Black Market Reads


Black Market Reads is a menu for Black literary consumption and all of its spin-offs. 

PRODUCER: The Givens Foundation for African American Literature

HOST: Lissa Jones, creator of Urban Agenda on KMOJ FM (89.9)

PRODUCTION SERVICES: iDream.tv is The Foundation’s media partner, providing technical support that produces the program.

Enjoy all the Black Market Reads podcasts here, press PLAY for the most recent episode, or click MENU for a full list featuring conversations with nationally known authors like Roxane Gay, Mat Johnson, Paul Beatty, Sharon Flake, James McBride and local treasures such as Duchess Harris, Mahmoud El-Kati, Beverly Cottman, Robin Hickman, Carolyn Holbrook, David Lawrence Grant and more…

Black Market Reads is also available on iTunes, Sound Cloud, Stitcher and many other popular podcast platforms.

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Seasons 2-4  Host Lissa Jones continues the dialogue around creativity and cultural production within Black American literature. 

Season 1 was co-created by Junauda Petrus and Erin Sharkey, founders of Free Black Dirt.