Episode 33: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Photo: Jared Wickerham, Pittsburgh City Paper

“The nine stories in THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES  feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions.

With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.”

Learn more here.

The Spoilers are back with an intense conversation about Deesha Philyaw’s award-winning story collection. We have a lot to say about it and all of it is good. Known for sidestepping the sexy stuff, the Spoilers bravely tackle the intimate elements of this often steamy text — and just for good measure, Adriana says the d-word at least once. It’s definitely worth a listen. You’re welcome America!

What the spoilers are up to!

Todd — The Midnight Miracle Podcast; Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion; and There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love
Crystal — Antonio Gransci, Prison Notebooks (Vols. 1,2,& 3)
Anita — George Jackson, Soledad Brother; Yashica Dutt, Coming Out as Dalit; Yebba
Adriana — Rutherford Falls (Peacock trial)

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