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by Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, and yasiin bey
The Midnight Miracle

How to Inspire (Side A)


“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

Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020

More episodes coming soon to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts.

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
Production Manager: Liz LeMay
Recording Engineer: Federico Lopez
Recording Engineer: Adrián Bruque for NPND
Assistant Editors: Danny Carissimi and Noah Kowalski 
Senior Sound Designer: Russell Topal
Script Supervisor: Sam Beasley
Mixer: Jordan Galvan

Podcast Artwork: Rachel Eck
Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton

The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.

Special thanks to Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Sina Sadighi, Mark Silverstein, and Carla Sims.

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

Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2021 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved.


Episode 1

Season 1

by Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, and yasiin bey