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Author: Yhane Washington Smith

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"Harlem Queen" is a Black historical fiction audio drama based on the life and times of Black, woman, "gangster" Madame Stephanie St. Clair during the Harlem Renaissance (the story takes place around 1926-28). Madame St. Clair had a powerful impact on building the Harlem community underground and aboveground and defining the Harlem Renaissance. Our goal is for you to be entertained, educated, empowered and uplifted after hearing this amazing story! Written and independently produced by Yhane Washington Smith an A' Lelia Bundles Scholar at Columbia University. You can follow on Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio, Twitter: @AudioHarlem, our web site: HarlemQueen.org. HarlemQueenAudioDrama@gmail.com. or our newsletter: https://harlemqueen.substack.com/

And out Patreon to raise money to continue making this show: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen

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THANK YOU for listening! In 1972 we hear the powerful voices of Professor and activist Angela Davis and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. We witness the series of events that put Davis on the F.B.I. most wanted list and we join Chisholm on her campaign trail for president of the United States. Starring: Ebonie Ellington as Shirley Chisholm Jac'leen Smith as Angela Davis Emilio Smith as Jonathan Jackson Sound Designer - Xperience J. Producer, Audio Engineer and Editor - T.H. Ponders Written, directed and edited by Yhane Washington Smith Follow us: Twitter: @AudioHarlem Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Web site: YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hi! We are ready to drop new episodes of "Harlem Queen" about our very gangster and philanthropic Madame Stephanie St. Clair during the Harlem Renaissance. In the meantime, check out the promo to a show that I listen to for inspiration titled "Auricle"! Help us make more episodes of "Harlem Queen" by becoming a patron!: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR subscribe to my newsletter!: https://harlemqueen.substack.com/ Thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! "Harlem Queen" an audio drama based on Madame Stephanie St. Clair, top gangster in Harlem during the 1920s. Featuring: Gabrielle Adkins Ian Bell Journey Brown-Saintel Nia Calloway D. Rubin Green Steven Hylton Isaiah James Mueller Damien Paris Luke Slattery  Created and Written by Yhane Washington Smith Directed by Shawn Regruto Edited by Chris Manly Sound Design by Pete Kohl Recorded at The Buddy Project Studios in Queens, NY HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Please join us in making this series by contributing to our Patreon account.   Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen  AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts. Tell a friend! Thank you for listening and supporting the show! Follow us on Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem web site: YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! Content Warning: This episode contains gun violence and racial and ethnic slurs. A numbers war begins in 1920s Harlem (during the Harlem Renaissance) between gangsters Dutch Schultz and Madame Stephanie St. Clair. Stephanie is shot. Starring: Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz Journey Brown-Saintel - Ruby Washington Nia Calloway - Betty D. Rubin Green - Calvin J. Floyd Steven Hylton - Bunky, Holstein, Langston Hughes Isaiah James Mueller - Eugene Washington Damien Paris - Rene, Gunman Luke Slattery - Manos Created and Written by Yhane Washington Smith Directed by Shawn Regruto Edited by Chris Manley Sound Design and Editor by Peter Kohl Recorded at The Buddy Project in Queens, USA Harlem Queen theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Production Assistants: Emely Perez and Nina Smith Please join us in making this series by contributing to our Patreon account.   Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen  AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts. Tell a friend! Thank you for listening and supporting the show! Follow us: IG: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem web site: YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! Stephanie demands the respect she deserves. Content Warning: This episode may contain gun violence and racial and ethnic slurs. Featuring: Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz Journey Brown-Saintel - Ruby Washington Nia Calloway - Betty D. Rubin Green - Calvin J. Floyd Steven Hylton - Bunky, Holstein, Langston Hughes Isaiah James Mueller - Eugene Washington Damien Paris - Rene, Gunman Luke Slattery - Manos Created and Written by Yhane Washington Smith Directed by Shawn Regruto Edited by Chris Manley Sound Design by Peter Kohl Recorded at The Buddy Project in Queens, USA  Harlem Queen theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Production Assistants: Emely Perez and Nina Smith Please join us in making this series by contributing to our Patreon account.   Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen  AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts. Tell a friend! Thank you for listening and supporting the show! Follow us: Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem Web site: HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! Stephanie plans her retaliation. Content Warning: This episode may contain gun violence and racial and ethnic slurs. Featuring: Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz Journey Brown-Saintel - Ruby Washington Nia Calloway - Betty D. Rubin Green - Calvin J. Floyd Melissa Green - Zora Neale Hurston and Ruby Washington Steven Hylton - Bunky, Holstein, Langston Hughes Peter Killy - Lucky Luciano Isaiah James Mueller - Eugene Washington Damien Paris - Rene, Gunman Luke Slattery - Manos Produced, Written, Edited and Directed by Yhane Washington Smith, YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Sound Design by Peter Kohl Recorded at The Buddy Project in Queens, USA Harlem Queen theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Please join us in making this series by contributing to our Patreon account.   Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen  AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts. Tell a friend! Thank you for listening and supporting the show! Follow us: Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem Web site: HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! Stephanie strikes back. Content Warning: This episode may contain gun violence and racial and ethnic slurs. Featuring: Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz Journey Brown-Saintel - Ruby Washington Nia Calloway - Betty D. Rubin Green - Calvin J. Floyd Melissa Green - Zora Neale Hurston, Ruby Washington Steven Hylton - Bunky, Holstein, Langston Hughes Peter Killy - Lucky Luciano Isaiah James Mueller - Eugene Washington Jocelyne O'Toole - Ida Damien Paris - Rene, Gunman Luke Slattery - Manos Emerald Toller - Michele Produced, Written, Edited and Directed by Yhane Washington Smith Sound Design by Peter Kohl Recorded at The Buddy Project in Queens, USA Harlem Queen theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Production Assistants: Emely Perez and Nina Smith  Special thanks: Julie Atwell  Special "Hotsy Totsy" shoutouts to Andrietta, Naomi and Matt for being patrons!  Please join us in making this series by contributing to our Patreon account.   Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen  AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts. Tell a friend! Thank you for listening and supporting the show! Follow us: Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem Web site: HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! CONTENT WARNING: Gun fighting, language. In the 1870s, pioneers Mona Mae Christophe and Zekial Montgomery search for Mona's mother, Clara. Mona must recall long forgotten memories in order to find her mother, love and a secure life for herself. Cast: Brandon Micheal Hall as Zekial Montgomery Gabrielle Adkins as Mona Mae Christophe Luke Slattery as Conners D. Rubin Green as Tump TJ Washington as Hayes Sound Designer - Xperience Jay Art design by Saramit Morales Mona Mae's Theme composed and performed by Jeanette Berry Written, directed and edited by Yhane Washington Smith YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Music:  Ace in the Hole- Sixteen Wheelers Ghost Hunt- Sixteen Wheelers Beyond the Western Hills- Gabriel Lewis Campfire Legends- Jon Algar Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem YhaneWashingtoSmith.com Join us in making more episodes by becoming a patron. https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are excited to present to you season two of Harlem Queen!  Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so that you don't miss new episodes. Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem  Web site: HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 EP1 - Kidnapped!

