The Midnight Miracle

The Midnight Miracle

Music. Conversation. Debate. Hosts Dave Chappelle, yasiin bey, and Talib Kweli bring you a new genre of audio—like nothing you've ever heard. Listen, then listen again. You'll discover something new every time.

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February 14, 2024 24 mins

[This episode (aka "Napa, Act 4") was recorded live in 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.].


"If you’re on the battlefield, you don’t look at your opponent and be like 'I am insecure about things.'...You tell them all the dope shit that you can do." —Dave Chappelle


Dave, Talib, and yasiin are joined by comedian Katt Williams.



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Comedian Mo Amer, from Season 1 of The Midnight Miracle, invites his friend, the comedian and actor Ramy Youssef onto the mic. Mo, along with Azhar Usman, talk to Ramy about "death denial," and other light AF banter. Ramy shares his greatest accomplishment in life. The Professor shows up to teach we dum dums a thing or two. (Originally published in 2023). Listen to Joking Not Joking wherever you get your podcasts.



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January 30, 2024 25 mins

[This episode (aka "Napa, Act 3") was recorded live in 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.]


“Nobody's building monuments to the sellouts.” —yasiin bey


Dave, Talib, and yasiin discuss the importance of keeping the main thing the main thing. 



Featuring: Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, yasiin bey


Contains music from Michael Jackson, Eric B. & Rakim, Black Star, Kendrick Lamar, LL Cool J, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the...

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January 24, 2024 15 mins

This episode (aka "Napa Act 2") was recorded live in 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.


“It’s not that I don't love America. I do love America. Does America love me?” —yasiin bey


Dave, Talib, and yasiin don’t know how to feel about America right now. Where do we go from here?


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur


Produced, Edited, and Compo...

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January 10, 2024 28 mins

“Everything is upside down!”


The Midnight Miracle crew is back—they, along with guests Jon Stewart and Q-Tip, get real on what's f'd-up in America today.


Featuring: Bill Murray, Arthur Jaffa, Pharoahe Monch, Jon Stewart, and Q-Tip 


Contains audio clips featuring Maya Angelou, and music from (in order of appearance) Harry Belafonte, th1rt3en, Bekon, Kahil El'Zabar, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm B...

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January 3, 2024 29 mins

“Art is a thing people forget they need until they need it” - yasiin bey


Featuring, in order of appearance: Questlove, Michelle Wolf, Niko Is, Narcy, Radio Rahim, Roc Marciano and Black Thought 


Contains audio clips featuring Prince and Chuck Berry and unreleased music from Black Star, as well as John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020 and Spring 2021


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January 3, 2024 28 mins

“Just keep going.”—Dave Chappelle


Featuring, in order of appearance:


Kevin Hart, Questlove, Mo Amer, Bill Burr, Pras, Michelle Wolf, and Jon Stewart


Contains music by:


Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Milt Jackson, and Stevie Wonder


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wil...

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December 27, 2023 4 mins

"I'm trying to tell you, any time we get together we never know if it's going to be the time that we'll make the memory that we never forget."—Dave Chappelle


The first single from The Midnight Miracle. Originally published May 2021.


“Round Midnight” was recorded for The Midnight Miracle by:

Robert Glasper, Piano

Pino Palladino, Bass

Justin Tyson, Drums

Qmillion, Engineer

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December 20, 2023 24 mins

“I'm terrified at the moral apathy, the death of the heart, which is happening in my country.”—James Baldwin


Featuring, in order of appearance: Questlove and Radio Rahim


Contains clips of James Baldwin and music from Minoru Muraoka. 


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges


Produced by Noah...

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December 13, 2023 23 mins

"Would you like to know what I think it smells like?" — Dave Chappelle


Featuring, in order of appearance: Questlove, Donnell Rawlings, Jon Stewart, and Jarobi White


Contains music by Black Star and original score by Noah Gersh for SALT.


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges


Produced by Noah G...

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December 6, 2023 16 mins

“You can’t beat a Filipino family at karaoke!”—Dave Chappelle


Featuring, in order of appearance: David Letterman, Michelle Wolf, Mo Amer 


Featuring music by Heatwave and Ennio Morricone


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020. Originally published June, 2021.


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges


Produced by Noah Gersh and Jam...

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Check out the new single "After These Messages" from the album Liberation 2, available now--only on Luminary. https://luminary.link/liberation2
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November 29, 2023 19 mins

“Didn’t I say Japan is fly?”—David Letterman


Featuring, in order of appearance: Mo Amer, Michelle Wolf, David Letterman


Contains music by Wiener Philharmoniker (Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op. 92), conducted by Carlos Kleiber.


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020. Originally published in June of 2021.


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles H...

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November 22, 2023 27 mins

“I wish you could know what it means to be me.” —Nina Simone


Featuring, in order of appearance: Mathieu Bitton, Radio Rahim, Mo Amer, Michael Che, Michelle Wolf, Cipha Sounds


Contains audio clips of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Nina Simone, and music from Nina Simone, Brittany Howard, and Michael Kiwanuka.


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020. Originally published May, 2021.


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappe...

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November 21, 2023 23 mins

[This episode (aka "Napa, Act 1") was recorded live in 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Festival.]


“Art is the perfect place to talk it out–in fact, maybe the last place.” The crew reflects on how nuance and purpose is lost in a culture that favors judgment over debate.


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, and Kenzi Wilbur


Produced, Edited, and Composed by Noah G...

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"I'mma feel betrayed if I don't hear from you n****s." —Sada Baby 


Featuring, in order of appearance: Sada Baby, David Banner, Michelle Wolf, Radio Rahim, Brother Ali, Donnell Rawlings, Mo Amer 


Contains music from Sada Baby. Additional music for SALT by Ryland Blackinton


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020. Originally published May, 2021.


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November 8, 2023 2 mins

"Are y’all n****s about to ruin corn flakes for me?”—Dave Chappelle


Featuring, in order of appearance: Questlove, Jon Hamm


Featuring music for SALT by Ryland Blackinton


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020. Originally published in 2021.


Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges


Produced by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT

Produ...

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November 8, 2023 21 mins

"It's a gladiator f**king circus.”—yasiin bey


Hosted by: Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle


Featuring the world premiere of original Black Star music


Featuring, in order of appearance: Questlove, Radio Rahim, Lamorne Morris, and Jon Hamm


Contains audio clips featuring Alex Jones, Donald Trump, and Rush Limbaugh.


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020. Originally published May, 2021.


Executive Produced by Tal...

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November 8, 2023 23 mins

“How do you keep a despondent person alive?”—Dave Chappelle


Hosted by: Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle


Featuring, in order of appearance: Radio Rahim, Mo Amer, Chris Rock, Donnell Rawlings, Jarobi White, and Questlove


Contains audio clips featuring Robin Williams and Richard Pryor, and music from Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, The Roots, and Stevie Wonder. 


Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020...

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November 1, 2023 53 secs

"To The One who has created the all" — yasiin bey





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