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Coffee and Books
40 minutes | 4 days ago
Marc and Bevy Smith discuss Bevy's new book; "Bevelations"
On this episode, Marc is in conversation with businesswoman and television personality, Bevy Smith. The two dive into her new book "Bevelations", discussing why and how she walked away from a six figure job to live the life she ultimately wanted, the importance of saying "no" when an opportunity looks good but isn't really for you, why you should be Beyonce instead of Destiny's Child, and Bevy discusses what 3 books helped shaped who she is today.
41 minutes | a month ago
Marc and Nate Marshall discuss his book of poems "Finna"
On this episode, Marc welcomed back Assistant Professor and poet, Nate Marshall to discuss Nate's book, "Finna" a collection of poems, a first for Coffee and Books. Marc and Nate explore the themes of "Finna, including masculinity, community and family, and the role of Black language. Also, Nate gives Marc some advice on how to write a "good" poem.
43 minutes | a month ago
Marc and Dr. Lindo Bacon discuss Lindo's book; "Radical Belonging"
In this episode, Marc is in conversation with intersectional body liberation advocate, author, speaker, and researcher, Dr. Lindo Bacon. The two discuss what it means to have a liberated body, how Lindo's language has changed around the term "body positivity, and having a marginalized gender identity.
63 minutes | a month ago
Marc talks with Michael Eric Dyson about his new book; "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America"
On this episode, Marc is in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author, professor, and friend and mentor to Marc, Michael Eric Dyson. The two dive into Michael's new book; "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America." They discuss what Michael's goal was in writing the book, cancel culture, and Marc challenges his mentor to a tough game of Buy it, Borrow it, Burn it!
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Alicia Garza on "The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart"
Alicia Garza and Marc discuss her book "The Purpose of Power" and her experiences in organizing, leading, and activism is general, and the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Nate Marshall and the Uncle Bobbie's team discuss former President Barack Obama's book "A Promised Land"
On this episode, Marc is conversation with Assistant Professor and poet Nate Marshall, along with the Uncle Boobies team to discuss former President Barack Obama's new book; A Promised Land. They dive into the importance of this book to independent bookstores, why this memoir was necessary for Obama to write, and how this book stacks up against other presidential memoirs.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Kiese Laymon On His Book; “How To Slowly Kill Yourself And Others In America”
Marc and Kiese discuss Kiese's decision to reissue his book How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Kiese reveals his motivation for reissuing the book with six new additional essays, how little he got paid for his first publishing deal, thinking he would never live to see people read his art, and how a popular book written by Toni Morrison taught him to "see".
71 minutes | 2 months ago
Marc Lamont Hill and Special Host Mychal Denzel Smith discussing Marc's book; "We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest and Possibility"
On this special episode of Coffee and Books, Marc dives into what motivated him to write his latest book; "We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest and Possibility." He is interviewed by his friend, and fellow New York Times Best selling Author, Mychal Denzel Smith. The two break down the book and the importance of why Marc wrote the book in this current climate. Also, Mychal gets a shot at revenge when the tables are turned on Marc for the tortuous Buy It, Borrow It, Burn It.
61 minutes | 3 months ago
Marc discusses "Sexual Citizens" with Columbia University Professors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan
Marc unpacks the groundbreaking book Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus with Columbia University professors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan, they discuss the widespread issue of sexual assault on college campuses.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Marc Lamont Hill and Zaheer Ali On The Impact Of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"
On this special episode of Coffee and Books, the 55th Anniversary of the release of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Marc examines the cultural significance of this piece of literature with oral historian and educator, Zaheer Ali. The two unpack what impact the book has had on their personal lives, Alex Haley and Malcolm X's process for writing the book, and what the enduring legacy of the autobiography will be.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Bettina Love Discusses "We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom"
On this episode of Coffee and Books, Marc talks with professor Bettina Love. The two discuss her book; We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Marc and Bettina discuss how comedy and fiction impact her nonfiction writing, what book changed everything for her, and why she identifies as a writer more than an author.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Brittney Cooper Dissecting Her New York Times Best Seller, "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower"
On this episode, Marc is in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author, Assistant Professor, activist and cultural critic, Brittney Cooper. The two discuss her book, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower and dive into what the term "eloquent rage" means, and how she "owned her anger"; criticism of Beyoncè, what we book(s) we can expect from her next and a torturous, but oh so fun game of Buy It, Borrow It, Burn It.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Meet the Uncle Bobbie's Team
This is a special episode of Coffee and Books with the Uncle Bobbie's team, which is the coffee shop and bookstore that Marc owns. The group discusses the impact Covid had on Uncle Bobbie's and how they were able to pivot, the most sought after books at the store that you should be reading, and they discuss highly anticipated upcoming book releases.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Mychal Denzel Smith breaks down his book; "Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream"
This week, Marc is in conversation with New York Times best selling author, Mychal Denzel Smith, dissecting his recent book; Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream. The two examine the American identity...who we think we are versus who we actually are, when Mychal first identified as a writer, and also Marc puts Mychal through arguably the most difficult, but wildly fun "Buy It, Borrow It, Burn It" yet!
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Fredrik Logevall discusses the pre-presidential years of JFK in his book; "JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956."
On this episode, Marc is in conversation with historian and Harvard professor, Fredrik Logevall discussing his new book; JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. Fredrik discusses why it was important to him to write this book on the early years of JFK prior to his presidency, Fredrik's impressive writing process, and for the first time we hear Marc's choices for Buy It, Borrow It, Burn It, in addition to Fredrik's choices!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Stuart Stevens discusses his book; "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump"
On this episode, Marc is in conversation with travel writer and political consultant, Stuart Stevens discussing his book, It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump. The two dive into why he calls race the original sin of the republican party, how he tried to get some republicans to run against Trump to take votes from Trump, and what "escape" he would choose if he ever found himself to be stranded on a deserted island.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Martha Jones & "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote & Insisted on Equality for All"
This week, Marc goes on a journey with historian, legal scholar and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, Martha S. Jones. Martha discusses her new book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. The two explore the importance of her book being released in the current times, her writing process, and why she would choose fact or fiction if she was stranded on a deserted island.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
Fatima Bhutto On Her Book "The Runaways"
This week, Marc is in conversation with author Fatima Bhutto, discussing her fiction novel “The Runaways”. Fatima reveals why she doesn’t write for a particular audience, her hopes for “disturbing” readers with her writing, and why her love for “The Great Gatsby” may not be what it used to be.
66 minutes | 5 months ago
David Ritz Discusses His Impressive Ghostwriting
On this episode, Marc discusses the prolific career of go-to ghostwriter, David Ritz. Marc and David dive into David’s career that has spanned over 45 years, and consists of over 60 books, ten of which have appeared on bestseller lists. David recounts ghostwriting for the likes of Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye, talks about his somewhat controversial book on Aretha Franklin, and also what hip hop artists he’d like to work with in the future.
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Princeton Professor Imani Perry Discusses Her Recent Book, "Breathe: A Letter To My Sons"
This week, Marc is in conversation with Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Imani Perry. They discuss her journey as an author, why she feels she's still aspiring to be a writer even after writing 6 books, and also why it was important to write her current book to her boys, "Breathe: A Letter to My Sons."
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