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Mostly Lit

English, Social, 1 season, 85 episodes, 4 days, 7 hours, 28 minutes
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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 [email protected]
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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 YanagiharaThe Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - Okechukwu NzeluThe 392 - Ashley Hickson-LovenceTuesdays with Morrie - Mitch AlbomDaughters of Nri - Reni K AmayoShaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet CurtisSpoiler Alerts:A Little LifeIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow and message us on:Twitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/201950 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tears: A Little Life, Mental Health Awareness Week and Trauma (Part 1)

Welcome to Mostly Lit!#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2019#BlackHistoryMonth2019On 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 YanagiharaThe Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - Okechukwu NzeluThe 392 - Ashley Hickson-LovenceTuesdays with Morrie - Mitch AlbomDaughters of Nri - Reni K AmayoShaping Up Culture - Mark Marciver Its Not OK to Feel Blue and Other lie - Edited by Scarlet CurtisSpoiler Alerts:A Little LifeIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Rate and review us on iTunes, Acast, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow and message us on:Twitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/201959 minutes, 58 seconds
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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=8-1Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 definitely listen to start your week with some joy.Books:Everything by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and James Baldwin.Barrel Fever by David SedarisA Little Life - Hanya YannagiharaAnd 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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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 definitely listen to. Start your week with some joy.Books:The Thing Around Your Neck- Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSilence is my Mother Tongue - Sulaiman AddonaiA Little Life - Hanya YanagiharaThe Art of Not Falling ApartThe Crane Wife - CJ HauserPoemsLove after Love - Sir Derek WalcottCaged Bird - Maya AngelouSonnet 130 - William ShakespeareTides - Tapiwe MugabePablo NerudaOh The Places You'll Go - Dr SeussIn And Out of Time - Maya AngelouSpoiler Alerts:Stranger Things and Pursuit of HappinessAnnouncements: 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 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 definitely listen to. Books:Sapiens - Yuval Noah HarariEverything I Know About Love - Dolly AldertonThat Thing Around Your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAnnouncements: 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 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 11 seconds
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Clapback 2k19

Welcome to Mostly Lit!This week we share our Summer Reads with you guys!Books:Louis and Louise - Julie CohenMy Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth RussellThe Clapback - Elijah LawalThe Body Keeps The Score - Bessel van der KolkAn American Marriage - Tayari JonesHinch Yourself Happy - Mrs HinchMilkman - Anna BurnsA Monks Guide To A Clean House and Mind - Shoukeii MatsumotoLiving Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change - Pema ChodronAnnouncements: 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
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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 definitely listen to!Books:An Orchestra of Minorities - Chigozie ObiomaThe Fishermen - Chigozie ObiomaKingdom of Souls - Rena BarronMy Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell.21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah HarariLook Up - Nathan Bryon and illustrated by Dapo AdeolaSpoiler Alerts:Game of Thrones, Black Mirror and What If 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/20192 hours, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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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 ColeSula - Toni MorissonSpoiler 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 FreedomFilm: HomecomingSpoiler 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/201958 minutes, 39 seconds
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You Got Served!: Spring Reads, London Buses and Dracrys

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-This week we discuss our Spring Reads, ask whether corporations can support writers and artists new publishing companies like De Montfort Literature, and we dissect the first two episodes of Game of \thrones. We also challenge Rai to some pop culture quizzes in the Re-Education of Ms Raifa Rafiq.-Books:The 392 - Ashley Hickson-LovenceThink Like A White Man - Nels AbbeyThe Art of Not Falling Apart - Christina PattersonDon't Touch My Hair - Emma DibiriChildren of Vengeance and Virtue - Tomi AdeyemiThe New Daughters of Africa - Margaret BusbyDe Montfort Literature: https://www.demontfortliterature.com/Flics:HomecomingJurassic ParkGood FightSpoiler Alert:Game of Thrones episodes 1 and 2 (Apprx. 1h50)-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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/20192 hours, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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#WorldBookNight ft Tomi Adeyemi

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-In celebration of World Book Night, we spent time with our fave Tomi Adeyemi!We speak about Children of Blood and Bone, inspirations and what we have to look forward to with the film, and Children of Virtue and Vengeance!Not one to miss!-Book: Children of Blood and Bone-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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/201936 minutes, 53 seconds
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It's Queenie! ft Candice Carty-Williams

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-This week we are joined by Candice Carty-Williams to discuss her debut novel 'Queenie' and all the themes surrounding it!We also then look at 'If Beale Street Could Talk' as well as figure out what it all means to create, work, and love as a black millennial in London.-Book: Queenie - Candice Carty-WilliamsFilm: If Beale Street Could Talk-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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/201959 minutes, 52 seconds
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Minisode: Not Just A Black, Muslim Woman by Raifa Rafiq for It's Not About The Burqa