S2 EP1 - Kidnapped!

2020-05-2516:40

THANK YOU for listening! Madame Stephanie St. Clair searches for Michele. Content Warning: This episode includes a reference to rape, lynching and racial slurs.   Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ukachi Arinzeh - Countee Cullen Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz, Fella D. Rubin Green - Floyd J. Calvin, WEB DuBois, Holstein Melissa Green - Ruby Washington Steven Hylton - Bunky Peter Killy - Lucky Luciano Jocelyn O'Toole - Ida Andrietta Sims - Mrs. Glover Luke Slattery - Manos Nina Smith - Yolande DuBois  Emerald Toller - Michele Produced, Written, Edited and Directed by Yhane Washington Smith Sound Designer - Peter Kohl Harlem Queen's theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Thank you for listening! Please continue to support the show by contributing to our Patreon account. Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts Tell a friend! HarlemQueen.org Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem YhaneWashingtonSmith.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2  EP2 - Busted!

S2 EP2 - Busted!

2020-06-1613:04

THANK YOU! To our new patrons: Amara! Donald! Morris! Fran S.! Chris M.! Danielle C.! Sara N.! Your support is invaluable and helps to keep us going. Madame Stephanie St. Clair continues to pay a heavy price to search for Michele. Content Warning: This episode includes a reference to rape, lynching and racial slurs. Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ukachi Arinzeh - Countee Cullen Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz, Charles DuPont Journey Brown-Saintel - Shirley D. Rubin Green - Floyd J. Calvin, WEB DuBois, Holstein Melissa Green - Ruby Washington Steven Hylton - Bunky Peter Killy - Lucky Luciano Jocelyn O'Toole - Ida Andrietta Sims - Mrs. Glover Luke Slattery - Manos Nina Smith - Yolande DuBois, Michele Special thanks to Emerald Toller Produced, Written, Edited and Directed by Yhane Washington Smith, YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Harlem Queen's theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Sound Designer - Peter Kohl Thank you for listening! Please continue to support the show by contributing to our Patreon account. Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts Tell a friend! HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 EP3 - Bailed!

S2 EP3 - Bailed!

2020-07-0718:33

THANK YOU! To our new patrons: Amara! Donald! Morris! Fran S.! Chris M.! Danielle C.! Sara N.! Your support is invaluable and helps to keep us going. Michele has to make her way back home. Eugene questions Holstein's motives. Wallace Thurman asks for Madame St. Clair's patronage.   Special Guest Appearance by Brandon Micheal Hall as Wallace Thurman Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ukachi Arinzeh - Countee Cullen, Announcer Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz, Charles DuPont, Reynolds Journey Brown-Saintel - Shirley D. Rubin Green - Floyd J. Calvin, WEB DuBois, Holstein Melissa Green - Ruby Washington Steven Hylton - Bunky Peter Killy - Lucky Luciano Isaiah Mueller - Eugene Washington Jocelyn O'Toole - Ida Andrietta Sims - Mrs. Glover Luke Slattery - Manos Nina Smith - Yolande DuBois, Michele Errickson Wilcox - Mayor Jimmy Walker Special thanks to Emerald Toller Produced, Written, Edited and Directed by Yhane Smith Harlem Queen's theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Sound Designer - Peter Kohl Thank you for listening! Please continue to support the show by contributing to our Patreon account. Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts Tell a friend! HarlemQueen.org Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU! To our new patrons: Amara! Donald! Morris! Fran S.! Chris M.! Danielle C.! Sara N.! Your support is invaluable and helps to keep us going. HUGS and GRATITUDE To the best cast a hotsty totsy (that's me) could ever ask for! Michele returns and is discovered. Special Guest Appearance by Brandon Micheal Hall as Wallace Thurman Gabrielle Adkins - Madame Stephanie St. Clair Ukachi Arinzeh - Countee Cullen, Announcer Ian Bell - Dutch Schultz, Charles DuPont, Reynolds Journey Brown-Saintel - Shirley D. Rubin Green - Floyd J. Calvin, WEB DuBois, Holstein Melissa Green - Ruby Washington Steven Hylton - Bunky Peter Killy - Lucky Luciano Isaiah Mueller - Eugene Washington Jocelyn O'Toole - Ida Andrietta Sims - Mrs. Glover Luke Slattery - Manos Nina Smith - Yolande DuBois, Michele Errickson Wilcox - Mayor Jimmy Walker Special thanks to Emerald Toller Produced, written, edited and directed by Yhane Washington Smith Harlem Queen's theme composed and performed by Jason Moran Sound Designer - Peter Kohl Thank you for listening! Please continue to support the show by contributing to our Patreon account. Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts Tell a friend! HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio Twitter: @AudioHarlem Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! Here is a sneak listen of season three episode one of Harlem Queen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 EP1 - Rapport

S3 EP1 - Rapport

2021-07-0521:47

THANK YOU for listening! Michele decides to build a rapport with her estranged mother. Gabrielle Adkins as Stephanie St. Clair, Ian Bell as Dutch Schultz, Journey Brown-Saintel as Ruby and Gwendolyn Bennett, Karen Chmielnicki, Denese Duran as Rita, Joshua Gold as Matteo, Driver and Gunman, Steven Hylton as Bunky and Langston Hughes, Peter Killy as Lucky Luciano, Jocelyn O'Toole as Ida, Luke Slattery as Manos, Nina Smith as Michele Mondesir, Michelle Washington Wilson as Evelyn Carson, Kara Young as Wilhemina. Sound Design by XPerience J. Written, produced, edited, directed by Yhane Washington Smith. Sound Fx: Epidemic Sound, Freesound.org  Music:  Bernard Ette Orchester- Wonderful One  Wendel Scherer-Growing Doubt Christophe Gorman- As The Days Get Colder Rannar Sillard- Dramatic Rise Anthony Earls- Look Twice  Please continue to support the show by contributing to our Patreon account. Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts Tell a friend! Follow us: Twitter: @AudioHarlem Instagram: Yhane.Writes.Audio Web site: YhaneWashinghtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 EP2 - Ready

