Below is our recent interview with Yona Deshommes from Ebony Media:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: The Ebony Covering Black America Podcast Network (EPN)is a thoughtfully curated group of Black centric weekly and bi-weekly podcasts covering a broad spectrum of demographics, featuring entertaining, informative, inspirational, socially relevant, and educational topics. It is under the umbrella of the publishing arm of Ebony Magazine Publishing. The shows are streamed on all major podcast platforms (Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, iHeart, etc.) The Ebony Covering Black America Podcast Network is inspired by the stunningly designed coffee table book of the same name by Lavaille Lavette, President and Publisher of Ebony Publishing and the Ebony Podcast Network. Much like the book, the Podcast Network covers all aspects of Black culture, creating a collective universe for authors and content creators.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: The new wave of shows include a broad spectrum of podcasters from established figures such as civil rights leader, Dr. Ben Chavis, radio host and entrepreneur, Angela Yee and daytime talk show host, Erica Cobb to new emerging voices such as former Major League baseball player Patrick Mahomes, Ron Dawson, Carla Black, Marita Thomas, Trina Blair, Tad Prescott and Elizabeth Leiba. Over twenty shows on the network cover the areas of entertainment, literature, sports, media, politics, lifestyle, pop culture, finance, food, wellness and science.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Our goal is to expand the reach of African American voices and provide content that will elevate, educate as well as entertain listeners.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: We are a community oriented organization looking to give voice to the under represented. As an arm of the iconic Ebony Magazine, we draw into its rich 75 year history and legacy of the brand.