Of course, my experience on a high school radio station is no measure of my abilities in front of a mic today, but with 30 years of journalistic experience under my belt (including as a political reporter, entertainment journalist and editor at several magazines), 32 books to my credit, including a plethora of New York Times bestselling celebrity memoirs, countless appearances as a thought leader on television and radio, and, now, as the co-host of GPB's "A Seat at the Table," I can hold my own. It is my heart’s joy to bring my expertise, vision, and loves to audiences the world round—like radio, but with the potential for an even wider reach.
Be clear: SPEAKEASY WITH DENENE examines blackness, but the podcast is for everybody. It’s both a mirror and a window into the Black diaspora, appealing not only to listeners of color hungry for programming that speaks to their interests, but also white listeners who, too, are interested in peeking into the dynamic phenomena that colors the news, pop culture and entertainment in their everyday lives. SPEAKEASY WITH DENENE is about race, culture and identity from a distinctly Black perspective—something everybody can get into.