The Black Effect Podcast Network is the first podcast network specifically built for Black listeners, bringing together the most talented and trusted voices in Black culture for critical conversations on social justice, pop culture, and more. We’ve curated influential Black voices and tastemakers and will continue to do so as we expand to include not only voices you know but voices you should.
The Black Effect is a historic new partnership between Charlamagne and iHeartRadio, created from a vision to amplify, elevate, and empower emerging and established talent. Our goal is to shift the narrative from Black creators signing transactional deals, to instead forming legacy partnerships that build generational wealth while allowing each creative to have an equitable stake in their future.
Charlamagne Tha God, also known as Lenard McKelvey, is one of the most potent, influential, and authoritative voices in media today. He is the widely coveted, outspoken, thought-provoking co-host of the hottest nationally-syndicated radio show in the U.S., ‘The Breakfast Club,’ heard by over 4.5 million listeners each week. A cultural architect and executive producer, Charlamagne is the co-host of the popular podcast, ‘Brilliant Idiots,’. He is a New York Times bestselling author of the book, ‘Black Privilege’ and Global bestseller ‘Shook One,’ which propelled him to become one of the world’s leading voices in the mental health discussion.