A new African podcast titled Transition on the Wire just launched and it looks absolutely amazing! Created by Transition Magazine, the podcast is hosted monthly by British-Nigerian writer Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

Transition Magazine was founded in 1961 in Uganda by the late Rajat Neogy as an East African literary magazine. Born in Africa and bred in the Diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas from and about the Black world.

Transition’s newly launched podcast Transition on the Wire is a continuation of the conversations taking place in this historic literary and cultural magazine of the African Diaspora. It is hosted by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of two well-received novels, In Dependence (2009) and Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun (2016), as well as the non-fiction collection Between Starshine and Clay: Conversations from the African Diaspora (2022).

Hosted monthly, the first episode features an illuminating conversation with Booker Prize award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo. In the episode, Manyika sits down with Evaristo to talk about her childhood and performance in youth theater, switches in career as a young adult, and her journey as a writer, among other topics.

Listen to a snippet below:

The podcast is bound to be a hit since the next few episodes feature major change-makers in the African and African diaspora literary and cultural spaces. The next episode features acclaimed American rapper and singer-songwriter will.i.am and the one after that includes Delroy Lindo as a guest, English-American actor with an NAACP Image Award and a Satellite Award to his name.

The podcast is available to listen on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts! Be sure to subscribe to catch next month’s episode with will.i.am.