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-This minisode is in dedication of It's Not About The Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race, edited by Miriam Khan with an exclusive listen to the essay Not Just A Black Muslim Woman, by Mostly Lit co-host - Raifa Rafiq.-Buy It's Not About The Burqa here.Use Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts on the essays and the book!-When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter?In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn’t know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were neither Muslim, nor female?Years later the state of the national discourse has deteriorated even further, and Muslim women’s voices are still pushed to the fringes – the figures leading the discussion are white and male.Taking one of the most politicized and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It’s Not About the Burqa is poised to change all that. Here are voices you won’t see represented in the national news headlines: seventeen Muslim women speaking frankly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. With a mix of British and international women writers, from activist Mona Eltahawy's definition of a revolution to journalist and broadcaster Saima Mir telling the story of her experience of arranged marriage, from author Sufiya Ahmed on her Islamic feminist icon to playwright Afshan D'souza-Lodhi's moving piece about her relationship with her hijab, these essays are funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, and each of them is a passionate declaration calling time on the oppression, the lazy stereotyping, the misogyny and the Islamophobia.What does it mean, exactly, to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According to the media, it’s all about the burqa.Here’s what it’s really about.-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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com-#Books #Literature #Culture #Reading Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/20199 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Far Would You Go For Your Sibling?

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-Based on Oyinkan Braithwaite's book: 'My Sister The Serial Killer' we ask:How far would you go for you siblings?For Mostly Flix, we discuss Jordan Peele's 'US' (Spoiler Alert!) as we try to find the layers beneath the surface of the film.-Book: My Sister The Serial Killer - Oyinkan BraithwaiteFilm: 'Us' - Dir. Jordan Peele Starring: Lupita N'yongo, Winston Duke-Booklist:A Little Life - Hanna YannagiharaBad Feminist - Roxanne GayIntro 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 45 seconds
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Minisode: What's In A Name? By Alex Reads, for #SAFE

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-This minisode is in dedication of SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space by Derek Owusu with an exclusive listen to the essayWhat's In A Name, by Mostly Lit co-host - Alex Reads.-Buy SAFE here.Use #UsManAreSafe and #SAFE on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts on the essays and the book!-Book: SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, Edited by Derek Owusu.What is the experience of Black men in Britain? With continued conversation around British identity, racism and diversity, there is no better time to explore this question and give Black British men a platform to answer it. SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space is that platform. Including essays from top poets, writers, musicians, actors and journalists, this timely and accessible book brings together a selection of powerful reflections exploring the Black British male experience and what it really means to reclaim and hold space in the landscape of our society.Where do Black men belong in school, in the media, in their own families, in the conversation about mental health, in the LGBT community, in grime music - and how can these voices inspire, educate and add to the dialogue of diversity already taking place?Following on from discussions raised by The Good Immigrant and Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, this collection takes readers on a rich and varied path to confront and question the position of Black men in Britain today, and shines a light on the way forward.Contributors include poet Suli Breaks, award-winning author Alex Wheatle, Channel 4 news reporter Symeon Brown, Guardian journalist Joseph Harker and many more.-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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com-#Books #Literature #Culture #Reading Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/20198 minutes, 42 seconds
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White Saviourism? Not My Situation.

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-Where did the white saviour complex come from?This week, we discuss Andrea Levy's novel, The Long Song, and how it is still pertinent today in the light ofwhite saviour talks today.-Book:The Long Song - Andrea LevyThe Secret Commonwealth - Philip Pullman-This week, we also discuss:Oscar winners (Rooting for everyone Black)Billy Porter's Tuexedo-DressMichelle Obama's BookTubeBritBox?What we're watchngIntro 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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com-#Books #Literature #Culture #Reading Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 33 seconds
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God Stays Petty

Welcome to Mostly Lit!-This week we ask: Are you reading the one per cent? Which books did you read when you were younger that had ONE person of colour as a main character?-Book:The Long Song - Andrea LevyCaptain Underpants - Dav PilkeyMidnight for Charlie Bone - Jenny NimmoHis Dark Materials - Philip PullmanThe Magician's Nephew - C.S LewisElmerHarry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling-This week, we also ask:Oscar predictionsWould you be Karl Lagerfeld's cat?How do you pronounce Job?If you could go back in time what would you change?Who would you be casted as in Children of Blood and Bone?And of course, what you watching?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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com-#Books #Literature #Culture #Reading Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 10 seconds
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OH MY GODS ft Alexandra Sheppard