S3 EP2 - Ready

2021-07-2020:06

THANK YOU for listening! Stephanie, Rita and Wilhemina join forces to take down Schultz and Luciano. Gabrielle Adkins as Stephanie St. Clair, Ian Bell as Dutch Schultz, Journey Brown-Saintel as Ruby and Gwendolyn Bennett, Karen Chmielnicki, Denese Duran as Rita, Joshua Gold as Matteo, Driver and Gunman, Steven Hylton as Bunky and Langston Hughes, Peter Killy as Lucky Luciano, Jocelyn O'Toole as Ida, Luke Slattery as Manos, Nina Smith as Michele Mondesir, Michelle Washington Wilson as Evelyn Carson, Kara Young as Wilhemina. Sound Design by XPerience J. Written, produced, edited, directed by Yhane Washington Smith. Please continue to support the show by contributing to our Patreon account. Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts Tell a friend! Follow us: Twitter: @AudioHarlem Instagram : @Yhane.Writes.Audio HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
THANK YOU for listening! Gabrielle Adkins as Stephanie St. Clair, Ian Bell as Dutch Schultz, Journey Brown-Saintel as Ruby and Gwendolyn Bennett, Karen Chmielnicki, Denese Duran as Rita, Joshua Gold as Matteo, Driver and Gunman, Steven Hylton as Bunky and Langston Hughes, Peter Killy as Lucky Luciano, Jocelyn O'Toole as Ida, Luke Slattery as Manos, Nina Smith as Michele Mondesir, Michelle Washington Wilson as Evelyn Carson, Kara Young as Wilhemina. Sound Design by XPerience J. Written, produced, edited, directed by Yhane Washington Smith. Please continue to support the show by contributing to our Patreon account. Here is our fundraising link: https://www.patreon.com/harlemqueen AND/OR Give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts Tell a friend! Follow us: Twitter: @AudioHarlem Instagram: @Yhane.Writes.Audio HarlemQueen.org YhaneWashingtonSmith.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
While we are putting the finishing touches on Season 4 of "Harlem Queen" check out "Harlem and Moscow". I had the opportunity to speak with the writer of the series, Alle Mims. We had a lovely chat about the people of the Harlem Renaissance who traveled to Russia to make this ill-fated Russian propaganda film, the Russian creatives of this film as well as a little about researching and writing historical fiction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, Stephanie St. Clair escapes jail in New York City, lands in France and recounts her tale of arrival to "America" to her friend Josephine Baker. Around 1915, Stephanie arrives in “America”, young, pregnant, alone and gets to work building a life for herself and her baby. This episode features: Gabrielle Adkins Marie-Francoise Theodore Okema T. Moore Jocelyn O’Toole Marcus Grant Tom Smith Emilio Smith  If you are able, please donate to my patreon: patreon.com/harlemqueen OR if you would rather make a one-time contribution, here is my Cashapp handle: $YhaneSmith. No amount is too small (or too large) and your contribution will be put to good use. Thank you! Read my newsletter: https://harlemqueen.substack.com/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yhane.writes.audio/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CONTENT WARNING: A lynching is discussed. In this episode, Stephanie escapes tragedy and meets Bunky. Stephanie explains to Josephine how she built her numbers empire. This episode was edited by Jordan Kauwling. Sound designed by Xperience J. original music by Jason Moran and produced, written and directed by Yhane Washington Smith. This episode featured: Gabrielle Adkins Marie-Francoise Theodore Julie Atwell Emilio Smith Tom Smith If you are able, please donate to my patreon: patreon.com/harlemqueen OR if you would rather make a one-time contribution, here is my Cashapp handle: $YhaneSmith. No amount is too small (or too large) and your contribution will be put to good use. Thank you! Read my newsletter: https://harlemqueen.substack.com/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yhane.writes.audio/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Msi DauVid (pronounced Missy)

not at all in the same genre as Queen of Harlem.

Apr 7th
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Msi DauVid (pronounced Missy)

cant hear the narrator

May 5th
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Mar Marr

really😑😑😑I need more

Apr 8th
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Globe Hop

what a great show! very cool!

Jul 8th
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