Desiréia Valteau's Underground Magnolia Podcast

Desiréia Valteau's Underground Magnolia Podcast

Elevated Entertainment focusing on arts, culture, and society from an award-winning journalist.

Recent Episodes

Nephew Tommy Talks 'Ready To Love's' New Season & A New Venture

Oct. 29, 2021

On this episode, Tommy Miles, the host of the popular OWN network show "Ready To Love," talks about the new season in D.C. , love connections on the show, dating tips, and how to make a marriage work. Nephew Tommy also dis…

Stamping Out Stereotypes in South LA with Upcoming Web Series 'Black Kung Fu Chick'

Oct. 21, 2021

This episode highlights Rae Shaw , the director and screenwriter of the upcoming web series Black Kung Fu Chick . Set in South Los Angeles, the web series is about a young African American girl (played by up-and-coming actre…

Closing Out Latinx Heritage Month With Ella's Eve Cosmetics

Oct. 13, 2021

This episode highlight's Ella's Eve Cosmetics, an e-commerce makeup brand founded by sisters Melissa Polanco and Lissa Martinez. Polanco and Martinez are proud Latinas repping their Dominican heritage in an industry that is …

Chasing DNA and Family Roots - Part Three with Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

July 22, 2021

This third part episode features Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, who served as host of PBS’ History Detectives from 2003-2011. The Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania does a deep dive regarding the…

Chasing DNA and Family Roots - Part Two

May 17, 2021

" Chasing DNA and Family Roots Part 2," features Rene Worland, a family historian and archivist. In more than 20 years of research this small business entrepreneur, living with her husband in the Los Angeles area, traced her…

Chasing DNA and Family Roots - Part One

March 14, 2021

This latest episode - Chasing DNA and Family Roots (Part One) - will kickoff a series of shows regarding taking DNA tests and using other methods to find one’s family roots. The first guest in this series is Dena Chasten , w…

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Desiréia Valteau

Host I Writer I Producer