Welcome to Mostly Lit!We're joined by Alexandra Sheppard, author of Oh My Gods! She shares her tips on writing, getting started and why she loves the Greek Gods.Book: Oh My Gods! - By Alexandra SheppardWhat we're reading:An Orchestra of Minorities - Chigozie ObiomaA Man Called Ove - Fredrik BackmanFreshwater - Akwaeke EmeziWhat we're watching:Aladdin - an interview with the cast of the West End production.This week, we were also asked:Sci Fi showsIdeal adaptations from book to stageWhat makes art art?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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com#Books #Literature #Culture #Reading Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/20191 hour, 27 minutes
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Schoolin' Life: Ageing and Loving

Welcome to Mostly Lit!Book: Less by Arthur Sean GreerAre you schoolin' life? How do we experience age, youth and love?What we're reading:White Fragility by Robin DiangeloEloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Super Power by Brittney C. CooperStay tuned in for What We're Watching!This week, we also ask:Why did Liam Neeson open his mouth?R.I.P CadetShould we have a Black British Museum?WHO is Dan Mallory?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 - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com#Books #Literature #Culture #Reading Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 29 seconds
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Happy New NEW Year!

Welcome back to Mostly Lit! Happy New Year!We're back AGAIN for a brand new series of Mostly Lit and we have new segments for you this year!Not one to miss!This week's book: Freshwater by Akwaeke EmeziRemember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Holidays on Ice - David SedarisA Little Life - Hanya HannagiharaRosie Effect -Feminism Is For Everybody - bell hooksIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com#Books #Literature #Culture #Reading Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/20192 hours, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival: Podcast-In-Residence 2018

Welcome back to a SPECIAL Mostly Lit episode!In October, Mostly Lit took up its position as Podcast-In-Residence at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival! Have a listen to this special episode of Mostly Lit where we share our behind the scenes snippets, our favourite moments and our brief author chats with Ayobami Adebayo, Matt Haig and more. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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11/12/201857 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mostly Lit Live @ BFI: Get Out

Welcome back to Mostly Lit Live @ BFIWe discuss Zadie Smith's Short Story 'Crazy They Call Me'And film 'Get Out' at the BFI. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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11/5/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 28 seconds
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Did You March, though?: Washington Black, Zamunda and Revolution

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk about Esi Edugyan’s Man Booker Shortlisted book, Washington Black. We also talk about intimacy, Halloween and the cultural relevance of Coming To America! Another elements of Black achievement this Black History Month.Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Intimacy by OshoHow To Love A Jamaican - Alexia ArthursThe Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa Live Show November 3rd, 2018: https://tinyurl.com/mostlylitbfiIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays
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10/29/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mostly Lit Live ft Lenny Henry at Cheltenham Lit Fest

Welcome back to Mostly Lit LIVE. This week, we speak to Black British icon, Lenny Henry, as we discuss Stephen King's 'On Writing', diversity in publishing and industry, writing memoir and the importance in 'finishing' tasks. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: On Writing - Stephen KingIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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Their Eyes Were Watching Who Now?: Massages, Rise Up and Tea Cake

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk about Their Eyes Were Watching God, @JudeBlay's book on Stormzy 'Rise Up, Arinze Kene's Misty play and other elements of Black British achievement this Black History Month. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Notes On A Nervous Planet - Matt Haig Melmoth - Sarah PerryWhite Girls - Hilton AlsThe Fifteen Live of Harry August - Richard FlanniganA Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina LewyckaThe Sun Is Also A Star - Nicola YoonIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/8/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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Oscar's Brief Life

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the Junot Diaz controversy, Merky Books' first publication, how to be STILL and more. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: The Art of Stillness - Pico IyerWhat's Your Type? - Merve EmreThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot DiazIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Who's Got The Power? - Live From London Pod Fest

Welcome back to Mostly Lit Live at King's Place!Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: The Power - Naomi Alderman Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/201856 minutes, 29 seconds
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No Man Is An Island

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!Trigger Warning!: Mental health discussion at the beginning of the show that may be disturbing for some listeners. SKIP 10mins if you wish to not hear. This week, we speak about two famous poems. Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandias and John Donne's Meditation 17 A.K.A 'No Man Is An Island'. We also discuss personal responsibility, Coco and we urge you not to suffer in silence. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Breakfast At Tiffany's - Truman CapoteThe Death of Noah Glass - Gail JonesWhat's Your Type? - Merve EmreFilm: Jerry MaguireIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/201859 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Many Faces of Jay Gatsby

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week, we speak The Great Gatsby, brilliant writing, mortality, the afterlife and the respectability politics around the term 'boujie'. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: The Great Gatsby - F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Reactive - Masande NtshangaThe Zanzibar Wife - Deborah RodriguezFuck You Very Much - Danny WallaceFilm: PrometheusIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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Autumn Reads? No Problem, No Problem!

