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Ever wonder what a book club with professors would sound like? The Drip is a podcast where four academics of color -- Crystal, Adriana, Anita, and Todd -- talk about great books.

Latest Episodes

Episode 19 -- "Who the heck is Jack!?!": Colson Whitehead's THE NICKEL BOYS

In this new-to-you episode the spoilers gush over another amazing novel by Colson Whitehead. There's lots to talk about, and in the end, what seems like it could be a depressing conversation turns out to be a rather uplifting one (Crystal is getting tired, y'all). Don't miss the Spoilers getting deep into this novel and confusing each other with questions such as, "Who the heck is Jack?" It's definitely worth it.

58 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 19 -- "Who the heck is Jack!?!": Colson Whitehead's THE NICKEL BOYS

Episode 18 -- Treacherous Feet, Bubble Tea, and PERFECT STRANGERS: Gene Yang's AMERICAN BORN CHINESE

The Spoilers are back after a bit of a hiatus, and man, do we have an episode for you. In our triumphant return to the mics, we take up Gene Yang's sprawling graphic novel, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE. This colorful, complex feat of storytelling had us all over the place -- from the Google Empire to classic 80s sitcoms to the Baby Jesus. We spend a good deal of time trying to figure the whole book out, and in the end I think we gain a pretty good handle on why so many people love it so much. It's all about breaking down walls and being who you were meant to be. What's more important than that? Big thanks to friend of the show, Maquelle Huntley, for recommending it to us!

56 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Episode 18 -- Treacherous Feet, Bubble Tea, and PERFECT STRANGERS: Gene Yang's AMERICAN BORN CHINESE

Episode 17 -- A Little Pink House for You and Me: Relationships and Borderlands in Oscar Casares' WHERE WE COME FROM

In this episode, our first with Crystal on remote from DC (we're still working on the tech-it'll be better next time), we rail against the arbitrary nature of rules and regulations while thinking about the ways that our stories are all connected. We gotta be honest, we all fell in love with this wonderful book about Orly, his godmother, and the little boy she tries to help. It's a timely, heartbreaking, honest, and ultimately optimistic novel about childhood, family, love, and loss. You'll hear our affection for it come through as we dig deep into its complicated layers. We think you're going to like this one, folks. It's all about America, home of the free . . .

64 MIN2019 AUG 1
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Episode 17 -- A Little Pink House for You and Me: Relationships and Borderlands in Oscar Casares' WHERE WE COME FROM

Episode 16 -- "You can shoot me now": White Saviors and the Art of Race in Claudia Rankine's THE WHITE CARD

In this episode, the Spoilers get to work talking about whiteness, representation, art, race, and the spectacle of black death. Sure, it sounds heavy, but the Spoilers bring all their serious thinking power as well as their decidedly enduring humor to bear in grappling with some of the most difficult social issues in play in our society today. For those of you out there thinking about how to have those difficult conversations around race, this episode is for you. And for those of you who haven't really considered the possibility, maybe this episode and Rankine's play are even more for you. The bottom line is, this is an episode in which we struggle and work together to move toward some kind of understanding of what Rankine's work is pushing us to understand. Our journey isn't completed in this episode, but we think it is a pretty good step in the right direction. (And we LOVE Claudia Rankine for brilliantly leading us down the path!)

60 MIN2019 JUN 16
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Episode 16 -- "You can shoot me now": White Saviors and the Art of Race in Claudia Rankine's THE WHITE CARD

Episode 15 -- Pulsing, Possible Dreams: Danez Smith's DON'T CALL US DEAD

Once again the Spoilers take on a poetry collection and the result is astonishment, tear-filled silences, and general veneration of the genius of Danez Smith. As usual, we ask more questions than we give definitive answers, in the process modeling an engagement with poetry that requires only that the reader/listener have an emotional response -- and we have SO darned many. Bottom line is that this collection both destroyed us AND elated us. Take a listen to hear what that sounds like in all its messy glory. And don't worry if you haven't read the entire collection - we've already thought of that. In this episode we each take turns reading our favorite poems and then we talk about them together. We, of course, hope you read the entire thing (redistribute wealth to poets!), but it isn't necessary for listening to this episode. And keep on listening after the closing music for something extra special - Danez performing "dear white america." You're welcome, ALL AMERICA.

