The Books En Vogue Podcast Episodes

The Books en Vogue Podcast is a brand new listening experience all about immersive reading and helping avid and reluctant readers alike imagine book characters like never before

Season 1 | Episode 10: 23-290-01 | Black Buck x Mateo Askaripour

In this podcast episode, the host introduces the book “Black Buck” by Mateo Askaripour. The book follows a young Black man named Darren who works at a Starbucks in Brooklyn but is offered a position at a startup company by a white CEO. Darren becomes the only Black person in the company and faces challenges as he tries to succeed without being tokenized. The host and author discuss tips for setting the reading mood, including finding a comfortable place to read and engaging all the senses. 

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Discover the latest dialogues and discussions in our podcast episodes. These conversations offer an engaging journey into the diverse realms of books, storytelling, and artistic expression, brought to life by our featured guests.


Our Featured Guest

Our podcast is a stage for incredible talents, where authors, creators, and influencers from diverse backgrounds take the spotlight as our featured guests. Our featured guests bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to the forefront, making every episode an engaging journey into the world of books and beyond.

Kelis Rowe


Erin E. Adams


Jacques Hunter

Brittany N. Williams

Seanathan Polidore

Ehigbor Okosun

Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Latesha Dejean


Mateo Askaripour


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