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!Autumn Reads!Books:New Testament - Jerhico BrownBecoming - Michelle ObamaHow To Stop Time - Matt Haig How To Love A Jamaican - Alexia Arthurs Paris Echo - Sebastian Faulks Recovery - Russell Brand Born A Crime - Trevor Noah Scribble Me A Feminist - Chidera Eguere Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/3/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Kissing Palms?

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week, we speak Romeo and Juliet, whether Shakespeare is still necessary, the problematicness of Mean Girls and shout out to Stormzy! Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare Film: Mean Girls Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 17 seconds
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Can You Be Black And...

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk Black radicalism with academic Kehinde Andrews, and his book 'Back To Black'.We talk Black radical thought, Pan Africanism, Western economics, and being black in Academia. Also, we ask 'Can you be Black and...' Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Zero to One - Peter Thiel How To Stop Time - Matt Haig Last Speeches of Malcolm X Film: Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The HoodIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 7 seconds
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Your Wealth Has Increased!

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk about Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, the politics of gender, the power of names and why we need to look for the magic in all of us! Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: X and Why - Tom Whipple Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi The Reactive - Masande NtshangaHow To Win Friends and Influence People - Dale CarnegieFilm: About Time Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/6/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 46 seconds
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Be True. Be Ravenclaw.

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, why we do relationships all wrong, Guy Gunaratne on the Man Booker Long List and why we shouldn't hide ourselves from the world. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Born A Crime - Trevor Noah Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone - J.K RowlingMastery of Love - Don Miguel Ruiz Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemHarry Potter them music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htaj3o3JD8IIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 53 seconds
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Glory Be To Gawd

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk about What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky, anxiety coping mechanisms, going back home and the state of Bridget Jones.Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Less - Andrew Sean GreerThe Stranger On The Bridge - Jonny BenjaminWhat It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky - Lesley Nneka Armah Film: No Film This Week! Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/23/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mandela Forever ft Ndaba Mandela

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, this week we were joined by the inspiring Ndaba Mandela to discuss his new book, Going To The Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather. We talk about Nelson Mandela the leader and grandfather, service as true leadership, empowerment, and the film Black Panther.Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Bryan Stevenson - Just MercyStuart Turton - The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn HardcastleFranz Fanon - Black Skin, White MasksWiley - Eskiboy Ndaba Mandela - Going To The MountainDerek's Gem - The Gentlemen of the Jungle. By Jomo KenyattaFilm: Black PantherIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/201844 minutes, 2 seconds
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Self Reliance.

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we talk about self-reliance, #Merky Books, Supernatural dramas and whether we are really non-conformists. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Michael Donkor - Hold Fumio Sasaki - Goodbye, ThingsFilm: Twilight: New MoonIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/9/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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All About Love

Welcome back to Mostly Lit live at Last Word! at Roundhouse London! Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: All About Love - bell hooksIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/2/201847 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Multi-Hyphenates ft Emma Gannon

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we speak to author, journalist, broadcaster, podcaster and multi-talented extraordinaire Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method!We discuss burnout, generational differences, finances, Erin Brockovich and the audacity of Bey. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Sing Unburied Sing - Jasmyn WardChicken Soup for the SoulMotherhood - Sheila HetiSelfish, Shallow and Self Absorbed - Megan DaumNobody Cares - Anne T. DonahueFilm: Erin BrockovichIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/25/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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Oh My God, Becky?! ft Gabourey Sidibe

Welcome back to Mostly Lit!This week we speak to author and actress. Gabourey Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) about her new book, This Is Just My Face, Try Not To Stare while on her UK tour! We discuss spirituality, African parents, Mental Health and of course, Beyonce! Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Chicken Soup For The Soul - Jack Cranfield Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi Sula - Toni Morison Film: The Five Heartbeats Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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Your Utmost Happiness ft Arundhati Roy

This week we speak to author Arundhati Roy about her second book, Ministry of Utmost Happiness in a rare and first time ever conversation on a podcast!We discuss spirituality, geo-politics, culture and the Vietnam War. Not one to miss!Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE!Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Emperor's Babe - Bernadine EvaristoArt of Living - Thich Nhat Hahn Baracoon - Zora Neale HurstonPerfume: A Century of Scents - Lizzy OstromFilm: The PostIntro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/11/201859 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Terrible ft Yrsa Daley-Ward

