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Coffee and Books Podcast

Launched this past summer, Coffee and Books is the perfect show for bibliophiles to cozy up with this winter. Marc Lamont Hill hosts the show, bringing his expertise as an author, scholar, and bookstore owner. His store, which is part coffeeshop and part bookshop, is named Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books (physically located in Philadelphia). The store's slogan, "Cool People, Dope Books, Great Coffee" matches the energy of the show. The "coffee" part of the podcast is not just charming imagery nor a play on the name of his shop; Hill starts each episode by asking his guests what they are drinking. This provides an unique introduction to each personality before diving into their work. Then, the podcast takes the shape of a virtual book club, as Hill engages guests in conversations about reading, writing, and social commentary. For example, episodes have included a lively review of former President Barack Obama's memoir (see the November 23, 2020 episode) and a discussion on abolitionist teaching and Black joy with professor and writer Bettina Love (see the October 19, 2020 episode). A new installment drops each week, so readers should check their preferred podcast platform often for the latest.
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January 22nd, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 22nd, 2020 at 6:52pm
Date Of Record Release
December 23rd, 2020 at 1:38pm
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