Underground Magnolia Podcast

Underground Magnolia Podcast

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

Recent Episodes

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…

My Nigerian Husband Reviews the Bollywood/Nollywood Film "Namaste Wahala"

March 4, 2021

On this episode, my husband, Segun Abegunrin, is back reviewing "Namaste Wahala." (Last time, he reviewed "Bob Hearts Abishola,” which was well received. The sitcom airing on CBS, is set in Detroit and is about a white busin…

'Bob Hearts Abishola' Review from a Nigerian Perspective

Feb. 1, 2021

Desiréia Valteau , the host, writer, and producer of Underground Magnolia Podcast, has a lively discussion with her husband regarding the television show " Bob Hearts Abishola " Born and raised in Nigeria, Segun Abegunrin …

Holiday Movies Abound With Diversity & Inclusion This Season

Dec. 11, 2020

It’s holiday time! Christmastime! And you know what that means – movies, movies, movies! With the pandemic and more stay-at-home orders in place, many of us will be at home roasting chestnuts, with popcorn and hot chocolate,…

About the Host

Desiréia Valteau

Host I Writer I Producer