Welcome Back! This week we speak to writer, poet and performer Yrsa Daley-Ward, about her latest memoir 'The Terrible' released on Tuesday 6th June. We discuss religion, sexuality, grief and our roots. Not one to miss! Remember to RATE, REVIEW AND SUBSCRIBE! Enjoy!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books: Waiting for Godot - Samuel BeckettDifficult WomenAyiti - Roxanne Gay Film: Fish Tank (2009)Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/4/201859 minutes, 37 seconds
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We Are Home

We come to you live from Waterstones. Enjoy!Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/28/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Hidden Figure

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week we discuss the nuances of Black Britishness vs African Americaness with our guest Jamia Wilson (@jamiaw)the author of Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present. Make sure to comment, subscribe and share!Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mostly Flics: Hidden Figures ----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/201850 minutes
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Dry Cries And Thanos

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!Books that made us cry. Happy cry. Ugly cry. Thug cry. *Spoilers throughout the episode. You were warned* Make sure to comment, subscribe and share!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books:All My Sisters Wear Travelling Shoes - Maya Angelou The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini Persuasion - Jane Austen Nervous Conditions - Tsitsi Dangarembga The Nightingale and The Rose - Oscar Wilde Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot DiazMostly Flics: Infinity War----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Music by: @StuffDeejSays-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mostl…d1281765830?mt=2Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mostly Pirate! Ft Sam Conniff

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!We are being more pirate this week, joined by Captain and ex-CEO of Livity and Dubplate Drama @SamConniff who gives the Mostly Lit trio quite the pep talk!Let us know whether you're more pirate after this episode!Make sure to comment, subscribe and share!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books:Indigo Donut - Patrice Lawrence The Outsider - Albert Camus Self Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson Mostly Flics: Steve Jobs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Music by: @StuffDeejSays-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mostly-lit/id1281765830?mt=2Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 11 seconds
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Delete Tweets? I'd Prefer Not To.

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week we discuss Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, the phrase 'I'd prefer not to', resisting the status quo and celebrities deleting tweets! (With a slight bit of excitement leading up to Avenger's Infinity War - Who do you think will die?)We've also brought back an old segment! Make sure to comment, subscribe and share!Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Books:Bartleby The ScrivenerReal Artists Don't StarveWhat They Didn't Teach You In Harvard Business SchoolMostly Flics: Midnight Special/Marvel Cinematic Universe----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/20181 hour, 14 minutes
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Mad And Furious ft Guy Gunaratne

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week we’re joined by author of In Our Mad and Furious City, Guy Gunaratne, as we discuss the inner workings of young London, Meryl Streep and should we cancel our faves? Make sure to comment, subscribe and share! Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mostly Flics: What Happened To Monday? ----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/16/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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Learning From a Scholar ft Courttia Newland

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit! This week we’re joined by the amazing author, Courttia Newland.He talks to us about how he came to write The Scholar, class wars, the working class narrative, the failings of the prison system and more!Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mostly Flics: The Shawshank Redemption----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spring Reads!

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit! Derek is EeyoreRai is TiggerAlex is PoohWho are you? It's our reading list episode - Spring Reads! Let us know thoughts. Music by: @StuffDeejSays----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mostly Flics: BBC Searching for Grenfell's Lost Lives: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xptp8BBXO Hard Road To Travel: https://soundcloud.com/bbxoofficial/hard-road-to-travel-private-preview----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stay With Me ft Ayobami Adebayo

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!The trio are joined by author of 'Stay With Me' Ayobami Adebayo (@ayobamiadebayo)Let's get into it! ----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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In The Cut ft Inua Ellams

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week we have writer, playwright and poet @InuaEllams in our chair. We talk to him about his play The Barbershop Chronicles, his travels and what school was like for all of us.We also speak about Mostly Lit getting to do a Facebook Live Q&A with Oprah, Ava DuVernay and the cast of Wrinkle In Time! This is one not to miss!This week's book (play): The Barbershop ChroniclesThis week's 'flic' - Being Blacker https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09w3wjg/being-blackerWrinkle In Time Facebook Live with Ava DuVernay, Oprah, Mindy Kailing, Storm Reid and Reese Witherspoon https://www.mostly-lit.com/news ----------------Booklist: Understanding Comics by Scott McCloudInner City Pressure by Dan HancockChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the episode, the books and the film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds
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Black Lives Matter ft Patrisse Khan-Cullors

This week we had the pleasure of being joined by the remarkable activist and author, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and co-author of When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.We discuss activism, Patrisse’s favourite reads growing up, coming out, Bruno Mars and so much more. This is definitely not one to miss.We also speak about aspects of love (again!) so this one is not one to miss!This week's book: When They Call You A Terrorist – Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and discussions!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/201858 minutes
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Women Are Mad, Men Are Crazy ft Azryah

