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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Sep 29, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Stand Up for What’s Right

Isn’t it great when find books and stories that deliver powerful – and empowering -- themes and messages?

“Gear Heart” is such a book: a retro-futuristic espionage trilogy where heroes are chased by portal-traveling enemies, twisted up by...

Sep 22, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Understand We Are All African

Is the human species doom to be at war with itself? What do our ancestral African roots reveal about all of us?

Author and thinker Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum urges people to come together in his new release, Our African Unconscious: The Black Origins of...

Sep 15, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Realize There Are Two Americas – And What We Can Do To (Possibly) Bring Them Together

We skirt around politics, since it informs so much of the literature we read. The goal of our show is to bring people together, not to divide them. There is enough of that happening now. But...

Sep 8, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Get Transported to Past Ages

Historical fiction can be some of the most immersive, particularly when researched well. Such tales can give us insights into different eras and areas of the world. When fiction and history come together, it can be an alchemical mix.

Since 1997,...

Sep 3, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Deal with Negative Emotions

We’ve all felt them: the toxic emotions that gnaw at us, that drag us down. Maybe it’s the sense our career is going nowhere, or that no one could ever love us. Or we get anxious, stressed, or addicted to substances and melodramatic emotions that...