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How to Inspire (Side A)

How to Inspire (Side A)

Update: 2021-05-1142


“How do you keep a despondent person alive?”—Dave Chappelle

Hosted by: Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle

Featuring, in order of appearance: Radio Rahim, Mo Amer, Chris Rock, Donnell Rawlings, Jarobi White, and Questlove

Contains audio clips featuring Robin Williams and Richard Pryor, and music from Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, The Roots, and Stevie Wonder. 

Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020

More episodes coming soon to Luminary, and the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts.

Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges

Produced by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT

Production Manager: Liz LeMay

Recording Engineer: Federico Lopez

Recording Engineer: Adrián Bruque for NPND

Assistant Editors: Danny Carissimi and Noah Kowalski 

Senior Sound Designer: Russell Topal

Script Supervisor: Sam Beasley

Mixer: Jordan Galvan

Podcast Artwork: Rachel Eck

Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton

The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.

Special thanks to Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Sina Sadighi, Mark Silverstein, and Carla Sims.

Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2021 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved.

Comments (3)

Marcia Brown

being in this position of watching a loved one slowly kill themselves (in whatever manner) is very emotional. I watched my mother do it with alcohol and all I could dog was try and make her smile when I could. I knew the cause of her pain was much deeper than I could reach but I definitely tried to bring her peace whenever I could before she succeeded! this was a beautiful podcast!!!

Jul 12th

Al Boucher

Best podcast ever.

Jun 2nd

Andi-Roo Libecap

someone asked how I could be so excited for this show based on the 53-second teaser, and part of my answer was CHAPPELLE. And boy was I ever right -- this first episode bears out the evidence of Chappelle's excellence. What a fantastic, moving, and affectionate beginning to what appears will be a Top Shelf podcast! Bravo!

May 22nd
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How to Inspire (Side A)

How to Inspire (Side A)

Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, and yasiin bey