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week, it's the beginnings of International Women's Month, and we have @_Azryah in the studio talking to us about women, relationships and the way that parents raise their sons. We also speak about aspects of love (again!) so this one is not one to miss!This week's book: Difficult Women - Roxanne GayThis week's 'flic' - (500) Days of Summer----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Pieces of Me ft Aimee Felone

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week, we're speaking about identity and what that means in all white spaces with @AimeeFelone, co-founder of children's publisher @_KnightsOfWe also speak about supporting creative projects, and drinking wine - not one to miss!This week's book: Piecing Me Together - Renee WatsonThis week's 'flic' - The Best ManBest Life Reads: We Going To Need More Wine - Gabrielle Union ------Booklist:We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True - Gabrielle Union----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 32 seconds
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Are You Done?

WAKANDA FOREVER! This week:Rai is triggered.Alex thinks it's important.Derek's lips are shut.This week we ask: Do you chase unrequited loves? Do you have patience with yourself? This week's book: South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami This week's 'flic' - Black Panther Best Life Reads: Self Compassion - Kristen Neff------Booklist:South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami The Adulterants - Joe Dunthorne Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylitWebsite: mostly-lit.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mostly Lurrrveeee

Welcome to a new Valentines Day episode of Mostly Lit!This week:Rai believes it's logical.Alex thinks it's spiritual.Derek says mind your business.This week we ask: Do you believe in soul mates? This week's book: Essays In Love - Alain De Botton.This week's 'flic' - Notting Hill Best Life Reads: #MostlyLitCovers ------Booklist:Essays In Love - Alain De Botton Lullaby - Laila Slimani Lincoln in the Bardo - George Sanders ----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Home Fire In The Booth!

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week's book: Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie.This week's 'flic' - Black Panther (Anticipating the Hype) Thoughts!This week:Rai is walking in the spirit.Alex has sibling questions.Derek says no to cliques.(PSA: Minor Audio Dips, soz) ------Booklist:Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie A Death In The Family - Karl Ove KnausgaardMy Struggle - Karl Ove KnausgaardHistory - Ralph Waldo Emerson Meditations - Marcus Aurelius Lullaby - Leila SlimaniHinterhoff - James FentonRich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston Bel Ami - Guy de MaupassantGo Tell It On The Mountain - James BaldwinSong Solomon - Toni Morisson Thousand Splendid Suns - Khalid HosseiniA New Spelling of My Name - Audre Lorde ----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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"Rooting For Everybody Black"

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week's book: Killology by Gary Owen's @RoyalCourt and @ShermanTheatre production.This week's 'flic' - Get Out and Oscar Nomination Thoughts! This week:Rai is eating Jackfruit .Alex wants a reason to live.Derek has some Black British Gems for us. ------Booklist:Killology - Gary OwensTo Sir, With Love - E.R. BraithwaiteReasons To Stay Alive - Matt Haig Stoner - John Williams ----Best Life Reads - Reasons To Stay Alive, Matt Haig -----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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Don't Wanna Get This Baaabaay! An Ode to Seal.

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week's book: If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor (Twitter: @jon_mcgregor)This week's 'flic' - Black Mirror Season 1 - Fifteen Billion Merits This week:Rai has a new hobby.Alex is a Romeo.Derek praises Black Mirror------Booklist:If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - Jon McGregor Oreo - Fran RossUnder the Udala Trees - Chinelo Okparanta ----Best Life 'Listens' - Malia - Late Bloomer https://open.spotify.com/artist/5o6oaYrumOkkzsOmwZXJv6-----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/mostly-lit-2?refid=stprTwitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hurtling All The Way Down

Welcome to a new episode of Mostly Lit! This week's book: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Twitter: @johngreen) This week's film: Bright This week the trio is a duo, but we're still lit! Rai's issue is a tear jerker as we say R.I.P to Harry Uzoka.Alex asks: are you ready to jump?------Booklist:Turtles All The Way Down - John Green Home Fire - Kamila ShamsieIn Our Mad And Furious City - Guy Gunaratne When To Jump - Mike Lewis -----------------Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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The New Odyssey

Happy New Year and Welcome to the first episode of the year! This week's book: Homer's OdysseyThis week the trio are back with a brand new episode for the year. Rai explores her obsession with Circe, Alex is doesn't really like Odysseus and Derek explains what it means to be among Sirens.------Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Booklist: Trumpet - Jackie Kay Books For Living - Will Schwalbe All About Love - bell hooks The Spider King's Daughter - Chibunda OnuzoThe Symposium - Plato Keep The Aspidistra Flowing - George Orwell -----------------Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylitInstagram - @mostlylitpodYouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylit----PROMO: The Roundhouse Camden in collaboration with Royal Opera House brings the opera The Return of Ulysses. Use code: 'mostlylit' to get 30% off of tickets for the show airing from Wednesday 10th - Sunday 21st January at 7.30pm. For tickets: www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/the-return-of-ulysses?source_no=2623 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mostly Litmas! Christmas Reads, Resolutions and 2018 Goals!