69 MIN2019 MAY 12
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Episode 15 -- Pulsing, Possible Dreams: Danez Smith's DON'T CALL US DEAD

Episode 14 -- "Damn these Eggs!": Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN

In this episode, the Spoilers go back to high school to take on one of the most beloved and widely taught plays of the 20th century. Bravely confronting their literary prejudices, they reexamine this classic of African American literature while getting a little bit feisty in the process. Housing discrimination, masculinity and patriarchy, morality, and how to lose $6500 in a day are some of the fascinating subjects of discussion. The crew is particularly sympathetic toward Beneatha, bemoaning the fact that her dream seems to be the one that might still get deferred in this whole mess. Everyone is cool to forgive Brother and move into the new house, but what about that damn Willie? Does he really get away with it? In the end, the Spoilers laud sweet Lorraine and give her props for being a bit of a genius. And if Nina Simone and James Baldwin said it, who are we to disagree? Enjoy!

56 MIN2019 APR 17
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Episode 14 -- "Damn these Eggs!": Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Driplet #2 -- Tunnel Vision: Jordan Peele's US

We're calling this a Driplet, but it's actually more of a teenage Drip about to head off to college. So if you've got the time, buckle up and listen to the Spoilers get all tied up in hilarious knots arguing about Jordan Peele's new movie, US. I mean, they go deep, deep down into the underground trying to figure out what Peele is up to. There's confusion, resentment, skepticism, and even anger -- but in the end, The Spoilers give in and join everyone else holding hands across America for US. As a bonus, Todd speaks French, does a questionable Red voice, and recommends Antoine Fisher. Absolutely no one approves. You won't want to miss this rip-roaring episode unless you are an older person who hasn't yet seen the movie (SUPER DUPER SPOILER ALERT) or you live in a very white, modern-style house and say "vodka thirty." Otherwise, grab a golf club and join the fun as the Spoilers battle to the end of humanity! (Was that a wabbit I just saw?)

43 MIN2019 APR 17
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Driplet #2 -- Tunnel Vision: Jordan Peele's US

Episode 13 - Movin' on Up: Michelle Obama's BECOMING

In this episode, the Spoilers get all excited about Michelle Obama's lovely memoir. As always, we have some gripes, but it is mainly all love for our favorite First Lady (No offense, Hillary). We start on the south side of Chicago with more of Crystal's remembrances of her childhood hood and move on to black motherhood, women in the workplace, community organizing, mentors and friends, parental sacrifice, the great migration, and a whole bunch of other stuff. While there are some fiery moments, this is generally a joyful episode in which we end up being impressed by the writing achievement of Michelle Obama. I think she even taught us some things. Is there anything she can't do? Does she have a podcast yet?

63 MIN2019 MAR 4
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Episode 13 - Movin' on Up: Michelle Obama's BECOMING

Episode 12 -- What About Tish?: Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

There's just not much we don't like about Barry Jenkins' adaptation of James Baldwins' novel IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. It's a layered, lush, beautiful depiction of black love that really touched us all. But if you know the Spoilers you know we are always going to have something contentious to talk about. This episode is no exception. We spend a lot of time talking about Tish, about the depiction of Christianity, about the lack of Oscar love for this movie. Along the way, Todd mansplains and Anita interrupts -- and then something falls off the table. Chaos reigns! But it's all good. We think you're going to love this thoughtful and lively episode.

58 MIN2019 JAN 26
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Episode 12 -- What About Tish?: Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

The Drip Episode 11 -- Be Loving This Book: Kiese Laymon's HEAVY

In this Episode, the Spoilers are back to gush over Kiese Layman's amazing new memoir, HEAVY. There's not much to say except we were pretty much knocked out by the audacity of Laymon's writing and we talk almost endlessly about the countless ways that we were amazed. The show is fifty minutes long, but we could have gone for another two. But you know Anita wasn't going to let that happen ('cause she's good at her job). We kept it reasonable for y'all. You can thank her later, but listen to the show now!

