Checking Channels: Mostly Lit with Alex, Raifa, Derek and Clarissa


Reading books doesn’t have to be a solitary activity. That’s just what the Mostly Lit podcast hosted by a trio of Black British millennials. Derek Owusu discovered D. H. Lawrence when he was in university. Rai is an East African East Londoner who digs Jane Austen. Alex Reads is a reader who once indulged in the Harry Potter books and he’s a professional journalist. The Guardian and the BBC have christened it as one of the top podcasts of 2017. In 2018 Alex, Raifa, Derek and Clarissa (producer) were named as part of the FutureBook40,  a list of 40 ga​me-changers and innovators in the publishing industry.

The podcasts are pretty long and make for leisurely listening. There’s a lot of humor, laughter and information and you do become wrapped up in the conversation. Perfect listen for the long commute if you are into British pop culture and diverse writing.

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