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58 minutes | 3 days 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 | 10 days ago
Marc along with 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 | 17 days ago
Marc talks with 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 | 24 days 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 4 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."
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Michele Harper And A Conversation About "The Beauty in Breaking"
This week, Marc sat down with ER doctor turned New York Times Best Selling author, Dr. Michele Harper to discuss her new book, "The Beauty in Breaking." The two discuss how she was prepared to lose everyone in her life because of her commitment to truth telling in her memoir, being a self taught writer, and also have a laugh about a famous doctor's autobiography that may not hold the same weight that it used to.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Robin DiAngelo Talks "White Fragility," Her NYT Best-Selling Book
Marc speaks with professor, lecturer and New York Times Best Selling author, Robin DiAngelo about her best selling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. The two discuss why the post racial narrative is a myth, dismantling racism and white supremacy, and also have some laughs discussing paranormal romance.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Jacob Soboroff Talks About "Separated: Inside an American Tragedy"
This week Marc is in conversation with NBC News and MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, the author of the New York Times Best Selling book Separated: Inside an American Tragedy. The two examine the Trump's administration immigrant family separation policy, why Jacob didn't consider himself a writer prior to this book, and also have some fun with a game of Buy it, Borrow it, Burn it.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
Mikki Kendall Discusses Her New Book, "Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women A Movement Forgot"
This week, Marc is in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author, activist, and cultural critic, Mikki Kendall. The two break down her latest book Hood Feminism, and why she believes the feminist movement isn’t one size fits all.
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