52 MIN2019 JAN 26
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The Drip Episode 11 -- Be Loving This Book: Kiese Laymon's HEAVY

Latest Episodes

Episode 19 -- "Who the heck is Jack!?!": Colson Whitehead's THE NICKEL BOYS

In this new-to-you episode the spoilers gush over another amazing novel by Colson Whitehead. There's lots to talk about, and in the end, what seems like it could be a depressing conversation turns out to be a rather uplifting one (Crystal is getting tired, y'all). Don't miss the Spoilers getting deep into this novel and confusing each other with questions such as, "Who the heck is Jack?" It's definitely worth it.

58 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 19 -- "Who the heck is Jack!?!": Colson Whitehead's THE NICKEL BOYS

Episode 18 -- Treacherous Feet, Bubble Tea, and PERFECT STRANGERS: Gene Yang's AMERICAN BORN CHINESE

The Spoilers are back after a bit of a hiatus, and man, do we have an episode for you. In our triumphant return to the mics, we take up Gene Yang's sprawling graphic novel, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE. This colorful, complex feat of storytelling had us all over the place -- from the Google Empire to classic 80s sitcoms to the Baby Jesus. We spend a good deal of time trying to figure the whole book out, and in the end I think we gain a pretty good handle on why so many people love it so much. It's all about breaking down walls and being who you were meant to be. What's more important than that? Big thanks to friend of the show, Maquelle Huntley, for recommending it to us!

56 MIN2019 NOV 6
Comments
Episode 18 -- Treacherous Feet, Bubble Tea, and PERFECT STRANGERS: Gene Yang's AMERICAN BORN CHINESE

Episode 17 -- A Little Pink House for You and Me: Relationships and Borderlands in Oscar Casares' WHERE WE COME FROM

In this episode, our first with Crystal on remote from DC (we're still working on the tech-it'll be better next time), we rail against the arbitrary nature of rules and regulations while thinking about the ways that our stories are all connected. We gotta be honest, we all fell in love with this wonderful book about Orly, his godmother, and the little boy she tries to help. It's a timely, heartbreaking, honest, and ultimately optimistic novel about childhood, family, love, and loss. You'll hear our affection for it come through as we dig deep into its complicated layers. We think you're going to like this one, folks. It's all about America, home of the free . . .

64 MIN2019 AUG 1
Comments
Episode 17 -- A Little Pink House for You and Me: Relationships and Borderlands in Oscar Casares' WHERE WE COME FROM

Episode 16 -- "You can shoot me now": White Saviors and the Art of Race in Claudia Rankine's THE WHITE CARD

In this episode, the Spoilers get to work talking about whiteness, representation, art, race, and the spectacle of black death. Sure, it sounds heavy, but the Spoilers bring all their serious thinking power as well as their decidedly enduring humor to bear in grappling with some of the most difficult social issues in play in our society today. For those of you out there thinking about how to have those difficult conversations around race, this episode is for you. And for those of you who haven't really considered the possibility, maybe this episode and Rankine's play are even more for you. The bottom line is, this is an episode in which we struggle and work together to move toward some kind of understanding of what Rankine's work is pushing us to understand. Our journey isn't completed in this episode, but we think it is a pretty good step in the right direction. (And we LOVE Claudia Rankine for brilliantly leading us down the path!)

60 MIN2019 JUN 16
Comments
Episode 16 -- "You can shoot me now": White Saviors and the Art of Race in Claudia Rankine's THE WHITE CARD

Episode 15 -- Pulsing, Possible Dreams: Danez Smith's DON'T CALL US DEAD

Once again the Spoilers take on a poetry collection and the result is astonishment, tear-filled silences, and general veneration of the genius of Danez Smith. As usual, we ask more questions than we give definitive answers, in the process modeling an engagement with poetry that requires only that the reader/listener have an emotional response -- and we have SO darned many. Bottom line is that this collection both destroyed us AND elated us. Take a listen to hear what that sounds like in all its messy glory. And don't worry if you haven't read the entire collection - we've already thought of that. In this episode we each take turns reading our favorite poems and then we talk about them together. We, of course, hope you read the entire thing (redistribute wealth to poets!), but it isn't necessary for listening to this episode. And keep on listening after the closing music for something extra special - Danez performing "dear white america." You're welcome, ALL AMERICA.

