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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


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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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Catching A Free Flow

Catching A Free Flow

2019-08-2701:23:00

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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Hot Poetry Sh*t

Hot Poetry Sh*t

2019-07-2901:20:57

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 Apart The Crane Wife - CJ HauserPoemsLove after Love - Sir Derek WalcottCaged Bird - Maya AngelouSonnet 130 - William ShakespeareTides - Tapiwe MugabePablo NerudaOh The Places You'll Go - Dr Seuss In 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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Gender Line

The Gender Line

2019-07-1501:33:14

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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Clapback 2k19

Clapback 2k19

2019-07-0101:25:50

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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
It's Above Me Now

It's Above Me Now

2019-06-1702:02:37

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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 - mostlylit@gmail.comWebsite: www.mostly-lit.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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