Merry Christmas!! This week the trio are bringing you a Christmas message filled with love, laughter and books! What are you reading this Christmas?Which books remind you of winter?And find out what the trio got each other for Secret Santa! Rai isn’t Gucci.Alex is Versace. Derek is Ethical.Get involved!We will return Monday January 8th 2018! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - tinyletter.com/mostlylit*Disclaimer: Apologies for sound hope it's not too off-putting!* Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/25/201751 minutes, 23 seconds
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Are You Free?

This week, the trio discuss Existentialism. Are you free? What does freedom look like to you? Also, we ask about Black 'mediocrity', is it valid? Rai is certain. Alex is unsure. Derek's thinks it's simple.Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]*Disclaimer: There is a faint echo, hope it's not too off-putting!* Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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When Will You Grow Up?!

This week, the trio discusses Junot Diaz's 'Drown', the new 'Black' Queen, Jay-Z's confession and books to find your inner calm, and inner child!Adolescence...Rai wanted money.Alex wanted to escape. Derek wanted strength.Join them for their weekly does books and film chat! Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] - Lolita - Nabakov Drown - Junot Diaz This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz For Esme with Love and Squalor - J.D. Salinger The Book of Dust - Phillip Pullman Black Panther - Ta Na-Hesi Coates Franny and Zooey - J. D Salinger Things You See When You Slow Down - Haemin SuminI Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen So Much - Trish Cooke Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice ZendakMeg and Mog - Jan PieńkowskiElmer The Patchwork Elephant - David McKeeNot Now Bernard - David McKee Films - Kiss Kiss Bang BangFor Colored Girls Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 10 seconds
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Getting Published ft. #WriteNowLive (London)

BONUS EPISODE: What a better way to end National Novel Writing Month, than to collaborate with Penguin Random House UK and WriteNow! Today we have an exciting episode in collaboration with Penguin Random House UK and #WriteNowLive. WriteNow aims to find, mentor and publish new writers from under-represented communities. WriteNow was created by Penguin Random House in 2016 to help ensure books and publishing better reflect UK society. It aims to find unpublished voices that are currently under-represented in books across all genres, including Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s. This includes writers from a socio-economically marginalised background, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) or BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) writers, or writers with a disability.Mostly Lit joined Penguin Random House UK at WriteNow London to find out more.Have a listen to writers Elif Shafak (@Elif_Safak) author of Three Daughters of Eve and Mahsuda Snaith (@mahsudasnaith) author of The Things We Thought We Knew about what it means to be published writers and novelists. Mostly Lit also speak to 2017 mentees Reeta Loi (@r_e_e_t_a_ )and Iqbaal Hussein who are unpublished writers as they talk about their experiences with writing, editing and at WriteNow. The trio also talks to former mentee from WriteNow 2016, Charlene Allcott (Twitter @moderatemum) who has recently had her novel bought by Transworld, about her writing process. And finally, William Heinemann editor Tom Avery talks about the editing process. Have a look at the website here: www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/writenow@PenguinRHUK Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 45 seconds
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Black To The Future!

This week, the trio discuss Nnedi Orkafor's 'Binti' and look at the 'Africa of the Future, Stormzy's apology and productivity hacks! Rai's the star. Alex is kickstarting. Derek's gassed.Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books and film!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]:Binti - Nnedi Okorafor The Book of Phoenix - Nnedi Okorafor Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet - Ta-Nahesi Coates Contact - Karl Sagan Cat's Cradle - Kurt VonnegutShout Out to Harleigh (@TheHarlsz) and @TableForTwoPod for making her signature mince pies for Mostly Lit!Check out her website: thesmallslice.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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No More Mr. English ft Nikesh Shukla

This week it’s all about language and books that remind us of childhood stories and childhood voices. This week the trio are joined by author and editor Nikesh Shukla, as he discusses his books as well as writing habits and films!Alex is paying those bills.Rai like the second person.Derek thinks the world of the Matrix is nigh. Join them for their new segment, stay tuned to find out what it is!Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] End of the Affair - Graham Greene Family Life - Akhil Sharma Pigeon English - Stephen KelmanTo Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee I know why the caged bird sings - Maya AngelouKafka on The Shore - MurakamiBrief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot DiazThis Is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime - Mark Haddon The Lovely Bones - Alice SeboldHow To Filthy Rich In Rising Asia - Mohsin AmhedIn Our Mad And Furious City - Guy Gunaratne Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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This Is Love, I Guess?

