, Literature, and Leadership

As we gather around the warm, inclusive space of a MahoganyBooks author event, we're reminded that the power of literature is not just in storytelling, but in shaping futures and fueling revolut...

MahoganyBooks Front Row: The PodcastMarch 11, 2024x
00:55:4738.37 MB

Crafting a Narrative at the Crossroads of Black Masculinity and Queerness

Embark on a profound exploration of African-American literature and personal storytelling with Rasheed Copeland and our guest Dr. Tony Keith Jr., as they unravel the threads of identity, language, an...

Real Ballers Read

Real Ballers Read

Brothers Jan and Miles Menafee have grown a lot through their love of reading books. Their shared passion inspired them to start Real Ballers Read, a catalyst for helping young people feel more excited about reading through social media and fashion. Here on their podcast, they invite amazing people to talk about meaningful books in their lives, then Jan and Miles read the books, talk about them with their guests, and share the wonderful conversations here with you. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/realballersread/support

Real Ballers ReadMarch 10, 202402:40:40222.36 MB

96. Song of Solomon with Danny Dunson

In this episode, we talk with our brilliant older brother, Danny Dunson. Danny went to church on this one, sharing an interwoven story and analysis of his life and experience with Toni Morrison&#...

Real Ballers ReadMarch 10, 202401:12:41100.64 MB

95. Holy American Burnout with Sean Enfield

In this episode, we talk with the incredible writer, Sean Enfield about his debut collection of essays, Holy American Burnout. Sean goes deep into the questions and experiences that shaped the wr...

Real Ballers ReadMarch 10, 202401:04:1789.02 MB

94. With Love, We Fight with Kendall Bryant

In this episode, we talk with the brilliant Kendall Bryant about a book that's in the hallowed halls of their personal canon, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. The story of this book for Kendal...