Like eavesdropping on an unfiltered conversation with the most interesting people around.  It is where art meets intrigue. It is the "Tonight Show" seasoned with "Black Twitter."

Michael Harriot began broadcasting "The Black One Podcast" on January 1, 2013. Since then it has become one of the most listened to podcasts in Black America. 


These in-depth dialogues are NOT interviews. Each week, some captivating guest bears their soul, tells their story, argues, debates, or simply talk about everything from sex, to religion, to race, to love and even more. 

When someone asks which podcast you listen to - tell them you listen to THE BLACK ONE.


Michael Harriot is not an artist

He doesn't wear funny hats, refer to himself in the third person, and he occasionally uses foul language in mixed company.

Michael Harriot is a writer. He loves words – both written and spoken – and the way they tumble off palates and jump off pages. Writing a novel is one of the many dreams that he has been able to live.

Michael has worked as a corn harvester, chef, radio personality, bartender, journalist, publicist, nightclub-owner, waiter, mortgage broker, project manager, student, fast food sandwich-maker and graphic designer. A native of Hartsville, SC he attended Auburn University as an undergraduate, and received a Masters of International Business from Florida State University.

Because of his mother’s aspirations to become an author, he began writing at the age of 11, producing scores of finished and unfinished manuscripts, poetry, lyrics, scripts and short stories. Initially attending college to become a filmmaker, he graduated and entered the world of business, still dreaming of one day accomplishing his artistic dreams.

In 2008 he released his first novel - "The Situation in South Carolina" to critical success. He performs his unique brand of witty and biting spoken word poetry across the country, and in January 2013, he began the weekly podcast entitled "The Black One."




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