69 MIN2019 MAY 12
Comments
Episode 15 -- Pulsing, Possible Dreams: Danez Smith's DON'T CALL US DEAD

Episode 14 -- "Damn these Eggs!": Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN

In this episode, the Spoilers go back to high school to take on one of the most beloved and widely taught plays of the 20th century. Bravely confronting their literary prejudices, they reexamine this classic of African American literature while getting a little bit feisty in the process. Housing discrimination, masculinity and patriarchy, morality, and how to lose $6500 in a day are some of the fascinating subjects of discussion. The crew is particularly sympathetic toward Beneatha, bemoaning the fact that her dream seems to be the one that might still get deferred in this whole mess. Everyone is cool to forgive Brother and move into the new house, but what about that damn Willie? Does he really get away with it? In the end, the Spoilers laud sweet Lorraine and give her props for being a bit of a genius. And if Nina Simone and James Baldwin said it, who are we to disagree? Enjoy!

56 MIN2019 APR 17
Comments
Episode 14 -- "Damn these Eggs!": Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Driplet #2 -- Tunnel Vision: Jordan Peele's US

We're calling this a Driplet, but it's actually more of a teenage Drip about to head off to college. So if you've got the time, buckle up and listen to the Spoilers get all tied up in hilarious knots arguing about Jordan Peele's new movie, US. I mean, they go deep, deep down into the underground trying to figure out what Peele is up to. There's confusion, resentment, skepticism, and even anger -- but in the end, The Spoilers give in and join everyone else holding hands across America for US. As a bonus, Todd speaks French, does a questionable Red voice, and recommends Antoine Fisher. Absolutely no one approves. You won't want to miss this rip-roaring episode unless you are an older person who hasn't yet seen the movie (SUPER DUPER SPOILER ALERT) or you live in a very white, modern-style house and say "vodka thirty." Otherwise, grab a golf club and join the fun as the Spoilers battle to the end of humanity! (Was that a wabbit I just saw?)

43 MIN2019 APR 17
Comments
Driplet #2 -- Tunnel Vision: Jordan Peele's US

Episode 13 - Movin' on Up: Michelle Obama's BECOMING

In this episode, the Spoilers get all excited about Michelle Obama's lovely memoir. As always, we have some gripes, but it is mainly all love for our favorite First Lady (No offense, Hillary). We start on the south side of Chicago with more of Crystal's remembrances of her childhood hood and move on to black motherhood, women in the workplace, community organizing, mentors and friends, parental sacrifice, the great migration, and a whole bunch of other stuff. While there are some fiery moments, this is generally a joyful episode in which we end up being impressed by the writing achievement of Michelle Obama. I think she even taught us some things. Is there anything she can't do? Does she have a podcast yet?

63 MIN2019 MAR 4
Comments
Episode 13 - Movin' on Up: Michelle Obama's BECOMING

Episode 12 -- What About Tish?: Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

There's just not much we don't like about Barry Jenkins' adaptation of James Baldwins' novel IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. It's a layered, lush, beautiful depiction of black love that really touched us all. But if you know the Spoilers you know we are always going to have something contentious to talk about. This episode is no exception. We spend a lot of time talking about Tish, about the depiction of Christianity, about the lack of Oscar love for this movie. Along the way, Todd mansplains and Anita interrupts -- and then something falls off the table. Chaos reigns! But it's all good. We think you're going to love this thoughtful and lively episode.

58 MIN2019 JAN 26
Comments
Episode 12 -- What About Tish?: Barry Jenkins' IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

The Drip Episode 11 -- Be Loving This Book: Kiese Laymon's HEAVY

In this Episode, the Spoilers are back to gush over Kiese Layman's amazing new memoir, HEAVY. There's not much to say except we were pretty much knocked out by the audacity of Laymon's writing and we talk almost endlessly about the countless ways that we were amazed. The show is fifty minutes long, but we could have gone for another two. But you know Anita wasn't going to let that happen ('cause she's good at her job). We kept it reasonable for y'all. You can thank her later, but listen to the show now!

52 MIN2019 JAN 26
Comments
The Drip Episode 11 -- Be Loving This Book: Kiese Laymon's HEAVY
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