This week, the trio discuss Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet' and question theories of life. Rai's being humble.Alex is doing it. Derek's not on job.Join them for their new segment, stay tuned to find out what it is!Get involved!Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected]:Eski Boy - WileyThe Post Office - BukowskiFix Up! - Kwame Kwei-Armah The Book of Dust - Philip Pullman The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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What Kind of Reader Are You?

This week, the trio discuss what it takes to be a 'good reader'. Rai says she's impatient with it. Alex says he's slower. Derek says he does it twice.Join them for their new segment, stay tuned to find out what it is! Get involved! Don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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Don't Play With Demons!

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Ghostly Lit mwahahahah"What's Your Favourite Scary Story!?!This week, we are discussing scary and thrilling storiesDerek hears the Last TrumpRai cannot jump on the second wave And Alex asks ‘why are people scared of ghosts?’Ghosts, Ghouls and Alien encountersMiss this one at your peril Get involvedDon't forget to tweet us your thoughts on the books!Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube!Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/201755 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mostly Lit Live @ The Roundhouse

Mostly Lit Live @ The RoundhouseWelcome back to a new episode of Mostly Lit!This week's episode is a special one. It's a recording of our live show at The Roundhouse's 'And Now What?' Festival. Featuring an introduction from our faves 'Two Fools Talking' (a.k.a Keira and Soulay), we talk about gamechaging books, films and albums, and what making a difference means in society today in front of a live seated audience. Thank you so much to everyone who came down & thank you to everyone who asked us questions in our Q&A! #MostlyLitLiveNot one to miss! Too good to miss! Get ready for this new and revamped show with your faves!Get involvedEnjoy, and tweet us your thoughts on the show! Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] out more about 'And Now What?' and The Roundhouse here: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2017/and-now-what/http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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Finding A Name For Myself

Finding A Name For Myself Welcome back to a new episode of Mostly Lit! This week we have an ACTUAL episode on feminism with Rai in the studio!Rai questions what role language and sexuality has.Derek doesn't believe there are masculine or feminine energies.Alex asks about your #WorldMentalHealthDay literature, music and film care package. Not one to miss! Too good to miss! Get ready for this new and revamped show with your faves!Get involved!Enjoy, and tweet us your thoughts on the books! Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod Email - [email protected] from this week:The Laugh of Medusa - Helene Cixoushttps://artandobjecthood.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/cixous_the_laugh_of_the_medusa.pdfGUARDIAN OF LANGUAGE:An Interview with Hélène Cixous (March 1996) by Kathleen O'Gradyhttp://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/wstudies/cixous/index.htmlLuce Irigary: Thé Sex Which Is Not One:https://caringlabor.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/irigaray-this-sex-which-is-not-one.pdfAdditional articles:Bechdel Test:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_testOn Masculine and Feminine Energies: The Truth About Masculine and Feminine Energy - Part Onehttps://masteringalchemy.com/content/truth-about-masculine-and-feminine-energy-part-oneBrand New Word For People Who Hate Labelling Themselves As Gay:http://attitude.co.uk/theres-a-brand-new-word-for-people-who-hate-labeling-themselves-as-gay/Books:A Woman Looking At Men, Looking At Women - Siri HustvedtBlack Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill CollinsThe Shack - William YoungThe Prophet - Khalil GibranThe Life of Pi - Yann MartelDress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim - David SedarisSelf Reliance - Ralph Waldo EmmersonThe Rosie Project - Graeme SimsionNervous Conditions - Tistsi DangarenbaJourney to Ixlan - Carlos CastanedaOnly Dull People Are Bright Before Breakfast - Oscar Wilde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/16/20171 hour, 22 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mama Can’t Find No Man!

And we’re back for a brand new season of Mostly Lit!This week, we are discussing literature from the ‘hood’ with a focus on Mama Can’t Raise No Man and The Good Immigrant.Derek found a new love in Afro-FuturismRai has a great book for her women And Alex talks about books on productivity. And do snakes really sympathise with snakes? Not one to miss! Too good to miss! Get ready for this new and revamped show with your faves!Get involvedEnjoy, and tweet us your thoughts on the books! Rate and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube! Follow us on:Twitter - @mostlylit Instagram - @mostlylitpod YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNSap_m48BXPUViJofbUYCQEmail - [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds