Luminary Original The Midnight Miracle Features Salon Style Conversation with Kweli, bey, Chappelle, and Guests from Among the Country’s Most Influential Cultural Icons
Luminary, a subscription podcast network, announced today the third drop of episodes from The Midnight Miracle, featuring TV legend David Letterman. The Midnight Miracle is created and hosted by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle, and features guests from among the country’s most influential cultural icons. The show was recorded in Ohio in the summer of 2020, and provides a glimpse into a very interesting season in the lives of the hosts and their friends.
Episodes Five and Six — “Dave” (Side A) and “Dave” (Side B) — of The Midnight Miracle feature conversations with David Letterman and are available only to Luminary subscribers on the Luminary app. To subscribe and access all episodes of The Midnight Miracle, visit luminarypodcasts.com. The Midnight Miracle will also be available to Luminary channel subscribers on Apple Podcasts when Apple launches its subscription offering in the coming weeks. The Midnight Miracle will be released for purchase on vinyl later this year.
Episode Five: “Dave” (Side A)“Didn’t I say Japan is fly?”—David Letterman
- Featuring, in order of appearance: Mo Amer, Michelle Wolf, and David Letterman
- Includes “Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op. 92,” performed by Wiener Philharmoniker and conducted by Carlos Kleiber
Episode Six: “Dave” (Side B)“You can’t beat a Filipino family at karaoke!”—Dave Chappelle
- Featuring, in order of appearance: David Letterman, Michelle Wolf, and Mo Amer
- Featuring music by Heatwave and Ennio Morricone
“Making a podcast isn’t the obvious next move for me, but it’s the right one. The Midnight Miracle gives you a look into how me and my friends process the world around us, and I think it will change the way listeners think of what a podcast can be,” said Chappelle.
The Midnight Miracle was recorded during Chappelle’s legendary 2020 Summer Camp. Listeners get the sense they’re sitting in on conversations among friends in a clubhouse. In the variety show tradition, the conversations are punctuated with sketches, impersonations, archival audio clips, and a powerful soundtrack that includes music from Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Parker, D’Angelo, Dizzy Gillespie, Heatwave, Nina Simone, Robert Glasper, The Roots, Sada Baby, Stevie Wonder, and Thelonious Monk.
Kweli, bey, and Chappelle meticulously edited more than 100 hours of recorded content to make The Midnight Miracle in partnership with SALT, an audio media company. A single season is planned, with new episodes releasing regularly and continuing throughout the year, breaking for a summer hiatus.